Emory Report
Sept. 5, 2006
Volume 59, Number 2


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Sept. 5, 2006
Early fall concert highlights

Emory’s Department of Music proudly announces a season of more than 80 programs featuring special guests and talented faculty and students.

Early and Contemporary Chamber Music, Jody Miller and guests, Sept. 9
Jody Miller, recorder, performs chamber music with Atlanta-area musicians Jonathon DeLoach, recorder; Susan Patterson, viola da gamba; Christine Lavoisier, harpsichord; Cheryl Slaughter, harp; and Holly McCarren, alto.

Bach Live!, Timothy Albrecht, Sept. 10
Emory organist and professor of music will perform Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E minor (“Wedge”).

Trio Solisti, Sept. 15
Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Jon Klibonoff, piano. Hailed by The New York Times as “consistently brilliant” and “compelling,” the trio performs both traditional masterworks for piano trio and new music by such composers as Paul Schoenfield, John Musto, Emory professor John Anthony Lennon and Paul Moravec. The trio makes their own arrangements of favorites by Gershwin, Piazzolla’s “Le Grand Tango,” Milhaud’s “Saudades do Brazil,” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances.”

“Emory Faculty Voices in Recital,” Sept. 16
A varied recital with songs in Italian, French, German and English by Teresa Hopkin, soprano, director of vocal studies; Christina Howell, soprano; John Bigham, tenor; Laura Gordy, piano; and William Ransom, piano.

“Secrets of the Sky and Sea: Southeastern Festival of Song,” Sept. 23
The Emory performance by SEFoS traces the universal appeal and immediacy of water and the heavens in the works of such composers and lyricists as Stephen Sondheim, Reynaldo Hahn and Bill Monroe. With songs that range from classical to contemporary, jazz to jive, and musical theater to Motown, the four singers and pianist pave the way for an entertaining survey of childlike dreams, romantic desires and untold mysteries.

Emory Javanese Gamelan, Sept. 30
Steve Everett, director, explores Indonesia’s gamelan music tradition.

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series
Bach-Bartók Cycle (Parts I, II, and III), Vega String Quartet, Sept. 29, Oct. 20, and Nov. 17. A six-concert series exploring the full solo string works of J. S. Bach and the complete string quartets by Béla Bartók.
A Sept. 22 noontime series preview with Vega and William Ransom, piano, will be presented.

Emory Wind Ensemble with the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Oct. 18, and Emory Symphony Orchestra, Emory Concert Choir and Emory Wind Ensemble with the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Oct. 21
Since 1989 the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet has reached audience in Europe and North America with a repertoire ranging from baroque pieces to premieres by Croatian composers.

“Reformation Day at Emory University Concert,” Oct. 24
A program including Bach is presented by Emory University Concert Choir; Eric Nelson, conductor; Timothy Albrecht, organ; and a baroque-period orchestra. Sponsor: Candler School of Theology.

“The Magic Begins,” Emory Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 27
Richard Prior conducts “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”; Barber, “First Essay for Orchestra”; and Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony.

Vocal Health Seminar, Nov. 4
This seminar, open to all singers, presents relaxation techniques for singers and the latest in laryngology and voice therapy. Featured are Michael Johns, laryngologist and director of the Emory Voice Center; Marina Gilman, voice therapist and instructor of the Feldenkrais Method; and Holly Godwin, instructor of the Alexander Technique.

Maya Beiser, cello, presents “Almost Human,” Nov. 4
Redefining her instrument’s boundaries, Beiser has conceived of and presented major pieces for the cello, written for her by prominent contemporary composers. Each of her projects has received critical acclaim and been featured in the foremost concert halls worldwide. Described by The New Yorker as “The Cello Goddess” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “The Queen of Contemporary Cello,” she has been on the forefront of her field, creating a vast new cello repertoire.

Volodymyr Koshuba, organ, Nov. 5
Ukrainian Volodymyr Koshuba, organist of the Kiev Concert Hall, performs Ukrainian and Russian compositions, including one piece with his award-winning daughter.

Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 29
Richard Prior conducts Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suites and Atlanta Symphony violinist Jay Christy and oboist Russ DeLuna in Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe.

Emory employees and students can purchase discount tickets beginning Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by phone at 404-727-5050 or in person at the Schwartz Center’s box office. The public may purchase tickets beginning Sept. 12. Discount tickets are sold weekdays. Employees can now take advantage of a special discount on subscriptions of four to six Candler Series concerts.

For more information, visit www.arts.emory.edu.