The Gift of Music

JCSO hosts 22-year-old violin phenomenon and Juilliard School graduate Kevin Zhu, playing the rare “Lord Wandsworth” Antonio Stradivari violin

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra will bring a sense of pride and American spirit to the Johns Creek community with their “American Soundscapes” concert on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. Joined by 22-year-old violin phenomenon and Juilliard School graduate Kevin Zhu, the concert will capture the sounds of the season just five days before Thanksgiving.

Kevin performs on the c.1722 “Lord Wandsworth” Antonio Stradivari violin, which is on loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative. The violin was previously owned by violin maker and dealer Georges Chanot, Lord Sydney Stern Wandsworth, W.E. Hill & Sons, former Boston Symphony Concertmaster Karel Ondricek, and engineer and philanthropist Edwin L. Wiegand.

From London’s Royal Festival Hall to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the internationally renowned Generation Z violinist Kevin Zhu will play alongside the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra in a concert that honors the pioneers of America’s beginnings. With an emphasis on America’s past, present, and future, this concert will feature Copland’s Appalachian Spring and other touching symphonies that tell the tales of building a nation.

“The JCSO is so excited to perform Appalachian Spring for our audience because it’s such an iconic American composition that’s perfect for the Thanksgiving season,” says Linda Brill, Executive Director of the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra. “We are so excited for Kevin Zhu to join us. He is a brilliant young performer who will capture the hearts of our audience,” she added.

This concert is sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners

American Soundscapes 

November 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Rd, 

Ticket Pricing: $15-45



The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, founded by Music Director J. Wayne Baughman, provides world-class musical enrichment for the community of Johns Creek through concert series performances, as well as additional educational programs and special events each year. Now in its seventeenth season, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional symphonic orchestra composed of professional musicians from all over the greater metro Atlanta area.  

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