November arts events include renowned authors, musicians and more

By Arts at Emory | Emory Report | Oct. 31, 2017

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Theater Emory carries the scary Halloween spirit into November, with performances of "The Anointing of Dracula: A Grand Guignol" continuing Nov. 2-5. Emory Photo/Video

November features a wide variety of arts events at Emory, from the conclusion of Theater Emory's "rock 'n' roll nightmare" homage to Dracula to appearances by world-renowned authors and musicians.

Emory's student arts groups also take the stage, with performances by the Emory Dance Company, Emory Wind Ensemble and Emory University Symphony Orchestra.

Here are some of the biggest events featured by Arts at Emory this month:

Theater Emory’s “The Anointing of Dracula: A Grand Guignol” comes to a terrifying close this month with performances Nov. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 11 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater. The play is written and directed by Brent Glenn and inspired by the works of Bram Stoker and others. Audience members who come dressed in costume for the 11 p.m. performance Nov. 4 get in free, subject to availability. For more information and ticketing, contact boxoffice@emory.edu.

The Emory Department of Film and Media Studies presents the last four films in Emory Cinematheque’s fall series Resisting Fascism,” screening every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208. This month’s films are The Tin Drum (1979), Amen (2002),“The Counterfeiters (2007) and Black Book (2006).

Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and legendary bass player Dave Holland blend jazz with Indian classical music for Crosscurrents, in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The Candler Concert Series continues Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. when the Crescent City's Irma Thomas joins the lively sound of the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet and the spiritual authority of the Blind Boys of Alabama for an evening of music showcasing "The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans."

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s Emerson Series presents “Bach Under the Stars at the Emory Planetarium on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The timeless music for solo strings of J.S. Bach is played by the Vega String Quartet and accompanies a star show presented by astrophysicist and planetarium director Erin Bonning.

The renowned Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature brings Colm Tóibín, the award-winning author of “Brooklyn,” to campus for the lecture series “Writers and Their Fathers: Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce” Nov. 12-14 in the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Events include Sir William Wilde: An Eminent Victorian in Ireland,” Sunday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.; John Butler Yeats in Exile: Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad? on Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.; and two events on Tuesday, Nov. 14: John Stanislaus Joyce & Dublin: Old Father, Old Artificer at 4 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. reading and signing by the author.

The Emory Creative Writing Program presents veteran journalist Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of practice at Emory, in a reading followed by a reception and book-signing Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

The Emory Dance Company performs new works by Atlanta guest artist Sean Hilton and Emory Dance faculty Anna Leo, Sally Radell and George Staib in their fall concert Nov. 16-18 in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. A highlight of the concert will be acclaimed choreographer Trisha Brown’s “Solo Olos,” set with a student cast by Trisha Brown Dance Company member Jamie Scott. Ticket sales from Saturday night's performance will benefit the Emory Friends of Dance and the Sally A. Radell Scholarship for Summer Dance Study. 

The Emory Wind Ensemble and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra share the stage in a special joint concert featuring both orchestral and wind repertoire including a performance by the 2017–2018 Concerto and Aria Competition winners. The free concert takes place in the Emerson Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.