“Rising Tide” Comes to Atlanta on March 28

“Rising Tide” Comes to Atlanta on March 28

March 14, 2019—Central Presbyterian Church, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) are proud to bring The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide to Atlanta on March 28, 2019.  Rising Tide is a collaborative performance created by the Fry Street Quartet with climate physicist Dr. Robert Davies of the Crossroads Project.

Climate change and the search for sources of sustainable energy is one of the most pressing challenges the world faces today.  From the rising temperature of the Earth to deforestation to long-term droughts to melting ice caps, the time to take action for a sustainable future is now.   This evocative performance about global sustainability weaves art and science together through music, prose, and stunning visual imagery — photographs by renowned environmental photographer Garth Lenz and paintings by Rebecca Allan and the quartet’s commission of Rising Tide by American composer Laura Kaminsky.  Following the performance, the Fry Street Quartet and Dr. Robert Davies will hold a reception and talkback.  Audience members will have a chance to ask about the performance and imagery as well as any pressing sustainability questions.

The Fry Street Quartet has toured extensively across the United States and around the world. The Fry Street Quartet is pleased to hold the Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.  Members of the quartet are Robert Waters – violin, Rebecca McFaul – violin, Bradley Ottesen – viola, and Anne Francis Bayless – cello.  More information about the Fry Street Quartet can be found at http://frystreetquartet.com/.

A physicist and educator, Dr. Robert Davies has served as an officer and meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force, worked for NASA on the International Space Station project, and taught on the faculty of three universities. His scientific work has included research into interactions of spacecraft with the space environment, the fundamental nature of light and information, and Earth’s changing climate.

Tickets are $15.  The performance begins promptly at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 28, and doors will open at 6:30 PM.  Rising Tide will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, located at 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Parking is available at the Department of Public Safety Building: 180 Central Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. Visit http://www.gipl.org/event/rising-tide/ to purchase tickets. Questions? info@gipl.org.

Media Contacts:

Whitney Brown, GIPL, Staff Associate for Communications & Administration

Michael Thompson, Columbia Theological Seminary, Director of Communications

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