The Rialto Center for The Arts Presents A Stellar Lineup Of International Artists!
ATLANTA (May 25, 2018) – The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University announces its 2018-2019 Rialto Series season, featuring an incomparable lineup of artists! The signature Rialto Series performances by jazz greats, contemporary dance companies and ground-breaking musicians, have… more »
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 »
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 »
With a Balé Folclórico da Bahia performance get ready to have your mind blown. Between the costumes, drums, and dancing you will leave the Rialto completely forgetting that you saw this show in downtown Atlanta. Exiting the theater you might be thinking, “Wow I got to go to Brazil without taking off any time from work!”… more »
The Rialto Theater brings you the excitement and wonder of Havana, Cuba without the pricey airplane ticket with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. From the group’s hit songs like “Chan Chan,” Orquesta’s music gets one thinking about love and life while they welcome you into their family.
The members of Orquesta have such pride in… more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »