Emory Report
May 9, 2005
Volume 57, Number 30


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May 9, 2005
Perlman/Zukerman show to cap 2005-06 Candler Series

BY Sally corbett

The Flora Glenn Candler Series Committee, an appointed faculty and staff group, has announced the music lineup for the 2005–06 academic year. For more than 30 years, the Candler endowment has enabled Emory to bring the best artists in classical and contemporary music to campus.

“This year’s series has several exciting collaborations,” said Bob McKay, Schwartz Center director. “You will see Emory collaborating with the Atlanta Symphony to bring Golijov’s La Pasión. You will have the King’s Singers and Sarband offering a program of psalms. The finale for the series is the rare pairing of Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. The Schwartz Center is one of only six venues on their nine-day dual violin tour.”

Last year, the reach of Candler artists was extended by adding Emory Coca-Cola Artists-In-Residence Series master classes, lecture/demonstrations and outreach, and that will continue in 2005–06. Artists involved in residencies are indicated by an asterisk in the following schedule:

• King’s Singers* and Sarband present Sacred Bridges,
Oct. 14, featuring psalms set to 17th century music by Islamic, Christian and Jewish composers ($48 general admission; $36 faculty/staff; $5 Emory students). The King’s Singers have recorded 70 albums featuring Renaissance, romantic, contemporary, folk and pop music. Sarband is dedicated to illuminating connections between cultures and religions through a spectrum of vocal and instrumental techniques.

• Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio,
Nov. 10 ($48; $36 faculty/staff; $5 Emory students, $5). Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor is an active composer who tours as a soloist and in collaboration with noted contemporaries. His fellow Hot Swing members are jazz and Broadway artists Jon Burr, double bass, and Frank Vignola, guitar.

• Evelyn Glennie*, percussion, Feb. 7, 2006 ($48; $36 faculty/staff; $5 Emory students). Two-time Grammy-winner Evelyn Glennie gives more than 100 performances each year. She has written music for commercials, scored films and was named an Officer of the British Empire for her music.

• Osvaldo Golijov’s* La Pasión según San Marcos (“The Passion of St. Mark”),
Feb. 17–18, 2006 ($45; $33 faculty/staff; $10 Emory students). Emory and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) present the Atlanta premiere of Golijov’s transcendent work, with Latin-American and Afro-Caribbean sounds performed by the Brazilian singer Luciana Souza, the Schola Cantorum de Caracas and members of the ASO under Robert Spano, conductor.

• Denyce Graves*, mezzo-soprano, March 3, 2006 ($48; $36 faculty/staff; $5 Emory students). Graves is known for her portrayal of title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila with the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera and others. In addition to a classical repertoire, she sings Broadway hits, jazz and American spirituals.
• Rotterdam Philharmonic; Valery Gergiev, conductor, and Vladimir Feltsman, piano, April 2, 2006 ($60; $45 faculty/staff; $10 Emory students). This leading orchestra is led by Gergiev, who directs the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is principal guest conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.

• Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, violins, with Rohan De Silva, piano, April 29, 2006 ($60; $45 faculty/staff; $10 Emory students). Virtuosos Perlman and Zukerman are Juilliard alumni who have both won multiple Grammys during their impressive careers. Their program will include Mozart, Bach, Leclair, Moszkowski and others.

Candler concerts are held at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall. Discount subscriptions packages (four to seven concerts for $151–$249) are on sale through the Arts at Emory box office in the Schwartz Center. Order by phone (404-727-5050) or in person Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, 2004–05 subscribers and Friends of Music at Emory receive priority seat assignments.

Single tickets go on sale Sept. 8. A private pre-sale for faculty, staff, students, and Friends of Music, Theater
Emory and Dance, will be held Sept. 6–7.