Emory Report
October 6, 2008
Volume 61, Number 7



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October 6
, 2008
October music features classics and new works

By Jessica moore

The month of music in October began with a performance by cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio and pianist William Ransom, as well as a special screening of the silent martial arts film “Red Heroine” with live musical accompaniment by the Devil Music Ensemble.

Next up is a performance by the Emory Wind Ensemble conducted by Scott Stewart with guest artist Jan Berry Baker, alto saxophone, in a program that features Gustav Holst’s “A Moorside Suite,” Charles Ives’ “Old Home Days: Suite For Band,” and Adam Gorb’s “Yiddish Dances.” (Oct. 18, 8 p.m.)

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) begins its Family Series with “Music of Many Lands,” (Oct. 19, 4 p.m.) a concert of music from India, China, Africa and the Middle East.

Scott Stewart also directs the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony in a free concert including the world premiere of “Eos,” a new work written for the ensemble and conducted by William Pitts (Oct. 20, 8 p.m.). Guest artist Jeff Nelson, horn, will perform James Beckel’s “The Glass Bead Game.”

Under the direction of Eric Nelson of the Emory Concert Choir, organist Melissa Plamann and a professional chamber orchestra will perform Bach’s “Magnificat” as part of the annual Kessler Reformation Day at Emory Concert (Oct. 21, 8 p.m.) sponsored by the Candler School of Theology.

Next, some of the Emory Music Department’s most talented students including a pianist, violinist and singer will perform in an ECMSA Noontime Series “Emory’s Young Artists Concert” (Oct. 24, noon).

The Emory Symphony Orchestra with conductor Richard Prior opens its 43rd season by collaborating with Emory’s University Chorus and pianist Deborah Thoreson to present Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky’s renowned “‘Pathetique’ Symphony No. 6 in B Minor” and Rossini’s overture to “The Barber of Seville.” (Oct. 24, 8 p.m.)

Finally, cellist Lynn Harrell, accompanied by pianist Victor Asuncion, will present a program of works by Beethoven, Dvorák, Schubert and Chopin including Beethoven’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69,” and Chopin’s “Introduction et Polonaise Brilliante in C Major, Op. 3” as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series (Oct. 25, 8 p.m.). Harrell is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, and is also the recipient of the first Avery Fisher Award.

For information and tickets call 404-727-5050, or visit www.arts.emory.edu.