Ferst Center Season Event
|Saturday March 28, 2015 4:00 pm|
Shiv's Institute of Dance Presents the 3rd Annual Recital "SENSATION 2015." Enjoy Bollywood dance performances by students of Mr. Shiva Turlapati.
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|Bahara Holi Show 2015|
|Saturday April 4, 2015 5:30 pm|
The Bahara Holi Show is Georgia Tech India Club\\\'s annual dance and musical show. Come enjoy an evening of performances and entertainment.The event features musical and dance acts by student performers from across the nation.
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|Orchestra Season Finale: A Night at the Opera|
|Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 pm|
Joined by soprano Elisabeth Slaten and tenor Nathan Munson, the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra presents the last concert of the 2014-15 year, "A Night at the Opera," featuring overture and excerpts from your favorite operas. GTSO Principal Horn player Alexander Lind will also perform Horn Concerto No.1 by Richard Strauss. In addition to Verdi's Nabucco Overture as the concert opener, Slaten and Munson join the GTSO in presenting the last portion of Puccini's La Boheme (including the most famous arias, Che gelida manina and Mi chiamano mimi).
Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Since GRAMMY®-winner Earl Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of records, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh’s recordings also received 13 Grammy® nominations (the latest of which is for his current release HandPicked) – and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 Grammy® Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
While music remains Klugh’s craft and passion, several of his albums feature glimpses of another form of entertainment: The Movies. Klugh’s guitar is featured on the soundtrack scores of “How to Beat the High Cost of Living,” “Marvin and Tige” and “Just Between Friends.” Many of Klugh’s albums feature his interpretations of classic movie themes and songs in movie soundtracks, including “Alfie,” “Jo Ann’s Song,” “Moon River,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” themes from “Goldfinger,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Spartacus,” “The Cincinnati Kid” and more.
While preparing for his Jazz and The Movies portion of Klugh’s three-year artist residency at The Ferst Center, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour immediately came to mind. “Dave Grusin is one of my favorite film composers of all time,” reflects Klugh. “I was a fan of his long before I requested to have [Dave] produce my first three albums for Blue Note Records [Earl Klugh, Living Inside Your Love and Fingerpaintings]. He also wrote arrangements for and performed on quite a few of the tunes.”
“Lee recorded on several of my early albums, and on many of Dave Grusin’s film and studio projects. I am a big fan of both of their music as individuals and as a collaborative duo. It will be very special to share the stage with them at The Ferst Center, especially with all of us having a great passion for the movies and the music that makes them even more extraordinary!”
DAVE GRUSIN: Grusin’s prolific career includes 10 Grammy®-Awards in scoring and arranging categories, over 60 feature film scores and 8 Academy Award nominations. He co-founded the influential jazz label GRP and has distinguished himself as a composer, arranger, musician and bandleader, as well as a recording artist with over 25 albums to his credit. | Grusin.net LEE RITENOUR: Lee Ritenour has earned 19 Grammy® nominations, was a founding member of jazz supergroup Fourplay, and has recorded over 40 albums with 35 chart songs. Some of his many notable performances were with The Mamas and the Papas (at age 16), Tony Bennett and Lena Horne, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Grusin and Ritenour won a Grammy®-Award together for Best Arrangement on an Instrumental in 1985. | leeritenour.com
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|Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble - School of Rock|
|Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:30 pm|
Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble presents School of Rock, featuring the music of Radiohead, Soundgarden and Steely Dan. Come experience the music of three legendary rock groups in a way you would have never imagined: a contemporary jazz ensemble setting. Composers and arrangers include Fred Strum, James Miley, Ken Schaphorst and Dan Cavanagh. Spend an evening with the award-winning GT Jazz Ensemble and the music of some of rock history's most important artists!
|Dance Tech - Annual Spring Showcase|
|Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:30 pm|
DanceTech would like to invite you to our annual spring showcase at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. This year's showcase will feature performances from DanceTech Performing Company, Georgia Tech Dance Company, GT Salsa Club, and our special guest artist Bobby Cookson, Nationa Cyr Wheel Champion 2015. $5 GT Student Price ($7 at the door) $10 - Non GT student Price.
|Atlanta Indian Idol Contest|
|Saturday April 25, 2015 3:00 pm|
Bollywood Songs - Singing Competition
|Time Hop!: 2015 Peachtree Pres Dance Recital|
|Saturday May 2, 2015 1:00 pm|
Saturday May 2, 2015 6:00 pm
Located in the heart of Buckhead, Peachtree Pres Dance offers dance classes for ages 2 ½ to adult in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. Join us at our 2015 spring recital as we dance through the decades!
|Friday May 22, 2015 7:30 pm|
Dancefx is excited to present Kicking it Old School, our 2015 youth spring concert. The show will feature our youth classes, plus performances by our youth and adult companies. Visit www.dancefx.org or email email@example.com for more information.
|Open Forum with Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness|
|Thursday June 18, 2015 7:00 pm|
Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness will be speaking to students and faculty at the Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The event will be streamed live on YouTube.
|Saturday June 20, 2015 7:00 pm|
Sunday June 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Author, Producer, Director, Actor, Minister and Business Woman Jackie Boatwright, Brings Candid Entertainment to the Stage. The play is based on the book \"Shells with No Substance\"
|Basket Mouth Uncensored” 19th Annual Nigerian Arts Culture and Music Festival|
|Friday July 3, 2015 7:00 pm|
7:00pm – 11:00pm Basket Mouth Uncensored” 19th Annual Nigerian Arts Culture and Music Festival
|Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra|
Friday September 25, 2015 8:00 pm
Sparks fly and rhythms ignite as mambo and salsa bandleader and percussionist Tito Puente, Jr. brings a modern edge to the timeless music of his Latin heritage. On a journey to keep the musical legacy of his late father alive, this vibrant entertainer wows audiences with his unique musical style and passionate performance.
|An Evening with Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad|
Saturday September 26, 2015 8:00 pm
The host of public radio\'s Radiolab discusses science, storytelling, the creative process, and “gut churn” in this evening that explores the secrets of creative success. Jad Abumrad is founder of Radiolab, one of public radio\'s most popular shows that examines big questions in science, philosophy, and the human experience through compelling storytelling.
|Huang Yi & KUKA|
Thursday October 1, 2015 7:30 pm
Friday October 2, 2015 8:00 pm
Acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Huang Yi and his robot companion KUKA bring razor sharp precision and stunning artistry to the stage, harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering. HUANG YI & KUKA is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts with the realm of robotics.
Thursday October 8, 2015 7:30 pm
Friday October 9, 2015 8:00 pm
Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 am
STREB stretches the limitations of the human body. Choreographer and MacArthur genius grant recipient Elizabeth Streb is an “extreme action architect” with an eight-member company of “action heroes.” Part aerial dance, part daredevil act, they combine gravity-defying movement with imaginative machines to produce a thrilling display of larger-than-life feats.
Friday October 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Poets Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman are Sister Outsider, standing at the intersection of art and activism and using poetry as a tool for social change. Through spoken word they connect deeply personal stories to a diverse range of social and political issues, particularly around race, gender and sexuality. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, these two artists and educators come together under one vision.
|Spanda Dance Co. Past Forward|
Sunday October 25, 2015 4:00 pm
|Sandra Wright Shen|
Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00 pm
Friday November 6, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday November 7, 2015 8:00 pm
Pianist Sandra Wright Shen, winner of the International Piano Competition of France and the Taiwan National Piano Competition will participate in a residency at Georgia Tech that includes her solo performance at the Ferst Center and a performance with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Frankfurt Cultural Center in Germany.
|Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne: Solid Soul|
Wednesday November 18, 2015 8:00 pm
The solid rock of American music for six decades, Mavis Staples is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, one of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation - a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A seven-time Grammy nominee best known for her hit song "One of Us," the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest. This tour marks their first collaboration!
|DJ Spooky: Peace Symphony – 8 Stories|
Thursday November 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Inspired by the everyday stories of the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created Peace Symphony: 8 Stories. The idea behind this electronic and acoustic musical portrait came from Miller’s personal interaction with eight survivors on Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage where Miller recently served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence.
Friday November 20, 2015 8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro continues to redefine what it means to play the ukulele. Declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, he is renowned for his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary technique. He is a genre-demolishing artist who plays jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. A fan favorite, he returns to the Ferst Center this season for another amazing show.
|Dee Dee Bridgewater|
Saturday December 12, 2015 8:00 pm
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards and re-envisioning jazz classics. A fearless explorer, pioneer, and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy winner won the 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. Her many theatre credits include her Tony Award-winning role as Glinda in The Wiz in 1975.
|The Soul Rebels|
Friday December 18, 2015 8:00 pm
This eight-piece New Orleans brass ensemble incorporates soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock, and pop music in an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party-like atmosphere of a dance club. The Soul Rebels started with an idea between founding members Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc to combine pop music with the New Orleans brass band tradition they grew up on.
|Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King|
Friday January 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00 pm
History, poetry, and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King from the harsh initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to the controversial trial verdict, the L.A. riots, and his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. In this riveting, improvised performance, Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman, and by extension reveals America’s endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present. Smith's acting credits include the Spike Lee films Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and Summer of Sam, the film American Gangster, and the HBO series K Street and Oz.
|Mark Gindick: Wing-Man|
Tuesday January 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Wednesday January 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Thursday January 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Friday January 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday January 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Wing-Man is a laugh-out-loud hilarious and surprisingly poignant “one-clown show” that explores our obsession with social media. In the tradition of Keaton, Chaplin, Irwin and Shiner, award-winning performer Mark Gindick wordlessly battles a series of unexpected 21st century obstacles with only a stage-size interactive computer screen, his IPhone, and a winning tech-savvy audience. Gindick is the winner of Best One Man Show award at the 2011 United Solo Theatre Festival and three NY Downtown Clown Golden Nose Awards.
|PostSecret: The Show|
Saturday February 6, 2016 8:00 pm
PostSecret: the Show is a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions. With the assistance of projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a narrative of the stories sourced from over a million anonymous and artful secrets mailed on postcards to artist, curator and internet phenomenon Frank Warren. With the bravery of RENT and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues, PostSecret: the Show reaches beyond the confines of the stage, reminding audiences that no matter what you may be facing, you are not alone.
Thursday February 11, 2016 8:00 pm
The international street dance sensation takes the raw energy and athleticism of street dance and combines it with high-end production values for a show that’s perfect for the whole family. Wowing more than 300,000 people across the globe, Blaze features a cast of 16 dancers and music by Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, David Guetta, and Snoop Dogg. Directed by West End director and choreographer Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia!, Sister Act) Blaze is a show that’s “impossible not to enjoy” (Daily Telegraph).
Saturday February 20, 2016 8:00 pm
As a child growing up in rural France, jazz singer Cyrille Aimée was captivated by the music of gypsies and would sneak out of her house to join them in song. Today, gypsy swing is only one part of the French-Dominican singer’s repertoire, which now includes Brazilian songs and classic jazz standards. A winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, The Wall Street Journal has called Aimée “one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation.”
|Okwui Okpokwasili: Bronx Gothic|
Wednesday February 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Thursday February 25, 2016 8:00 pm
Friday February 26, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday February 27, 2016 8:00 pm
Bronx Gothic reveals an impassioned coming of age story as notes are surreptitiously passed between two pre-teen girls. Using song, stories, and movement, Okpokwasili chronicles the sexual awakening and exploits of two 11-year-old girls living in the Bronx. This solo performance features direction and visual design by Bessie award-winner Peter Born. Recalling the West African griot storyteller tradition, the show features an intensely physical solo performance by Okpokwasili.
Saturday March 5, 2016 8:00 pm
Throughout her adventurous and versatile career, Maya Beiser has reimagined the concert experience, creating new music for the cello, commissioning and performing many works written for her by today’s leading composers. The founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Beiser has collaborated with such composers as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Mark O’Connor.
Wednesday March 9, 2016 7:30 pm
Thursday March 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Dorrance Dance honors tap dance's uniquely beautiful history in a new and dynamically compelling context. The theatrically witty company pushes tap forward into the 21st century, rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Street, club, and experimental dance forms all awake to the sound of furious rhythms, and find their boundaries missing. The work of Dorrance Dance has garnered critical acclaim, including winning a Bessie Award for "blasting open our notions of tap."
Friday April 1, 2016 8:00 pm
Known to her fans as Zap Mama, Marie Daulne is more than just a singer — she alternates between storytelling and organic creative expression utilizing the tonality of the human voice. Since first bursting on the scene almost 20 years ago, the Belgian-Congolese diva has wowed audiences around the world with her unique sound, which seamlessly blends African, American, and European cultural influences and effortlessly mixes genres such as R&B, hip-hop, and jazz with indigenous and tribal sounds.
|An Evening with Marc Bamuthi Joseph|
Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00 pm
One of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation, Joseph discusses the ideas that guide his work and travels, from his shows and the community-based outdoor festival LIFE IS LIVING, to the research he gathered on recent travels to South Africa for a new show about soccer: /peh LO tah/. Joseph is working on a two-year residency project with Arts@Tech.
|Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo|
Saturday April 9, 2016 8:00 pm
Sunday April 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Celebrating 40 years as an international dance sensation, this all-male troupe blends humor with athletic artistry to create performances filled with parody and virtuosic technique. With their clever choreography and admirable technique, this troupe takes their dancing seriously and delivers a performance that everyone can enjoy.
|Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: Red-Eye to Havre de Grace|
Wednesday April 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Thursday April 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Friday April 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Saturday April 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Set in September 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Edgar Allan Poe and the odd details surrounding his mysterious last days. Director Thaddeus Phillips of Lucidity Suitcase joins with musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. for this new musical, informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accounts, and Poe's own writing to create a haunting and spellbinding tale.
Saturday April 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh explores Latin music in the final year of his three-year collaboration with Arts@Tech. Since the release of his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, with 24 albums on Billboard’s Top 10 Jazz list, and six that hit the No. 1 spot. Klugh’s recordings have received 13 Grammy nominations and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 1980.