The just-announced 2015-16 lineup at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts offers another strong cross-cultural blend of jazz, world, roots and classical music, dance and more.
The season promises to be an especially notable one for dance, launching with Mark Morris Dance in October and including guitarist Paco Peña’s flamenco dance-music program in November and the biennial contemporary dance festival Off the Edge in March 2016.
Oct. 17: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Oct. 24: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, the veteran Cuban players on their farewell tour
Nov. 7: Paco Peña presents “Flamencura”
Dec. 5: Georgia State University School of Music’s 18th annual Gala Holiday Concert
Jan. 30: Ramsey Lewis, the famed jazz pianist performs his “The In Crowd” album in its entirety on its 50th anniversary
Feb. 6: Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the 13-member ensemble known for getting audiences out of their seats and dancing
Feb. 13: Capitol Steps, political satire
Feb. 20: Jones Family Singers in a “Sacred Sounds” program of “rafter-shaking” gospel
Feb. 26: Johnny Mercer Celebration 2016, featuring trumpeter-vocalist Joe Gransden and vocalist Kathleen Bertand
Feb. 27: Shemekia Copeland, singing Chicago blues
March 4-5: Off the Edge, contemporary dance fest showcasing Kyle Abraham, La Otra Orilla, others
April 2: Boban and Marko Marković Orchestra, 12-piece Balkanic brass ensemble
April 8: Georgia State University Jazz Band with special guest to be announced
April 10: Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion
April 15-17: Georgia State University Opera
April 23: Cécile McLorin Salvant, jazz songstress
Subscriptions are on sale, with single tickets available Aug. 3, at the Rialto box office (80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta) or 404-413-9849, rialto.gsu.edu.