Ferst Center Season Event
|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), joined by sopranos Francisca Vanherle Maxwell, Elizabeth Wilson, and tenor Timothy Miller. Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Hsu, the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir, Chorale and Women's Choir joins the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra in presenting this less-known master work of Felix Mendelssohn. The concert is free and open to the public.
|Witches' Night Off|
|Monday March 2, 2015 7:30 pm|
6 - 7 pm: VIP Reception with JENNIFER HOLLIDAY and cast members of Wicked.
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.
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.
|Orchestra Season Finale: A Night at the Opera|
|Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 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.
|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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