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Georgia Southern University Symphony Debut to be Broadcast Live Online

eagleheadThe Georgia Southern University Symphony will open their 2012-2013 season with a performance on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Performing Arts Center in Statesboro.  Adding to the “first” theme, Georgia Southern will for the first time broadcast a performance of the Georgia Southern Symphony live online and via web-enabled smart phones.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to reach our audiences who may be too far away to attend the live concert,” said Richard Mercier, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Music. “The live broadcast also makes it possible for our students’ parents to see them perform, no matter where they live.”

“This is the first time that we have broadcasted a concert live online,” said Steve Burrell, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Georgia Southern University.  “Nothing can take the place of hearing our talented musicians in person.  However, we realize that many of our alumni, parents, online students and music enthusiasts around the world cannot make it to Statesboro.   Through technology, they will now have access to a world-class symphony performance live from their computer or mobile device.”

The Georgia Southern Symphony is conducted by Maestro Adrian Gnam, and the performance will feature such works as Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture Op. 62,” Kent Kennan’s “Night Soliloquy,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 1” and Franz Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8.” Anna Thibeault, professor of flute in the Department of Music, will join the Symphony during the “Night Soliloquy” performance.

At 6:45 p.m. Gnam will present a pre-concert introduction to the performance in the Russell Union Ballroom.

Tickets to the talk and performance are free, and the live broadcast is available at GeorgiaSouthern.TV. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 912-478-5396.

To view the performance, visit www.GeorgiaSouthern.TV at the time of the performance and enjoy a world-class symphony performance.


Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. In 2012, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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