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Release date: Sept. 13, 2000
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or dhammac@emory.edu

MUSIC AT EMORY CONCERT SEASON OFFERS VARIED FARE FROM CLASSICAL STARS TO CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC

The 2000-01 concert season at Emory University will feature music and artists from a broad spectrum of genres, from major national and international classical artists -- including mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade with acclaimed chorus Chanticleer, violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, and pianist Alicia de Larrocha -- to contemporary and world music artists -- including guitarist John McLaughlin and Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain. The season also includes a performance of J.S. Bach's monumental work for chorus and orchestra, "St. John Passion," by the Emory Concert choir and an accompanying symposium on the controversial work. Tickets are on sale now to the individual concerts at the Arts at Emory box office by calling 404-727-5050 or sending e-mail to boxoffice@emory.edu. Attached is a chronological listing of all music programming at Emory for the upcoming season.

There are a number of highlights in the diverse season. Ursula Oppens will perform Oct. 8 with Thamyris, Atlanta’s leading contemporary chamber ensemble. The program includes works by Frederic Rzewski, who will perform with Oppens on piano, and Elliot Carter. Guitarist McLaughlin will be joined Nov. 6 by renowned Indian percussionist Hussain for the program "Remember Shakti." Zukerman has gathered an all-star cast for his Nov. 14 concert. He will be joined by Cynthia Phelps (viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) and Yefi Bronfman (piano) to perform Schubert’s "Trout" quintet and works by Mozart.

One of the world’s most popular trios, the Beaux Arts Trio, will join forces with the first-rate Prague Chamber Orchestra on Feb. 20 to perform Beethoven’s "Triple Concerto." Von Stade, who has earned a reputation as one of the greatest singers in the world, will be joined March 5 by the acclaimed chorus Chanticleer. The program is based on the songs of Jake Heggie and will blend von Stade’s soaring mezzo with Chanticleer’s all-male voices. Pianist de Larrocha, a favorite in Atlanta and around the world, will make her Emory debut on March 21. She will perform works by Chopin, Turina and Albéniz.

Music at Emory also offers the University Organist Recital Series plus contemporary and world music offerings under the Next Fest and Universal Waves umbrellas. The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, now in its eighth season, brings together some of the city’s finest musicians for a full season of performances from the chamber repertoire. Finally, an eclectic mix of offerings falls under Music a la Carte, including violinist Corey Cerovsek performing with the Emory Symphony Orchestra, concerts by Harmony: Atlanta’s International Youth Chorus, and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In addition to all the series programs, Music at Emory presents dozens of performances by faculty and student ensembles.

The Next Fest and Universal Waves series offer several innovative and diverse programs. Carnatic vocalist and Emory faculty member Prema Bhat will give a concert of Indian classical vocal works on Sept. 17. Famed Indian percussionist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman will perform Oct. 21. Sivaraman is considered one of the greatest exponents of the mrudangam, a barrel-shaped hand drum, and has performed with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Alla Rakha and Pandit Kishen Maharaj.

Javanese music is the focus of two shadow plays. Puppeteer Midiyanto will present a Javanese shadow play, a "wayang kulit," Nov. 4, accompanied by the Emory Gamelan Ensemble. Composer and faculty member Steven Everett has created a shadow-puppet music drama based on Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s play "Ki Ageng Mangir." Everett’s work, "kaM -- The Great Mangir," is set in the palaces of the Mataram dynasty in 16th-century Java, and will be performed Jan. 27.

The last two artists in these series are Angela Jui Lee and Paul Lansky. Jui Lee is a master of the gu-zheng, a Chinese instrument similar to the harp. She was selected to perform at the Olympic Village during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Her Emory concert will be Feb. 9. Lansky’s works consist largely of pieces for computer and instruments. Working with computers in music since the 1960s, Lansky is considered one of the field’s pioneers. His goal has been to find ways of using the medium to enrich listeners’ perspectives of the world rather than to search for new sounds. "The Electronic Music of Paul Lansky" will be March 3.

Here is the complete listing of concerts for Music at Emory for the 2000-2001 season. For tickets and information, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050, or send e-mail to boxoffice@emory.edu

Sept. 17
Prema Bhat, vocalist. Part of Emory’s Universal Waves world music series. Bhat is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist from Puttur in South India. She had her early training with K. Narayana Bhat, her later training with M. Srinath Marate, and most recently studied with Neela Ramgopal. Bhat also is an artist for All India Radio. She teaches Indian classical music at Emory. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $8

Sept. 22
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Oct. 1 –POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 22

Elisabeth Remy and Christina Smith. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Oct. 8
Ursula Oppens, piano. In concert with Atlanta’s leading contemporary chamber ensemble, Thamyris, Oppens will perform works by Frederic Rzewski and Elliot Carter. Rzewski also will perform with Oppens on the piano. Program: Carter, "Two Diversions," "Triple Duo"; Rzewski, "Spots No. 6," "The Days Fly By," "The Lost Melody," "Spots No. 13," "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues." 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $20

Oct. 13
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Oct. 13
Emory Wind Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Oct. 15
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. Program: Schubert, "Auf dem Strom (By the River) for Soprano, Horn, and Piano"; Schumann, "Piano Quartet in E-flat"; Schubert, "Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano"; Martinu, "La Revue de Cuisine for Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Trumpet, and Piano." 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $12

Oct. 20
Bonnie Pomfret, soprano recital. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free

Oct. 21
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, recital. Part of the Universal Waves world music series. Sivaraman is one of the greatest proponents of the mrudangam (barrel-shaped hand drum with drum heads on either side) and South Indian rhythmic principles. Now in the 54th year of his musical career, Sivaraman has shared the stage with noted North Indian musicians like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Alla Rakha and Pandit Kishen Maharaj. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $8

Oct. 22
Harpist Elisabeth Remy and flutist Christina Smith. Program: Andriessen, "Intermezzo for flute and harp";
Caplet, "Divertissements pour la Harpe-a la francaise,-a l’espagnole"; Rota, "Sonata per flauto e arpa";
Damase, "Deuxieme Sonate pour Flute et Harp." 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Oct. 25
Emory Symphony Orchestra. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Oct. 28
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free to museum members. 404-727-4280

Oct. 30
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 3
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Nov. 4
Emory Gamelan Ensemble with puppeteer Midiyanto. Part of the Universal Waves world music series. The Javanese shadow play, or "wayang kulit," is one of the world’s most complex and refined dramatic theatrical forms. Accompanied by Emory’s Gamelan Ensemble, puppeteer Midiyanto will present a play showing the beauty and wonder of Indonesia’s most treasured art form. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

Nov. 5
Judith Kellock, soprano recital. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 6
John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain. "Remember Shakti." Part of the Flora Glenn Candler and Next Fest series. A world music offering that showcases the talents of legendary guitarist McLaughlin and renowned Indian percussionist Hussain. "Shakti" translated means creative intelligence, beauty and power. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $20

Nov. 9
Symposium on J.S. Bach’s "St. John Passion." Panelists will discuss perceived anti-Jewish overtones in Bach’s work based on the Gospel of John. Panelists are Emory professor Stephen Crist as moderator, Swarthmore College professor and Bach scholar Michael Marrisen, Candler School of Theology professors Don Saliers and Gail O’Day, and Rabbi Alvin Sugerman of The Temple. Part of Emory’s Year of Reconciliation. 4:15 p.m. Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Nov. 11
Johann Sebastian Bach’s "St. John Passion." Conductor Eric Nelson will lead the Emory Concert Choir and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra in a performance of Bach’s monumental work for chorus and orchestra. The concert will feature soprano Julianne Baird and tenor Alan Bennett. 4 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

Nov. 12
Emory Percussion Ensemble. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 12
Emory Brass Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 14
Pinchas Zukerman and Friends. Famed violinist Zukerman will be joined by friends Cynthia Phelps (viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) and Yefim Bronfman (piano) in a must-hear concert for all chamber music lovers. This all-star cast will perform the "Trout" quintet by Schubert along with works by Mozart. Part of the Flora Glenn Candler series. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $23-25

Nov. 16
Emory Early Music Consort. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 17
Emory Chamber Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 18
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free to museum members. 404-727-4280

Nov. 18
Collegium Vocale. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Nov. 19
HARMONY: Atlanta’s International Youth Chorus. In residence at Emory, HARMONY creates a spirit of community in Atlanta through high-quality vocal training and performance opportunities for youth that reflect the cultural diversity of our city. 5 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $5

Nov. 21
Waschek Choir. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Dec. 1
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free. 404-727-4280

Dec.1-2
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Since 1935 many Atlantans mark the opening of the yuletide season with Emory’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This highly-regarded presentation of the adaptation of a traditional service is patterned after the 12th-century Christmas service at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, and consists of scripture lessons read in conjunction with the performance of international carols. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

Dec. 2
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 5 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

Dec. 3
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. Special guest artists the Vega String Quartet. Program: Mozart, "Clarinet Quintet"; Bartók, "String Quartet" and Mendelssohn, "Octet for String." 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $12

Dec. 5
Emory Jazz Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Dec. 7
Emory Wind Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Dec. 9
Emory Symphony Orchestra. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Dec. 11
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Dec. 16
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free for museum members. 404-727-4280

Jan. 21
"Generation X Percussion Concert and Children’s Percussion Workshop." Thamyris and the Atlanta Percussion Trio. 1-2:30 p.m. workshop for kids age five to 12. $10 per child, includes admission to the concert at 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10 concert only.

Jan. 26
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Jan. 27
"kaM—The Great Mangir." A shadow-puppet music drama by Steven Everett. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $15

Feb.1-3
Emory Jazz Festival. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $TBA

Feb. 4
Jun-Ching Lin, violin recital. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $12

Feb. 9
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

Feb. 9
Angela Jui Lee, gu-zheng recital. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $8

Feb. 17
Just for Kids! Organist Timothy Albrecht and friends, benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.10 a.m. Little Chapel, Glenn Church School Building, 1660 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

Feb. 18
Karen Freer, cello recital. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Feb. 20
Beaux Arts Trio with the Prague Chamber Orchestra. Program: Beethoven’s "Triple Concerto." 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. $17-20

Feb. 23
Emory Wind Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

Feb. 24
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free for museum members. 404-727-4280

Feb. 25
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. Program: Ravel, Chansons "Madécasses for soprano, flute, cello, and piano"; Stravinsky, "Octet for Winds"; Dvorák, "Piano Quintet." 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $12

Feb. 25
Emory Choral Festival. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

March 2
Emory Symphony Orchestra. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

March 3
The Electronic Music of Paul Lansky. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $10

March 4
Lorraine Brugh, organ recital. 3 p.m. Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

March 5
Frederica von Stade and Chanticleer. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. $23-25

March 18
Harmony. 5 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. $8

March 19
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

March 21
Alicia de Larrocha, piano. Program: Chopin, "Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. l"; "Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60"; "Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57"; "Polonaise–Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61"; Turina, "Tres danzas fantásticas, Op. 22"; Albéniz, "La Vega"; "Navarra." 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. $17-20

March 23
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

March 23
"In Praise of Reconciliation." Emory music faculty performing works relating to the theme of Emory’s Year of Reconciliation. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

March 25
Joan Lippencott, organ recital. 4 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

March 31
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free for museum members. 404-727-4280

March 31
Collegium Vocale. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

April 8
Emory Percussion Ensemble. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

April 8
Emory Brass Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

April 14
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 11 a.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. $4 general admission, free for museum members. 404-727-4280

April 17
Emory Chamber Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

April 19
Emory Concert Choir. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

April 20
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Noon. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Free.

April 20
Emory Wind Ensemble. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

April 22
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. Music of Brahms with guest cellist Sadao Harada. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. $12

April 25
Emory Symphony Orchestra and Emory University Chorus. 8:15 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

April 26
Emory Early Music Consort. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

May 1
Emory Jazz Ensemble. 4 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.

May 13
King of Instruments. Organist Timothy Albrecht and trumpeter Mark Hughes. 6 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd. Emory. Free.

May 14
Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. 8:15 p.m. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd., Emory. Free.


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