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Emory Arts shares a wide array of diverse programs in November

Arts performances in November will include the Emory Dance Company’s fall concert Nov. 18-20. Tickets are on sale now.

From creative conversations to concerts and an immersive “Macbeth” experience, November brings a variety of events for arts enthusiasts that highlight Emory’s diverse range of programs.

Creative discussions

The Michael C. Carlos Museum hosts a series of events to complement and contextualize its ongoing exhibition “Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger.”

This month begins with a Carlos Reads discussion on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., of Malinda Maynor Lowery’s The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, a book that examines the remarkable history of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi The museum’s artist in residence, Cannupa Hanska Luger, whose works are featured in the current exhibition, discusses his practice and the collaboration and social engagement at its core as a contemporary Indigenous artist on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Luger will also participate in the Emory Climate Talks series on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m.

For those wishing to attend virtual events, join artist Michael Rakowitz as he speaks about his ongoing project, “The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist,” and other works related to questions around reappearance, restitution and restoration. This event is part of the Monuments and Memorials Lecture Series and will be held on Zoom Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Emory Art History Department, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, History Department and the Hightower Fund.

Music fans should attend a recital and lecture by Indigenous violinist Heidi Senungetuk on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Carlos Museum’s Ackerman Hall. She will present two works that highlight Indigenous modes of creativity in music.

Hear from the impressive cohort of Emory’s creative writing fellows in a joint reading Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cox Hall Ballroom. Yolanda Franklin (Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow), Justin Haynes (Nicholas Jenkins Barnett Fellow in Fiction), Maya Marshall (Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry) and Megan Tabaque (Playwriting Fellow) will all present excerpts from their work.  

Concert performances

Emory artists and guest performers are glad to be back onstage at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and other areas on campus. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for any patrons of events at the Schwartz Center. Event listings include more details.

The Candler Concert Series continues on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. with a performance from violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang. This pair of superstars share the stage in their first visit to the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now.

Community members can support Emory’s student musicians on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. for the Emory Chamber Ensembles performance. Mentored by Emory’s artist faculty, student musicians perform chamber works for strings, brass, winds, percussion and guitar. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Schwartz artist in residence Geneva Lewis hosts a violin master class for students on Friday, Nov. 12, at 12:30 p.m. Schwartz Center patrons are invited to observe the class; registration is required. Lewis also joins pianist Chenny Gan in a performance of “Homage to the Blues” on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall.

On Sunday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., Emory undergraduate students perform some of the best-known pieces in four-hand and two-hand piano repertoire in the Collaborative Piano concert.

Fans of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) are invited to experience Mozart at the Museum as part of the Cooke Noontime Concert Series on Friday, Nov. 19, at 12 p.m. at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. The ECMSA also hosts John Dee, one of the nation’s finest wind players, in residence at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, as he shares his musical wisdom with members of Emory’s oboe class on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m.

Finish this musical month on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. for Emory Jazz Ensembles, a performance led by Emory’s director of jazz studies, Gary Motley.

Film and theater

The Department of Film and Media hosts David Barba in an online program Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Media Lives: Conversations with Creative Professionals Series to discuss his latest film, “Guadalupe.”

On Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., the Visiting Artists series by Photography at Emory features an online program with Rachel Fein-Smolinski. Barba also joins the series on Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. This series of artist’s talks focuses on photography, film, video, art and activism.

On the heels of its acclaimed streaming event “Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment,” New York–based immersive audio company Knock at the Gate returns to the space between your ears Nov. 4-7 and Nov. 11-14 with an all-new reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” designed for a pair of headphones and pitch darkness (no screens, no Zooms). Created in collaboration with Theater Emory and Multiband Studios, this unique and intimate audio production invites listeners to put on a pair of headphones, turn out the lights and be transported into the beating heart of Shakespeare’s dark tale. Tickets are free of charge but must be reserved beforehand through Knock at the Gate.


The Emory Dance Company presents its Fall Concert Nov. 18-20 in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Performances will be each evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The program will include a selection of works from faculty members Angela Harris, Julio Medina, George Staib and Lori Teague along with guest artists Xan Burley and Alex Springer. General admission tickets are $15 and are on sale now. Discounts for some patrons may apply; call 404-727-5050 for information.  

All events are open to the public and most are free. Check individual event information for more details.

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