Emory Report
January 26, 2009
Volume 61, Number 17



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January 26, 2009
Advance Notice

Inaugural poet here Feb. 11
Fresh from delivering her poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” at Barack Obama’s inauguration, poet Elizabeth Alexander will give a free, public reading Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

Alexander’s books, including the inaugural poem and a limited edition broadside, will be available for purchase and signing following the reading.

Alexander is also an essayist, playwright and professor at Yale University.

“This will be her first public appearance since being on the presidential dais,” says Kevin Young, curator of literary collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Alexander’s appearance is part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series. Other series events include: Campbell McGrath, March 18, 6 p.m., Jones Room, Woodruff Library; and Li-Young Lee, April 7, 6 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

Spend Super Bowl Sunday with Bach
Timothy Albrecht, University Organist, performs the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach in the “Super Bowl Sunday Bach Bowl,” Sunday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall. This free concert, which begins with a brief introduction, features the “Organ Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major” from “Clavierübung III,” selections from the “Well-Tempered Clavier” Parts I and II, “Wake, Awake!” from “Six Chorales” and more.

Albrecht recently returned from a sabbatical Bach project at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany.

For information visit www.arts.emory.edu.

Artist and critic to lead panel
The Center for the Study of Public Scholarship’s next “Artists & Critics” panel is Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center.

Terence Blanchard, internationally renowned jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger, and Alex Ross, The New Yorker’s musical events critic since 1996, offer a lively discussion moderated by Emory Music’s Dwight Andrews. Topics include music as an integral accompaniment to American history and social change.

For information visit www.arts.emory.edu.