January arts events include concerts, film, theater and more

Arts at Emory | Jan. 7, 2016

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Pianist William Ransom (pictured), artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, performs Jan. 22 as the group presents Schubert's "Wintereisse," sung by bass Daniel Cole.

Arts at Emory rings in the new year with several events in January, including the new Emory Cinematheque series "French New Wave:  Classics and Rediscoveries," a new lineup of playwrights in Theater Emory's "Brave New Works" series, the Atlanta Master Chorale, and an Ethics on the Stage conversation with the Alliance Theatre.

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. for a storytelling adventure down the Nile River in "Artful Stories: Pete and Bill," followed by a class in making paper crocodiles. The following day, Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m., Egyptologist Annie Shanley will show children how to read and write ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in "Children's Workshop: Egyptian Hieroglyphs."

Emory's Ethics and the Arts program continues its "Ethics on the Stage" collaboration with the Alliance Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m., focusing this time on their play, "Disgraced." The discussion takes place in room 102 of the Center for Ethics.

The Film and Media Studies department kicks off the spring Emory Cinematheque Series "French New Wave: Classics and Rediscoveries" on Wednesday, Jan. 13, with the 1956 film "Bob Le Flambeur," followed by "Les Cousins" (1959) on Jan. 20, and "400 Blows" (1959) and "Antoine and Colette" (1962) on Jan. 27. All showings start at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208 and are free and open to the public.

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library presents a panel discussion titled "Memorial Drive: Nexus Contemporary Art Center" on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. Featuring Nexus alumni who helped build the institution in its founding years, the talk will focus on the history of the Nexus Contemporary Arts Center (now Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center) and its role in broadening the arts scene in Atlanta and the South.

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Emory cello instructor Roee Harran is one of six performers for "CelloMania!" on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photo by Dan Smigrod.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta will perform Franz Schubert's "Wintereisse" song cycle on Friday, Jan. 22, sung by bass Daniel Cole with William Ransom on piano. The concert takes place at noon in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall. On Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m., see the ECMSA again and experience the power of six cellists in "CelloMania!," performed in Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Both events are free and open to the public.

Theater Emory begins its annual "Brave New Works" series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Schwartz Theater Lab with their "Thursday Fellowship Series," a series showcasing the work of three finalists for Emory's 2016-18 Playwriting Fellowship. Join Theater Emory again on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. for a reading of "The Younger," followed by readings of "Shaking the Wind: Firebreathing" on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., and "Please" on Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Reservations are required.

The Atlanta Master Chorale presents "The Spirit Lives on: Art, Music and the Mind" on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts' Emerson Concert Hall. In this unique partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Atlanta Master Chorale is joined on the stage by the Morehouse College Glee Club to offer a space of solace, reflection and peace for those in our communities touched directly and indirectly by Alzheimer's. Tickets are $20, $15 for discount categories including Emory faculty and staff, and $10 for all students. They can be purchased online.