Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

<br><b>Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat</b><br>
Candler Concert Series

Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat
In Music for Change, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet explores musical traditions and soundscapes with music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Featuring Iranian vocalist, Mahsa Vahdat, the program highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from these Muslim majority countries.

“My goal for Kronos has always been to be a revolutionary force,” says Kronos Quartet Artistic Director David Harrington, “not just in making music, but in exploring the ways that music can increase our understanding of our times and our connection to people around the world.”
Sat 9/14/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat

Meshell Ndegeocello
Provost Lecture Series
Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello eschews genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musical trends for musical truths. Her investigation of sound and her reimagining of others' music afford not just a new musical experience but remind us to defy the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists overall.

The Provost Lecture Series offers students, faculty, staff, and the public the opportunity to interact with groundbreaking scholars who deliver graduate lectures, public lectures, and attend intimate receptions for Emory's academic community. This effort supports inquiry and collaboration on the Emory campuses and beyond.
Thu 10/3/19 4:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Provost Lecture Series:
Meshell Ndegeocello

<br>Atlanta Master Chorale:<br>
<b>All Creatures Great and Small</b><br>
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

This lovely and well-known poem was written by Mrs. Cecil Alexander in 1848 and first published in her Hymns for Little Children. It was the inspiration for a book by James Herriot, which in turn became a popular BBC television series. The text can be found in most hymnals, and many versions for choir have been composed. We’ll sing the one written by British composer John Rutter, which just might be the best.

Inspired by the phrase, “All creatures great and small,” our first concert of the season is an exploration of music about birds, animals, and all manner of assorted fauna. No matter if they be tiny or large, if they slither on the ground or soar in the air, choral song is filled with references to beasts, bees and bugs. You might be surprised (we were!) to discover how much music has been written about the animal kingdom and what “all creatures great and small” might teach us about ourselves.
Fri 10/4/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale:
All Creatures Great and Small
Sat 10/5/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale:
All Creatures Great and Small

<br><b>Brad Mehldau, piano and Ian Bostridge, tenor</b><br>
Spell-binding jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has always had a heart not only for jazz standards, but also for classical composers like Schumann and Brahms. Mehldau met Ian Bostridge in 2015 when they discovered that even beyond their mutual admiration, they had numerous similar musical affinities. Since that time, Mehldau has written an entire song cycle especially for the English tenor. Working closely together, these iconic artists will take the stage to traverse the borders separating musical genres.
Fri 10/18/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Brad Mehldau, piano and Ian Bostridge, tenor

<br><b>Family Weekend: Emory Choirs</b><br>

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Emory Concert Choir joins the University Chorus, a group of Music majors, and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni and neighbors united by their common love of singing. Eric Nelson conducts.
Sat 10/26/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Family Weekend: Emory Choirs

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<br><b>Joyce DiDonato - <i>In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music</i></b><br>
Honored four times as the ECHO Klassik Female Artist of the Year, the awe-inspiring mezzo-soprano from Kansas recently released her album, In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music to much acclaim. With the music of Handel and Purcell, among other masters, DiDonato brings this empowering theatrical performance to concert halls throughout the world, entreating us all to reflect on how we find peace in the midst of chaos.

"If there is anybody to catch the inner, deeper sense of the music - the sense of inner conflict between war and peace - this Is Joyce DiDonato..." -Opera World
Sun 11/3/19 7:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Joyce DiDonato - In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music

<br><em>A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols</em> <br>

The Emory tradition established in 1935 continues with this candlelit service of choral music and scripture with readings by special guests from the Emory community.

Fri 12/6/19 8:00PM Glenn Auditorium
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sat 12/7/19 4:00PM Glenn Auditorium
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sat 12/7/19 8:00PM Glenn Auditorium
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

<br><b>Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale</b><br>
Atlanta Master Chorale

Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale
It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold:
‘Peace on the earth, good will towards men, from heaven’s all-gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.

-Edmund Hamilton Sears, 1849

Join us once again as we journey to the hillside outside Bethlehem,

Listen as the angels break in upon our world and “heaven and nature sing.”

Ponder the coming of “joy to the world” and the promised hope of “peace on earth.”

Celebrate together the “dawn of redeeming grace.”

Sing together the songs of the Christmas season.
Fri 12/13/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale
Sat 12/14/19 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale
Sun 12/15/19 4:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale

<br><b>Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Khatia Buniatishvili, piano</b><br>
With a history spanning more than seven decades, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. As the RPO proudly looks to its future, its versatility and high standards mark it as one of today’s most open-minded, forward-thinking symphony orchestras. Led by internationally renowned and Olivier Award-winning conductor Mark Wigglesworth, the RPO is joined by the Georgian virtuoso pianist Khatia Buniatishvili for an evening featuring compositions by Jonathan Dove, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jean Sibelius.
Wed 1/15/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

<br>Jazz Fest with Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone<br>
Jazz Fest with Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone.
Fri 2/7/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Jazz Fest with Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone

<br>Jazz Fest 2020: Big Band Night<br>
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From Ellington to Basie to the works of today's stellar arrangers, the Emory Big Band showcases the best in jazz band repertoire.

Sat 2/8/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Jazz Fest 2020: Big Band Night
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<br><b>Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO Trio</b><br>
Candler Concert Series

Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO Trio
Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great classical guitarist. With his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” as described by the New York Times, Sáinz Villegas thrives over a continuous search for innovative ways to inspire diverse communities of society. The evening begins with a solo program, then Sáinz Villegas brings together the AMERICANO Trio to travel across the Americas on a musical journey weaving through nostalgic tango, vivid Venezuelan rhythms, and harmonic American bluegrass.
Sat 2/29/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Pablo Sáinz Villegas: AMERICANO Trio

<br>Atlanta Master Chorale<br>
<b>Questions and Queries</b><br>

“Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?”
We wish. We hope. We wonder. We want to know.

A big part of what makes us human is our ability to form such questions.

As young students, we think all questions have answers and that our teachers know those answers.. Later, we discover that some of the best questions don’t have answers but only lead to more, and perhaps even better, questions.

In music, we find reflections of our hopes and dreams, of love and loss. It should come as no surprise that our popular songs are often filled with questions:

“What’s going on?”
-Marvin Gaye
“Should I stay or should I go?”
-The Clash
“I’ll bet you think this song is about you, don’t you?”
-Carly Simon

Choral music asks its share of questions, too, often taking on life’s biggest questions: “Who are we?” Why are we here?” “Is there a God?”

Join us for our third concert of the season as we ponder questions and conundrums large and small.

You’re looking forward to it, right?
Fri 3/6/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale
Questions and Queries
Sat 3/7/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale
Questions and Queries

<br><b>Jane Bunnett and Maqueque</b></b><br>
Candler Concert Series

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Internationally acclaimed flutist, saxophone player, and pianist Jane Bunnett joins the young brilliant Cuban female musicians of Maqueque for an exploration of how Afro-Cuban melodies express the universality of music.

Translated as “the spirit of a young girl,” Maqueque started out as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians. Over the past five years, this award-winning ensemble has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene.
Thu 3/19/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

<br>Barenaked Voices <br>
Seventeenth Annual Emory Student <br>
<em>A Cappella</em> Celebration
The many voices of Emory's a cappella groups perform selections from their own repertoires and join together in this annual showcase of the breadth of Emory's a cappella talent. All proceeds benefit Emory Counseling Center HelpLine and Active Minds.
Thu 3/26/20 7:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Barenaked Voices
Seventeenth Annual Emory Student
A Cappella Celebration

<br>Alfredo Rodr&iacuteguez and Pedrito Martinez
Emory's Department of Jazz Studies will partner with the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts to produce a two-day residency featuring percussionist Pedrito Martinez and classically-trained pianist Alfredo Rodríguez. This residency is both an exploration of the artists' Havana roots and a preview of the future of Cuban jazz, highlighted by this public performance in Emerson Concert Hall. Their markedly different aproaches to playing will provide students with a variety of perspectives, creating a unique opportunity to engage with artists with a diverse blend of background and training.

"Hearing [Martinez] perform on a duo record - getting a sense of his and Rodriguez's shared essence - gives Duologue a sense of intimacy and warmth. Each is on his own musical trajectory, but for at least one album, it's a joy to hear their visions combine." -NPR

"...the musicians did not disappoint, delivering a dazzling display that drew on influences from American pop to Nigerian Afrobeat to French moderism - all informed by the Cuban experience central to their lives." - Downbeat
Wed 4/8/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez

<br><b>Robert McDuffie, violin and Robert Spano, piano</b><br>
Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career as a soloist with most of the major orchestras of the world. He returns to Atlanta to share the stage with the critically acclaimed artist, Robert Spano. Conductor and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for nearly two decades, Spano bring his talents to the piano for this new duo recital collaboration featuring the works of Brahms and Beethoven.
Fri 4/10/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Robert McDuffie, violin and Robert Spano, piano

<br>Atlanta Master Chorale:<br>
<b>Beethoven <em><i>Missa Solemnis </em></i></b><br>
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. In celebration, Atlanta Master Chorale will present Beethoven’s masterpiece choral work—Missa Solemnis.

Music critic Paul Griffiths wrote that Missa Solemnis stands alongside the Ninth Symphony as Beethoven’s supreme achievement. He writes, “They are two colossal counterparts, celebrations of the godliness of humanity and the humanity of God.”

Composed at the end of Beethoven’s life, the score was completed, but the work was never performed in its entirety in his lifetime. Beethoven inscribed these words into the autographed copy of the score: “From the heart—may it return again to the heart.”

An orchestra and guest soloists will join Atlanta Master Chorale to perform this work that is poised between heights of promethean power and depths of hushed intimacy, between passages of dense contrapuntal complexity and of transparent beauty.

Please experience with us of one of the greatest works of choral art ever composed.
Fri 5/1/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale:
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Sat 5/2/20 8:00PM Emerson Concert Hall
Atlanta Master Chorale:
Beethoven Missa Solemnis