Upcoming Concerts & Arts Events


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Challenge the Stats

with Angelica Hairston

Challenge the stats

Challenge the Stats and Concerts at First present a free concert on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. celebrating diversity in the classical performing arts. The concert will feature 11 high caliber African American and Latino instrumentalists, including performances by harpist Angelica Hairston, a cello sextet lead by Clayton State University cello instructor Ismail Akbar, a world-premiere composition for harp and tenor by Joel Thompson, and commentary from Dr. Paula Grissom, Chair of Music at Spelman College.

A $10 pre-concert Dinner and Discussion opens the event at 5:30 p.m. as NPR Personality (WABE 90.1 FM) Lois Reitzes moderates a panel of Atlanta arts leaders discussing tangible thoughts and ideas on creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable arts field.

RSVP at http://challengethestats.org/atlantalaunch/

Read more about Angelica here

Thursday, March 1st 2018, 6:30 pm

Artist exhibit- Dinner and speaker, Cuban artist exhibit

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Please join us for an in-depth view and discussion of the works of Cuban artist, Juan Manuel Vazquez Iglesias, as seen from the perspective of the artist’s nephew, Guillermo Santana, and of fellow Cuban artist Alexi Torres.

6:30-7:00 Dinner featuring cuban cusine

7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion from Cuban-American Artist Alexi Torres and Guillermo Santana, co-founder of the Vazquez Cuba Exhibit in Atlanta.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Emory University Jazz Sextet

Jazz Sextet

The Emory University Faculty Jazz Sextet led by program director Gary Motley is comprised of artist-educators whose backgrounds provide a wealth of industry experience and expertise. Their mission is to educate students about the rich tradition of American jazz while providing insight into the creative process through performance and analysis. The ensemble includes (from L-R) Randy Hunter, saxophones, Bob Lewis, trumpet and trombone, Gary Motley, piano, Justin Chesarek, drums and percussion, Dan Baraszu, guitar and Chris Riggenbach, bass.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Atlanta Symphony Brass Ensemble

Friday, May 11th, 2018 6:00 p.m.

FPC Choir at The Temple

150th Celebration Concert


Friday, September 28, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Inaugural Concert Renovated Sanctuary Organ

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Jens Korndörfer, Organ
Stephen Mulligan, Conductor


Every Wednesday in October 2018 12:00 p.m.

Lunchtime organ concerts with

Scott Atchison
Sarah Hawbecker
Su-Ryeon Ji
Jack Mitchener
Patrick A. Scott

Sunday, October 28, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Silent Movie Accompaniment

Thierry Escaich, Organ

Free admission & parking (Lanier lot, 1337 Peachtree St. NE) to all events unless otherwise indicated.

All events are taking place at First Presbyterian Church, 
(1328 Peachtree St. NE, 30309 Atlanta) except for the concerts on September 16th and October 28, 2017.

All concerts performed at First Presbyterian Church. Please contact the Music Ministry for more information or to be added to our mailing list: 404-228-7732 • music@firstpresatl.org