Beautiful Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia

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Piedmont Park
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Samuel Brice Hall serves as director of investor relations with Piedmont Private Equity in Atlanta, Georgia. Outside of work, Samuel Brice Hall enjoys exercising at the historic Piedmont Park.

Piedmont Park is the premier green space and gathering place in Atlanta. In addition to offering residents a respite from busy city life, the popular park features walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, a public swimming pool, and a dog park.

The land that is now Piedmont Park was originally forestland purchased by Samuel and Sarah Walker for their homestead. The land passed through the hands of several owners and was finally sold to the city of Atlanta in 1904. In 1909, city planners hired the famous Olmsted Brothers, sons of legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to create a master plan for the park. Due to budget restraints, the city didn’t implement all the elements of the master plan, but the Olmsted-designed plan continued to strongly influence future development of the park.

Over the years, the number of visitors to the park has increased dramatically as Piedmont Park became the venue of choice for several popular festivals and events. Currently, events such as the Dogwood Festival, the Arts Festival of Atlanta, and numerous musical performances take place at the park.

The nonprofit Piedmont Park Conservancy was formed by a group of concerned citizens in 1989 to help bring much-needed revitalization to the historic park. More than $60 million has been invested and raised to complete renovations and to fund maintenance and security staff. In addition, the Piedmont Park Conservancy offers a variety of educational programs at the Community Center. The conservancy works diligently to encourage community involvement at the park.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Marks Start of 2016-17 Season with Concert

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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Since 2011, Samuel Brice Hall has worked as director of investor relations for Piedmont Private Equity, LLC, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Involved in his community, Samuel Brice Hall belongs to several local organizations, one of which is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO).

Established more than 70 years ago, the ASO performs more than 200 annual concerts, including educational and community performances. Located in the heart of Midtown, the ASO typically offers concerts that last from 90 to 120 minutes in length. During the past 32 years, the orchestra and chorus recorded more than 100 albums, with 27 of them earning Grammy Awards in a variety of categories, such as best choral performance, best classical album, best orchestral performance, and best opera performance.

On September 15, 2016, the ASO commemorates the beginning of the 2016 and 2017 season with a concert by music director Robert Spano and special guest violinist, Joshua Bell. This concert begins Mr. Spano’s 16th season as the ASO’s music director. This one-night performance features an all-Tchaikovsky program with music from the “Nutcracker Suite,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and the “Violin Concerto in D Major.”