AlphaSO's "De Composer" Returns to Main Street in Alpharetta

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

The AlphaSO’s “DeComposer” scarecrow has returned for his second appearance just in time for the 2018 Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest Festival. This annual event, held on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00am -2:00pm, features over 120 scarecrows displayed by local schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, civic groups, neighborhoods, families and individuals. The free family fall festival includes live music, face painting, food, activities, story-telling, and inflatables. Visit Awesome Alpharetta’s website for more information.

Visitors to this year’s “De Composer,” located on Main Street in front of California Closets, are encouraged to post a photo of themselves with the scarecrow on AlphaSO’s Facebook page and email their information to to be entered into a drawing to win 2 free tickets to the orchestra’s November 3rd concert. The winner will be notified by email on October 26th.

Guess the Identity of the “De Composer?”

This year's "De Composer" was a German pianist and composer who wrote symphonies, chamber music, concerti, music for piano, and choral works. He was considered one of the 19th centuries greatest who composed in the classical traditions of Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Beethoven. His most famous works include the Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major Op. 26, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Violin Sonata No. 3, and the Liebeslieder Waltzes, to name a few.

After a successful musical career, Johannes Brahms died at age 63 on April 3, 1897 in Vienna of cancer complications.

The AlphaSO will feature his Tragic Overture at their November 3rd Concert “Major Tragedies in Minor Keys.” Tickets are available by clicking here.

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