Ferst Center Season Event
|Atlanta Indian Idol|
|Saturday April 27, 2013 3:00 pm|
A Bollywood entertainment program comprised of Idol contest, Bollywood dances and Bollywood Music story.
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|Spanda- An Aim for Seva Dance Program|
|Sunday April 28, 2013 4:00 pm|
Padmashri Leela Samson has choreographed this brilliant Indian Bharaja Natyam dance. Eight dancers display "spanda" (a vibration) or pulse that is symbolic of the enduring and perpetual energy that is the life force of the universe.
|Friday May 3, 2013 7:30 pm|
PRESALE: Tickets are available through a special presale beginning 3/5 at 10 a.m. through 3/7 at 10 p.m.
Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning 3/8 at 10:00 a.m.
Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comedian, most famous for THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF DONALD TRUMP and THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN. Anthony has written for LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and received an Emmy Nomination for his work on A NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AN OVERBOOKED CONCERT FOR AUTISM EDUCATION. Anthony was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2008 and one of Comedy Central’s Hot Comics in 2009. In 2010, Anthony released his critically acclaimed debut comedy album, SHAKESPEARE, through Comedy Central Records. After the Comedy Central Roasts, Anthony released CALIGULA and now stars in his own television show THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE on Comedy Central every Tuesday at 10.30pm.
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|Peachtree Dance Recital|
|Thursday May 23, 2013 7:00 pm|
Friday May 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Join us for our annual spring performance! From hip hop to classical ballet, from contemporary modern to Broadway tap, come see the emerging young artists of Peachtree Dance.
|Break the Stage Nationals|
|Saturday June 15, 2013 7:00 pm|
Break The Stage is a National Youth Step Competition designed to reward youth participants for their achievements in 'Step' as well as academically. As Break a leg has become the performance 'status quo,' Break The Stage represents exceeding performance expectations.
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Friday September 20, 2013 8:00 pm
Diavolo takes dance, daring and athletics to the extreme. The dynamic company returns to the Ferst Center with Fluid Infinities, the next installment of the work they performed in 2010, and with Transit Space, a kinetic new piece inspired by the thrilling movement of skateboarding that uses ramps and half-pipes as set pieces.
Friday October 4, 2013 8:00 pm
Vivacious, talented and charismatic, Arturo Sandoval has traveled the world with his blend of infectious, mind-blowing jazz that has earned him Grammy and Billboard Awards, an Emmy and fans the world over. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Cuba in 1949 and has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.
Friday October 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist, moves with ease between concertos, recitals and chamber music. The winner of several prestigious piano competitions including the William Kapell International Competition and the Juilliard School’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 13. An Atlanta Premiere.
|The Hot Club of San Francisco|
Friday October 18, 2013 8:00 pm
The great gypsy jazz ensemble The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing music. The music of Django Reinhardt and 1920s Paris will highlight three classic short films: The Cameraman’s Revenge and The Mascot by Ladislaw Starewicz, and There It Is by Charley Bowers. An Atlanta Premiere.
|Big Bad Voodoo Daddy|
Friday November 1, 2013 8:00 pm
2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of this band’s remarkable arrival on the music scene. In their first years, they reminded the world that it was still cool to swing – Big Band style. Today the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level, continuously performing and recording while expanding their horizons with new musical inspiration and influence.
|Sonic Generator and L’Orchestre National de Lorraine|
Sunday November 3, 2013 7:00 pm
Sonic Generator, the high-tech contemporary music ensemble in residence at Georgia Tech, joins forces with members of L’Orchestre National de Lorraine and their conductor Jacques Mercier. This concert of innovative French and American contemporary music features Steve Reich’s City Life, a seminal work that uses digital samplers to bring the sounds of New York City into the concert hall. This concert is co-presented by the Georgia Tech School of Music and the Office of the Arts as part of France-Atlanta 2013. An Atlanta Premiere.
|A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair|
Saturday December 14, 2013 8:00 pm
The jazz guitar favorite returns to deliver his brand of holiday jazz! Peter White leads an all star lineup featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair performing dazzling arrangements of holiday favorites. White has kept contemporary jazz fans worldwide enthralled by his spirited melodies, soulful grooves and instantly recognizable acoustic guitar tone.
|Push Dance Company|
Friday February 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00 pm
Raissa Simpson’s Push Dance Company builds vibrant contemporary dances to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges attributed to mixed heritage. Edgy, sleek and sexy, each moment generates fresh perspectives from intermingling diverse dancers in raw situations. Showcasing rarely seen, discussed or presented topics, Push Dance provides audiences an opportunity to examine issues of identity and intersecting cultures that surround and affect us all. An Atlanta Premiere.
|Pat Metheny Unity Group|
Saturday February 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Pat Metheny Unity Group With Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi
Guitarist Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost without peer. Whether purely acoustic or searingly electric, powerfully intense or deeply contemplative, his unmistakable talent and musical sensibility have been at play for nearly 40 years resulting in an incredible 20 Grammy Awards.
|Carolina Chocolate Drops|
Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Proudly reclaiming the African-American string band tradition, the Chocolate Drops reveal the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, bringing brash, youthful energy to old-time music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont.
|Alfredo Rodriguez Trio|
Friday March 7, 2014 8:00 pm
A young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodríguez calls up images of legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Bill Evans and his compatriot Chucho Valdés. Schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, Rodríguez was discovered at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 by Quincy Jones and his star has risen rapidly under the tutelage of the famed producer.
|Shuffle, Shake and Shatter by Sanford Biggers|
Friday March 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Multimedia and performance artist Sanford Biggers presents his three-part film suite Shuffle, Shake and Shatter as part of the citywide Africa Atlanta 2014 celebration. The first installment, Shuffle, shot in Stuttgart, Germany, follows the Brazilian Ricardo as he navigates German society by constantly putting on and taking off clown makeup. In Shake and in Shatter, the story continues to Sao Paulo and then West Africa in this exploration of the formation and dissolution of identity.
Saturday April 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Like its biological namesake – a feisty little fungus that thrives in farmyards – Pilobolus continues to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creativity. Now in its 41st year, the popular dance company delights audiences around the globe with its inventive, athletic, witty and collaborative performance works.
Saturday April 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh and special guests ignite the stage in this “Night of Guitars” exploring Klugh's various guitar influences and their styles and techniques, plus solo, duet and trio performances, and with a full band. The concert will conclude the first year of a three-year collaboration between Klugh and Georgia Tech aptly titled “HandPicked” in honor of his upcoming 2013 album release.
Saturday April 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Fiery and percussive guitar work, Latin rhythms and smoldering onstage charisma describe this virtuoso guitarist. Jesse Cook returns to the Ferst stage following his stunning performance here in the 2012-13 season that left audiences calling for more!