June 25, 2001
Series back with eclectic lineup
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld email@example.com
A sought-after soprano, the former United States poet laureate and a
conductorless orchestra are just some of the performers rounding out the
20012002 Candler Series at Glenn.
This years series is one of the most varied seasons weve
ever put together in terms of instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles,
versus a single recitalist, he said. Because this season is
so engaging, I wish that I could move it ahead two years for the inaugural
season for the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts because
its so balanced and rich.
The 20012002 schedule includes:
Arcadi Volodos, piano, Oct.17: Critics have called Volodos a genius
of the piano whose performances are noted for coupling breathtaking
technical mastery with a profound and eloquent musicality.
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Nov. 17: This 24-member choir has been
assembled to acquaint listeners with the repertoire of an a cappella choir.
Its Emory performance will include works by Bach and Rachmaninov.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jan. 24: This conductorless orchestra
was voted as the 1998 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America. Its Emory
debut will feature the Mozart violin concerto in G Major, Dvoráks
String Serenade and Wolfs Italian Serenade.
Renée Fleming, soprano, Feb. 11: Fleming, the opera diva
du jour, has been dubbed the most sought-after soprano of her generation
by The New York Times.
Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (conductor) and
Robert Levin (forte-piano),
The Candler subscription series at Glenn is in its third year, following
two highly varied and successful seasons that have included performances
by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emmanuel Ax, violinist Pinchas Zukerman
and mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade. The previous seasons have helped
lay a foundation for musical excellence, Simpson said.
We want to offer the finest in classical music. Thats been
our guiding force. Our goal is to provide Emory and the Atlanta community
with the opportunity to hear some of the finest artists performing today.,
Advertising the series hasnt been broadbased yet, except for a
mass mailing of brochures to all Emory employees, as well as each person
in the box office database of previous event buyers. Simpson said he wants
to give the Emory community first dibs at ticket subscriptions.
Subscribers have the option to choose four of the six concerts for a
savings of 20 percent off single ticket costs, or take all six concerts
for a savings of 25 percent. For the whole series of six, prices range
from $94$134. For the chose four option, prices range from $68$97.
All subscribers have the ability to purchase seats before they go on sale
to the public on Aug. 27.
When single tickets go on sale, Emory and Oxford College students can
receive a 50 percent discount.
To subscribe, complete the order form and mail it to the Arts at Emory
Box Office, DUC Drawer D, Atlanta, 30322, or fax it to 404-727-4763.
For more information or to charge tickets by phone, call the box office at 404-727-5050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.