Arts in autumn
by the Cherokee Tribune staff
October 03, 2010 12:00 AM | 1167 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Actors Andrew Groom, left, and Joel Rose face off in Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller ‘And Then There Were None’ presented by the Towne Lake Arts Center this month at the Woodstock Community Church auditorium.
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October offers a mix of music and spooky shows at Cherokee County's performing arts venues.

The Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University in Waleska presents six different concerts this month beginning today with the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Chancel Choir.

The choir, directed by Scott Hamilton Atchison and accompanied by Dr. Nicole Marane, at 4 p.m. will perform "Requiem," op. 9, by Maurice Durufle.

The choir will also sing selections by William Byrd, Mendelssohn, Sidney Campbell and Harold Friedell.

Admission is $15 with discounted tickets of $12 for seniors 55 and older and students 12 and younger.

The Georgia Guitar Quartet will play a concert at the Falany at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The group is influenced by classical masters such as Bach and Brahms, experimentalists like Cage Bartok and Stockhausen and contemporary rock icons including Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.

Admission is $25, with $20 tickets for seniors and students.

The university's 75-member wind ensemble will be in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday under the direction of Dr. David Gregory.

The "Beautiful Music of the World" concert features American folksongs, ballads and patriotic marches with clarinet soloist Allison Blackburn.

Admission is $5.

The music of Frank Sinatra will be brought to life at the Falany by Rick Michel of Las Vegas and the San Jose Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Theater in Costa Rica in two performances on Saturday, Oct. 16.

"Sinatra Forever! A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. stars Michel, who Variety described as "the closest thing to Frank Sinatra we have ever heard."

Admission is $30 and $24 for seniors and students.

Tara Winds, which has performed at two of the most prestigious musical conferences in the United States, will be in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Falany.

Admission is $25 and $20 for seniors and students.

Selected faculty members of Reinhardt's School of Music will present a free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Mezzo-soprano Reverie Berger will be accompanied by artist-in-residence Dr. George Lucktenberg in presenting Schumann's "Liederkreis, Op. 39." Lucktenberg will also perform several solo works by Schumann.

Olivia Keifer and Dr. Paula Thomas-Lee will perform "Penasco Blanco" for piano and vibraphone, and Lisa Morrison on violin, Nan Maddox on cello and Julie Kan Harvey on piano will perform a Mendelssohn Trio.

Soprano Dr. Marilee David will sing several songs, and the concert will include other performances.

The Towne Lake Arts Center will get into the spirit of the season with two mysterious events.

"Ghost Tales and Trails: a storyteller tour of Historic Woodstock" begins at dusk on Thursday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 16, at Woodstock City Park in downtown Woodstock.

Two-time Emmy Award-nominee Paul Boehlert headlines a group of storytellers including Quentin "Texas Red" Thomas, Teresa Harris and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze. Costumed guides from the center's Teen Actors Guild will lead patrons from story to story under the direction of Siobhan Brumbelow.

Tickets are $11 and $6 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the planned Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and The Greenprints Alliance. Dentistry of Olde Towne is sponsoring the performances.

Those who survive the ghost tours can use their ticket stubs for discounts to see the center's other show of the month.

The center will stage Agatha Christie's thrilling mystery, "And Then There Were None," at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 22 through 30 at the Woodstock Community Church auditorium in downtown Woodstock.

Regular admission is $11 and $9 for students and seniors.

The Magnolia Thomas House and Family Traditions restaurants have partnered with the center and will offer discounted entrees on performance nights for ticket holders.
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