J.O. Wilson Elementary School
J.O.Wilson Elementary School Presents Cinderella
Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heilsler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Ken Anderson and Hommer Brightman
Library of Congress
Part of the JOHN ADAMS RESIDENCYJennifer Koh, violin Reiko Uchida, piano Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 pm Tickets: FREE with $2.00 service fee
“Ms. Koh and Ms. Uchida seem always to be of one mind about the works at hand, and the interaction between them has an enlivening vibrancy.“ The New York Times An intriguing mix of masterpieces from past and present, from “a risk taking, high octane player [Koh] of the kind who grabs the listener by the ears and refuses to let go.” Music from contemporary masters Esa-Pekka Salonen and John Adams is paired with selections by Janáček, Schubert and Bartók.
SALONEN: Lachen verlernt
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A major, D. 574, op. 162 ADAMS: Road Movies (McKim Fund commission)
U.S. Army Blues Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 pm Tickets: FREE
One of the nation’s premier jazz ensembles traces John Adams’ musical lineage back to the era of swing bands and his grandfather’s New Hampshire dance hall.From Duke Ellington’s big band music of the golden age of swing and Charles Mingus’ avant-garde to the free jazz of Gil Evans, the U.S. Army Blues bring their experience at the world’s greatest jazz festivals to the Atlas.
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Acclaimed actress Miřenka Čechová, and her company Tantehorse from the Czech Republic will mount Light in a Darkness, a piece that combines surreal and decadent poetry with elements of physical theater and modern dance. Tantehorse Company initially focused on the strong Czech tradition of modern pantomime, however the ensemble soon abandoned the world of fragile silence and went their own way through slapstick, comedy and black humor, with works tending towards surrealism and decadence.
Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 pm
Length: 80 minutes with no intermission.
Step Afrika! presents the DC premiere of Symphony in Step: a ground-breaking merger of stepping and classical music. Created and composed by Step Afrika! and Maestro Randall Fleischer, Symphony in Step will feature the dynamic artists of Step Afrika! alongside a talented 15 piece chamber orchestra in an historic coming together of artistic traditions.
Only six performances so be sure to purchase your tickets early!
For group, senior and military discounts please call 202.399.7993 x 2.
Performances:Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m.
Tickets:Wednesday Adult A Section $43.50 Adult B Section $38.50 Student only $20.00 Thursday VIP Gala Performance $125.00 (Tickets includes performance and Gala After Dark Party) Friday, Saturday and Sunday Adult A Section $48.50 Adult B Section $43.50 Student only $25.00
Jazz at the Atlas
Presented as part of the DC Jazz Festival
Michael Formanek’s singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations. During his thirty-plus year career, he has played and/or recorded with Elvis Costello, Tim Berne, Uri Caine, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Marty Ehrlich, Chet Baker, Tony Williams, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Mintzer, Fred Hersch, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Mark Isham, Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, Mingus Big Band, Joe Lovano, and many others.
In 2010 Michael Formanek’s first CD as a leader and composer in more than a decade was released on the ECM label. The Rub and Spare Change features the amazing group of Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver and Formanek , and has received numerous accolades including Five Stars in Down Beat Magazine, and a place on many best CD’s of 2010 lists. As a result the Michael Formanek Quartet toured Europe in April of 2011, and continues to perform whenever possible in the US and elsewhere.
Tickets: $25 – General
$15 – Students
Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Jacob Sacks, piano
Michael Formanek, doublebass
Gerald Cleaver, drums
Jazz at the Atlas
Presented as part of the DC Jazz Festival.
The legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz performs with the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring Florian Weber and Matt Wilson in a 17-piece big band tribute to Lennie Tristano.
Arrangements by Michael Abene were commissioned for the WDR Big Band and premiered in March 2012. This will be the first US performance of the music.
$25 – General
$15 – Students
Lee Konitz, saxophone
Brad Linde, saxophone
Florian Weber, piano
Matt Wilson, drums
Lee Konitz with Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble.
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.
Join us at Teal Tides: With Dignity and Dance, a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
This celebratory night of dance will feature performances by DC-based dance companies, including Taurus Broadhurst Dance, Hollow Dance Project, and LillyVonn Dance, as well as the story of how one local survivor used “dignity and dance” to cope with her ovarian cancer diagnosis. For more information, please visit www.tealtidings.tumblr.com.
To all ovarian cancer patients: The organizers of the fundraiser would like to honor you at the performance. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and are interested in being honored at the fundraiser, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance or to make an additional donation, please visit www.ovariancancer.org.Tickets: General: $40 Student: $25 Senior: $25
Brave Spirits Theatre
Driven by both passion and pragmatism, Juliet embarks upon her journey from adolescence through womanhood to death in the span of only four summer days. Tempers are short, emotions are extreme, and time melts like an ice cube in the heat.Preview Performance: Tue Jun 11 at 8PM Opening Night: Wed Jun 12 at 8PM Performances: Thu Jun 13 at 8PM Fri Jun 14 at 8PM Sat Jun 15 at 2PM Sat Jun 15 at 8PM Wed Jun 19 at 8PM Thu Jun 20 at 8PM Fri Jun 21 at 8PM Sat Jun 22 at 2PM Sat Jun 22 at 8PM Tickets: General: $15 Student: $10 Senior: $10
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!
“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.
Each two-week workshop concludes with two full-scale productions with costumes and props on stage at the Atlas!
Adventure Theatre-MTC Summer Musical Theatre camp at the ATLAS
Grades 1-5* | Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Be a part of the musical theatre world in a camp complete with dancing, singing, acting and fun! This two-week workshop culminates in a full-scale production with costumes and props on the Sprenger Theatre stage at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center. Participating students will be assigned a role in one of two summer productions.
The 2013 ATMTC at the Atlas Summer Season:
WANTED: A lively Crew to go on the account! X marks the spot as ATMTC and the Atlas come to port with the nautical sea journey Pirates! The Musical! Just as they are about to set sail on the rollicking sea, the pirates stop short: ARRGH! There are stowaways onboard! Perhaps the lads and lassies of our story will know what to do? Join this salty crew of colorful scallywags as they set sail on a mighty musical adventure!
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Kids follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.
Summer Musical Theatre Camp at the ATLAS
Session 1: July 1-14 (No Camp July 4th) $625
Session 2: July 15-26 $650
Session 1: $625;
Session 2: $650.
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Jen DeMayo at email@example.com for instructions on how to apply.
*Registration open to students entering Grades 1-5 in fall 2013.
Timeless Entertainment & DemiMode Hair Studio
Timeless Entertainment & DemiMode Hair Studio presents the hit stage play that rocked Los Angeles.
This thought provoking stage play will have you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. As it takes you through the lives of the Almost Family, with trying to balance family and following his dreams while holding it all together. You will enjoy this roller coaster ride that will have you question your own morals and values in handling life, career and family. Starring DC’s own Gill Nelson.Tickets: General: $33
The London Underground takes on new meaning in this stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling fantasy adventure novel. Gaiman, the modern master of fantasy and magic and the creator of such seminal works of fantasy as AMERICAN GODS,GOOD OMENS and the SANDMAN comic book series takes you into his own dark Wonderland. In the tradition of Alice’s looking glass and Dorothy’s cyclone, Richard Mayhew’s adventure begins when a wounded girl appears on the sidewalk in front of him. The girl pulls Richard from the comfort of his life in modern London into a world where society’s unwanted live in a dark subculture; where monsters are real and where death waits in the dark of Night’s Bridge.
Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 8PM Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 8PM Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 3PM Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 8PM Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 8PM Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 8PM Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 3PM Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 8PM Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 8PM Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 8PM Sun Sep 1, 2013 at 3PM Thu Sep 5, 2013 at 8PM Fri Sep 6, 2013 at 8PM Sat Sep 7, 2013 at 8PM Sun Sep 8, 2013 at 3PM Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 8PM Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 8PM Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 8PM Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 3PM