Student talent takes the musical spotlight in April

By Jessica Cook and Kathryn Vance | Emory Report | April 2, 2013

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Musical performances this month include the string quartet Brooklyn Rider performing Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

Emory presents a busy concert schedule this month, with a large selection of recitals, visiting artists and collaborative performances happening on campus.

On Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m., Emory Jazz Combos perform selections of standards and features a performance by Emory Small Band.

The 10th Annual Emory Student A Cappella Celebration "Barenaked Voices" takes place on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. This concert features the Emory Concert Choir, No Strings Attached, Dooley Noted, AHANA, Aural Pleasure, the Gathering, and chaiTunes in a night of remarkable vocal performance. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit Active Minds and Emory Helpline.

The weekend of April 6-7 features student recitals, including Allison Costello, piano and Carey Xiaoqing Shi, piano at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Also on Saturday, Richard Upton, violin performs at 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 7, in the Performing Arts Studio, Dallas Albritton, violin and Alexander Zhang, oboe, perform a recital at noon; and Anthony Bancroft, trumpet and Cameron Edwards, trumpet, perform at 3:30 p.m. In the Schwartz Center, at 2 p.m., Heidi Gruhler, violin and Benito Thompson, violin, perform. At 8 p.m., Robert Lynch plays an organ graduate recital in Glenn Auditorium.

Enjoy an evening of fun and relaxing outdoor jazz on Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Emory Jazz Combos will be performing Jazz on the Green in Patterson Pavilion, located between the Schwartz Center and the Goizueta Business School.

On Friday, April 12 at noon, concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, David Coucheron, violin, performs Grieg's C Minor Violin Sonata and Beethoven's Spring Sonata in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall. This concert is presented by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) Noontime Series.

An interactive rehearsal and program preview with Brooklyn Rider takes place on Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. This acclaimed, adventurous string quartet will discuss their work and sample some of their music before their concert that evening.

Brooklyn Rider performs on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. The genre-defying string quartet combines a diverse repertoire with a gripping performance style that is drawing legions of fans and critical acclaim from classical, world music, and rock critics. The Emory program includes works by Bartók, Beethoven and original compositions. Tickets for this performance are $45; $36 discount category; $10 student tickets.

Derrick Montgomery, trumpet, will be performing his undergraduate honors recital on Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 8 p.m. Valerie Stipcak will be performing a graduate organ recital.

On Sunday, April 14, the Emory Chamber Ensembles will be performing at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m.

On Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20 at 8 p.m., the Emory University Symphony Orchestra (EUSO) and the Emory University Chorus join forces to present Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 9 in D Minor and EUSO conductor Richard Prior's award-winning work, "Hymn For Nations United."

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presents "Atlanta's Young Artists" on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. This concert features a program of some of the area's finest pre-college musicians as part of the ECMSA's Family Series. Also on April 21, Emily Caesar, viola, and Rebecca Flank, viola perform an undergraduate recital at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Studio.

The Emory Wind Ensemble teams up with the Emory jazz ensembles for two concerts featuring works from Leonard Bernstein, Roger Cichy, and Frank Ticheli. Tuesday, April 23, 8 p.m. features Emory Big Band and the Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m. concert features the Emory Jazz Combos.

Emory Concert Choir performs on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m., Hao Feng, piano, performs his undergraduate recital. At 5 p.m., Joel Thompson, choral conducting, holds his graduate recital.

All concerts are free and take place in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. For tickets and event information, visit arts.emory.edu or call the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.