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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featuring guest vocalist Robert Cantrell

The Arts Council Signature Series 2017

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrating its 41st year with The Arts Council consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading Orchestras by performing great music, presenting great artists, educating, and engaging. The Orchestra is known for the excellence of its live performances, presentations, renowned choruses, and its impressive list of GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings.

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The Arts Council welcome back, Gainesville native, Robert Cantrell in his debut performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert found his voice as a member of Gainesville High School’s Crimson Chorus. This is a homecoming of sorts for Robert who continues to be a tour-de-force on the Baltimore/Washington opera scene. “Joining the orchestra was the extraordinary bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, a singer with the Washington National Opera who should be famous.  His sumptuous voice, endless breath control and moving delivery of “Ol Man River” and “American Hymn” swept everyone away.”- The Reading Eagle

Tables of 8 available for $320

Arts Council Signature Series Ticket (all 3 performances) $85

 

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Lynne Arriale – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

“Lynne Arriale’s remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds.” – All About Jazz

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Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years.  The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners.  JazzTimes wrote, “She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.”

Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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Wheel Throwing 301: Teapots and Pitchers w/Anna Doll

In this class you will be learning how to combine wheel throwing and hand building skills to make tea pots and/or pitchers. Experienced wheel throwing skills required.

6 Mondays: April 17 – May 22

10 AM – 12 PM

$125 members – $150 non-members

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Davina and the Vagabonds

Sowers’ vocals are unreal. She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the band’s sound is vintagey and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz.” – PennLive

DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

 

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Wheel Throwing 2 for Teens with Anna Doll

Are you a home school student that has taken a beginner wheel class and wants to learn more? If so this is a class you will want to participate in. This is a class for students with some wheel experience and will be tailored to your learning pace. Open to any student with some wheel experience.

Ages 12 – 18

8 Tuesdays: Apr 4 – May 23

10 AM – 12 PM

$100 members – $125 non-members

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Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. “LadyMay” (as she has been named) has been singing and playing jazz music since the tender age of thirteen. Since then, she has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, which in turn have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards.

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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Wheel Throwing 201 with Anna Doll

Do you have some experience on the wheel and want to learn more? If so this is the pottery class for you.  In this class you will be learning how to make more than your basic mug, lidded jars, and large bowls. This class will be for students who have taken a beginner wheel class, but will be tailored to your experience and skill level.

Session 1: 6 Mondays Feb 27 – Apr 3

10 AM – 12 PM

Session 2: 6 Wednesdays Apr 26 – May 31

1 PM – 3 PM

$125 members – $150 non-members

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Svetlana and The Delancey Five

The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz

Energetic vocalist” “exceptional singer and songwriter” Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

“Sophisticated, sweet, subtle, sexy, swinging”  (Jazz About .com)
Svetlana is a vocalist (from Russia), songwriter and arranger living in New York City with the sound that has at once tenderness, warmth, soulfulness and vulnerability, as well as an unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist.  Svetlana earned a MA from the Manhattan School of Music (2015) where she studied vocal performance with Theo Bleckmen, Gretchen Parlato, and Kate McGherry – and composition with James McNealy and Phill Markowitz. Since then, Svetlana has been collecting accolades from local, national and international press. Since forming in the spring of 2012, Svetlana & The Delancey Five have gone on to consistently selling out at a number of renowned New York jazz venues including the Blue Note, B.B. King’s, Ginny’s Supper Club, Zinc Bar, City Winery, and Kitano. The band has also become one of the most in-demand features at the numerous sold out hot jazz and swing events.

 

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™.  From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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Portrait Painting in Oils with Abner A. Coper

This workshop is designed to help artists enhance their skills in painting portraits. All skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcomed. While painting from the live model, artists will employ various techniques for developing accurate proportions, and the proper placement of the model on the canvas. Participants will receive instruction on starting the portrait with a solid structural drawing done in monochromatic lines and tones on a stained canvas, and finishing the portrait in stages from darks, to  middle tones, to lights. Instruction will be based on demonstrations, discussions, and individual critiques. Participants will work each day from a model in the morning, and a different model in the afternoon. The same morning and afternoon portrait will be worked on each day, for the duration of the workshop.

Tues – Fri

Feb 7 – Demo at 7 PM

Feb 8 – 10

9 AM – 4 PM                      

$350

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Beginning Wheel for Teens with Anna Doll

Are you a home school student that has always wanted to learn how to use the potters wheel? If so this is a class you will want to join. This is a beginners level class for students with no or little wheel experience. This class will be tailored to your learning pace. You will learn how to center, cone, and make mugs and bowls.

Ages 12 – 18

8 Tuesdays: Feb 7 – Mar 28

10 AM – 12 PM

$100 members – $125 non-members

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