The Musicale, held in support of the Azira G. Hill Scholarship Fund, will take place in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. The performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are required, and are available at www.aso.org.
The program, which identifies musically gifted and motivated African-American and Latino youth and prepares them for acceptance into top music programs in preparation for careers as professional musicians, has now become a model for other orchestras across the country. The fund, which lies at the heart of the program, was established in November 1999 and provides financial assistance that allows the program’s students to attend prestigious national summer music study programs.
This year’s Musicale will include performances by current program student musicians, and musical selections will include Dvořák’s “American Quartet,” Saint-Saëns’s “The Swan” and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” among other chamber music selections. Accomplished conductor and educator G. Phillip Shoultz III will serve as the master of ceremonies, and the honorary chair for the event is Christopher C. "Chris" Womack, the executive vice president for the Southern Co. and president of external affairs.
Information: visit www.aso.org.