Emory Report
October 26, 2009
Volume 62, Number 8

Richard Prior, Director, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, on live recording of ‘From the Top.’


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October 26, 2009
NPR show among November concerts on campus

By Jessica Moore

Ever been to the Schwartz Center? If not, now is the time. November is filled with concerts by Emory’s finest ensembles as well as a number of touring artists.

“From the Top,” the preeminent showcase for young classical musicians hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, brings the 10th anniversary tour of its hit NPR show to Emory for a live concert recording in the Schwartz Center (Nov. 4, 8 p.m., ticketed). O’Riley will also participate in a “Creativity Conversation” with Emory’s Rosemary Magee (Nov. 3, 3 p.m.).

Clarinetist Roeland Hendrikx from Belgium plays solo works and Piet Swert’s “Quintet” with the Vega String Quartet (Nov. 6, 8 p.m., ticketed) in an Emory Chamber Music Society Emerson Series concert.

Organist Herndon Spillman, internationally renowned for recitals and recordings, presents “All Durufle!,” a University Organist Recital Series concert (Nov. 8, Glenn Memorial).

The Atlanta Sacred Chorale performs “Come Rejoice!,” a program of motets and mass excerpts by Franco-Flemish composers of the Renaissance along with traditional and modern anthems and spirituals (Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Carlos Museum, ticketed).

The Emory Chamber Ensembles perform two concerts featuring brass quintets, and trumpet, tango, piano and euphonium ensembles (Nov. 10, 8 p.m.; Nov. 15, 7 p.m.). The Emory Percussion Ensemble directed by Michael Cebulski performs contemporary repertoire for traditional and world percussion (Nov. 15, 4 p.m.).

Acclaimed jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, who will perform a Candler Series Concert with her band (Nov. 14, 8 p.m., ticketed), has uncanny instrumental chops and a multilingual voice that makes her a shining star of jazz and "an irresistible performer," says The Seattle Times.

Richard Prior directs the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra in a free concert (Nov. 18, 8 p.m.) that includes the Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s “Sinfonia No. 3 in G” and Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra.”

Violinist Cecylia Arzewski performs solo works of J. S. Bach in an Emory Chamber Music Society Noontime Series Concert (Nov. 20, 12 p.m., Carlos Museum).

The annual Emory Concerto & Aria Competition (Nov. 21, 7 p.m.) is an exciting event in which the winner is given the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Emory University Symphony Orchestra in a spring concert.

Eric Nelson, Director of Chorale Studies, directs Emory’s Mastersingers in an evening of choral classics (Nov. 22, 4 p.m.).

All performances are in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall unless otherwise noted. For tickets and information: 404-727-5050, www.arts.emory.edu.