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Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra

The Atlanta Festival Academy proudly looks forward to the 2022-2023 season of the Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra!

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (grades 5th-12th), Georgia Ekonomou, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra offers string players the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of the string orchestra repertoire.  Over two 10-week periods, AFCO will rehearse in-person as Covid-19 permits.  At the end of this period, the orchestra will culminate with a weekend of rehearsals and a concert.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the orchestra is by audition.

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Johns Creek United Methodist Church for the 2022-2023 season.

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AFCO 2022-2023 Schedule

Fall Concert

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, Rehearsal 10am-1pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, Dress Rehearsal 2:00-3pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, CONCERT 4:00pm

Spring Concert

  • Thursday, January 5, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, February 2, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, February 23, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, March 9, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023, Rehearsal 5:30-7pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, Rehearsal 10am-1pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, Dress Rehearsal 2:00-3pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, CONCERT 4:00pm

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2022-2023 season may be scheduled by emailing Support@AtlantaFestivalAcademy.org. Below are the audition requirements.

Scales

  • Violin: G major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Viola: C major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Cello: C major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Bass: G major scale, 2 octave, separate bow

Prepared Repertoire

Students should prepare 3-5 minutes of music of their choice, including a technical (fast) excerpt and a lyrical (slow) excerpt. Sight-reading will also be included during the audition.

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Tuition

The non-refundable annual tuition for the AFCO is $750.00 is due on September 1, 2022. 

*Students participating in the 2022-2023 AFCO will receive a reduced tuition to the 2023 Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp!

 

Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

  • Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp (founded in 2019)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        
  • Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp (founded in 2021)
  • Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021) 
  • Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra (starting in 2023)
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Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.