October 11: 7:30 pm
$20 Adults | $10 Youth
Julie Fowlis is a multi-award-winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her crystalline and intoxicating vocals have enchanted audiences around the world. An artist with a genuine curiosity to explore other traditions and natural ability to cross genres, Julie has collaborated, recorded and performed with artists such as violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti, and acclaimed singers Aled Jones, Grammy-Award winning James Taylor and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She will forever be recognized for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, set in the ancient highlands of Scotland. The track was recorded when Julie was eight months pregnant with her second child and has since been a worldwide smash hit.
APOSTLES OF BLUEGRASS (at the AMP, Downtown Amphitheater)
October 13: 7:00 PM
The City of Carrollton celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Arts Festival of Carrollton with a free concert. The Apostles of Bluegrass is not your typical bluegrass band. The lead vocalist once won the Gong Show for playing the William Tell Overture on the harmonica and the bass player moonlights as an electrical engineer. Audiences love the band’s mix of intelligent lyrics, “bad jokes,” humorous entertainment and great musicianship. While you explore the Arts Festival this fall, make time to enjoy this wonderful free performance.
November 16 & 17: 7:00 pm | November 18: 2:00 pm
$20 Adults | $10 Youth
At the annual Christmas Eve party at the Stahlbaum’s house, the young daughter, Clara, receives a nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. After the party, Clara falls into a deep sleep and dreams of a battle with Rat King, journeys into a land of sweets, meets a handsome prince and is entertained by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. You may know the story already, but no one has seen it like this! Under the direction of Ballet Coordinator Jurijs Safonovs, this ballet will be a new version of this holiday classic for our community. The production will showcase elaborate and magical sets, incredible costumes and beautiful dancing by our local dance community with professional dancers in principal roles.
Season ticket holders will come on opening night, November 16
KENNY BRAWNER IN RAY CHARLES ON MY MIND
January 18: 7:30 pm
$20 Adults | $10 Youth
This show brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles vividly to life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist, Kenny Brawner leads his 12-piece band and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettes), performing this American legend’s most popular hits: What’d I Say?, I Got A Woman, Mess Around, Georgia On My Mind, a blazing hot duet on Baby It’s Cold Outside and many more! The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz and country influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs and his triumphant return home to Georgia. Don’t miss the Harlem-based Brawner Brothers Band in remembering this musical legend.
CHRISTMAS IN CARROLLTON CONCERT, directed by Jack Gantt
December 7: 7:30 pm
December 8: 4:00 pm
For more than 38 years, the Community Chorus has presented the Christmas gift of music to our community. As the tradition continues, come celebrate the season as the chorus performs Christmas with Mozart, Christmas at the Movies, Yule Be Swinging and classical favorites such as O Holy Night, Believe, In Excelsis Deo and the Hallelujah Chorus. Make Christmas in Carrollton part of your holiday tradition.
Season Ticket Holders will come on opening night, December 7
CHRISTMAS WITH CSO CONCERT, conducted by Terry Lowery
December 13 & 14: 7:30 pm
$18 Adults | $15 Seniors (65+) and Military | $10 Youth (12 and under)
Christmas with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra is a Carrollton holiday tradition. The Carrollton Center for the Arts welcomes the CSO to the Danny Mabry Theater. Come hear holiday favorites your entire family will enjoy. From Handel and Tchaikovsky to Irving Berlin and Leroy Anderson, the beautiful sounds of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra will fill your heart with the wonder of the Christmas season. You can even submit your musical requests for CSO Conductor Terry Lowry to perform on the piano. Whether you are one or ninety-two, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra wishes a Merry Christmas to you.
February 9: 7:30pm
$20 Adults | $10 Youth
Performed by Peach State Opera and accompanied by local vocalists, La Bohème, is a passionate, timeless and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris. The opera can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss. On closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives. La Bohème was composed by Giacomo Puccini. The opera contains some of the most memorable arias and musical scenes in opera. Throughout, Puccini relies on short musical motifs that represent characters, themes and moods so that the music underscores and highlights aspects of the drama. In the case of Mimì and Rodolfo, musical phrases bring the opera full circle and let the music reveal the memories recurring in the minds of the lovers as they say farewell. It is the perfect outing for a Valentine’s treat.
MUSIC TO REMEMBER CONCERT, directed by Jack Gantt
April 12: 7:30 pm
April 13: 4:00 pm
What is the soundtrack of your life? Whatever the genre our spring concert is sure to bring back some treasured memories. Our Chorus is excited to be performing a program going back in time, performing some favorite arrangements just for you! Both new and old selections will take you on a journey through the past, featuring their favorite arrangements over the past three decades. This will be a concert to remember.
Season Ticket Holders will come on opening night, April 12
MAY 3: 7:30PM
$18 Adults | $10 Youth
Since 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, CA, captivating audiences the world over. Through their hit touring show Presidio!… And All That Brass!, these five young men present Broadway music and film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of each performance. Presidio Brass has performed and provided educational outreach in more than 40 states, conducted master classes at many of America’s finest colleges and universities and has been featured on National Public Radio. In honor of being in Carrollton, Presidio Brass will perform with a local band during the performance and provide master classes to students in the area.