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September music sounds off with legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and more
Start the school year off with a bang (and a few more pleasing sounds as well). From organ to jazz, enjoy a wide range of music at Emory this month.

Timothy Albrecht, Emory University Organist, presents the popular "Bach Live!" concert, on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. The program features "Fantasy & Fugue in G Minor," plus pieces honoring Daniel Jaeckel’s new Graves Portative Organ. American Organist has hailed Albrecht’s performances have been hailed as "some of the most riveting, exciting and joyful performances of Bach on record."

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s 20th anniversary season launches with  "Musical Fireworks," with the Vega String Quartet and Will Ransom, piano, in the noontime series on Friday, Sept. 14, in the Carlos Museum’s Reception Hall.

Michael Feinberg celebrates the release of his Elvin Jones Project CD with veteran jazz drummer Billy Hart on Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Opening is Joe Alterman, piano, also introducing a new CD. Tickets: $15; $10 discount category members and Emory students.

Revel in the virtuosity, lyricism, playfulness, classical warmth and contemporary edge of one the world's most diverse and youngest instruments:  the saxophone. "The Joy of Sax," featuring the Atlanta Saxophone Quartet is on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.

Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his quartet will perform Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Quartet members include Joey Calderazzo, piano; Eric  Revis, bass; and Justin Faulkner, drums. "An Evening with Branford Marsalis" opens the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series and is the quartet’s first concert in the U.S. since the release of their new album. $65; $52 discount category members; $10 students.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presents the critically acclaimed Eroica Trio and the Vega String Quartet in "A Night at the Opera—Without the Singers!" The performance on Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m, opens ECMSA’s Emerson Series and features a 20th anniversary reception celebration, plus a special appearance by Franz Liszt!

Kathryn Curran performs on the clarinet on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. The program includes "Lightshadow-trembling" by Gregory Vajda, "Gumbo" Sonatina for clarinet and piano by John B. Hedges, and Prokofiev’s "Quintet, Op. 39" for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double base.

September closes with "Defiant Chamber Music," presented by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. in the Marcus Hillel Center. The program includes string quartets by Erwin Schulhoff, who perished in the Holocaust, and Giuseppi Verdi.

All concerts are free and take place in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. For tickets and event information, visit or call the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.

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