Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Continuing to focus on excellence in live music performance, SOA shares its love through a variety of concert series: Pops! at the Bell - offers fan favorites from icons such as Olivia Newton John to the Music of Queen Spectacular and country favorites such as Wynonna Judd and Leann Rimes, to the music stages and screen. Columbia County Music Series - SOA's chamber series, features ensembles and guest artists from around the world in an intimate setting. Symphony Series - Patrons are provided impressive evenings filled with the sound of the full orchestra sharing familiar classics and thrilling contemporary works.

Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

  • First Baptist of Augusta

Symphony Orchestra Augusta opens the 62nd season with a concert of Beethoven's Leonore Overture, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8

Matthew Morrison

  • Bell Auditorium

Broadway smash and star of television's "Glee," Matthew Morrison comes to Augusta! Live in concert with Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominated song and dance heartthrob performs standards from the great American songbook.

Hooray for Hollywood!

  • Bell Auditorium

Lights. Camera. Pops! Symphony Orchestra Augusta performs movie melodies from the biggest blockbusters. "Gone with the Wind," "The Wizard of Oz," "James Bond," and more! Your favorite music from the golden age of Hollywood.

Beethoven's Pastoral

  • First Baptist of Augusta

Beethoven's beloved 6th Symphony, along with Copland's Appalachian Spring and Torke's Adjustable Wrench.

Bach Brandenburg

  • First Baptist of Augusta

Yuriy Bekker leads SOA in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Piazolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Mozart's Serenata Notturna, and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.

Zora Quartet

  • Hardin PAC at Columbia County Library

Winners of First Prize in the 2015 Young Artists International, the Zora Quartet has performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Black Violin

  • Bell Auditorium

Combining a daunting array of musical styles to create a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, violinists Will Baptiste and Kev Marcus fuse jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical to create something rare - a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

All Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

  • First Baptist of Augusta

An evening celebrating the music of one of the greatest American composers: Gershwin! SOA performs Porgy & Bess - A Symphonic Picture, An American in Paris, Cuban Overture, and Rhapsody in Blue.

Rachmaninoff & Mozart

  • Hardin PAC at Columbia County Library

A piano duo of Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers perform music of two of the greatest composers of piano repertoire: Rachmaninoff and Mozart.

Soul Unlimited

  • Bell Auditorium

The "Ambassador of Soul" - Ellis Hall - in a tribute to Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonde with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

Mozart Requiem

  • First Baptist of Augusta

Mozart's immortal masterpiece, the Requiem, with Stravinsky's "Apollo."

Continuo Collective of the South

  • Hardin PAC at Columbia County Library

The Continuo Collective of the South is dedicated to the vast repertoire of Baroque chamber music including Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. This ensemble includes the continuo of Ruth Berry and Ken Courtney with soloists Angela Massey and SOA's own Pawel Kozak.

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

  • First Baptist of Augusta

Violinist Arnaud Sussman performs the technical fireworks of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and the Symphony plays the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No. 5

Steep Canyon Rangers

  • Bell Auditorium

This is authentic American bluegrass, formed in the Carolinas and now heard across the globe. The Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers perform live with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.