Wednesday, August 31, 2011

From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Brer Rabbit for Opera

The Atlanta Opera has commissioned a one-hour children’s opera called "Rabbit Tales", based on the famed Br’er Rabbit stories, popularized by Joel Chandler Harris. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will host a special presentation called “From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Br’er Rabbit for Opera,” in which composer, Nicole Chamberlain; librettist, Madeleine St. Romain; director, Park Cofield; and Executive Director of The Wren’s Nest, Lain Shakespeare will discuss its development and creation. There also will be singers giving a sneak peak of some of the arias!

Sunday, September 4 at 2:30pm
Decatur Book Festival - Decatur High School Auditorium
310 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030

Friday, August 05, 2011

Sonic Generator, gloATL and Robert Spano perform Kaija Saariaho's MaĆ” at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, 2011
8 p.m.

Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street

Tickets now on sale for $50 (premium seats), $25 (general admission), and $12 (students with valid ID in person at the box office).

A new multimedia, in-the-round production of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's ballet for chamber ensemble and live electronics, featuring Georgia Tech's Sonic Generator, gloATL and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano.