March arts events include Tibet Week, Barenaked Voices

Emory Report | Feb. 27, 2017

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Barenaked Voices, Emory’s 14th annual student a cappella celebration, takes over the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts’ Emerson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30. All proceeds benefit the Emory Counseling Center Helpline and Active Minds. Emory Photo/Video

Along with warmer weather, March brings a multitude of arts events to Emory’s campus, including annual favorites Tibet Week at the Michael C. Carlos Museum and the student a cappella celebration, Barenaked Voices.

And while the campus slows down March 6-10 for spring break, there is still time for the Atlanta Master Chorale and Emory University Symphony Orchestra to take the Emerson Concert Hall stage and visiting artists Tiphanie Yanique and the St. Lawrence String Quartet to share their work with the Emory community.

Here’s a sample of arts events on campus in March:

  • The Emory film and media studies department concludes their Spring 2017 Cinematheque Series, presenting work from the UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour, with a screening of “Men in War” (1957) on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 205. Beginning March 15 with “Wedding Doll” (2015), the Department of Film and Media Studies presents a series of screenings from visiting Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady. The series continues with “The Last Enemy” (2000) on March 22 and “In Satmar Custody” (2003) on March 29. 
  • The Emory University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Prior, performs a free concert of Mahler’s iconic Symphony No. 1 in Emerson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
  • On Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m., the Atlanta Master Chorale returns to Emory for their concert “Shades and Hues.”  Using color as a metaphor for the different emotions and images that enrich our world, the chorale promises an enchanting evening of music that celebrates life.  Tickets are on sale now through the Arts at Emory box office.
  • Monday, March 20, marks the beginning of one of Emory’s most beloved traditions: Tibet Week at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Highlights include the annual construction of a sand mandala, daily guided compassion meditations, and a variety of lectures.
  • The renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet performs at Emory on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. for a special Candler Concert Series performance.  Serving as the ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has been hailed as “witty, buoyant and wickedly attentive” by the Montreal Gazette. The quartet will be joined in concert by virtuoso pianist Pedja Muzijevic for an unforgettable, energetic performance. Tickets are on sale now.
  • Prose writer and poet Tiphanie Yanique visits campus for a reading of her work on Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room, and also holds a colloquium March 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Emory’s Kemp-Malone Library. Yanique is the author of the award-winning novel “Land of Love and Drowning” and “Wife,” a collection of poems published in October 2015.  
  • Saturday, March 25, at 12 p.m., the Billops-Hatch public event "3+1: ‘Older Women and Love’” features a screening of artist and activist Camille Billops’ documentary “Older Women and Love,” followed by a discussion between three experts and one audience member. This Rose Library event is presented in collaboration with the Spelman College Museum of Art and takes place in the Camille Cosby Academic Center Auditorium on the Spelman campus.
  • Barenaked Voices, Emory’s 14th annual student a cappella celebration, takes over the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts’ Emerson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available through the Arts at Emory box office. All proceeds benefit the Emory Counseling Center Helpline and Active Minds.