Gilmer Arts Annual Christmas Event
Following last year's great Atlanta Pop's Christmas concert we listened to the answers you gave us on your surveys for one of our highest ranked shows.
Reviews: "Great Show" "Excellent Show" "Very Much Appreciated" "Excellent Venue and Entertainment" "Great Acoustics, Hope They Come Back" ...
AND, Gilmer Arts is bringing back the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Jason Altieri as Conductor for the 2023 Christmas Concert.
We listened to the details. There will be more handicapped parking this year. There will be more info on the VIP meet and greet. This will be another very special Christmas event for our patrons of Gilmer County and the surrounding areas. More details to follow as they develop.
The Atlanta Pops Orchestra continues its 75+ year journey in 2023 by enriching communities throughout the southeast with live performances of popular orchestral music. By collaborating with guest artists from a variety of popular music styles, as well as presenting exhilarating performances featuring the orchestra’s musicians, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra engages diverse audiences with moving musical experiences. With instrumentation that combines the four sections of a classical orchestra—strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion—with a jazz/pop rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra brings to life music that inspires and excites people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Conductor and Music Director is Dr. Jason Altieri who also serves as Associate Conductor of the Reno, NV Philharmonic and Director of the Orchestra Program at The University of Nevada, Reno.
The Atlanta Pops Orchestra has been involved in a number of recording projects and has traveled to concert halls in the southeast & midwest US to perform more than 150 concerts over the past 10 years. The Atlanta Pops is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Photo Cred: CJ Foster Photography
DR. JASON ALTIERI, CONDUCTOR
Dr. Jason Altieri is the current Music Director of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and
Associate Conductor for the Reno Philharmonic. Dr. Altieri is also a strong
advocate for young musicians through his position as Director of Orchestras at
the University of Nevada and with guest conducting engagements with youth
orchestras all over the United States. In addition, Jason enjoys regular
conducting engagements with the Hollywood Film Orchestra, an ensemble
which he has led on several tours throughout the United States, China, and
Japan since 2006. His extensive touring has seen him conducting in most of the
major performance venues in the United States and Asia including The People’s
Hall in Beijing, China and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to his
extensive touring and as a result of his tireless work with young musicians, Dr.
Altieri was invited as a guest conductor for the Los Angeles Orchestra Festival
held in Walt Disney Hall on June 24th, 2011. He also served as the orchestra
director for the International Double Reed Society Conference in July of 2012 as
well as guest conductor for the Santa Fe Symphony and the New Mexico
In addition to his orchestral work, Jason is also an accomplished conductor of
opera as well. He was engaged by London’s Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company to
lead them on three North American tours. He was also the Associate Music
Director for the Ohio Light Opera Company in the summer of 2006 where he
conducted six productions and over 40 performances during their 29th season.
As a result of his work with the OLO, Jason Altieri has released two recordings
on Albany Records. In 2002 Dr. Altieri was chosen to study with Valery Vatchev
of the National Bulgarian Opera, which led to guest conducting engagements of
La Traviata, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto in the Czech Republic. He has also worked
on the faculties of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Sewanee Summer
A native of Georgia, Jason Altieri grew up in a musical family with both parents
being members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Altieri graduated from
the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music
Education. While pursuing advanced degrees in conducting from Michigan State
University, Jason not only served as Assistant Conductor for the Orchestra
Program but was also the conductor of the Opera Theatre Program and was
fortunate to have additional studies with Neeme Jarvi of the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra and Gustav Meier of the Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Altieri currently
resides in Reno, Nevada.