Georgia Symphony Orchestra presents Valentine’s Jazz at the Strand

Georgia Symphony Orchestra GSO Jazz! The set will offer a romance-themed jazz evening for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Details are in the press release, reproduced below:

(Marietta, GA, January 31, 2022) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Georgia Symphony’s GSO Jazz! together provides a great date night experience for you and your loved one. The band’s performance of “Something Romantic,” which will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater in Marietta, Georgia, is a matter of the heart.

“Given the date of the concert, we wanted to provide our audience with some of the love-themed standards of jazz music,” said Sam Skelton, GSO Jazz! musical director and saxophonist. “It’s the perfect way for couples to spend a romantic evening together.”

The performance will feature renowned jazz tunes like “A Time for Love” by Johnny Mandel, “I Love Being Here With You” by Peggy Lee, “Lover Man” by Roger (Ram) Ramirez, and many more.

Joining Skelton on stage will be Tim Auçoin on bass, John David on drums, Mace Hibbard on saxophones, Randy Hoexter on piano and Trey Wright on guitar.

Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, military or first responders, and $12 for students. For more information on GSO Jazz health and safety protocols and to purchase tickets online, visit

About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra began in 1951 with the formation of the Marietta Music Club.

According to the G.S.O. website:

The music room in Arthur F. Moor’s home at 383 Church Street in Marietta would lay the foundations for what would evolve over the next sixty years. Talented local musicians would come together to create and share wonderful music with the public. From 1955 to 1989, Betty Shipman Bennett led the orchestra during this long period of development. The music club became the Marietta Community Symphony.

The orchestra was later renamed the Cobb Symphony as professional musicians were added to the staff, and in 2011 it became the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

The GSO declares as mission:

The mission of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is to enrich our community through accessible, high-quality musical and educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

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