Take a walk on the wilder shores of rhythm and blues when award winning artist Martha Redbone lights up the Atlas stage. Redbone’s music blends Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues. Her album, The Garden of Love- The Songs of William Blake, blends all elements of her roots to bring to life the poems of the famous poet; echoing an earlier time and place through elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday picking.
Tickets:Advance: $28.50 Door: $33.50 Student: $20.00 with valid ID
Since 1999, Sō Percussion has been creating music that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. Called an “Experi- mental powerhouse” by the Village Voice, “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine, and “brilliant” by The New York Times, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s innovative work with today’s most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career.
Program: Where (we) Live
Where do we live?
For eight years, So Percussion has made our home in Brooklyn amid two million five hundred thousand others. In our city, each of the group’s four members has constructed a personal ecosystem we call home. These homes are bound by space, time, sound and image. Equally, these spaces house rewarding, frustrating, supporting, damaging, tangible and never understood relationships.
When we leave those homes, our four members unite to create another artistic home, with its own unspoken rules and expectations; its own rhythm of interaction, its own banalities and mystery.
Where (we) Live questions all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.” We’ve asked video artists, songwriters, painters, choreographers, directors and others to substantively alter our process. The resulting performance contains a society of possibilities: composed pieces, chance elements, visual associations, and theatrical interactions.
Student: $20.00 with valid ID; Door sales only
Dublin band I Draw Slow has been setting records in their native Ireland. The sound of the five-piece band has been compared to Alison Krauss and with a sound rooted in the old style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.Tickets: Advance: $28.50 Door: $33.50 Student: $20.00 with valid ID
Called, “a jazz singer with unstinting vivacity,” (New York Times), Six-time Grammy Award nominee, Nnenna Freelon, is an accomplished jazz vocalist. She has worked with Indi Hip Hop band, The Roots, Gospel group, Take 6, guitarist Earl Klugh and pianist, Ramsey Lewis, Sir Elton John, Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, and so many more. Freelon is known for her ability to interpret songs in their truest form.
ALL NEW SHOW!
Collide with music’s past and present through hip hop samples and actual liner notes from your favorite artists. This electrifying show combines live music, poetry and a multimedia design that enhances a medley of your favorite jams while bridging together generations of music lovers.
Liner Notes premiered at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2012 and has since become a successful series with several installments. To date, Liner Notes has had over seventeen live performances and has paid tribute to approx. 200 artists and their music. Featuring Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell, Akua Allrich and Kris Funn’s Corner Store Jazz Quintet.. bflyentertainment.com/
Soldier Songs is an evening-length multimedia event from composer David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. Music can be easily co-opted to serve a political or ideological message or it can equally be a vehicle for reflection, engagement, and emotional connection, as is seen in this gripping music-theatre work.
Student: $ 20.00 with valid student ID. Door sales only
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 18 at 4:00 pm
This engagement of David T. Little is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to acknowledge The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project and Fund as Founding Sponsor of the New Music at the Atlas series.
International Contemporary Ensemble has been receiving rave reviews for its innovative and inventive approaches to crafting new music and engaging audiences. With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time. Since its founding in 2001, ICE has premiered over 500 compositions, the bulk of them by emerging composers, in venues ranging from New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art to galleries, bars, clubs, and schools around the world.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to acknowledge The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project and Fund as Founding Sponsor of the New Music at the Atlas series and Verne Global as sponsor of this presentation.
Capital City Symphony
Tickets: Adults: $25.00 Child (16& Under): FREE; Student (16+): $15.oo; Student tickets can only be purchased at the door with valid student ID
Get tickets to American MusicFest Part II.
CD Release Concert for Justin Thomas Ritchie’s first full-length recording, “Feels Like Home”
Length: 2 hours