The Symphony Bear was created by Macon artist Heidi Clinite, a classically-trained violist. She designed the bear to celebrate two of Macon's cultural and musical treasures: The Macon Symphony Orchestra and The Grand Opera House.
The bear depicts a performance by the orchestra at the Grand Opera House. The curtains framing the orchestra transform into a red tuxedo coat, in which the bear is dressed. Onlookers can almost hear the beautiful music of the symphony as they gaze upon this colorful