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CONTENTS

5 T  he Branford Marsalis Quartet 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 2018 7 N  ational Geographic Live, with Steve Winter 8 p.m. Aug. 14, 2018 8 J oe Gransden Big Band, featuring Landau Eugene Murphy 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2018 9 S  teinway Celebration 8 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018

10 S  utton Foster 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2018

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6 Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center information

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BEGIN THE JOURNEY … WELCOME to the inaugural season of the performing arts center at City Springs. We envisioned City Springs as a community gathering spot, the place where we meet old friends and make new ones. It’s where we weave a diverse community into a tapestry called Sandy Springs, and incorporating the arts is an important facet. Involvement in the arts, whether visual, theater or music, creates tiny threads that draw people in, sparks imagination and fosters a sense of community. After all, Sandy Springs has a long history of thinking creatively. It was creative thinking that first led to cityhood and now, 12 years later, to the opening of City Springs. Through art we can tell stories. We expect you’ll find our inaugural season rich with tales that intrigue, excite and entertain. This year — and into the future — we will deliver variety and diversity in an assortment of performances intended to entice you back again and again. William Shakespeare said that “the object of art is to give life shape.” A key goal of this facility is shaping the minds of our youth — our future artists — through arts education. Here, the arts will not only fire their imagination but build their academic skills, as well. Supporting those efforts, the Sandy Springs Foundation is raising funds to underwrite diversified arts and education programming that will expose them to world-renowned artists in an environment that nurtures learning while sharing arts experiences across the entire community. So, pick your shows, take your seat, and enjoy. Rusty Paul Mayor, Sandy Springs

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BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET | 8 P.M. AUG. 11, 2018

D O N ’ T M E A N A T H I N G I F I T A I N ’ T G O T T H AT S W I N G NEA JAZZ MASTER, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He leads one of the finest jazz quartets today and is a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. Marsalis’ most current recording with his quartet is Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. The song takes center stage on this album, with band members bringing their considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each tune as an important musical entity unto itself and not merely a vehicle for showcasing individual talent.

Charles Gans from the Associated Press said: “Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today. ... This album shows that Marsalis’ quartet hasn’t skipped a beat with the change in the drummer’s chair, effortlessly playing often complex original tunes that are thoroughly modern while referencing past jazz masters.” Clearly, the Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the most innovative and forwardthinking jazz ensembles around today. Byers Theatre • Tickets $45-$65

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SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER INFORMATION TICKETING Tickets may be purchased online at CitySprings.com, by phone at 770-206-2022 or at the box office. Box office hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday. The box office stays open until curtain time on show days. For Sunday performances, the box office opens (or will open) two hours before curtain. THEATRE SEATING The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center is home to the 1,075-seat Byers Theatre and the 350-seat Studio Theatre. With three levels of seating and 18 side boxes, Byers Theatre offers intimate views from every seat. The Studio Theatre offers 200 full-sized fixed seats on retractable risers, with additional options for table seating and other flexible configurations. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Performing Arts Series: Pick Six: Choose from our Performing Arts Series of 10 events and receive a 15% discount. National Geographic Live Series: Purchase a subscription to all three events and receive a 15% discount. Speaker Series: Purchase a subscription to all three events and receive a 15% discount. ON-SITE PARKING Ample parking is available on-site with more than 800 parking spaces in the underground parking deck. The parking deck is accessible from Mount Vernon Highway and off Sandy Springs Circle at Galambos Way. Metered street parking is available adjacent to the City Springs complex. Secured drop-off for patrons is available in front of the box office. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center is on MARTA bus routes 87 and 5. These bus routes can be accessed from the Dunwoody MARTA Station for those traveling on MARTA rail. An alternative route could be the Sandy Springs MARTA station and a ride share service.

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THE SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER STAFF Michael Enoch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager David Daly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Programming Jack Ligon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Operations Arlene McKinnon . . . Director of Finance and Human Resources Andrew Borges . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Food and Beverage Justin Gamerl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Courtney Greever-Fries . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Emma Schenkenberger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Event Manager Wyanda Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Event Manager Teressa Kornegay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Housekeeping Manager Lisa Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing and Sales Manager Carol Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Manager Bria Etinge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Rodney Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Chef Laesha Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sous Chef Melissa Torres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant

CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS Mayor Rusty Paul City Council John Paulson, Steve Soteres, Chris Burnett, Jody Reichel, Tibby DeJulio, Andy Bauman City Manager John McDonough

SANDY SPRINGS FOUNDATION Emily Hutmacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director Executive Board members Chariman Ken Byers, Kenny Blank, Jan Collins, France Creekmuir, Michael Enoch, John McDonough, Mark Oshnock Trustee members Natalie Barrow, Larry Callahan, Reed Haggard, Dr. Brett Jacobson, Bob Monette, Sunny Park, Ed Patterson, John Paulson, Ray Persons, Connie Seacrest, Robyn Spizman, Julie Stanwick, Terri Theisen For information about contributing to the foundation, please contact ehutmacher@ssfga.org

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE WINTER

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! WITH STEVE WINTER | 8 P.M. AUG. 14, 2018

“By saving the world’s top predators, we save huge forests, rivers, wildlife and, ultimately, our planet.” STEVE WINTER STEVE WINTER has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia and trapped in quicksand in the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He’s flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner — or a camera. With On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars and Snow Leopards, the award-winning photographer shares his adventures tracking the elusive big cats — from the Hollywood Hills to the Himalayas. Winter grew up in Indiana dreaming of traveling the world as a National Geographic photographer. His father gave him his first camera for his 7th birthday, then began teaching him the basics of photography.

became a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. He’s produced stories for such publications as GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, BusinessWeek and Scientific American. His nonprofit and commercial clients include UNICEF, Merck Pharmaceuticals and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In 1991, Winter began shooting for the National Geographic Society. He has covered innumerable subjects for the magazine, including Cuba, Russia’s giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar’s Hukawng Valley and life along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River. When not traveling, Winter lives in New Jersey with his wife, son and pets. Byers Theatre • Tickets $20-$35

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JOE GRANSDEN & LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY | 8:30 P.M. AUG. 16, 2018

JOE GRANSDEN’S 16-piece big band is one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. Since 2009, Joe and the guys have continued to build momentum and perform all around the country. The band’s 2011 release, It’s a Beautiful Thing, sold well and gets radio airplay all over the world.

Columbia Records debut album, That’s Life, with producer and Grammy winner Steve Tyrell. It spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. Landau’s holiday CD, Christmas Made for Two, raised thousands for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and received national airplay.

The CD was recorded live at Cafe 290 in Atlanta, where the band holds a steady, twice-monthly gig. “The big band truly has its own sound and really swings!” says Gransden. “I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk. It’s such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes’ arrangements perfectly. These guys are the best.”

Landau’s self-titled third album was recorded at the famed Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, Calif., where Frank Sinatra recorded some of his signature classics.

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. is the soul- and Sinatra-singing Season 6 winner of the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent.” The former car washer made his 8

Landau has done dozens of sold-out concerts, headlining at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; the Apollo Theater in New York; the Grove in Hollywood; the Fountainbleu in Miami Beach with the Boston Pops; Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai; and for U.S. troops in Europe. Studio Theatre • Tickets $30-$50

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY ENLOW

STEINWAY CELEBRATION | 8 P.M. AUG. 17, 2018

PROGRAM CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Petite Suite En bateau (Sailing): Andantino Cortège (Retinue): Moderato Menuet: Moderato Ballet: Allegro giusto Kenny Broberg and Daniel Hsu, piano

KENNY BROBERG won the silver medal at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, showing “an imaginative shaping of themes [and] revelation of inner voices” (Texas Classical Review). The Minneapolis native has won prizes at competitions in England, Sydney, Seattle and New Orleans, and has performed with the Royal Philharmonic and Fort Worth, Minnesota and Seattle symphonies, among others.

CÈSAR FRANCK (1822-1890) trans. Harold Bauer Prelude, Fugue et Variation, opus 18 Kenny Broberg, piano SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981) Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, opus 26 Kenny Broberg, piano Intermission ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, opus 44 Allegro brillante In modo d’una Marcia. Un poco largamente Scherzo. Molto vivace Allegro, ma non troppo Fia Mancini-Durrett, violin Kenn Wagner, violin Cathy Lynn, viola Charae Krueger, cello Daniel Hsu, piano

DANIEL HSU won the bronze medal at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano competition. The Philadelphia Inquirer has characterized him as a “poet … [with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions and coaxes.” Hsu comes from the San Francisco Bay area, began studying piano at age 6 and entered the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music at age 10. Studio Theatre • Tickets $40 E N C O R E AT L A N TA | AT L A N TA ’ S P E R F O R M I N G A R T S P U B L I C AT I O N | E N C O R E AT L A N TA . C O M

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SUTTON FOSTER | 8 P.M. AUG.18, 2018

TA K E M E T O T H E W O R L D SUTTON FOSTER is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows — most recently the revival of Violet — and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical and her Tony Awardwinning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

CD, Wish (2009); her follow-up CD, An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle (2011); and her latest, Take Me to the World (2018).

She was first seen on television in “Star Search” at age 15, and more recently has appeared in “Bunheads,” “Psych,” “Johnny and the Sprites,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Sesame Street,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Royal Pains.”

In 2011, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Ball State University in Indiana, where she is on the faculty as a teacher and adviser to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Foster has sung at Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Joe’s Pub, as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series and at many other venues.

Since March 2015, she has starred in the TV Land series “Younger,” created by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”). Byers Theatre • Tickets $35-$90

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PLANNING AN EVENT? Meetings and events can literally take center stage at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center and the Conference Center at City Springs. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Sandy Springs, this brand-new complex offers versatility for any size meeting or celebration. • Corporate Meetings and Training • Business Conferences • Performances • Clubs and Association Events • Birthdays • Weddings / Engagement Parties / Showers • Graduation Parties On-site catering can customize the menu to enhance the experience making your event even more memorable. For more information contact our team at 770-206-2062 • venuerentals@citysprings.com


SANDY SPRINGS FOUNDATION

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center enhances the city’s economic value, enriching quality-of-life offerings vital for the overall health of a community.

populations who may lack the resources to attend arts events and will engage young people in the exploration of potential career opportunities. The diverse program offerings will serve students and educators Pre-K through college and engage the educational community through a student matinee series, hands-on training and summer programming. The community will also have opportunities to engage in the arts through family-oriented programming, summer arts camps and the ability to interact with artists to understand the creative process.

The City of Sandy Springs along with City Springs Theatre Company are teaming up to introduce people of all backgrounds and generations to high-quality and diverse arts education programming. This initiative will provide access to the arts for underserved

Funding for arts education and community programming initiatives is provided through the Sandy Springs Foundation. For more information on how to support the Foundation, visit www.citysprings.com/foundation.

The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center provides an opportunity for all ages to learn about the fine arts and improve their skills. Workshops, summer camps and special events introduce our younger residents to the visual and performing arts and heighten their appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the universal and timeless qualities that identify all great art.

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