October 3, 2011

October music opens series, closes on scary note

Emory Organist Timothy Albrecht, dressed as Count Dracula, hosts "Scary Ride!"

Music at Emory's October events kick off with Jazz on the Green from Gary Motley and the Emory Jazz Combos on Oct. 6 and 20 at 6 p.m. on Patterson Pavilion. Students will perform works ranging from Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis in this evening of outdoor jazz.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Atlanta Sacred Chorale premieres its season, "With a Voice of Singing." Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15 seniors/students; Emory students free with Emory ID.

The bicentennial of composer Franz Liszt is celebrated on Friday, Oct. 14 when pianist Elena Cholakova joins the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) Noontime Series in the Michael C. Carlos Museum reception hall.

The Liszt celebration continues Sunday, Oct. 23, with William Ransom, Victor Asuncion, Philip Thomson, piano; Timothy Albrecht, organ, in a joint concert between the ECMSA Emerson Series and the Emory University Organist Recital Series. These artists will perform solo works and join forces for a rendition of the rarely heard "Hexameron Variations." Tickets: $20; discount category members $15; Emory faculty, staff, Friends of Music and all students free.

Scott Stewart and the Emory Wind Ensemble team up with Eric Nelson and the Emory University Chorus for a joint concert Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., followed up by Stewart's Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony on Monday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Nelson directs the Emory Concert Choir later in the month in a concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m., Richard Prior conducts the Emory University Symphony Orchestra.

The Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series opens its season with Hilary Hahn, violin and Valentina Lisitsa, piano performing works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Tickets: $56; discount category members $44; Emory students $10.

October closes with two Halloween favorites. Emory Organist Timothy Albrecht, dressed as Count Dracula, hosts "Scary Ride!" Attendees of all ages are encouraged to come in costume and take part in the candy reception following the show on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.

Then ECMSA presents Halloween music for all ages in its Family Series concert "Scary Music," Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum reception hall. Tickets: $4; Museum members family level and above, free (limit 4).

All concerts take place in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For details and information contact the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050, or visit

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