Emory Report
October 27, 2008
Volume 61, Number 9



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October 27
, 2008
Ensemble Sirius among November concerts

By Jessica Moore

Ensemble Sirius, the contemporary piano-percussion duo of Stuart Gerber and Michael Fowler, leads off the November concert calendar as Emory Coca-Cola Artists-in-Residence presenting a free concert of
a rare work by German compo-ser Karlheinz Stockhausen on Nov. 1, 8 p.m., at the Performing Arts Studio.

One of America’s leading organists, Paul Jacobs, presents a free program including works like Samuel Barber’s “Prelude and Fugue in B Minor,” and Marcel Dupré’s “Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Op. 7,”
as part of the University Organist Recital Series, Nov. 2, 4 p.m., at Emerson Concert Hall.

Emory’s Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series continues on Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at the Schwartz Center, with a performance by the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Antoni Wit and joined by pianist Valentina Lisitsa. The program includes Liszt’s “Piano Concert no. 1, E-flat major” and Brahms’ “Symphony no. 2, op. 73, D major.”

Grammy nominee Philippe Quint performs works for solo violin and Mozart’s “Sonata in E Minor” with Mary Emerson Professor of Piano William Ransom in a free concert cosponsored by the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta and the Emory Chamber Music Society on Nov. 9, 3 p.m., at the Carlos Museum.

The Vega String Quartet and soprano Katherine Blumenthal premiere “Ophelia’s Gaze,” a chamber opera by Emory music professor Steven Everett with text from Pulitzer-winning poet Natasha Trethewey’s “Belloq’s Ophelia” as part of the Emory Chamber Music Society Emerson Series on Nov. 15, 8 p.m., at the Schwartz Center.

Brother and sister duo William Ransom, piano, and Kate Ransom, violin, perform sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms in “Ransom Notes,” an Emory Chamber Music Society Noontime Series concert on Nov. 21, at the Carlos Museum.

Emory student ensembles present a variety of free concerts of classical and world music in November, including: Emory Early Music Ensemble, Jody Miller, director (Nov. 13, 8 p.m.); Emory Chamber Ensembles, Richard Prior, coordinator (Nov. 16, 4 p.m. and Nov. 25, 8 p.m.); Emory Percussion Ensemble, (Nov. 16, 7 p.m.); Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Prior, director, (Nov. 19, 8 p.m.); Emory Concerto and Aria Competition, (Nov. 21, 8 p.m.); and the Emory Mastersingers and Women’s Chorale, Eric Nelson, director, (Nov. 23, 4 p.m.).