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First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Challenge the Stats and Concerts @ First will present a free concert on Saturday, February 24 at 7pm celebrating diversity in the classical performing arts. The concert will feature some of Atlanta's best African American and Latino instrumentalists, including performances by harpist Angelica Hairston, a cello sextet lead by Clayton State University cello instructor Ismail Akbar, a world-premiere composition for harp and tenor by Joel Thompson, and commentary from Dr. Paula Grissom, Chair of Music at Spelman College.
A $10 pre-concert Dinner and Discussion opens the event at 5:30pm as WABE's Lois Reitzes, host of City Lights, moderates a panel of Atlanta arts leaders. Their discussion will address tangible thoughts and ideas on creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable arts field.
Dantes Rameau, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Music Project
Katie Jentleson, Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Andrew Brady, Principal Bassoon of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Jayme Alilaw, Founder and Program Director of Music After School
Free parking is available in the LANIER lot (1337 Peachtree St NE) just across from First Presbyterian Church.