Events at the Ferst Center for the Arts

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Nonprofit Trinity Awards logo
August 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

This is a red carpet black tie awards event where we recognize and honor small nonprofit and volunteers for what they do within their local communities. The red carpet begins at 5pm; the show begins at 6pm.

Lobov Uspenskaya
September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm

For the first time in Atlanta, Lubov Uspenskaya with Sunset Boulevard Band and special guests Brandon Stone and Edgar Akopyan.

 

image of aerial dancer in Dökk by fuse*
October 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

arts@tech performance series

Dökk blends light, sound, and movement into a breathtaking, multi-dimensional universe created by fuse*, an Italian studio and production company that explores the creative use of digital technologies.  Aerial dancer Elena Annovi moves through a sequence of ten other-worldly environments created by software that synthesizes data from social media, the sound score, the dancer’s heartbeat, and her movements. Each stop on her journey illuminates the beauty created in response to the world around us.

 

 

photo of Amanda Cook with hands at her mouth
October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Amanda Lindsey Cook has been a part of the Bethel Music family since 2010.  She is a dynamic worship leader and songwriter. Her latest album - House on a Hill - released in March 2019.  Her House on a Hill tour is set to launch in September 2019 and touch down in more than 20 venues nationwide. She is currently set to tour this fall with Hillsong United.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.

The Milner Award logo
October 21, 2019 - 10:00am

This is an annual event celebrating children's favorite authors. Children of the City of Atlanta and Fulton County vote. School children and their teachers and media specialists have the opportunity to come to the free program to meet the winning author in person and hear them speak.

This event is by invitation only

image from Ode To Nature
November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm, November 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

arts@tech performance series

A feast for the senses, this world premiere boasts an original score inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by guest vocal, dance and instrumental artists with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Chaowen Ting.  Visually stunning theatrical and technological elements combine to create a unique experience for the eyes, ears and heart.

Four Seasons Double Concerto is produced by the Dennis Law Center for Total Music, LLC and sponsored by the Joseph & Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology at the University of Denver in collaboration with the Georgia Tech School of Music. The original music was composed under the direction of Zhou Jiaojiao of the Law Institute and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

 

image from Ode To Nature
November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm, November 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

arts@tech performance series

A feast for the senses, this world premiere boasts an original score inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by guest vocal, dance and instrumental artists with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Chaowen Ting.  Visually stunning theatrical and technological elements combine to create a unique experience for the eyes, ears and heart.

Four Seasons Double Concerto is produced by the Dennis Law Center for Total Music, LLC and sponsored by the Joseph & Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology at the University of Denver in collaboration with the Georgia Tech School of Music. The original music was composed under the direction of Zhou Jiaojiao of the Law Institute and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

 

image of two dancers in wheelchairs from DESCENT by Kinetic Light
November 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

arts@tech performance series

Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. DESCENT reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Venus and Andromeda as a love story for two women. Dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson traverse a stage built with hills and curves that acts as a partner in the choreography and storytelling. The duo claim their desire as their wheelchairs fly within inches of the ramp’s edges, moving together and apart in a lushly lit landscape created through breathtaking projections by Michael Maag. DESCENT won Dance Magazine’s 2018 Reader’s Choice award for most moving performance.

The Ferst Center is ADA compliant for all events; additional accessibility for DESCENT will include Audimance, an immersive audio/narration made especially for this work available to patrons’ mobile devices.

DESCENT was made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; General Operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation with additional support provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. Kinetic Light researched, developed and honed DESCENT with financial, administrative and residency support from the Dance in Process program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  DESCENT was also supported by Dancers’ Group’s CA$H grant program, the Awesome Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and the Yip Harburg Foundation.

 

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Moscow Ballet's Gift of Christmas Tour

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds, don't miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times raves, "Hot Ticket!" Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now! 

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Moscow Ballet's Gift of Christmas Tour

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds, don't miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times raves, "Hot Ticket!" Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family now! 

image of audience at turntables in Kid Koala's Satellite Orchestra
February 15, 2020 - 7:00pm, February 15, 2020 - 9:30pm

arts@tech performance series

DJ Kid Koala shares an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks and invites audience members to play along while seated at mini turntable stations equipped with color-coded custom vinyl and effects processors. In this intimate setting the audience is cued to play along as an integral part of the show, creating an “ambient vinyl orchestra” with Kid Koala and melding individual strains into a flowing river of sound.

 

image of audience at turntables in Kid Koala's Satellite Orchestra
February 15, 2020 - 7:00pm, February 15, 2020 - 9:30pm

arts@tech performance series

DJ Kid Koala shares an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks and invites audience members to play along while seated at mini turntable stations equipped with color-coded custom vinyl and effects processors. In this intimate setting the audience is cued to play along as an integral part of the show, creating an “ambient vinyl orchestra” with Kid Koala and melding individual strains into a flowing river of sound.

 

dancer from enra in Voyager from Dreams
March 28, 2020 - 8:00pm

arts@tech performance series

Japanese performing arts collective enra brings contemporary dance, juggling, and martial arts into a new dimension. Brilliant, animated computer graphics synchronize with the performers’ movements in a series of magical vignettes that transport you from the sweet beauty of a starry night to the explosive energy of a galaxy in formation, and from a world of abstract whimsy to a modern, gritty cityscape. 

 

Scrap Arts Music musicians playing original percussion instruments
April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

arts@tech performance series

With a sci-fi vibe that takes inspiration from Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic film, Metropolis, this is a fast-paced, all-acoustic percussion bonanza.  These musicians don’t just play music, they perform action-choreography on Scrap Arts Music’s signature invented instruments with gymnastic agility and percussive drive. They bring the original score to heart-pounding life in a production that chronicles one musician’s whimsical quest for identity, reinvention and a sense of place in a world that’s been forever changed.