Free Cobb concert to honor military on Nov. 13

Offered free in Glover Park on the Marietta Square, the military appreciation concert at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 will feature Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus members and a GSO brass quintet.

Credit: Tom Kells Photography

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Offered free in Glover Park on the Marietta Square, the military appreciation concert at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 will feature Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus members and a GSO brass quintet.

Credit: Tom Kells Photography

Credit: Tom Kells Photography

To honor U.S. veterans and military families, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus will host a free military appreciation concert for the public at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 in Glover Park on the Marietta Square.

Also, in support of the seventh annual American Legion Post 29 Veterans Memorial 5K run/walk/wheelchair race, members of the GSO Chorus, along with a GSO brass quintet, will perform a medley of patriotic favorites immediately following the conclusion of the event.

“Marietta has been home to the GSO for the past 71 years,” said GSO Music Director and Conductor Timothy Verville. “It is a privilege for us to offer a musical tribute to our community’s veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces for their selfless service and sacrifice to keep our nation safe.”

Proceeds from the race will benefit the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation and the post’s Veterans’ Assistance Fund.

For more information or to register for the race, visit post29marietta.org/5krace/registration.

Fees are $35 for the 5K Race or the 1K Walk/Run and $25 for phantom runners.

Founded in 1951 in the music room of Arthur F. Moor’s home in Marietta, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 71st season of steady growth, enriching the metro Atlanta community with accessible, critically acclaimed performances and providing educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

With a large, talented group of professional and volunteer musicians led by Verville, the GSO offers internationally recognized guest artists and collaborative performances.

Bringing stellar orchestral, jazz and choral music to diverse audiences, the organization is comprised of the orchestra, the GSO Jazz!, the GSO Chorus and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Reaching more than 127 schools from 17 counties in Georgia, GYSO is the largest youth orchestra program in the Southeast and is one of the top 10 largest such programs by enrollment in the United States.

Information: GeorgiaSymphony.org