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The Far-Reaching Influence of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


The Far-Reaching Influence of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a visual, online research project that explores some of the various venues at which the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed since its inception. The project begins with the formation of the orchestra as the Atlanta Youth Symphony and follows its growth under two different conductors, Henry Sopkin followed by Robert Shaw. The project then details the histories of 12 separate concert sites for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including the sites used as the orchestra’s homes in Atlanta. Further, the project includes various primary resources that aid in providing a clear and concise history of each concert site. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s influence both nationally, and internationally, is supported by the prestigious venues at which they performed, such as the Konzerthaus Berlin on a European tour, the Kennedy Center at president-elect Jimmy Carter’s inauguration concert, the world-renowned Carnegie Hall, or at home in the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center.

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