Emory Report
June 22, 2009
Volume 61, Number 33

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June 22, 2009
Mark your calendars for concerts, events

By jessica moore

Emory’s 2009–2010 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series and Special Events features the Atlanta debut of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and six concerts featuring a range of music from sounds of the Amazon to songs of America. Emory employees receive up to 50 percent off single ticket prices when subscribing to four or more concerts.

Single tickets to the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Feb. 24–26, are available now. Cedar Lake will perform highlights from Ohad Naharin’s “Decadance 2007.”

For ticket and subscription information call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu. Single tickets for other performances go on sale to Emory employees and students on Sept. 9.

Oct. 1, 8 p.m.
Canadian Brass
The virtuosi of Canadian Brass have made the brass quintet a dynamic vehicle for serious concert music. Their 60 recordings include works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pachelbel, Beethoven and Wagner — all in meticulously crafted transcriptions that are setting new musical traditions in brass performance.

Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
“Journey to the Amazon,” Sharon Isbin, guitar, Thiago de Mello, percussion, and Paul Winter, saxophone
This Grammy-nominated aural sojourn blends sounds of the wilderness, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Amazonian Indian chants and urban jazz. Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” by Boston Magazine.

Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
Esperanza Spalding, jazz bass and vocals
The Seattle Times called Spalding “an irresistible performer.” Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote, “the Esperanza Spalding experience is light, melodic, joyful, always sort of minimalist and airborne.”

Jan. 22, 2010, 8 p.m.
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Glenn Kotche, percussion

Part classical, part rock, part jazz, the Bang on a Can All-Stars international reputation is for unparalleled cutting edge performance. Kotche’s eclectic and original work explores creative use of rhythm and space.

Feb. 4, 2010, 8 p.m.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
This Grammy-winning orchestra from New York is a unique self-governing ensemble with rotating leadership.

Feb. 19, 2010, 8 p.m.
“Songs of America,” Thomas Hampson, baritone
The concert star and leading man of opera Hampson performs American hymns, folksongs, spirituals, cowboy and war songs from the 1700s through today in this national tour for the Library of Congress.