Spring brings a busy calendar of March arts events

By Laura Briggs | Emory Report | March 3, 2020

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One highlight of arts events at Emory in March will be the 17th annual Barenaked Voices concert, a celebration of a capella music arranged, choreographed and performed by Emory undergraduates.

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There is much to experience and enjoy during March from Arts at Emory. Highlights include a celebration of Afro-Cuban music from Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, a series of short plays by Samuel Beckett, yoga in the Carlos Museum galleries and the 17th annual Barenaked Voices student concert.

Some highlights are detailed here. For a full list of the March arts events, visit the Arts at Emory website and the Oxford College events calendar

Film

Oxford College will show “Light From Light” on Wednesday, March 4, as the next installment in the Southern Circuit Film Series. An initiative of the Atlanta-based arts organization South Arts, Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall; filmmaker Paul Harrill will participate in a Q&A with the audience afterwards. 

The Human Health on Film series continues as part of Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts. Featured films this month are “And the Band Played On” on Thursday, March 5, and “Super Size Me” (hosted by human health professor Dan Bernardot) on Thursday, March 26. Both screenings take place in White Hall, Room 208, at 7:30 p.m. Screenings are free and open to the public.

The Spring 2020 Emory Cinematheque series features African Americans in American film. This month’s films include “Enemy Mine,” introduced by Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., “Daughters of the Dust” and “Love Jones.” Cinematheque takes place every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall, Room 208. Screenings are free and open to the public. 

Music

On Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m., the Atlanta Master Chorale presents “Questions and Queries,” a program that takes on life’s biggest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a God? The concert takes place at Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Schwartz Center box office or by calling 404-727-5050. 

Emory Tango Ensemble presents traditional Argentinian tango music and dance in their concert and milonga on Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Studio. Kristin Wendland directs. This event is free and open to the public. 

Student a cappella at Emory shines in the Barenaked Voices concert on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Emerson Concert Hall. In a 17-year tradition, the many voices of Emory's a cappella groups and the Emory Concert Choir perform selections from their own repertoires and join together in this annual showcase of the breadth of Emory's vocal talent. All proceeds from this concert benefit the Emory Counseling Center HelpLine and Active Minds. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Schwartz Center Box Office or by calling 404-727-5050.

Dance

The Dancing Flowers for Peace, a group of women over age 50, presents a movement workshop that will connect women to each other, to their own bodies and to the planet. “Peace, Love, Vote” is designed for women who want to express their desire for peace and transformation through the exhilaration of dance. “Peace, Love, Vote” is part of Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts. This free workshop will take place on Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. in Tharp Rehearsal Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. No dance experience is necessary. To register, please email Lori Teague.

In addition, senior honors student and Stipe Scholar Maria McNiece presents her honors thesis, “Very Unpromising Material,” on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Dance Studio. This performance is free and open to the public.

Carlos Museum

Transcendent Yoga returns this month to the Michael C. Carlos Museum. As part of Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts, the Carlos Museum invites yogis into the Transcendent Deities Exhibition Gallery for a six-week session of yoga classes led by Marck Maroun of The Yoga Source. The classes begin Tuesday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. The full six-week session costs $65 for Carlos Museum members and $85 for non-members. Online registration is required.

Candler Concert Series

As an internationally acclaimed flutist, saxophone player and pianist, Jane Bunnett has devoted much of her professional life to an exploration of how Afro-Cuban melodies express the universality of music. The award-winning ensemble Maqueque began as a project to record and mentor young, brilliant Cuban female musicians and has since become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. Jane Bunnett and Maqueque come together at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Schwartz Center box office or by calling 404-727-5050. Emory faculty, staff and students are eligible for a discount.

Theater

During the weekend of March 25-29, Theater Emory presents back-to-back evenings of short pieces by the absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett. Featured plays include “Rockby” and “Krapp’s Last Tape,” directed by Carolyn Cook, and “All That Fall,” directed by Emory student Peter Buzzerio. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni University Memorial Center. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, at the Schwartz Center Box Office or by calling 404-727-5050.