Tuesday Talk: Symphonic sounds at Centennial Olympic Park

Sep. 24, 2019

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus.

What could be better than sweet symphonic sounds underneath the stars in the open autumn air of downtown Atlanta’s crown jewel?

How about free?

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), celebrating its 75th anniversary season, brings the Around The A free concert series to the newly-renovated Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park on Wednesday (Sept. 25) evening.

Aerial view of the Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park.

“As part of our 75th Anniversary Season, we look forward to connecting more Atlantans with the transformative power of music than ever before,” said Tammy Hawk, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the ASO. “The beautifully renovated Southern Company Amphitheater in the beloved Centennial Olympic Park is the perfect stage to kick off our ASO75 Around The A series.”

The concert program, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, features selections by famed composers Mendelssohn, Bartok, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and Haydn, performed by the orchestra and soprano vocalist Jennifer Cherest, under the direction of Associate Conductor Stephen Mulligan.

Prior to the main event, young musicians in the ASO’s Talent Development Program and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m. at the amphitheater.

If you’re planning on attending the show, here are some tips:

  • Direct views of the stage are not guaranteed, so get there early for first-come, first-served seating.
  • To reserve parking on the GWCCA campus, click here.
  • Getting here on MARTA is also encouraged – the closest rail stops to the Park are at Peachtree Center Station on the North-South line and the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station on the East-West line.
  • Guests can bring food and non-alcoholic beverage items to the concert, but there will be food trucks on-site and beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase as well.
  • Prohibited items include grills and glass containers.
  • Pets are not allowed.

For more information about the event, click here.

THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS

The Solution Tree Culture Keepers event focused on leadership training for school principals, which kicked off Monday (Sept. 23), continues today (Sept. 24) and Wednesday (Sept. 25) at the Georgia Ballroom, Building C of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).

The American Heart Association’s Metro Atlanta Heartwalk is set for Saturday (Sept. 28) anchored at the GWCCA’s Yellow Lot off Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. The 5K walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and after-walk festivities close at 11 a.m.

Also on Saturday (Sept. 28), The Home Depot Backyard on the GWCCA campus hosts the inaugural Festival de la Cultura Latina, celebrating the best in Latin food, music, performance and visual arts. The event is free and open to the public from 2-9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to https://thehomedepotbackyard.com/events/festival-de-la-cultura-latina/.

The Atlanta Falcons (1-2) look to get back on track Sunday (Sept. 29) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium against the Tennessee Titans (1-2). Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Meanwhile, the GWCCA’s across-the-street neighbor State Farm Arena hosts a five day/night residency of Disney On Ice starting Wednesday (Sept. 25) and running through Sunday (Sept. 29).

Kent Kimes
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Kent Kimes / Sr. Staff Writer
on Sep. 24, 2019
A metro Atlanta native, Kent joined the Authority in 2015. He is your digital tour guide to the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world. His customer service approach is summed up by the Little River Band track "Help Is On Its Way."

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