Emory Report
October 5, 2009
Volume 62, Number 6


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October 5, 2009
October concerts put music to fall season

By Jessica Moore

“Songs of Love and War,” by Emory Faculty Artist Affiliate Bradley Howard, tenor and Lee David Thompson, piano, includes Rachmaninov, Strauss, Poulenc, Britten, Pete Seeger and an East Coast premiere by John David Earnest (Oct. 8, 8 p.m.)

The Atlanta Sacred Chorale and director Eric Nelson welcome the Festival Singers of Atlanta, Just Voices and The Georgia Festival Chorus for the “Emory Community Choral Festival” (Oct. 10, 8 p.m.), an evening celebrating Atlanta’s rich choral heritage.

The Emory Symphony Orchestra directed by Richard Prior presents Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide,” and Holst’s “The Planets” (Oct. 17, 8 p.m.)

The kid-friendly Emory Chamber Music Society (ECMSA) Family Series’ concert “Dinosaurs (and other Musical Animals) at the Carlos!” (Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Carlos Museum, $4) features Schultz’s “T Rex and Raptors,” Ridout’s “Ferdinand the Bull” and more.

Fasten your seat belt for a sampler of wind classics by the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony directed by Scott Stewart, including the “Original Suite” by Gordon Jacob, the “Folk Dances” of Dmitri Shostakovich and “Turbine” by John Mackey (Oct. 19, 8 p.m.).

Eric Nelson directs Emory Concert Choir, organist Sarah Hawbecker and a professional chamber orchestra in Bach’s “Cantata No. 126,” for the Kessler Reformation Day at Emory Concert, which is cosponsored by Candler School of Theology (Oct. 20, 8 p.m.).

Cellist Christopher Rex joins the Vega String Quartet in an ECMSA Noontime Series concert (Oct. 23, noon, Carlos Museum) for Arensky’s “Quartet for violin, viola, and two cellos.” The Vega and speakers of seven different faiths perform Haydn’s great “Seven Last Words of Christ” in an ECMSA Emerson Series Concert (Oct. 25, 4 p.m., ticketed).

Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin with Thiago de Mello, percussion, and Paul Winter, saxophone, presents a Candler Concert (Oct. 23, 8 p.m., ticketed) “Journey to the Amazon,” an aural sojourn blending wilderness sounds, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Amazonian Indian chants and urban jazz.

Scott Stewart
directs the Emory Wind Ensemble and University Chorus for the national publication premiere of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Rene Clausen. This celebration of American music (Oct. 24, 8 p.m.), includes Schuman’s famous “Chester Overture” and the “Fantasie Brillante” by Arban, with Artist Affiliate cornetist Jennifer Marotta.

University organist Timothy Albrecht returns as “Count Dracula” in “Scary Ride!” the wildly successful Halloween-eve concert featuring organ music to scare all ages (Oct. 30, 8 p.m.)

The location for all events, unless otherwise noted, is the Schwartz Center.

Tickets/information: Arts at Emory box office, 404-727-5050, www.arts.emory.edu.