(Media release from Rome Symphony Orchestra):

The Rome Symphony Orchestra announced their opening concert for the 2022-2023 season, Symphonic Circus. In a special two-night event, the RSO will present a free concert downtown combining classical music and circus acts in a never-before-seen performance in Northwest Georgia.

On September 9th and 10th, the Rome Symphony Orchestra will perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony accompanied by full-scale circus acts, including a dramatic flying trapeze performance during the final movement. This free event is generously sponsored by Harbin Clinic and Georgia Power and will be presented at 7 pm on both nights at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.
The show is produced by Lizzy Schwartz and Daniel Gilbert, two of the most prominent names in the world of flying trapeze and features a cast of world-class circus performers from around the country.

“The mission of the Rome Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and entertain through excellence in musical performances. As we kick off our second hundred years, we will begin with a concert that will inspire the entire community; classical music lovers and non-classical music lovers alike,” said conductor, Jeffrey Dokken. “This concert is unlike any other and will bring together people from all walks of life. We hope with this concert and our upcoming season that the symphony will inspire every audience member through innovative and powerful programming.”

As a complement to the performance, a team of circus educators and RSO personnel will present an engaging and educational assembly in several local schools designed to get the students up on their feet, and to educate them about the importance of exercise, healthy eating, and an active lifestyle.

This two-night event is free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Rome Symphony Orchestra Season subscribers will also need to bring their own chairs but will receive seating in a special VIP section. This family-friendly event will also feature circus concessions and face painting. For complete information on the Symphony and all the concerts and events, visit the website or call the RSO Business office, at 706-291-7967.

Photo courtesy of the Rome Symphony Orchestra