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Soldier Songs Premieres in the Southeast at the Rialto Center

Posted On May 27, 2015
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ATLANTA – (May 26, 2015) ‐ The Atlanta Opera, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts, brings Soldier Songs, a contemporary opera by American composer David T. Little, to Atlanta. The evening of theater will be a highly charged experience with arresting projections, eye‐catching visuals and a thunderous score. Not for the faint of heart,… more »

A Fond Farewell to Trey McIntyre Project

Posted On April 22, 2014 by Leslie Gordon
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Seven years ago I was participating in a Dance Presenters Forum at Jacob’s Pillow, the legendary dance festival in Beckett, Massachusetts, when I heard the music of bluegrass master Dr. Ralph Stanley coming out of a rehearsal studio. Since we have presented Dr. Stanley (with the Stanley Brothers) several times at the Rialto, I was… more »

Soweto Gospel Choir: The International Sound of Joy and Grace

Posted On August 7, 2013
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Not many artists can sing their hearts out in Swahili, Zulu traditional, and Sotho traditional; even fewer can also perform “Amazing Grace,” “Ave Maria,” and Paul Simon’s “Bridge over Troubled Water,” with so much emotion and power you’ll forget they didn’t write these masterpieces themselves. To quote an article in the Montreal Gazette about a… more »

The Idan Raichel Project brings Peace to the Middle East

Posted On July 22, 2013
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Creator and face of The Idan Raichel Project, Israeli-born Idan Raichel’s charm, voice, and piano-playing skills make us ignore the fact that most of his song lyrics are in other languages. Raichel’s music is mostly in Hebrew, with a splash of Arabic, Swahili, Amharic, and Spanish. The Idan Rachel Project draws from many influences to… more »

Pamella Windham, A True Rialto Jazz for Kids All-Star

Posted On June 11, 2013
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In Atlanta in 1940, a swinging sextet played the tunes of Bennie Goodman at Rich’s Tea Room downtown. The guitarist was 18 year old Pamella Windham, future member of United States Coast Guard, teacher, GSU alumna, and major donor to Rialto Jazz for Kids. Pamella started playing music in the 6th grade when her father… more »

Rialto Jazz for Kids Jazz Jam: lessons for life

Posted On May 10, 2013
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What a night!  Experiencing the future of jazz music was like glimpsing into a crystal ball.  The faces, representing every measurable demographic, will be the same faces on stages and in audiences for the next fifty to seventy-five years.  These 11 – 13 year old students are given an opportunity to experience a vibrant life… more »

Rialto Jazz for Kids graduate is off to college

Posted On May 3, 2013
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Jeffrey Cox, a senior at Grady High School and participant in the newly formed High School Rialto Jazz for Kids program, will be attending New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in the fall with a scholarship in jazz performance.  Jeffrey says none of this would have happened without the Rialto Jazz for Kids program… more »

Subscribers’ Sentiments

Posted On July 30, 2012
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We first stopped by the Rialto on a downtown walk just prior to the 96 Olympics.  The program included a lot we were interested in, so, later on, we purchased tickets to a show that fall.  I think we ended up attending four shows that year.  After that we’ve been season subscribers each year, never… more »