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yMusic to perform and demonstrate music-making techniques

yMusic, an ensemble that overlaps musical genres, brings its re-definition of classical music to Emory on Friday Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.  

Earlier on Friday, at 2 p.m., the group will also present a lecture and demonstration in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. They will discuss their process for developing new compositions, collaborating with other artists and groups, and how they’ve managed to carve out their own musical genre. The lecture and demonstration are free and open to the public.

The sextet plays a unique combination of instruments, including string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet and has inspired an expanding repertoire of works by some of today's major artists. Its members have toured and recorded with artists such as Bon Iver, Bjork, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Joshua Bell, and the New York Philharmonic. yMusic's debut album "Beautiful Mechanical" was released in 2011.

"yMusic is thrilled to bring our music to Emory for the first time. Fresh off performances at the Sundance Film Festival and Indianapolis Symphony series, we’ll perform selections from our debut album as well as our new, limited-edition vinyl EP 'Year of the Dragon'," said Rob Moose, yMusic violinist. "Audience members will also be some of the first people to hear new compositions by [composers] Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Marcos Balter and Timothy Andres."

Single concert tickets are $20; discount category members $16; and all students $5.

For tickets and details, call the Arts at Emory Box Office 404-727-5050 or purchase online.

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