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July 7, 2013

A sneak peek at some area arts organizations' 2013-14 seasons


VALDOSTA — “Evita”: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Synopsis: “‘Evita’ tells the story of Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Peron. The Tony Award-winning musical was revived on Broadway in 2012 and was also a feature film. Rising from the slums of Argentina, Eva Peron became one of the most powerful women in the world. Some of the beautiful songs include ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ and ‘High Flying Adored.’” Sawyer Theatre. Run dates: March 27-April 2.

Emerging Artists Showcase: Synopsis: “VSU Theatre and Dance audiences have long enjoyed watching our students as they progress through their programs of study. Begun a short time ago, with the Emerging Artists Showcase, audiences can enjoy a performance or two of contrasting programs. One program features our students graduating from the musical theatre program, the other performance includes students in other programs of study in our degree programs. Each performance of the showcase will spotlight our outstanding students.” Sawyer Theatre. Run dates: April 17-20.


Where: Whitehead Auditorium, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. Exceptions noted.

More information: Call VSU College of the Arts Outreach, (229) 333-2150; or visit

Conductor: Howard Hsu.


“APPlause”: Features Beethoven’s “The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Turkish March,” McGowan’s “iPad Concerto,” Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64. Synopsis: “The VSO will give the U.S. premiere of Ned McGowan’s inspired ‘Concerto for iPad,’ with the brilliant Keiko Shichijo masterfully employing various musical iPad apps to interact with the VSO. Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Fifth Symphony brings the VSO’s season-opening concert to a thunderous conclusion.” Run date: Sept. 14.

“An Evening with Amadeus”: Features all Mozart, “Overture to Lucio Silla, K. 135”; Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191; Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K 504 (“Prague”). Synopsis: “Spend an evening experiencing some of the master’s most beloved works, including the jovial bassoon concerto performed by VSO principal bassoonist Shannon Lowe, and his radiant ‘Prague’ Symphony, a piece as glorious as the city after which it was named.” Run date: Nov. 2.

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