Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador to the United Nations, former congressman, past mayor of Atlanta and civil rights icon (pictured above), will be the keynote speaker at the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s annual Celebrity Luncheon fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday, March 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Marietta Country Club and is open to the public.
Ambassador Young will be joined by a diverse and entertaining group of talented local artists, authors, musicians and business leaders. Proceeds from the event will benefit the GSO’s musical performance, youth education and outreach programs.
Not only are guests certain to be inspired by Ambassador Young, but they also will select to be seated at a table with one of a carefully curated collection of influential and creative area personalities to learn more about them. A specially created three-course menu will be prepared by Gary Sanderson, Marietta Country Club executive chef, and his team.
Highlights of this year’s notables include:
Claire Dunaway Cyr
The event also will provide a fantastic opportunity for guests to indulge themselves from among an array of silent and live auction goodies, such as rare trinkets and tidbits, stunning fine art and everyday splurges.
Founded in Marietta in 1951, the GSO has become one of Georgia’s finest community-supported, multifaceted performing arts organizations through imaginative programming, visionary leadership and critically acclaimed performances.
Proceeds from the event will allow the GSO to continue delivering classical, jazz and pops concerts of high-quality choral and instrumental music, and inspiring and educating young musicians through the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra—one of the 10 largest such programs in the country.
Ticket prices start at $50 and must be purchased in advance online at georgiaaymphony.org/all-events. Marietta Country Club is located at 1400 Marietta Country Club Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
Celebrity line up subject to change. Photography courtesy to Marietta Talks.