CONCERTS & LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS RECEPTIONAtlanta Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Written from a position of self-doubt and on the brink of an emotional crisis, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most popular works. Guest conductor Marc Piollet makes his ASO debut leading the Orchestra in one of the earliest examples of a tone poem – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. American virtuoso Hilary Hahn explores Nielsen’s rarely performed, lyrically dramatic, Violin Concerto.
$24.99 Main Floor
Johnny Mercer Celebration
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer was one of twentieth century America's most prolific and beloved songwriters, composing more than 1,000 songs, receiving nineteen Academy Award nominations and cofounding Capitol Records, all between 1929 and 1976. A pair of modern jazz icons, longtime Count Basie Orchestra vocalist Carmen Bradford and hard bop trumpeter/vocalist Joe Gransden, will pay tribute to Mercer’s incomparable legacy by performing a rousing selection of some of his many hits. The Local Arrangements Reception will be held prior to this concert in the lobby of the Rialto Center for the Arts at 6:30 pm.
$24.99 Main Floor
Local Arrangements Reception
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth St NW Atlanta, GA 30303
February 28, 20146:30pm - 8:00pm
Please save your Friday evening, February 28, for a special reception at the Rialto Center for the Arts. The local arrangements committee is hosting a reception prior to the Johnny Mercer Celebration concert at the Rialto. This will be an opportunity to visit downtown and take in music by Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer who was one of twentieth century America's most prolific and beloved songwriters.The Rialto Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, and is easily accessible from the MARTA Peachtree Center Station. Tickets for the concert can be purchased here.
Directions via MARTA light rail: Take the Red Line Southbound train to the Peachtree Center station. Follow the signs that direct you to Ellis Street and the Atlanta Public Library. Exit at Peachtree Street South. Walk south on Forsyth past the Library. The Rialto is approximately two blocks down on the right. NOTE: After the reception or concert attendees will need to take the Gold Line Northbound train to Doraville and then transfer at Lindbergh Station to the Red Line Northbound train to North Springs, which will continue to the Buckhead Station.If traveling by car, directions and parking information can be found here.