November music at Emory offers a cornucopia of performances

By Kerry Vance | Emory Report | Nov. 1, 2013

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Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile kicks off a month of chamber, orchestral and choral music.

Music at Emory offers a cornucopia of performances in November with chamber, orchestral and choral music.

Kicking off the month is Grammy Award winner Chris Thile, mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist, performing in the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Thile, of Punch Brothers, draws from his Bach recording while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music. Tickets are $30, $22.50 for discount members, and $10 for students.

Narek Hakhnazayan

Narek Hakhnazayan. Photo by Ruth Crafer

On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., the From Russia with Love concert features pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov performing as part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. Skovorodnikov will play pieces by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky and will also be performing the Shostakovich piano quintet with Emory's quartet-in-residence, the Vega String Quartet.

Melissa Plamann, organ, returns to Emory on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Plamann is an organ professor at Oklahoma City University.

The Candler Concert Series continues with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Narek Hakhnazayan, cello. Directed by artistic adviser Paavo Järvi, this Grammy Award-winning orchestra who has toured worldwide will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variation and Brahms Symphony No. 2 on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $70, $52.50 for discount category members and $10 for students.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, featured on National Public Radio, will perform.

On Friday, Nov. 22 at noon in the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Noontime Series will present Beethoven in the 90s. The performance will include Op. 95, 96, 97 and 98 and will feature tenor Bradley Howard, singing "To the Distant Beloved."

The Emory Mastersingers will perform on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. This ensemble is a select subset of the Emory University Concert Choir.

The Emory Chamber Ensembles will round out the month with Emory students playing in trios, quartets and other instrumental combinations on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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.