Office of Performing Arts Director Timothy A. Bartholow has announced the roster for the Performing Arts Center’s 2005-06 10th anniversary season. The upcoming season will include 30 performances in seven series.
“I am excited by all the wonderful things to come in the next year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with some of the finest performing artists available,” Bartholow says. “The best orchestral music leads the way, with two performances by our own Atlanta Symphony under the baton of Robert Spano. One of the world’s greatest orchestras will be here for a very special event-the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.”
Music Series I and II also include the Eroica Trio, Opera Verdi Europa in a concert version of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau with the 12-woman string ensemble La Pietà, duo pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianist Adam Neiman, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and Burning River Brass.
An appearance by Arlo Guthrie will highlight the Showtime series. The legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist will perform a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of his landmark recording of Alice’s Restaurant. The Showtime series will also feature singer Sandra Reaves-Phillips in The Late Great Ladies of Jazz and Blues, the all-male a cappella group the Nylons, and a return engagement by Riders in the Sky.
The Traditions series will showcase Celtic music with Ensemble Galilei and singer Jean Redpath, Appalachian music with singer-storyteller Sheila Kay Adams, the music of India with sarod player Aditya Verma, and the music and dance of New Zealand with the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.
The Dance Festival will offer an eclectic mix of dance from around the world with Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel performing Spanish classical dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performing cutting-edge modern dance, and the Russian National Ballet performing the full-length story ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
The Ramsey Concert Hall Series will present the best and brightest rising superstars in classical music, and the Franklin College Chamber Music Series will continue the university’s tradition of offering free chamber music concerts for the community.
The Performing Arts Center will also begin its eighth year of recording concerts for broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, heard by 1.5 million listeners across the country. With the support of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the Performing Arts Center plans to continue and expand its educational programs, offering master classes and lecture-demonstrations to public school students throughout Georgia.
Subscriptions to the 2005-06 season are on sale now. Subscribers save up to 25 percent off single ticket prices and are entitled to flexible exchange privileges if they are unable to attend one of their regularly scheduled concerts.