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Music director and conductor Timothy Verville, standing, center, leads the Georgia Symphony as it begins its 71st season.

Georgia Symphony music director and conductor Timothy Verville leads the orchestra as it opens its 71st concert season on Sept. 25 with Mahler, smahler, a reduced orchestration of Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.

Acclaimed soprano and Marietta native Maria Valdes will be the featured soloist at the performance, which will be held at the Marietta Performing Arts Center.

This special chamber version of the Fourth Symphony was arranged by Yoon Jae Lee, founder and artistic director of Ensemble 212, located in New York City, and curator of the Mahler Chamber Project.

Mahler, smahler is the first of three performances in the GSO’s Classics Series. The GSO’s 2021-2022 season performance schedule also includes its Holiday Pops, Sensory Friendly, GSO Chorus and GSO Jazz! concerts.

To ensure the health, safety and comfort of its patrons, musicians and staff, the GSO is offering socially distanced matinee and evening shows of this performance at reduced seating capacity. The GSO also will require all patrons to be fully vaccinated, show proof upon entry and be masked for the duration of the concert.

Season subscriptions and individual tickets can be purchased online at georgiasymphony.org/events.

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