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June 10, 2002

2002-03 Candler Series opens Schwartz center

By Sally Corbett

Arts at Emory’s 2002–03 Flora Glenn Candler Series will include four concerts by internationally renowned classical artists and additional special events featuring critically acclaimed jazz, theater and dance performers.

The Candler Classical Concert Series, a four-concert subscription package, will feature Dawn Upshaw (Sept. 14), Tokyo String Quartet (Oct. 19), São Paolo Orchestra (Nov. 13) and Sarah Chang (March 4, 2003). The Candler Special Events include a night with the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet (Oct. 4); two performances by New York’s physically daring dance troupe, Doug Varone and Dancers (Feb. 28 and March 1, 2003); and three performances of The Saratoga International Theater Institute Company’s Room, a play based on the writings of Virginia Woolf (March 21–23, 2003).

The Candler Series was formally created in 1966 when Flora Glenn Candler created an endowment for the fine arts activities she had long supported at Emory. Next year will mark the 35th full season presented through the endowment, and it will coincide with the February 2003 opening of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory. The new center’s dance studio will host Doug Varone and Dancers, while the first classical series concert in the center’s concert hall will be violinist Sarah Chang. Fall events will be held in Glenn Auditorium.

“The 2002–03 Candler Series is one of the most diverse Emory has ever presented,” said Schwartz Center Managing Director Bob McKay. “The series has featured four to six classical performances for many years. Next year, arts lovers can once again take in four stellar classical concerts but also experience some new surprises of international renown. The recent increase in resources for the arts at Emory, including the Schwartz Center, enabled us to add jazz, modern dance and a major theatrical work to our Candler offerings.”

Arts at Emory will offer new discounts on single tickets for the coming season. Single-ticket discounts include 10 percent for patrons older than 65, Emory young alumni (age 30 and under), Evening at Emory students and Friends of Music, Dance, and Theater; 20 percent for groups of 10 or more, WABE and ArtsCard members, and Emory faculty and staff; and 60 percent (limit 2 per ID) for Emory and Oxford students. One discount may be applied to each purchase. Valid ID, proof of age or membership card must be provided to receive a discount. Also new for the 2002–03 season will be the event start time of 8 p.m.

All tickets and subscriptions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and quantities are limited. Seating is very limited for performances by Doug Varone & Dancers and performances of Room. Later this summer an announcement will be made regarding dozens of additional free and ticketed arts events for next season.

Single tickets to the Candler Classical Series and other Arts at Emory events will go on sale Aug. 19; Candler Classical Concert Series subscriptions and Candler Special Events are on sale now. The four-concert classical subscription includes a 20 percent discount and ranges from $96 to $128 depending on seating zone. For more information or to order subscriptions, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050, or send e-mail to