May 3, 2010

Candler Concert Series subscriptions on sale

Piotr Anderszewsk

Nicola Benedetti

San Francisco Jazz Collective

Emory’s 2010-2011 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series features a dazzling array of internationally acclaimed artists. Subscribers enjoy advance purchase for select music single tickets, discounts and priority seating (if ordered by July 31). Employees can purchase a six-concert subscription at a special discount of $140. Single tickets go on sale for Emory employees and students on Sept. 8 and the public on Sept. 10.

The series begins with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, one of Europe’s leading chamber groups, in a unique soloist/director arrangement with the award-winning Polish-Hungarian piano prodigy Piotr Anderszewski (Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.). The Guardian called their performance one of contrasts in which “the relationship between soloist and orchestra became a dialogue between two equal partners.”

Experience Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and the Atlanta premiere of Philip Glass’ “Violin Concerto No. 2, ‘The American Four Seasons’” in “The Seasons Project” performed by the Venice Baroque Orchestra with Robert McDuffie, violin soloist and leader (Friday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m.). The Toronto Star called it “spectacularly played…one of the most exciting musical evenings of the year.”

The first person to ever earn a master’s degree in pipa, Wu Man, returns to Emory with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra to perform on the plucked instrument with origins in China’s Qin and Han Dynasties (Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, Special Time 4 p.m.). The famous Taipei landmark Zhongshan Hall is home to the remarkable orchestra, which performs throughout the world for more than 100,000 people each year.

Don’t miss your chance to see violinist Nicola Benedetti, the UK’s innovative and award-winning classical musical sensation (Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, 8 p.m.).  “There were times, in watching her lightning-fast fingering skills and her bow flying over the strings, that we sat mesmerized, aware of only her and the exquisite, breathtaking sound she was creating,” reported the Saginaw News.

The San Francisco Jazz Collective brings the best and latest in contemporary jazz as they focus on the music of Stevie Wonder for their 2011 tour (Friday, March 18, 2011, 8 p.m.). The San Francisco Chronicle calls their performance “fierce and elegant, precise and loose-limbed, artfully balancing intricate ensembles and blazing solos.”

The Candler Series closes with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Juilliard graduate with the dramatic life tale (Friday, April 1, 2011, 8 p.m.). Her Emory program is Schubert’s “4 Impromptus D899 op. 90,” Webern’s “Variations for Piano, op. 27,” Bach-Busoni: “Chorale Prelude ‘Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’, BWV 639” and Bach’s “English Suite in G minor, BWV 808.”

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