March music features works of the spirit and the emotions

By Kerry Vance and Caitlin Ryan | Emory Report | Feb. 27, 2014

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Inon Barnatan, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello, will perform March 28 as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. Photo by Jamie Jung.

Music for the month of March starts off with the World Premiere String Quartet by Richard Prior as a part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Emerson Series. This debut work features the Vega String Quartet also performing Beethoven and Dvorak quartets on Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m., soprano Yulia Van Doren and Prior will hold a Creativity Conversation, which is free and open to the public.

Van Doren will perform on Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. with the Emory University Symphony Orchestra. Prior will direct her and the orchestra in Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs."

Rachmaninoff's Vespers, a series of works that explore the Russian Orthodox texts of vespers, matins, and prime, will be performed by the Atlanta Master Chorale on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for discount category members, and $10 for Emory students.

On Friday, March 21, pianists Philip Thomson and William Ransom collaborate on Beethoven's 5th Symphony as a part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Noontime Series.

Emory organist Timothy Albrecht completes Atlanta's first ever Bach Birthday Cycle with Bach's "Well-tempered Clavier I and II" Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m., the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series will feature Atlanta's Young Artists, pre-college musicians in this annual showcase, held in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall.

Inon Barnatan, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello, are featured Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. as a part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. Tickets are $40 for the general public, $32 for discount category members and $5 Emory students.

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.