September arts events include concerts, films and more

By Rachael Walters | Emory Report | Sept. 2, 2015

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Arts events on campus this month include a live recording of NPR's "From the Top," which features host Christopher O'Riley showcasing talented young classical musicians from the Atlanta area. Photo by Stefan Cohen.

The Arts at Emory welcomes the 2015-2016 academic year with a wide array of offerings.

September's highlights include the following:

Famed Israeli film director Eran Riklis serves as a Schwartz Foundation Artist in Residence through Sept. 10. His two remaining lectures are Sept. 8 in the Woodruff Library and Sept. 10 in the Carlos Museum.

Abigail Santos Villalobos, a soprano celebrated for her warm stage presence and satiny voice, performs a free show on Sept. 11 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

The Friends of Dance Lecture for Fall 2015, given by Emory PhD candidate Amit Abraham, is titled “The Use of Imagery in Dance: From Theory to Practice” and will be held Sept. 15 in the Oxford Road Building. Abraham’s lecture will give an overview of imagery within the dance world, including the different definitions and sub-groups used, its clinical applications and advantages for the dancer, as well as future research directions and challenges.

Emory Cinematheque returns this month with a semester-long focus on animation and anime-inspired films from Japan. The series of free, weekly film screenings begins Sept.16 with the 2001 film “Metropolis,” a mature work by veteran animator Rintaro that cuts across anime and film history in its pedigree and references. Each film in the series will be introduced by series curator Ryan Cook, assistant professor of film and media studies.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will host a live recording of NPR’s “From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley” on Sept. 19. This special live radio recording event will showcase several young classical musicians from the Atlanta area on the national broadcast. Tickets are on sale now.

Also at the Schwartz Center, the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta brings life to Beethoven’s Fifth on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m., while organist Jeremy Filsell, who serves as artist in residence at Washington National Cathedral, performs Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.

For more details and a full schedule of events, visit Arts at Emory.