Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 2005, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is under the direction of Robert Trocina. GSO is comprised of approximately 90 musicians from all walks of life from Gwinnett and the surrounding region. GSO is made up of primarily volunteer musicians with a few key professional musicians. Many of these musicians have been loyal members of the symphony since its inception. Members include music faculty from New School of Music, local school music programs and universities, and community musicians. GSO performs multiple concerts per season including masterworks, family concerts, sensory friendly concerts, young people’s concerts and combined concerts with our symphony chorus, jazz orchestra and Northeast Atlanta Ballet. GSO sponsors a youth piano concerto competition and hosts international conductors annually. Membership in GSO is by audition with the conductor or by invitation. Interested musicians may enquire about membership throughout the year based on chair availability. Please complete the application here.
Robert Trocina, Music Director
Born in New Jersey and raised in Atlanta's arts communities, Mr. Trocina serves as artistic director of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Association, Inc. and music director of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (2005-present). Mr. Trocina is music director for Northeast Atlanta Ballet where he conducts full-length productions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake; Prokofiev’s Cinderella and Peter Pan (2006-present). He made his opera debut with Capitol City Opera (GA) where he conducted full-length performances of Mozart's The Impresario and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi (2008). Mr. Trocina previously served as associate conductor and board member of the Atlanta Wind Symphony (1998-2003) and music director of Gwinnett Symphony Youth Orchestra (1997-2006). His recent guest conducting appointments include Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Musicians Orchestra and Capitol City Opera (GA). read more here