Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs special rendition of “Georgia on My Mind”

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs special rendition of “Georgia on My Mind”
American singer, pianist and songwriter Ray Charles performs in concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — It’s the official state song of Georgia, and it’s even more fitting today during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Georgia on My Mind” has been around for decades and remains a special song to Georgians. But the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed its version of the classic while practicing social distancing.

The ASO released this version on Tuesday to honor the front line workers for International Nurses Day.

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The special arrangement was done by Principal Tuba Michael Moore and performed by the ASO Brass Quintet.

The video features some of Georgia’s most famous landmarks and the natural beauty of the state.

The ASO posted the video on its Facebook page, writing “❤️To the frontline workers, the nurses, the moms and dads and everyone working hard to keep us safe, this one’s for you.”

This one's for you, Georgia.

❤️To the frontline workers, the nurses, the moms and dads and everyone working hard to keep us safe, this one's for you. 🍑"Georgia on My Mind," arr. by Principal Tuba Michael Moore and performed by the ASO Brass Quintet. Support the ASO while we're away from Symphony Hall at aso.org/donate Visit aso.org/virtualstage to watch more videos featuring the ASO Musicians. #InternationalNursesDay #weloveATL #ASOtogetherapart #LoveMyASO #Atlanta #Georgia

Posted by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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