Classical Movements, Inc.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of excellent orchestral music performed by North Carolina’s best youth orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra! Listen to works by Vaughan Williams, Silbelius, Mozart and enjoy a rousing rendition of Pirates of the Carribean movie theme.The performance is FREE and open to all ages. Length: 1 hour 45 minutes. Lang Theatre
You could call this punk classical. Fearlessly aware, insightfully political, resolutely defiant, it’s … stunningly intense.
- Lucid Culture
Comprised of violinist/composer Caleb Burhans, composer/drummer David T. Little, singer Mellissa Hughes, clarinetist Eileen Mack, guitarist Taylor Levine, cellist Brian Snow, pianist James Johnston, and percussionist Peter Wise, Newspeak is actively committed to the music of its time, creating a mysterious, nuanced, and compelling sound.
Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak is a powerhouse ensemble that blends the anthems of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai with the frenetic and politicized aggression of Black Sabbath and the Dead Kennedys. Fusing the music-for-use directness of Louis Andriessen and Frederic Rzewski, the ornate complexity of King Crimson and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the emotional depths of Elliot Smith and The Cure, they create a mysterious, nuanced, and compelling sound.
Performing works by Caleb Burhans, David T. Little, Oscar Bettison, Frederic Rzewski and new works by Ruby Fulton and Corey Dargel.
Erik Bruner-Yang chef and owner of H Street’s popular Toki Underground and the soon to open Maketo, is going to take over the Atlas Cafe Friday June 21st, the same evening as the Newspeak Ensemble concert.
Come early to try some of Chef Erik’s delicious noodles and other treats.
Atlas Presents SUMMER FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES
High-energy Hungarian Roma music and dance
They do not use sources of Gypsy music, they are the source itself.” – Songlines
Parno Graszt (meaning White Horse in Romani language as symbols of purity and freedom) is not just another Gypsy band from Eastern Europe playing traditional Gypsy music… Parno Graszt is a massive blast of energy which totally shook the world when their first record Hit The Piano got in the TOP10 of World Music Charts Europe in 2002. Ever since, the irresistible vitality of the 9-piece family mesmerized many around the world.
As Peter Gabriel owned RealWorld Records appraised, ‘we loved as they kept on singing out in the crowd after they finished their set and the stage was being cleared – a great moment of spontaneity.’
Indeed, at their concerts there is no band, there is no audience – there is one unified festive gathering. Whether they play in their backyard or in front of 10,000 people the same buoyant energy vibrates in the air. The top of it all is when using a 50-years-old archive video they dance together with their parents and grandparents on stage – a real time journey you must see!Tickets: Advance: $10 Door: $15
“This Hungarian gypsy troupe certainly knows how to turn a gig into a party.” – The Herald
“I had heard Parno Graszt on record, but they rocked my world live!” – Jordan Peimer, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Atlas Presents FRIDAY Summer Concert Series
Banda Magda boasts an intricate, tropical and eclectic sound, drawing from world chansons infused in South American grooves with a twist of jazz.Tickets: $10
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Exoticm, lyricism, impeccable feet-stomping groove, subtlety and depth of emotion. Inspired by music legends such as Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Jobim, The Beatles, and Pink Martini, “Magda” and the “Banda” create a unique aural experience at the crossroads of their diverse musical backgrounds, from France and Greece to Japan and Argentina.
On stage, Banda Magda has the image of an intense compilation of vibraphone, guitar, bass, vocals, accordion, piano and a cataclysmic overload of percussion surrounding the charismatic Magda Giannikou, founder, leader and singer of this hip, mod and ultimately fantastic group.
Chef d’orcheste, singer, composer, producer, arranger, pianist and accordionist Magda Giannikou comes from Athens, Greece, lives in New York, and writes songs in French, with South American musical influences. (!!!) And one could easily be skeptical about how one could seamlessly blend all those elements until they hear the result on stage.
Formed in New York in 2010, Banda Magda appear regularly in venues all over New York City, blending French repertoire, original music and songs from all over the world, arranged in the Banda Magda way and sung in English, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, Greek and Japanese.
Alliance for New Music-Theatre
Sandaya: Burmese Lessons traces the journey of a young American pianist as she learns Burmese language and unique piano style (sandaya). Her story captures her relationships with a Burmese performance artist and U Ko Ko, her piano teacher, as all three become caught up in the struggle between artistic expression and tyranny. The multi-media performance also features Burmese dance, drumming, and puppetry, and music by composer Kit Young as it tells a contemporary tale of the resiliency of a culture and its artists.
Wed Jul 10 at 8:00 pm – Pay What You Can Preview
Thu Jul 11 at 8:00 pm – Opening Night
Fri Jul 12 at 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 13 at 8:00 pm
Sun Jul 14 at 3:00 pm
Sun Jul 14 at 8:00 pm
Thu Jul 18 at 8:00 pm
Fri Jul 19 at 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 20 at 8:00 pm
Sun Jul 21 at 3:00 pm
Sun Jul 21 at 8:00 pm
Click here for more information on the Alliance for New Music-Theatre.
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