Readers will find a listing of Valdosta State University Music’s free, public concerts in today’s editions of The Times. In Thursday’s paper, a front page story featured the South Georgia String Project, co-sponsored by VSU Music and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra; the project provides a free, public concert on May 2.
Regular Times readers know these recent concerts are nothing new. Once or twice a week, it seems we print another story about VSU Music’s offering free, public concerts, recitals and other events.
In some cases, these recitals feature students fulfilling a requirement to graduate with a music degree. Other recitals feature VSU Music faculty sharing with students and the public that these are not only talented teachers but talented musicians in their own right.
Other performances feature bands, concerts, collections of brass or woodwind or jazz instruments. This Monday, the Azalea String Quartet plays, presenting an evening of strings such as violin, viola, cello. And it’s all free and open to the public, meaning anyone can walk off the street and hear some of the world’s most famous music without having to pay a cent.
With the South Georgia String Project concert, VSU Music’s series of free, public events comes to an end. So catch what you can while you can in the next week or so. Then, come fall, prepare for a whole new selection of beautiful music played by talented people living among us in our South Georgia community.