Schwartz Turns 10

Arts center celebrates its first decade

Mark Teague

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is celebrating its tenth year as the heart of the arts on campus. After a long road of planning and fund-raising efforts, the $36.6 million building opened its doors in February 2003, becoming a visible symbol of Emory’s engagement with the arts and a flashpoint for the various disciplines. The academic building houses classrooms, a dance studio, and a black box theater lab along with the centerpiece Emerson Concert Hall. Special events are planned throughout the academic year, including an anniversary concert with pianist Yefim Bronfman on February 2, 2013. 

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The Vega String Quartet

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The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta also presents its twentieth anniversary season this year. Guest artists include the Eroica Trio and violinist Tim Fain, alongside Emory’s award-winning quartet in residence, the Vega String Quartet. All concerts are free this year, with fund-raising efforts supporting a permanent quartet residency program.

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