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Make The Great Escape with the Southeastern Festival of Song

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Fourth Atlanta Concert from Nationally Acclaimed Vocal Ensemble takes Listeners for the Ride of their Lives

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Edited and Produced by Wanda Yang Temko

– The Southeastern Festival of Song (SEFoS) triumphantly returns home to Atlanta to present The Great Escape, the new concert that marries music from Schumann to Springsteen and explores literal and metaphorical methods of escape ? hitting the open road or fleeing the prison of one's mind. SEFoS general director Ryan Taylor and artistic director Adriana Zabala have assembled a world-class vocal ensemble to demonstrate how, for generations, escapism is depicted in music from Irving Berlin's Pack up Your Sins to Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave your Lover. The annual SEFoS concert will once again thrill audiences with the unique combination of musical styles and genres delighting both seasoned aficionados and curious newcomers. Joining the core vocal ensemble is The Atlanta Boy Choir and guitarist Wes Yoakam, both making their debut as SEFoS artists. The concert will be held at Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts where SEFoS has, for the second year, been named a Coca-Cola Artist in Residence.

One of the artists, bass Jason Hardy, dropped by WABE to talk with Wanda Yang Temko.

Audio for the interview will be available Friday, September 21, after 3pm.

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