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March calendar includes readings, concerts, films and more

Amber Dermont, author of the New York Times best-selling novel "The Starboard Sea," visits Emory on March 24, part of a diverse slate of arts events scheduled for the month.

This March welcomes performances from favorite local ensembles such as the Emory University Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Master Chorale, an innovative Theater Emory production marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and the finale of the 2015-16 Candler Concert series.

Kicking off the month is nonfiction writer Lawrence Millman, who gives a free reading and Q&A session at the Callaway Center room N301 on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. Millman will be reading from his forthcoming book, "Notes from the End of the World." The book that English writer Paul Kingsnorth describes as “the best thing I’ve read in a long, long time” assesses modern day addiction to screens and technological devices, while also documenting the religious radicalism of two Inuks living in the Hudson Bay area in 1941.

For the remainder of the spring semester, the Film and Media Studies department offers free film screenings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 208 as part of their Cinematheque Series “French New Wave: Classics and Rediscoveries.” This month’s film showings include “Weekend” (1967), “Cleo from 5 to 7” (1962), “Hiroshima Mon Amour” (1959), and “Je t’aime Je t’aime” (1968).

On Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m., author, scholar and Medicine Woman Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel gives a lecture titled “Re-enchanted America: Deepening Our Roots with Place-Based Indigenous Literature” at the Callaway Center in room N301. She also reads from her latest book, "Wabanaki Blues," a murder mystery that offers a modern twist on one of New England’s oldest stories about autumn. 

The Emory University Symphony Orchestra, a local favorite, gives a world premiere of flute concerto with flutist Jonathan Keeble and harpist Anne Yeung on March 3 at 8 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall of Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The free performance, conducted by Emory composer Richard Prior, features music from Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor (1953).

Starting on Friday, March 4, the Emory University Emeritus College Exhibition showcases artwork and creative endeavors in the Chace Gallery at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The exhibition provides an opportunity for continued intellectual, creative and collegial engagement of the retired faculty with the University. Works by EUEC members Mario DiGirolamo, Joanne Green, David Goldsmith, C.W. Raynor, Subha Thrivikraman, Ralph Volger and Jerry Williamson will be on display until April 4. A reception honoring the artists takes place on Sunday, March 6, at the Chace Gallery.

The Atlanta Master Chorale returns to Emory for a performance of Palestrina’s “Missa Papae Marcelli” and Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir.” Focusing on the musicality of the human voice and its ability to bring millions of people together in worship and awe, the concert takes place on Saturday, March 12, in Emerson Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now. 

Artist, bookmaker and letterpress printer Amos P. Kennedy Jr. and Randall K. Burkett, research curator of the Rose Library’s African American Collections, sit down for a Creativity Conversation on Kennedy’s life work as a letterpress printer on Tuesday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Rose Library Teaching & Learning Studio, located on level 10 of the Woodruff Library. 

One of the world’s most in-demand baritones, Nathan Gunn, invites the public to observe his free master class in Emerson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. The international opera sensation also performs in the Emerson Concert Hall on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. as part of the Candler Concert Series. Tickets are $36 for Emory faculty and staff and $5 for Emory students.

Timothy Albrecht performs selections on the Wortsman Memorial Organ on Sunday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Emerson Concert Hall for a free recital honoring Bach’s birthday. 

Emory Dance Company celebrates Women’s History Month with a performance of Body Stories, a collection of works that explore questions about identity, culture and gender. The free show takes place on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the Schwartz Center’s Dance Studio. 

Amber Dermont, the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "The Starboard Sea," visits Emory on Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway Center room N301 for a colloquium. Later that night, she gives a reading of her work in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room 311. A book signing and reception follow the reading. 

On March 24 at 4 p.m., award winning Emory novelist and playwright Jim Grimsley, along with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hank Klibanoff, discuss memory, desegregation and the South of the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement in the Teaching and Learning Studio at the Stuart A. Rose Library for a Creativity Conversation.

Kakali Bandyopadhyay gives a free sitar performance in Emerson Concert Hall on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. 

The Emory Jazz Combos start off Jazz Appreciation Month with concerts at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 29, at 8 p.m.

Theater Emory launches Shakespeare at Emory, a yearlong celebration commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a production of the romantic comedy, “As You Like It.” Two different versions of the production will run simultaneously until April 10, with Janice Akers directing an all-female cast of the play and Tim McDonough directing an all-male cast of the play. The first performance takes place on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater and features an all-male cast. Tickets are now on sale.

Campus favorite Barenaked Voices returns March 31 at 7 p.m. at Emerson Concert Hall. This Emory student a capella celebration earns proceeds for the Emory Counseling Center Helpline and Active Minds. Tickets are $5.

For more details and a full schedule of events, visit Arts at Emory

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