Every year, September’s arrival marks the beginning of the new concert season for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. But this is no ordinary concert year in Atlanta, marking the milestone of the orchestra's 75th anniversary. The ASO was born in a town that had not yet morphed into today's Atlanta, an economic and cultural powerhouse of the southeastern United States. As the city has become prominent, so too has the ASO; it is arguably the pre-eminent cultural force in the region. Over the past several years, it has found increased financial stability and artistic strength. It is notable this season that the ASO has added six new musicians, two of whom are principals (cello and second violin). The infusion of young new talent is added reason to celebrate this anniversary.
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