Emory Report
August 27, 2007
Volume 60, Number 1

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August 27, 2007
Candler series features resident and guest artists

By jessica moore

The 2007–08 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series features an array of internationally renowned guest artists performing a variety of musical styles. Emory faculty and staff subscribers enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent off the single ticket price when purchasing a subscription to four or more concerts. Single tickets for Emory faculty, staff and Friends of Music go on sale Sept. 5. For tickets visit www.arts.emory.edu or call 404-727-5050. Due to the popularity of this series, held in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall, organizers suggest that those interested in purchasing tickets for these concerts take advantage of the Emory faculty/staff presale as these events will sell out.

Yellowjackets, jazz quartet*
Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, 8 p.m.
Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $36 (single); $24 (all six); $28.80 (four or five)
Veteran session musicians Russell Ferrante, keyboard, Jimmy Haslip, bass and Ricky Lawson, drums, met in 1977 while working on a studio project and quickly discovered the musical chemistry from which the Yellowjackets evolved. From fusion to acoustic jazz, the group always thrills crowds with their unmistakable Yellowjackets’ sound –“lively, energetic and with a sting.”

Midori, violin,* Robert McDonald, piano
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, 8 p.m. Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $42 (single); $28 (all six); $33.60 (pick four or five)
A student of Julliard, Midori made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11. In the past 25 years she has performed in venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to the Kennedy Center. She is a Grammy nominee, winner of the 2001 Avery Fisher Prize and the two-time recipient of Germany’s coveted Deutsche Shallplattenpresi. Midori, accompanied by pianist Robert McDonald, will perform Grieg’s “Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45,” Beethoven’s “Sonata in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1” and Corigliano’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano.” (Program subject to change).

Bergen Philharmonic, Andrew Litton, conductor, and Andre Watts, piano.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, 4 p.m. (special Sunday concert time)
Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $45 (single); $30 (all six); $36 (pick four or five)
The Bergen Philharmonic of Norway, established in 1765, is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Their 2007 tour is their first to the United States. Andrew Litton has been the orchestra’s principal conductor since 2003 and in 2005 he became the first American to be designated as its music director. The orchestra is joined by Grammy-winning pianist Andre Watts. The evening’s program (subject to change) includes Saeverud’s “Hymn of Revolt,” Grieg’s “Piano Concerto, Op. 16 in A Minor” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.”

Deborah Voigt, soprano*, Brian Zeger, piano
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, 8 p.m.
Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $42 (single); $28 (all six); $33.60 (pick four or five)
Deborah Voigt is “arguably the leading dramatic soprano singing today,” according to The New York Times. She has starred in dozens of operas with the world’s leading opera companies, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna State Opera. Voigt won the Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition, and was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France.

Kronos Quartet* with Wu Man, pipa*
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, 8 p.m.
Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $39 (single); $26 (all six); $31.20 (pick four or five)
Kronos members David Harrington and John Sherba, violins, Hank Dutt, viola, and Jeffrey Zeigler, cello, boldly explore the range and context of string quartet music, from unorthodox interdisciplinary events to traditional concerts with the stars of classical music. Wu Man is known for introducing Western audiences to the pipa, a lute-like Chinese instrument with a more than 2,000-year history. She will join Kronos to perform “The Cusp of Magic” by Terry Riley.

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Saturday, Apr. 19, 2008, 8 pm.
Emory faculty/staff ticket price: $39 (single); $26 (all six); $31.20 (pick four or five)
Among the most important pianists of this era, Leif Ove Andsnes began his studies at 15 and started his recital career while attending the Bergen Conservatoire of Norway. Just four years later he joined the Oslo Philharmonic as soloist at the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1998, he received the Gilmore Artist Award and used the prize money to explore the work of living composers. The virtuoso has won three Gramophone awards.

* Indicates Emory Coca-Cola Artist in Residence