ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series
The ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series is designed to bring high quality professional performing arts to the ABAC Community and to the citizens of South Georgia.
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This thrilling season-opening concert honors the passion of the human spirit. Acclaimed VSO Principal Cello Steven Taylor is the featured soloist in Shostakovich’s defiant and vivid First Cello Concerto. The famous Pathétique Symphony is often regarded as Tchaikovsky’s poignant and fervent farewell to life.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mike Wiley in DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL
In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems, and of unspeakable taboos. Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. This riveting play chronicles the murder, trial, and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching. The one-actor, 35-character original drama is riveting from beginning to end and a must-see event.
This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Peach State Opera Company in
Peach State Opera Company presents Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterwork, bringing to the stage the full spectrum of human drama. Madame Butterfly is the story of a beautiful Japanese Geisha, Cio Cio San, who gives up her faith and her family to marry an American naval lieutenant. This tale is at once compelling and heartbreaking. It is an epic story of love, devotion, longing, betrayal, and, finally, tragedy. Puccini at his best! Music so powerful, so achingly beautiful, that it has never failed to bring tears and win the hearts of audiences throughout the world!
The Vega Quartet
Quartet in Residence at Emory University, the Vega String Quartet is on the cutting edge of the new generation of chamber music ensembles. After their Lincoln Center debut in 2001, the New York Times raved about its “playing that had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along . . . the musicians took real risks in their music making.” The Los Angeles Times also praised its “triumphant L.A. debut.” They tour throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, and have recently performed in Brussels, Paris, Cologne, Mexico City, New York, Tokyo, and Vancouver.
BONUS FREE CONCERT:
The featured artist for this event is ABAC’s own Jazz Band. The jazz ensemble has given numerous performances throughout the Southeastern United States, Mexico, and Europe. The ensemble has taken three European tours where it performed at two of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world, the Montreux in Switzerland and the North Sea in Amsterdam. The group also performed at the opening of the Tour de France. Most recently, the ABAC Jazz Band was selected to perform at the international Jazz Educators Network Conference. IJEN is made up of over 15,000 members whose main goal is to further jazz education throughout the world.
While this concert is presented without charge, , a ticket is required. Patrons and Subscribers to the ABAC Presents! Performance Series MUST order tickets for this event separately. This event is a separate BONUS event, freely available to all.