August 27, 2001
Much Music at Emory in '01-'02
By Deb Hammacher
Music at Emory will present an array of international artists during
the upcoming 200102 season, with concerts from some of classical
musics brightest stars and an eclectic offering of world music masters
from India, Egypt and Japan, not to mention dozens of free concerts from
student and professional performers.
Among this years highlights will be a jazz tribute to Miles Davis
by Herbie Hancock, a series featuring the complete cycle of Beethovens
32 piano sonatas, and a percussionist who uses kitchen objects as musical
Once again, the Flora Glenn Candler Series will bring some of the most
sought-after classical artists to Atlanta, including soprano Renée
Fleming and pianist Arcadi Volodos.
Quartet (Sept. 29) will be joined by former U.S. poet laureate
Robert Pinsky in a program called All the World for Love that
combines the music of Barber (Adagio), Britten and Janácek with
the poetry of Yeats, Frost, Dickinson and others.
(Oct. 17) has been hailed as one of the worlds leading pianists,
an artist who couples extraordinary technique with imagination and passion.
The 24-member Netherlands
Chamber Choir (Nov. 17), whose members are all soloists in
their own right, will present works by Bach, Pärt, Rachmaninov and
others that showcase the diverse repertoire for a cappella choir.
In a world where
conductors are stars, the
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Jan. 24) stands out for performing
without a conductor. The ensemble is far from a novelty, however. Named
1998 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America magazine, Orpheus ranks among
the most respected groups in the world. The groups Emory debut will
feature Mozarts Violin Concerto in G Major, Dvoráks
String Serenade and Wolfs Italian Serenade.
(Feb. 11) is the latest in a long line of great singers to visit Emory.
The American soprano currently is one of the worlds reigning divas
both on stage and on disc. She has been acclaimed by critics as the leading
soprano of her generation.
The Academy of Ancient
Music (March 5), with founder and conductor Christopher Hogwood
at the helm, will present an all-Mozart program. Robert Levin will play
the fortepiano, the forerunner of the modern piano, in a program that
includes the Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major and improvisations in the
style of Mozart based on themes from the audience.
Another highlight of the 200102 season is the presentation of the
entire cycle of Beethovens 32 piano sonatas in eight recitals by
noted pianists from around the world. Ludwig van Beethoven: The
Complete Sonatas for Piano will feature eight pianists, each performing
four sonatas, between Oct. 5 and April 19. Tickets are $15 each or $90
for the entire cycle.
The Universal Waves and NextFest series will bring a diverse offering
of artists, such as Indian Carnatic vocalist Prema Bhat (Sept. 15), Arabian
instrumentalist Hamza El Din (Sept. 22), Japanese bamboo flutist Yoshiro
Kurahashi (Oct. 27), mezzo soprano Virginia Dupuy (Jan. 19), Indian flutist
N. Ramini (March 3) and percussionist Peggy Benkesers one-woman
show Kitchen Chaos: One Drummers Evolution From Pots and Pans
to Percussion (Feb. 16).
Finally, jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker
will present Directions in Music: 75th Birthday Celebration of Miles
and Davis and John Coltrane on Oct. 28 in a tribute to the late
Tickets to individual concerts go on sale today at 11 a.m. Full subscriptions
and pick four packages are on sale now for the Flora Glenn
Candler Series of marquee classical artists.
For more information, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050
or send e-mail to email@example.com.