GSU CENCIA past seasons

CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

GSU, Bauru Atlanta competition winners, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Bauru Atlanta

September 21-24, 2011
GSU hosts the fourth edition of the Bauru Atlanta Competition.  The piano and vocal competitions and concerts continue the collaborative relationship between the Universidade do Sagrado Coracão in Bauru, Brazil and GSU’s School of Music. The project also features two concerts. The winners of the 2010 competition in Brazil perform along with the winners of the 2011 competition.
GSU, Argentine Tango, Tami Tango Trio, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Abrazo Atlanta: Tango!

October 3, 2011
CENCIA is pleased to sponsor an evening of traditional Argentine tango music and dance. The Tami Tango Trio will play authentic tango music to accompany the dancers on stage. Led by Eduardo Tami, the trio and dancers have performed all over the world and in the United States.
GSU, REPURPOSED Exhibition, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season


October 6 – November 16, 2011
An exhibition and workshop that features artists who use repurposed materials in the creation of their work. The act of repurposing is currently in the foreground of many contemporary artists’ practices and can be discussed in the context of pressing global issues about environmental and economic sustainability. Featuring an exhibition and paper-making workshop by artist Allyson Comstock.
GSU, Beijing Chamber Ensemble, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Beijing Chamber Ensemble

October 15, 2011
A performance of chamber music by members of the Renmin University School of Music in Beijing, China. This performance is part of an American tour with other performances scheduled at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Michigan State University.
GSU, First Annual Black Student Film Festival, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Black Student Film Festival

November 2-3, 2011
The First Annual Black Student Film Festival exhibits the work of students depicting and representing African American people and culture. Awards will be presented for the best films in each category. In addition to awards presented in seven categories, the festival features the work of guest film producers and a panel discussion.
GSU, AstroJazz concert, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season


March 14-16, 2012
Multiple programs including a public talk on how scientists invoke creative and artistic processes in their work, a teacher-training workshop for arts and science teachers, and a live jazz concert that incorporates stunning astronomical imagery, audience interaction, and a cosmic sense of humor.
GSU, Symbols for Sound: Exploring Mathematical Music Theory, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Symbols for Sound

April 4-6, 2012
A project about the interdisciplinary area of mathematical music theory, including a concert featuring mathematicians/musicians Dr. Emilio Lluis-Puebla of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Dr. Guerino Mazzola of the University of Minnesota School of Music and drummers Heinz Geisser of Switzerland and Shiro Onuma of Japan. The project also features a symposium about the creative processes of musical composition and performance.
GSU, 6th Annual Italian Film Festival, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Italian Film Festival

April 5-7, 2012
The 6th Annual Atlanta Italian Film Festival features six new films and a commemorative screening of the Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 classic The Bicycle Thief. Films include the winner of the Italian Film Festival in Miami, the winner of Centro Campo Italiano at the Venice Film Festival, a new film by director Ricky Tognazzi and the latest work by actor and director Sergio Castellitto.
GSU, Aurora in April, Finnish music concert, CENCIA 2011-2012 Season

Aurora in April

April 17-19, 2012
Two concerts of contemporary music from Finland featuring Timo Kotilainen, Chief Conductor, Finnish Navy Band of Turku, Johann Tilli, Finnish opera singer, and Harri Wessman, Finnish composer. Performances by GSU’s neoPhonia New Music Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Wind Orchestra. Works by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Linkola and others.
GSU, Priscila Arantes, No Placeness, CENCIA 2012-2013 Season

Hugo Fortes

February 21, 2012
Immigration, communication technology, global warming, urban sprawl – developments that have radically affected perceptions of space and place in America and around the globe. Hugo Fortes, a Brazilian artist, curator, and professor at Universidade de São Paulo, speaks on these issues in contemporary art. Fortes speaks in response to a new book on the topic, Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape.