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Rialto Center for the Arts

Rialto
Call: 404-413-9849 or visit rialto.gsu.edu
Gorgeous concert hall affiliated with Georgia State University that hosts an eclectic mix of dance, film, theater and music events, as well as art exhibits.

Eric Whitacre

Tuesday February 4, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 di...
Cost: $20

Johnny Mercer Tribute with Joe Gransden and Tierney Sutton

Friday February 7, 2020 08:00 pm EST
“Jeepers Creepers.” “Summer Wind.” “Moon River.” “Hooray for Hollywood.” Everyone knows the lyrics to these songs, among more than 1,400 penned by Georgia native Johnny Mercer, winner of four Academy Awards (from 18 nominations). Hard-bop trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and special guest Tierney...
Cost: $20 to $52

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra concert

Sunday February 16, 2020 03:00 pm EST
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a concert at GSU’s Rialto Theatre on Sunday, February 16 at 3:00. The program will include works by Hans Zimmer, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Marquez, performed by MYSO’s two orchestras under the directio...
Cost: $10-$17.50

Wind Orchestra & Concert Band

Tuesday February 25, 2020 07:30 pm EST
School of Music presents the Wind Orchestra
Cost: Free

Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday April 14, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
Always an audience favorite, join us for an evening of unique sounds and incredible artistry from the talented percussion students of the School of Music under the direction of Dr. Stuart GERBER.
Cost: Free

Wind Orchestra & Concert Band

Tuesday April 21, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
School of Music presents the Wind Orchestra and Concert Band
Cost: Free

Signature Series: Symphonic Wind Ensemble “Social (In)Justice”

Thursday April 23, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
Special guest conductor, Alfred WATKINS joins the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a program entitled “Social (In)Justice” celebrating and elevating the oppressed and marginalized. Among the featured works are compositions by Omar THOMAS and GSU alumnus Carlos SIMON.
Cost: Free

Che Marshall

Wednesday September 18, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Che Guevara Marshall is a modern-day gentleman. A man of high standards with a mind that continues to seek imaginative paths that bridge the worlds of art and science. Che’s artistic ability and personal style is exemplified by his versatility and dynamic range of musicality. Che has performed aroun...
Cost: Free

Marshall Ruffin

Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Marshall Ruffin is a Georgia based guitarist, songwriter, and singer. Ruffin has performed and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist for Lonnie Holley, with whom he recently toured Europe. His song Light The Way was featured during their session in London at BBC Radio 6. Ruffin was the winn...
Cost: Free

Kenny Banks Jr.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Raised by two musician parents in Columbus, Ohio, Kenny Banks Jr.’s love for jazz is essentially a passion that pumps through his veins. Kenneth Banks Jr., The Artist, is a title that has been in the making his entire life. In 2018, Kenneth released his first debut album, “My Sentiments”, alongside ...
Cost: Free

Sequoyah Murray

Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
At just 22 years old, Atlanta vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sequoyah Murray has already established himself as a singular voice in the Atlanta music scene. Murray began writing and recording music when he was just 15. After a handful of self-released tapes, he attracted the attention ...
Cost: Free

Create: To bring into existence: A black girls tale

Thursday June 6, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Opening reception for a showcase of an artist’s creative processes through mixed media.
Cost: Free

FEED YOUR SENSES featuring ALEX GORDON

Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
In Alex Gordon's hands a baritone guitar becomes a veritable orchestra, in and of itself, capable of making any social gathering exquisitely pleasant and equally memorable. Alex has an uncanny ability to zero in on a musical frequency that welcomes all in attendance to immediately feel at ease and e...
Cost: Free

GSU Jazz Band with Guest Artist Etienne Charles

Saturday April 27, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
We conclude our 2018/19 Signature Series with a fabulous concert featuring very special guest artist, trumpeter Etienne CHARLES. Charles is a recording artist, composers, arranger, and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. Gordon Vernick,...
Cost: FREE

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE)

Thursday April 25, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
"Music from Asia"

Harvey Chang, guest conductor and soloist from Taiwan

Cost: FREE

Wind Orchestra and Concert Band presents This Beautiful Earth

Tuesday April 23, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
A celebration of music grounded in this beautiful Earth - an Earth Day Celebration.
Cost: FREE

Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday April 16, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Always an audience favorite, join us for an evening of unique sounds and incredible artistry from the talented percussion students of the School of Music under the direction of Dr. Stuart GERBER.
Cost: Free

GSU Opera Theater Presents Candide - April 14, 2019

Sunday April 14, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
CANDIDE, based on Voltaire’s farcical epic of the same name, celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard BERNSTEIN, its composer, this year. The GSU Opera Theater’s production is based on the 1989 version that Bernstein conducted at the Tanglewood Festival. The Maestro’s straightforward music is quinte...
Cost: $12.75-$25.00

GSU Opera Theater Presents Candide - April 13, 2019

Saturday April 13, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
CANDIDE, based on Voltaire’s farcical epic of the same name, celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard BERNSTEIN, its composer, this year. The GSU Opera Theater’s production is based on the 1989 version that Bernstein conducted at the Tanglewood Festival. The Maestro’s straightforward music is quinte...
Cost: $12.75-$25.00

GSU Opera Theater Presents Candide - April 12, 2019

Friday April 12, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
CANDIDE, based on Voltaire’s farcical epic of the same name, celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard BERNSTEIN, its composer, this year. The GSU Opera Theater’s production is based on the 1989 version that Bernstein conducted at the Tanglewood Festival. The Maestro’s straightforward music is quinte...
Cost: $12.75-$25.00

Ethics, Resilience, and Recovery: Learning from Moral Injury

Thursday April 11, 2019 05:30 pm EDT
Noted experts and other local commentators will discuss ethics, resilience, and recovery. Featuring presentations by Joshua Mantz (former US Army Major), Rita Nakashima Brock (director of Moral Injury programs at Volunteers of America) and Prof. Nancy Sherman (Georgetown University). The presentatio...
Cost: Free

Taste of Blue

Friday March 22, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Save the date for Friday, March 22nd because Taste of Blue is back! Join us as we enjoy an evening of food, beer, wine, live entertainment, and a silent auction.
Cost: $35

Anoushka Shankar

Saturday March 16, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
While her sister Norah Jones may be the more commercially successful family member, Anoushka Shankar has followed in the footsteps of her father, the late Ravi Shankar, king of the sitar. Her mastery of one of the world’s most difficult instruments is impressive to say the least, and the hypnotic rh...
Cost: $39.10-$74

Signature Series: Wind Orchestra and Concert Band

Tuesday March 5, 2019 07:30 pm EST
The program, Dancing Through Time features selections from the Danserye by SUSATO (arr. by Dunnigan), Ballet for Band by Cindy McTEE, Melodious Thunk by David BIEDENBENDER, and Dance of the New World by Dana WILSON.

GSU Wind Orchestra Conductor: Chester Phillips

Concert Band Conductor: Devin Rei...
Cost: FREE

East Meets West: A Jazz Collaboration

Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:00 pm EST
This project brings together three Georgia State Jazz Faculty members with three musicians well-versed in jazz and traditional music from the Indian Sub-Continent (Pakistan and India). The music from this area is rich in history and has many similarities with American Jazz in that improvisation play...
Cost: FREE

MasterJam

Sunday February 24, 2019 08:00 am EST
Categories: Dance/Performing Arts

Expect the unexpected as your favorite choreographers guide you through intense, professional dance training.  

Join Royce Reed from Basketball Wives, Carlos Garland from "So You Think You Can Dance" and Josh Williams, who danced with Chris Brown, Derulo and more....
Cost: $25+

Signature Series: GospelFest!

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:00 am EST
Join us for a jubilant evening of song celebrating the genre’s deep Atlanta roots. Along with traditional choirs and contemporary urban Gospel music, GospelFest! will also feature special guest artists Callie DAY (vocals) and Bishop Chantel WRIGHT (conductor).
Cost: $25

Signature Series: GospelFest!

Monday January 28, 2019 12:00 am EST
Jennifer SENGIN, conductor

Join us for a jubilant evening of song celebrating the genre’s deep Atlanta roots. Along with traditional choirs and contemporary urban Gospel music, GospelFest! will also feature special guest artists Callie DAY (vocals) and Bishop Chantel WRIGHT (conductor).

Ticket...
Cost: $25

Signature Series: Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Monday January 28, 2019 12:00 am EST
The program, Wind Band Classics, features an evening of treasures from the Wind Band Literature!

Robert Ambrose, conductor

Cost: FREE
80 Forsyth St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-413-9849
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