The Albany Symphony Orchestra is part of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Performing Arts Series


September 25 — TIFTON – The Albany Symphony Orchestra with Patricia Weitzel returns to Tifton on October 3 as part of the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series at Abraham Baldwin College of Agriculture.

Weitzel and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Claire Fox Hillard, will take the stage at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Weitzel will be featured on double bass during the concert, which will showcase a number of Italian medleys from Gabrieli, Respighi, Mascagni and Rossini.

Weitzel, professor of double bass at Columbus State University, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, teacher and clinician in several countries including Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Chile and Germany.

ABAC presents! is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through Georgia General Assembly appropriations. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

Southwell is the series sponsor, and JC and Jo Bell are the season sponsor. Unique sponsors for the event include Julie Hunt / Captain D’s and Mary Glynn Hendricks. The preferred sponsor is South Georgia Banking Company.

Sponsors of the community partners are Ann Herzog, Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Dr and Ms Larry Newton, McDonald’s / Tifton Housing Authority and Prince Automotive. The hotel’s exclusive sponsor is the Hilton Garden Inn in Tifton.

Seasonal subscriptions for ABAC Presents! Performing arts series cost $ 80 and can be purchased at or by calling the ABAC box office at (229) 391-4895. Doorstep tickets for the Albany Symphony Orchestra will be available at a cost of $ 10 for students and $ 20 for adults. ABAC students will be admitted free with their identity documents.

Tickets are also still available for the Black Market Trust concert at 7 p.m. on September 28 in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium, the first event in the series.

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