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Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Richard L. Dangle Theatre
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
"Before the concert is over, she will have the crowd gasping with the sheer beauty of her voice." ~ Boston Globe

For Elisabeth Von Trapp, “ the sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Inspired by her father Werner Von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls.

Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. critics have called her voice … “hauntingly clear”, “joyfully expressive” and “simply beautiful.”

More Information at: www.elisabethvontrapp.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: Elisabeth von Trapp (Voice)
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Sure to delight all ages, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas favorites with special guest vocalists, along with a special guest from the North Pole, Ho Ho Ho. Comprised of musicians from throughout the West Georgia Region and led by Composer and Conductor Terry Lowry, the CSO Christmas has become a welcome tradition to the Holiday Season.

Since its founding in 2002, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra has performed over 60 concerts and has premiered over 90 new works written specifically for the CSO.
Sponsor: Carroll Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Carroll Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Terry Lowry
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 7:30 PM
“...There aren’t enough superlatives to describe their sound....”
~All About Jazz

The acclaimed Hot Club of San Francisco and the popular French vocalist, Isabelle Fontaine, have created Meet Me in Paris, a charming concert evoking the romance, charm, and vivre of Paris.

Love songs and driving gypsy jazz are a combination made famous in 1930’s Paris by the legendary Hot Club de France, Django Reinhardt, and Stephane Grappelli. Following the First World War, the city was a gathering place for artists from around the world and The Hot Club’s unique sound of gypsy jazz reflects this inter-wartime collection of cultures. Keep time with the strum of guitars and let magical violin melodies take you on a ride down the Seine and through the heart of the city. Ms. Fontaine’s mix of sweet and sultry songs adds a touch of beauty and authenticity that echoes the historic Ville- Lumière, “the city of light”.

“This music is about a balance of excitement and beauty, and Hot Club of San Francisco has found the perfect balance.”
~Jazzweek.com

This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France. The HCSF borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass, and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. Featuring the silken violin of twice GRAMMY® Award-winning Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine, and a swinging rhythm section, the group never fails to surprise and delight.

To hear the ensemble live or on any of their 13 albums is to be carried back to the tight, smoky jazz clubs of 1930's Paris and to the refined lounge of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over 25 years. Acoustic Guitar has hailed the group’s playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant.” With frequent national and international tours—from Iceland to Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival—The Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; LiveArt 2018; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: Hot Club of San Francisco
Ensemble: Hot Club of San Francisco
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:30 PM
This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.

Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field. The show features a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance when it performs in a venue near you. You'll be very glad you did! 4.5 million fans can't be wrong!!


More Information at: www.rhythmofthedance.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Rhythm of the Dance
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:00 PM
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

More Information at: www.dinosaurzoolive.us

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Earth Visual and Physical Inc
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 7:00 PM
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

More Information at: www.dinosaurzoolive.us

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Earth Visual and Physical Inc
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 7:30 PM
As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

If you like cornbread & hush puppies, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country.

More Information at: www.themalpassbrothers.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: The Malpass Brothers
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