Atlanta Chamber Concert To Benefit Georgia Innocence Project


“City Lights” contributor Scott Stewart talks with organizers of “The Innocents” concert at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

The combination of new music and an enduring civil rights cause has sprung a well-known Atlanta musical ensemble back into action.

For the second time in three years, Bent Frequency, a contemporary chamber group, will be in concert, performing “The Innocents” in the Atlanta area.

The venue is the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, and the beneficiary once again will be the Georgia Innocence Project.

“City Lights” contributor Scott Stewart talked with Bent Frequency co-founders Stuart Gerber and Jan Baker and Aimee Maxwell, the executive director of the Georgia Innocence Project.

“The Innocents” is a 30-minute composition with theatrical elements composed by John Lane and Allen Otte.

Bent Frequency also will perform with Lane and Otte in renditions of American composer Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together” and “Attica.”

Those works are themed on the notorious upstate New York prison where deadly riots took place in 1971.

“The Innocents” begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or Atlanta PlanIt.