The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will return to Piedmont Park for “A Performance in the Park” on Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will take place on Oak Hill and will be led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan. As a part of the ASO’s two-season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, the program will include Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Overture to Candide. The program will also include favorites by Tchaikovsky, including Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations featuring ASOTalent Development Program alumnus Khari Joyner on cello.

“Since my move to Atlanta last year, I’ve heard wonderful things about the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s extensive history of performances at Piedmont Park,” said Mulligan. “I look forward to participating in this beloved tradition for the first time, and experiencing the excitement of thousands of Atlantans coming together to celebrate the beauty of live symphonic music.”

The Orchestra’s history at Piedmont Park dates back to the first performances in 1976 led by conductor Robert Shaw. Over the years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed more than 100 concerts in the park.

Admission is free to the general public and no tickets are required. Additional details and rules for the park are available at

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.