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10 P HAROAH SANDERS QUARTET Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 pm

12 A ILEY II: The Next Generation of Dance Saturday, Oct. 21 | 8 pm 14 MS. LISA FISCHER AND GR AND BATON Saturday, Oct. 28 | 8 pm 16 N IYAZ FEATURING AZAM ALI PRESENTS “The Fourth Light Project” Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 pm

8 President’s letter 22 Staff & Advisory Committee

24 Sponsors 26 Donors

28 General information

18 20TH ANNUAL GALA HOLIDAY CONCERT presented by the Georgia State University School of Music Saturday, Dec. 2 | 8 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3 pm 20 C ELTIC CHRISTMAS presented by the Celtic Company Saturday, Dec. 16 | 8 pm and Sunday, Dec. 17 | 3 pm


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President’s Letter


ne hundred years ago, an ambitious new venture opened its doors in downtown Atlanta. Debuting as the largest movie house in the Southeast and boasting the largest electric sign south of New York City, the Rialto was emblematic of the booming, bustling city it called home. Motion pictures were still a relatively new art form, but the Rialto gave this new technology a fitting home in the heart of a city on the move, offering Atlantans the latest in arts and entertainment from across the globe. While the theater has seen many changes over the last century (including a completely new structure that replaced the original in 1962), the Rialto has steadfastly anchored its corner of downtown and has consistently adapted to the changes taking place around it. One of the biggest changes came 21 years ago this season when the Rialto reintroduced itself to the city as the Rialto Center for the Arts after Georgia State University acquired it and an ambitious overhaul of the building began. No longer a temple to just the motion-picture arts, the Rialto was now a state-of-the-art space dedicated to bringing the very best in performing arts to the university community, to Atlanta and to the region. Welcoming everything from contemporary dance and classic jazz to world music and bluegrass, the Rialto quickly established itself as the city’s most eclectic performing arts venue showcasing the unfamiliar and the unexpected alongside the classics and rediscovered gems. Just as Georgia State University is committed to inquiry and exploration and to bringing the very best students, academics, researchers, athletes and administrators from across the nation and the world to Atlanta, the Rialto is committed to showcasing the finest performers and performances the world has to offer here in downtown. And this new season is no exception: You can experience classic American jazz musicians and vocalists; Middle Eastern music with a modern edge; dance from Argentina, Spain, France and New York City; Cuban music and salsa bands; a cappella South African harmonies; and much more. I can guarantee that there will be something awe-inspiring for everyone. Whether you’ve been with the Rialto for the last two decades or are joining us for the first time, attending one performance or 10, we hope you’ll join us, explore new and perhaps unfamiliar artists, and add your voice to a conversation that’s been taking place at the Rialto for more than 100 years.

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Pharoah Sanders | Oct. 14, 8 pm

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William Henderson, Nat Reeves and Joe Farnsworth

Pharoah Rules!


he music career of legendary tenor man Pharoah Sanders spans more than 50 years. He’s been captivating audiences and thrilling fans the world over with his passionate playing and universal sax appeal, constantly challenging the boundaries with his unique, colorful style, pushing beyond the barriers of jazz toward an unfettered, almost mystical sound. Born Ferrell Sanders on Oct. 13, 1940, in Little Rock, Ark., his initial accomplishments were in fine art and his musical career began on clarinet. In high school, he discovered his affinity for jazz and proficiency on tenor saxophone. After graduating in 1959, he moved to Oakland and became known in the Bay Area as “Little Rock,” playing bebop, rhythm & blues and free jazz with many of the region’s finest musicians. It was there he met and befriended John Coltrane, though they didn’t perform together until 1965 as part of Trane’s final quintet. Sanders relocated to New York City in 1961 and was destitute until he met and began performing with Sun Ra, the great cosmic

bandleader, who bestowed a new moniker on the young artist: “Pharoah.” Sanders came to greater prominence with Coltrane’s band in 1965/67, as Trane adopted the avant-garde jazz of Albert Ayler, Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor. Though he made his name playing expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in Coltrane’s late ensembles of the mid-’60s, Sanders’ music today is more graceful and melodic. This musical giant, revered as one of the “holy trinity of spiritual jazz,” now uses his masterful sax skills and probing soul to navigate the deep currents of jazz traditions. With one of the most distinctive sounds in jazz, Sanders’ music can be raw and fierce or harmonically rich as he moves between chaos and beauty. Drawing on his travels in Japan with Coltrane’s group and incorporating African rhythms, Sanders believes it is possible “… to enlighten the world through music, because music is a universal language.” At 77, Sanders still has the magic touch, negotiating chord changes with ease and finesse, speaking the language of music through his sax, as only he can do.

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Ailey II | Oct. 21, 8 pm



The Next Generation of Dance Troy Powell, Artistic Director


or more than 40 years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Launched in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering

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mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. Ailey personally selected dancer Sylvia Waters to lead this junior company, and as its artistic director for 38 years, she developed Ailey II into one of America’s most popular dance ensembles. In June 2012, Waters retired, naming her longtime associate Troy Powell as the new artistic director. Ailey II continues to thrive as Powell brings fresh dimensions to the beloved company. Ailey II maintains the legacy of its founder, inspiring in all a universal celebration of the human spirit using the AfricanAmerican cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Delivering pristine, mesmerizing performances with dynamic movement and near flawless fluidity, Ailey II achieves the perfect mix of unbridled vitality and technical excellence. With astounding agility and youthful verve, Ailey II is a “breathtaking combination of athleticism and poise … off-the-charts energy … indefatigable, virtuosic and relentlessly sexy.” Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none” and, says The New York Times, “the entire company looks terrific. Clearly, the future is theirs.” A highlight of the Rialto performance is a new work by Atlanta native Juel D. Lane, commissioned by Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. for the 2017/18 season.

Troy Powell, artistic director Troy Powell is only the second person to lead Ailey II since its inception in 1974. The native New Yorker began his dance training at age 9 as an Ailey School scholarship student. He joined Ailey II when he graduated from the High School of Performing Arts and, in 1991, joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He toured the United States, South America, Europe and South Africa with the company for 10 years before becoming a master teacher at The Ailey School and resident choreographer of Ailey II. Powell has choreographed ballets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, Dallas Black Dance Theater, the National Dance Company of the Bahamas and Alaska Dance Theater, as well as three episodes of “Sesame Street.” He has been featured with the Ailey company in an American Express commercial and has made TV appearances in George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum; “PBS Great Performances: Dance in America special” A Hymn for Alvin Ailey, choreographed by Judith Jamison; “America’s Next Top Model”; and, most recently, the Polish version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Oct. 28, 8 pm


isa Fischer’s talent has filled stadiums, concert halls and arenas around the world for more than 25 years. With her range, intonation and stage mastery, the Grammy Award winner’s voice has been described as “a wondrous instrument that can seamlessly blend classical, jazz, soul, gospel, rock and folk into the same song and sometimes the same sentence.” Many of Fischer’s performances in recent decades have been as a backup singer for such legendary acts as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Beyoncé,

Sting, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Luther Vandross, Nine Inch Nails and Yo-Yo Ma, but now she’s front and center with her band, Grand Baton. Fischer began touring with the Stones in 1989, gaining popularity from her duets with Mick Jagger. With the 1991 release of her debut album, So Intense — and its Grammy-winning single, “How Can I Ease the Pain,” she found success as a solo artist. Still, for the next two decades, she continued doing background vocals, writing music and supporting other singers as — in her words — a “tuning

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LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON Spectrum-Spanning Music and Vocals

fork,” instead of focusing on her solo career. In October 2012, Fischer joined the Stones for the band’s 50 & Counting Tour, staying with them for the next 10 months. Then Twenty Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville’s Oscar-winning 2013 documentary about background singers, made Fischer a star and changed the course of her career. The film featured clips of the Fischer-Jagger “Gimme Shelter” duet and testimonials from famous colleagues. It showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. “Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville’s film,” wrote The New York Times. Now Fischer is exploring new territory. She’s featured on new projects by Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma and Billy Childs, and recently collaborated with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. On tour with Grand Baton, she continues to draw rave reviews for her powerhouse vocals and style, an organic gumbo of progressive rock; psychedelic soul; African, Middle Eastern and Caribbean rhythms; and classical influences. After decades of working just Twenty Feet From Stardom, Fischer’s solo career has earned her a reputation as one of the most inventive, heartfelt and exciting song stylists working today.

Members of Grand Baton: Aidan Carroll Thierry Arpino Jean-Christophe Maillard

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Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project | Nov. 18, 8 pm


The Fourth Light Project


t’s a daring task to try and bridge the chasm between peoples,” says IranianAmerican artist Azam Ali, Niyaz’s lead singer, co-composer and co-producer. “But if we can make that happen even for the [time] that people are there just to listen to our music, then who’s to say we did not triumph in our goal?” Far more than “just listening” will occur when Niyaz presents The Fourth Light Project. Ali’s exquisite vocals in Dari, Farsi, Urdu and Turkish take audiences to distant lands and states of mind, while interactive designer/ visual artist Jérôme Delapierre, offers a groundbreaking multimedia experience. The Fourth Light merges live music and sacred dance performance (a dervish) with interactive technologies and advanced projection/body-mapping techniques. It defies most standards of world music and makes a bold statement to a global audience. The Huffington Post calls Niyaz “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” as the artists

blend medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from Iran and other Persian Gulf countries with acoustic instrumentation and stateof-the-art electronics. Exotic rhythms, outstanding acoustic performances and the bewitching melancholy of frontwoman Ali’s voice merge into textured arrangements, sweeping choruses and electronic beats that make their music authentic and original. Yet, these musicians are not limited by geographical and cultural boundaries. Niyaz offers listeners a bridge between East and West — a sanctuary in the modern world of polarized ideologies — embracing the collision of the old and new to create the unique and affecting. By stepping into a future that is ancient, inviting audiences to embark upon a philosophical quest into the human depths with a message of hope against injustice and oppression, Niyaz “creates something that transcends religion and culture and shows people that at the core we are all the same.”

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Contemporary Middle Eastern Music and Immersive Multimedia Experience

Photo: Robert Pack | KSU Dance Company

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20th Annual Gala | Dec. 2, 8 pm | Dec. 3, 3 pm


Presented by Georgia State University School of Music


f you’re in need of holiday cheer, the Gala Holiday Concert is the perfect place to be. Join us for this acclaimed celebration of the season, as the Georgia State University School of Music presents the 20th annual performance. More than 200 student and faculty musicians from the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, choruses, Jazz Band and community ensembles perform holiday favorites. Bring the entire family for this acclaimed Atlanta tradition.

“Treat your ears to some seasonal tunes at the Gala Holiday Concert … the more than 200 student and faculty musicians will surely get you pumped up for the season.” JEZEBEL MAGAZINE

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Celtic Christmas | Dec. 16, 8 pm | Dec. 17, 3 pm




Celebrating the Music, Dance and Mirth of the Season


tlanta’s Celtic Christmas is much more than a concert performance. Music, dance, drama and humor are woven together in an evocative, inspiring performance sure to warm the soul with the music and dance of the ages.

A cast of internationally and regionally renowned artists representing the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions will gather for the 26th anniversary of this timeless Atlanta tradition — a Celtic treasure for the entire family!

“Celtic Christmas is a beautiful, evocative occasion and one rich in heritage. For lovers of Celtic music, song and culture, this is the must-see event in Atlanta each Christmas.” PAUL GLEASON Consul General of Ireland (2014)

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Our Next Century



The arts matter: Through the arts, people experience their common humanity

in profound and moving ways. Each year, more than 60,000 people come together to share the Rialto’s performances and events. We aim to entertain diverse audiences by presenting arts programming that is both exceptional and unexpected while cultivating influential community partnerships. An investment in the Rialto’s future will help ensure a more connected arts community in downtown Atlanta and provide the city with the thriving, historic performing arts venue it needs to maintain its prominence and appeal as a premier city. Now in its second century, the Rialto aims to heighten its impact by enhancing its performing arts portfolio, extending its education outreach, and upgrading its technology and infrastructure. Our next century begins now!


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Staff & Advisory Committee ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Leslie Gordon Director Jennifer Staats Moore Associate Director Monica Barnes Arts Administration Specialist Suzy Blough Development Director Nathan Brown Stage Manager Jo Ellen Costanzo Events Manager Willie Gaston Production Coordinator Darlene Hamilton Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications Matthew Igyarto Business Manager Jamie Jones Events Coordinator Chadwick Miller Ticket Services Manager Laverne Perry Assistant Director, Artist Relations and Education Thomas Torrent Front of House Manager Michael Williams Production Manager

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Richard Alterman Sally Cohen Atkins Peg Balzer Ken Bernhardt W. Imara Canady David Cheshier Walter Coffey Elaine E. Davis Chris Escobar

TICKET SERVICES STAFF Kaci Casey, Raven Jones, Nika O’Neal FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF Sebah Abdu, Brian Ball, Michael Clinton, Mikayla Collins, Zuri Davis, Ethel Hill, Jasmine Holt, Delores James, Evelyn Kemp, Janet Lewis, Vera Mack BACKSTAGE CREW Daniel Armbrust, Andrew Brown, Lee Dire, Bryan Feeney, Damien Helms, Christopher Hollis, Nathaniel Kiser, Thomas Marcus, Lakia Marion, Marshall Moore, Michael Morgan, Sequoyah Murray, Barbara O’Haley, Sarah Pindak, Tony Reid, Dave Reiersen, Anna Richardson, Asalh Scruggs, Danielle Styles, Christa Wood, John Woodson STUDENT ASSISTANTS Julie Atcheson, Jasmine Terry GRADUATE ASSISTANT Justin Jones

Gina Espinosa JoAnn Haden-Miller Tamara (Tammy) Hale Connie Hawkins Darryl B. Holloman Randy Hyman Shapiro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Munir Meghjani, Chair Judith Montier

Nancy Nolan Jennie Raymond Dr. Gordon Vernick Laura Voisinet Brianna Williams

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hen you donate to the Rialto, you enable us to further enhance and broaden our arts portfolio and educational programming; maintain and expand the Rialto Series, featuring the best of national and international jazz, world music and dance; and to continue building our educational outreach to high-need public school students throughout Atlanta. With donor categories from $1 to more than $100,000, no amount is too small to contribute! We invite you to become part of the Rialto family, and with your gift, the Rialto will be able to bring the arts to more audiences, more classrooms and transform even more lives. For information on how to donate, please visit rialto.gsu.edu/support or contact Suzy Blough at sblough@gsu.ed or 404-413-9821. IMPRESARIO | $25,000+ Anonymous (3) Mark Becker Charles Loridans Foundation Inc. The Erroll & Elaine Davis Charitable Foundation Thomas H. & Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Laura Voisinet VIRTUOSO | $15,000-$24,999 Fulton County Arts Council State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company MAESTRO | $10,000-$14,999 John Bare City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Council for the Arts David & Mary Haddow Winnifred Smith O’Dell Fund BENEFACTOR | $5,000$9,999 100 Peachtree Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey South Arts PRODUCER | $2,500-$4,999 Bill & Peg Balzer David Caudill & Julia Bannerman Power2Give Atlanta Nancy Nolan & Harold Shumacher New England Foundation for the Arts

LEADER | $1,000-$2,499 Ken & Kathy Bernhardt Tony & Mary Burger David M. Cheshier Walter Coffey & G. David Sprowl GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group Jo Ann Haden-Miller Tammy & Don Hale Robert & Connie Hawkins Gloria J. Mims Carl D. Hudson & Jennie Raymond Randy E. Hyman & Marc Shapiro William & Nancy Yang SUSTAINER | $500-$999 Richard & Marty Alterman William & Mildred M. Cody Leslie Gordon & Blake Leland Darryl Holloman & Glynis Williams Minette Kirkman Katherine Klein Munir Meghjani James & Susan Slemenda Les & Susan Spencer Verah M. Turner STAR | $250-$499 Anonymous (1) Judith A. Aehle & Andy Weiskoff Suzy & Doug Blough Darrell W. Daniels Ralph & Mary Gilbert Valerie A. Gilbert Harry Haisten Harvey & Sarah Hill Glenn & Patti Langford Alfred & Vernita Lockhart

Rodney & Felicia Mayfield Christina C. Million Ronald & Sara Reams Fred B. Smith John A. Steward & Patricia Riley Michael J. Worley PARTNER | $100-$249 American Endowment Foundation Clinton F. Aul Jane E. Bickerton Lawrence E. & Leslie W. Blumberg David & Connie Breeser Gene B. & Charlesey W. Brown Lawrence & Marva G. Carter C. Ray Chapman Kelly G. & Anthony C. Chelena Gregory S. Cherry Carl & Kimberly C. Clifford Jonathan N. Dietch Enid Draluck Christopher S. & Sonnet C. Edmonds Christopher Escobar Ian & Constance Falconer Anna M. Gray Julie Fishman & Terry F. Pechacek Henry & Joanne J. Fowler Roger & Cheryl Gelder Stuart Gerber Anna M. Gray Richard & Janet Grimshaw Larry R. Hilliard Jack & Michal H. Hillman Merle I. Hoch Emma Lankford Damien Lawrence Janet J. Love Sharon L. Margetson Janet V. Mark Ray & Mary Maynard

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PARTNER | $100-$249 (CONT’D) Donald & Carmen Newton Suzanne K. Nieman Sue E. Olszewski Sandra L. Owen Alan & Patricia Pinado Jerry & Usha Rackliffe Susan E. & Frederick L. Roberts Gordon Robinson Benjamin S. Roth David & Sharon Schachter Robert & Camille Simmons Jeremy R. Sims Anthony Stringer The Coca-Cola Company Jeanette G. & Maurice R. Turcotte Brad & Kay C. Wideman Gregory & Susan S. Wills FRIEND | UP TO $99 Mary Ann Back Letitia Baldwin Monica Barnes Isaiah T. Bell Angela K. Bennett Rosiland A. Billingsley Ira T. Brown Lilllian Muriel Birchette Elaine Blumenthal Ira T. Brown Michael Connor & Cynthia Cindric Jo E. Costanzo Jacob D. Curtis Vernon J. Davis Pinky G. Elliott Kel-Ann & James W. Eyler Ken & Barbara J. Feinberg Devon E. Ferguson James Filey Jr. Charne Fucron Luther & Myra Gooden William L. Green Ralph & Rachel Greil Catherine P. Hartsfield Martha Hartzell Mattie Hatten John F. Hicks Jr.

Jason R. McCullough Julie Mei Lawrence & Ruth P. Menter Joseph & Susan P. Mondello Francisco J. Montero Judith Service & Juan H. Montier Willie M. Oyogoa Mark A. Prichard Thomas J. Ptaszynski Kathryn Ralston Vidyashankar & Vita Rangaswamy Jean Rearick Marsha Sargeant George P. Shoultz III Jeffrey Slattery Elizabeth H. Smith David S. Stevson Charles Storm Yvette S. Strickland Elizabeth Sullivan Luke Swanger Robin K. Taylor Shaleen Tibbs Melody D. Travis Aileen J. Wallace Charlena Waller Martin J. Wildes Harrison E. Williams Fred & Constance G. Woodruff

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General Information

TICKETS Tickets available for purchase by phone at 404.413.9TIX (9849), online at rialto.gsu.edu, or in person at the Rialto box office, 80 Forsyth St. NW (corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets). BOX OFICE HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WEBSITE Visit rialto.gsu.edu for a complete calendar of events or to purchase tickets 24 hours a day. REFUNDS & EXCHANGES All sales are final with no exchanges or refunds. Patrons may return tickets before a performance and receive credit for a taxdeductible donation. USHERING Interested in volunteering as a Rialto usher? Sign up online or call 404.413.9845. PARKING The 100 Peachtree Garage (formerly the Equitable Building parking deck) at the corner of Fairlie and Williams streets, provides official parking for the Rialto Center. SPECIAL NEEDS The Rialto Center is fully accessible to patrons with special needs. Wheelchair seating can be reserved in advance. Patrons who are TTY users, hearing impaired, speech disabled or hard of hearing can call us through the Georgia Relay Service at 711. For more information about these services, please call 866.787.6710. You can also email us at info@rialtocenter.org.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY The exit sign closest to your seat shows the shortest route out of the theater. In case of an emergency, please walk to the exit. ETIQUETTE Please turn all cellphones and electronic devices to silent operation upon entering the theater. Late-arriving patrons will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion during a pause in the performance. Please refrain from talking during the performance. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE We encourage you to share your experience at the Rialto on social media before and after the show using #Rialto100 and #RialtoATL. CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES The use of cameras or sound/video recording equipment without the written permission of the management is strictly prohibited. LOST AND FOUND For items lost or left at the theater, please call the House Manager at 404.413.9844. MERCHANDISE The Rialto has items available for purchase at the box office including umbrellas, coffee mugs and more. RENT THE RIALTO Our state-of-the art facilities offer the perfect setting for everything from a VIP reception to an unforgettable corporate event. For more information, please contact Jo Costanzo at 404.413.9814 or jcostanzo@gsu.edu.

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