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WALESKA, GA (Feb. 12, 2024)The “big band” sound comes alive at Falany Performing Arts Center on March 15 at 7:30 p.m. with the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra.

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece ensemble that specializes in “big band” instrumentation with saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm sections. Reeds, brass, and percussion round out the group.

Concerts feature the sounds of jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sammy Nestico, Mel Lewis, Buddy Rich and Chick Corea.

“Get ready for a powerful evening of jazz with these talented musicians,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “You’ll be swinging and swaying in your seats.”

Members of the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra come from diverse backgrounds and have performed in various ensembles and settings. The group is based in the Center for the Arts in Carrollton, Ga.

Tickets are $25 to $30 for adults, $20 to $25 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and younger.  They can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

About the Falany Performing Arts Center

The Falany Performing Arts Center is a world-class facility overlooking Lake Mullenix on the beautiful campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska. With Flint Hall, an impressive concert hall, and the beautiful marble Ken White Atrium, this concert venue is one of a kind. Since its first year in the performing arts, guests have commented on their wonderful experiences with the convenient free parking, meet-and-greet with artists, and intimate performances.  The Falany Performing Arts Center has hosted a variety of events, from theatrical productions, chamber groups, student productions and recitals, and popular ensembles such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The main attraction of this concert hall is its state-of-the-art acoustic and tunable stage. Known as one of the best concert halls in the Southeast, musicians, theatre groups, and guest speakers have enjoyed the quality sound the concert hall provides.

About Reinhardt University

Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University is a private, comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts. Reinhardt offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs online and on campus, including business, education, music, theater, and nursing. Reinhardt’s 525-acre campus is ideally located in Waleska in the heart of Georgia’s high country and nearby the great international city of Atlanta. For more information, please contact Reinhardt at 770-720-5600 or see Reinhardt.edu.

 

 

 

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