Concert series begins
A rich palette of musical styles and artists await concert goers as the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series celebrates 35 years of excellent performance with the opening of the 2014-2015 Season.
September explodes with the energetic piano style of rock and roll/boogie-woogie artist, Rockin’ Jason D. Williams. Williams is also known as the original Great Ball of Fire. Straight from Memphis, Tenn., and influenced by such greats as Jerry Lee Lewis, Memphis Slim and Al Jolson, Williams’s vast repertoire and endless energy provide endless entertainment. The New York Post says, “He takes the time machine back to when rock rolled on piano power.”
Williams will perform Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
November brings Good Company, a collective of Nashville, Tenn., musicians. This dynamic ensemble presents “Under the Influence of Great American Music,” a kaleidoscope of R&B, rock, gospel and bluegrass. Their musical menu includes hits by such artists as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Billy Joel and many more. Audiences won’t just watch Good Company, they’ll experience it.
Good Company will perform Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
Usher in January with the warm, lush voice of jazz vocalist, Jaimee Paul. Fans of jazz will thrill to her sultry and sizzling voice as she and her jazz combo present “At Last,” a tribute to the jazz age and music of female vocalists. Like the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland and the music that endeared them to the world, Paul’s voice and sophisticated stage presence bring them back to the stage.
Paul has travelled the world with Wynona Judd, Jim Brickman and American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson and has received international acclaim by critics and other artists, who recognize her talent. Joining her is Leif Shires, Paul’s husband, band leader and accomplished trumpet player.
Paul will perform Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
The season ends in March with the sonorous and thrilling sounds of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta as they present “Pops in the ‘Boro.” Music Director, “Z.” Kurahawa and the SOA promise a rousing performance of musical selections from Broadway, to pop, to favorite light classics.
The Symphony Orchestra Augusta will perform Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Season tickets are on sale through September and are available through at First National Bank, Queensborough Bank and Trust Company, Southern Bank, Burke County Library and Burke County Chamber of Commerce. Season Ticket holders also are entitled to three different concerts in Sandersville.
For online tickets visit www.itickets.com or visit the concert website at www.burkeconcert.org. For more information, call (706) 437-0070.