Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friends Weekend in Atlanta to feature art and symphony!

The eighth annual Friends Weekend in Atlanta will take place January 30-31, 2010. The weekend includes:

. Special High Museum exhibit, Saturday, January 30, “Leonardo da Vinci, Hand of the Genius,” featuring approximately fifty works, including twenty which will be on view for the first time in the United States. Tickets are for 2:00 p.m. admission.

· Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, January 30, at 8:00 p.m. Robert Spano
conducts Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Also on the program are Vaughn Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and the soundtrack score for Francis Ford Coppola’s Youth Without Youth by acclaimed contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov.

· Lodging for one night at the Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown, 134 Peachtree Street N.W., located across from the High Museum and Symphony Hall. Arrive Saturday, January 30, depart Sunday, January 31. Free breakfast and parking included. (Participants who prefer to do so may arrange their own lodging.)

Participants will provide their own transportation to Atlanta. Directions to the hotel and information about restaurants within walking distance will be included with tickets.

Total cost is per person, double occupancy, and includes tickets, audio guide, hotel with breakfast and parking, all taxes, and a $25 per person tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of Hunter Library. Contribution is waived for full-time college students. Youths ages 6 to 17 must be accompanied by adult.

Adults under 65: $127
Adults 65 and over: $125
Full-Time College Students: $100
Youths (ages 6-17): $96

October 21 is the last day to register for the Friends Weekend in Atlanta. If you are not on the Friends Weekend in Atlanta mailing list and wish to receive more information and a registration form, please call Dora Melton at 227-3406. Bill Kirwan is coordinator of the weekend.