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Tamil Megastar's Kondattam
Friday July 11, 2014 6:30 pm
An Indian event with Tamil celebrities.
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Montana Skies
Thursday September 11, 2014 1:00 pm
This guitar and cello fusion duo performs eclectic styles combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n' roll.

This concert will be performed in the Ferst Center's outdoor amphitheatre.
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Robert Glasper Experiment
Friday September 26, 2014 8:00 pm
American jazz pianist Robert Glasper won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2013 for "Black Radio," in which he explores fusions of jazz and hip hop. Performing with drummer Mark Colenburg, saxophonist/vocalist Casey Benjamin and bassist Derrick Hodge, the group has released the new album Black Radio 2.
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Super Stars Mansour, Hengameh, and Hamid Talebzadeh Live in Concert
Saturday September 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Promoter and producer Shahram Pirali and PIRALI ENTERTAINMENT present Persian pop icon Mansour, with one of Persia's hottest female singers Hengameh, and Hamid Talebzadeh, making his first appearance in Atlanta. Pirali Entertainment is known for delivering first class productions! Reserve your tickets now!
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Thursday October 9, 2014 7:00 pm
Sybarite5 is a classically trained string quintet whose dynamic onstage style and contemporary set list engages the senses and redefines the rules of chamber music performance. An Atlanta Premiere.
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band presents: Surround Sounds
Friday October 31, 2014 7:00 pm
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band is proud to present the annual Surround Sounds Concert at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7pm. Admission is $15. The band will present a Halloween themed concert as well as the music from the halftime show. Be sure to dress up and join us for candy and a lot of music.
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Romantic Masters--Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Strings Fall Concert
Tuesday November 4, 2014 7:30 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Strings are presenting the first concert for the Fall semester, featuring Peter Ciaschini, concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera, on violin solo. The program includes music by Vivaldi, Bach, Bizet, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky.
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Georgia Tech Symphonic and Concert Band Concert
Thursday November 6, 2014 7:30 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present their first concert of the semester, featuring the music of Steven Bryant, Frank Ticheli, Don Freund, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Eric Ewazen.
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Allen Toussaint
Friday November 7, 2014 8:00 pm
New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint joins forces with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an evening of legendary music making. Named after the music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture the art form of New Orleans Jazz.
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Shanti – A Journey of Peace
Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30 pm
A multimedia musical presentation production by Kanniks Kannikeswaran featuring Indian & Western Choir , Indian Orchestra, Western Chamber Orchestra, multi-genre Indian Classical Dance, and stunning imagery.
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The Great American Songbook -- Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:30 pm
The award-winning Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble will present its first concert of the Fall semester, featuring music from the Great American Songbook. This program will include music by such American composers as Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen, and George Gershwin, as well as arrangements by George Stone, Les Hooper, Lennie Niehaus, and Don Schamber.
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Georgia Tech School of Music Holiday Concert
Tuesday December 2, 2014 7:30 pm
The Georgia Tech School of Music jazz ensembles, concert bands, choirs and orchestras present a night of holiday music.
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David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
Friday December 5, 2014 8:00 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying the classic Vince Guaraldi Christmas tunes performed by David Benoit, one of the greatest contemporary jazz pianists.
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A Rockapella Christmas
Friday December 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Rockapella shares holiday joy with stunning, world-class voices. The group has taken the genre of a cappella music to a new level - Rockapella's astonishing full-band sound seems to be impossible coming from just five guys with microphones.
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Diane Schuur
Friday January 30, 2015 8:00 pm
In a recording career that spans three decades – and includes two Grammy Awards – jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur has explored nearly every corner of the 20th century American musical landscape, and on her new recording she pays tribute to Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz.
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Arlo Guthrie
Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00 pm
For the first time in a decade, folk icon Arlo Guthrie brings to the stage the entire blues song "Alice’s Restaurant Massacree" in honor of its 50th anniversary, along with many favorites from Guthrie’s song catalog. As a singer, songwriter and lifelong political activist, Guthrie carries on the legacy of his legendary father, Woody Guthrie.
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Lobgesang: Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Sunday March 1, 2015 3:00 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present Mendelssohn's "Symphony-Cantata," Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise).
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Witches' Night Off
Monday March 2, 2015 7:30 pm
Witches’ Night Off is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company of "Wicked" to support charitable causes. Produced by company members, Witches’ Night Off is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing their favorite non-Ozian material. This event includes LIVE and Silent auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. All proceeds benefit both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Joining Hearts, Inc. of Atlanta.
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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
Saturday March 7, 2015 8:00 pm
Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, this married couple is a whirlwind of Celtic music, dance and song. Versatile and exciting on both the folk and Celtic music scenes, their performances are delivered with an uplifting energy felt by the musicians and audiences.
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The Honeycutters
Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00 pm
The Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, NC. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home.

This concert will be performed in the Ferst Center's outdoor amphitheatre.
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Earl Klugh
Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh treats us to one of his favorite subjects, “Jazz and the Movies,” exploring the music that Klugh has performed, recorded and enjoyed in movie soundtracks. Solo, trio, full band performances and more will be featured in the concert exploring Klugh’s passion for film and its music, which will conclude the second year of his three-year collaboration with Georgia Tech.
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Season Finale: A Night at the Opera
Sunday April 26, 2015 3:00 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra presents the last concert of the 2014-15 year, featuring arias, orchestral overtures and excerpts from your favorite operas. GTSO\\\'s very own Alex Lind, the winner of 2014 GTSO Concerto Competition will also perform Richard Strauss\\\' First Horn Concerto with the GTSO.
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