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January, 12 2018, 7:30pm
Rudi Wünzer Halle, Wald-Michelbach, Germany

FOREST MICHELBACH : The musical debut for the New Year could not have been more successful. Starkenburg Philharmonic, the two soloists Sarah Cossaboon and Antonio Rivera abducted together with the American guest conductor Robert Trocina after "Bella Italia", that in the hearts of the visitors the sun rose for the southern joie de vivre. Only after several encores were the artists allowed to leave the stage of the Rudi-Wünzer-Halle.

The success of the Gwinnett Symphony can be attributed to the vision of its musical director, Robert Trocina, who draws consistently exciting work from the passion lying in the talented musicians who dedicate countless hours working for the betterment of the organization. The driving force that has kept this ensemble growing has been the fresh programming that Mr. Trocina and the leadership brings as well as the collaboration with many of the area’s best know artists.
Arts Atlanta - June, 2011
So it was over the weekend for a double bill of one-act comedies. Mozart’s “The Impresario” — with three characters and almost no plot. Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” — a character-heavy and densely scored opera, with a cast that rose to the challenge, and the orchestra under direction of Robert Trocina, who set a stable foundation for its humorous dysfunctional story of death. The response of the audience at each show confirms that the Cap City players have ability to feed off the challenge of the impossible.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - September 2008
One of the most well-loved ballets in the classical repertoire, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, was presented this weekend by Northeast Atlanta Ballet at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, complete with exquisite costumes, a cast of 150 dancers, and expressive orchestra led by maestro Trocina.
Gwinnett Daily Post - March, 2007
"Truly a masterwork, Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" has inspired the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the batons of Orchestra Director Robert Trocina and Choral Conductor Rick Smith, to reach higher and wider in both the caliber of music that it brings to Gwinnett County, and in its organizational goals and achievements."
Gwinnett Forum - February, 2012
Fourteen young area musicians began a journey Feb. 13, following a path that took one of them to the winner's podium and a performance with the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. The soloist was precise and the orchestra was a delight under the guidance of the GSO's music director, Robert Trocina, which lead to a masterful performance of the concerto.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - April, 2010
Violinist Ivana Cetkovic, cellist Suzana Pavlovic and pianist Huu Ma came together to perform the inspiring Beethoven's "Triple Concerto". The score was captured beautifly by conductor Robert Trocina and members of the Gwinnett Symphony….
Gwinnett Daily Post - December, 2008
Soloists from Capitol City Opera performed selections from Verdi's La Traviata alongside the Orchestra and Chorus, and were lead by the energetic direction of Robert Trocina, while featured dancers from the Northeast Atlanta Ballet performed in a special exhibition for the audience.
Gwinnett Forum - February, 2009
The concert opened with the classic Mozart Symphony No. 39 in Eb Major under the baton of conductor Robert Trocina, which also featured Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches (German) Requiem, the same work presented nearly 25 years ago by the William Baker Festival Singers in their first Atlanta-area concert.
The Gwinnett Gazette - September, 2009
The Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has developed a themed season for its audiences under the umbrella theme of "Xperience the Passion." Individual concerts have been whimsically titled "Shiver," "Shine" and "Shimmer", and the thematic repertoire will be coordinated by maestros Robert Trocina, Rick Smith & Gregory Pritchard
Gwinnett Daily Post - December, 2012
The first concert of the 2011-2012 season is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center and is a family concert entitled, "Masterworks 1: A Young Persons' Guide to the Orchestra and Chorus." The Ballet Orchestra will also perform for Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker with the Northeast Atlanta Ballet Company, at the same venue November 25-27, both under the baton of Mr. Trocina during his sixth season as the Ballet's Music Director
Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia - October, 2011