Emory Report
July 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 35


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July 20, 2009
Chamber season brings top talent

By jessica moore

Celebrating its 17th season, the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA), Atlanta’s largest and most active chamber music organization, brings together some of the city’s finest musicians with internationally known guests for a packed 2009–2010 season. In spring 2010, ECMSA celebrates the Frederic Chopin/Robert Schumann bicentennials through its Emerson, Family, and Noontime series. A schedule of all 22 ECMSA concerts is available online at www.arts.emory.edu.

Season highlights

Emerson Series
Italian guitarist Edoardo Catemario’s makes his Atlanta debut (Oct. 3), kicking off the Emerson Series in a solo concert with the Vega String Quartet. Vega performs Haydn’s great “Seven Last Words of Christ,” with speakers of seven different faiths (Oct. 25), and Piet Swert’s “Quintet” with Belgian clarinetist Roeland Hendrikx (Nov. 06).

The piano and chamber works of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann are featured in performances by noted pianists Bertrand Giraud (Feb. 21), Yasuo Watanabe (March 26), Robert Spano (April 10) and Emory’s William Ransom (Jan. 24). Emerson Series tickets are $20 (discount category members $15; students free).

Noontime Concerts
Free noontime concerts in the Carlos Museum include performances by guests artists such as violinist David Kim (Sept. 18) in his Atlanta debut and pianists David Deveau (March 19) and Philip Thomson (May 7) performing Chopin and Schumann works, as well as popular annual concerts such as “Ransom Notes,” (Dec. 11) “Valentine’s Day Love Songs” (Feb. 12) and “Emory’s Young Artists” (April 16).

Family Series
Family concerts in the Carlos Museum include “Dinosaurs (and other Musical Animals) at the Carlos!”
(Oct. 18) and “Happy Birthday, Mr. Chopin and Mr. Schumann!” (March 21). Tickets are $4, and free (limit four) for museum Family-level and above members.

Tickets are available by phone at 404-727-5050 and online at www.arts.emory.edu. Tickets go on sale Sept. 11 (special pre-sale for Emory faculty, staff, students and Friend’s group members, Sept. 9–10).