August 30, 2004
57, Number 02
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year to be filled with music at Schwartz
A substantial lineup of 162 free events and exhibitions
and 32 ticketed performances is being offered during the 2004–05
Arts at Emory season.
The newest members of the Emory Dance Faculty, George Staib and Gregory
Catellier, open the dance season with Our Time Here on the Ground
Will Be Brief (Sept. 9–10, 8 p.m., and Sept. 11, 3 p.m. and
8 p.m., Schwartz Center, Dance Studio, ticketed). In addition to
choreography by Staib and Catellier, this performance features works
choreographed by Emory Dance colleagues Anna Leo and Lori Teague.
The spring semester features Wind Dances (Feb. 18, 2005, 8 p.m., Schwartz Center,
Emerson Concert Hall, free), a collaboration between the Emory Wind Ensemble
and Emory dancers.
The first full season of Coca-Cola artist residencies begins with classes and
the Friends of Dance Lecture by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder of Urban Bush
Women dance company (Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Schwartz Center, Dance Studio, free).
After Zollar’s illustrated lecture sets the stage, the Urban Bush Women
give two spring performances (Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., Feb. 6 at 3 p.m., ticketed).
EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF
William Ransom, ECMSA artistic director, organized 22 events ranging from 15
noontime (free) and family concerts ($4) at the Carlos Museum, to a concert at
New York’s Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall, April 3, ticketed).
The ECMSA Emerson Series’ focus on “Chamber Music in Atlanta” brings
regional chamber groups and musicians into the Schwartz Center spotlight, including
the Atlanta Chamber Players’ premiere of a John Harbison work (Oct. 24,
8 p.m., ticketed), the Georgian Chamber Players with Valentina Lisitsa on piano
(Feb. 13, 8 p.m., ticketed), and ECMSA with Donald Runnicles on piano (May 8,
8 p.m., ticketed).
The season also includes a Coca-Cola artist residency by international touring
artist Eliot Fisk, guitar (March 6–13 events include four concerts and
a lecture-demonstration). Vega String Quartet returns after their 2003–04
residency for “Jazz Meets Classics” (Oct. 15, noon, Carlos Museum,
free) and a concert with Fisk (March 13, 8 p.m., ticketed).
2004-05 EMORY GUITAR FEST
Fisk’s eight-day residency is part of a larger program, the first Emory
Guitar Fest. Interface—a group of multimedia performance artists who retrofit
instruments with innovative technology—visits campus Oct. 24 for two events
in the Performing Arts Studio, a discussion (2:30 p.m., free) and concert (8
On March 24 at 8 p.m., guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad take the Emerson Concert
Hall stage to perform gypsy and folk music with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on violin
(ticketed); earlier that day, the Assads will offer a lecture/demonstration at
Completing the series are three free events in April, a faculty recital by Brian
Luckett, classical guitar, and Carl David Hall, flute, (April 8, 8 p.m.); legendary
jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe with the Emory Jazz Ensembles (April 19, 8 p.m.);
and Emory Guitar Ensembles (April 28, 8 p.m.).
OTHER MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS
From the Top with Christopher O’Riley returns Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. (ticketed)
following the success of last year’s sold-out Schwartz Center show. Other
nationally known musicians visiting this season are Avantango, Feb. 24, ticketed;
New York New Music Ensemble, April 15, ticketed; Hans Davidsson, organ, Feb.
20, free; Eddie Daniels, clarinet, Feb. 11, ticketed; Joe Alessi, trombone,
Dec. 1 and 6, free.
Community favorites and traditions such as Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
(Dec. 3–4, ticketed) and Barenaked Voices: Second Annual Emory Student
A Cappella Celebration (April 1, ticketed) also are scheduled. “In Celebration
of William Levi Dawson,” an exploration of African American music, offers
exhibition openings and a keynote address in January and concerts and a symposium
Emory students, faculty and staff, as well as Friends of Music (sponsor-level
and above), Theater Emory, Dance, Creative Writing, Film and the Woodruff Library
may buy tickets beginning Sept. 2. All others may buy tickets beginning Sept.
7. Group discounts for faculty, staff and Friends range from 20–35 percent.
The majority of concerts are free for Emory students, and the remaining events
are discounted as much as 78 percent. Subscriptions for the Candler Series
are available now.
For information, tickets, a full calendar or to receive monthly e-mail updates,
call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu.