Emory Report
March 30, 2009
Volume 61, Number 25



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March 30
, 2009
Celebrate spring with bouquet of music

By Jessica Moore

April brings a slew of student ensembles and music celebrating the spring season at Emory.

Emory a cappella groups take the stage for “Barenaked Voices: Sixth Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration,” (April 3, 8 p.m.) featuring Aural Pleasure, No Strings Attached, Emory University Concert Choir, Emory Women’s Chorale, The Gathering, Dooley Noted and AHANA A Cappella. This year’s surprise finale promises to be especially thrilling.

Teresa Hopkin, soprano, and Deborah Thoreson, piano, perform “Our Voices, Our Songs” (April 4, 8 p.m.), featuring female characters, perspectives and composers including “Six Elizabethan Songs” by Dominick Argento and “Try Me, Good King,” by Libby Larsen.

The Emory Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Cebulski, performs an eclectic mix of advanced contemporary repertoire for percussion (April 5, 4 p.m.) featuring “Clapping Music” by Steve Reich and “Taps for Two” by Harold Firestone.

The Emory Chamber Music Society presents violinist Karen Bentley in a Noontime Series concert (April 10, noon), with the Vega Quartet to perform Mendelssohn’s “Viola Quintet in F Major.”

The Emory Chamber Ensembles perform a free concert (April 14, 8 p.m.) including a flute ensemble performing Telemann’s “Overture” from the “Suite in A Minor” and a tuba and euphonium ensemble performing the world premiere of “Euphonium Euphoria” by Martha Bishop.

Emory’s University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (April 17-18, 8 p.m.).

“Celebrate Easter and Spring” with an Emory Chamber Music Society Family Series concert, (April 19, 4 p.m., ticketed), where good listeners collect Easter eggs after music by Mozart and Beethoven.

Jody Miller directs the Renaissance Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra of Emory’s Early Music Ensemble in music that spans the 13th through 19th centuries (April 19, 6 p.m.).

The Emory Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gary Motley performs a program of jazz standards (April 21, 8 p.m.).
It’s an American musical celebration as the Emory Wind Ensemble presents classics by Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” performed by pianist William Ransom (April 22, 8 p.m.).

Eric Nelson directs Emory’s Concert Choir and the Atlanta Sacred Chorale with a professional chamber orchestra for Handel’s oratorio “Israel in Egypt” (April 24, 8 p.m.).

The Emory Guitar Ensemble directed by Brian Luckett performs music for guitar duos, trios and quartets (April 25, 8 p.m.). The Emory World Music Ensemble performs (April 27, 8 p.m.).

For tickets and information: 404-727-5050, www.arts.emory.edu.