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Candler Concert Series will feature Philip Glass, other renowned artists

Philip Glass, the influential composer and musician, and Lang Lang, superstar pianist whom the New York Times calls the “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” are coming to Emory as part of the 2013-14 Candler Concert Series.

The series, held at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, celebrates the work of Glass throughout the fall with a concert and residency activities.

A Sept. 27 concert will pair Glass on piano with violinist Tim Fain, seen in the movie and heard on the soundtrack of “The Black Swan.”

Glass will be on campus Sept. 25-27 for residency activities.

Other related events include the southeastern premiere of Glass' Cello Concerto No. 2 on Oct. 26 with cellist Matt Haimovitz and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra.

Glass came to Emory in 2009 for events surrounding the Southeastern premiere of his opera, "Akhnaten" — an ancient Egyptian religious revolutionary whom subsequent pharaohs sought to erase from history.

Lang Lang on Feb. 20

Lang Lang will perform at Emory on Feb. 20, 2014.  

He has played sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and was a featured performer at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also relayed the London Olympic torch in London right prior to the opening of the 2012 Olympiad.

His popularity has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano —a phenomenon coined by “The Today Show” as "the Lang Lang effect."  

Other Candler artists next year include: Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Chris Thile, mandolin; the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; yMusic Ensemble; the Newport Jazz Festival with Anat Cohen; and Inon Barnatan, piano with Alisa Weilerstein, cello.  

Series tickets on sale now  

Concert subscription packages are on sale now. For details, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050 or subscribe online at Single tickets go on sale for the public on Aug. 1.  

The Flora Glenn Candler performances are made possible by the Flora Glenn Candler Endowment.

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