Emory’s Upcoming Arts Season

Someone must have told Emory about my soft spot.  Refer to me as an “editor” or “reporter” and I’ll post pretty much ANYTHING!

Just kidding, this is good stuff.

Emory University 2009-2010 Arts Season Highlights:

* Fall 2009 – Science and art projects: Hominid, a new science play co-written by NY playwright Ken Weitzman based on the true story captured by Emory professor and Yerkes Center primatologist Frans de Waal, Ph.D., in Chimpanzee Politics, directed by Emory alumna Ariel de Man of Atlanta’s Out of Hand Theater; and two evolution-themed collaborations with Emory scientist David Lynn (debut of choreographer David Neumann’s new work that looks at evolution, Big Eater; and Lelavision’s new performance art involving movement, sound, and visual elements)

* Emory Visual Arts Gallery – The Lucid Eye: A Year of Photography at Emory, 2009-2010, a series of exhibitions curated by Emory’s Jason Francisco that consider key issues in contemporary photography. Included are solo exhibitions of work by Joel Leivick, Dawoud Bey, and Ruth Dusseault, as well as an inaugural show of 20th-century masterworks by 19 photographers from the collection of the Atlanta, Georgia law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory, and a juried exhibition (call for entries open to the public now) of photographic images that explore the theme of “home.”

* Concerts: Canadian Brass (Oct. 1); Journey to the Amazon with Sharon Isbin, guitar, Thiago de Mello, percussion, and Paul Winter, saxophone (Oct. 23); Esperanza Spalding (Nov. 14); Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche, percussion (Jan. 22); Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Feb. 4); and Thomas Hampson in Song of America (Feb. 19)

* Atlanta debuts of New York-based dance companies: David Neumann’s advanced beginner group (Oct. 16-17) and the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (Feb. 24-26)

* Live recording: From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young classical musicians hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, brings the 10th anniversary tour of its hit NPR show to Emory for a live concert recording in the Schwartz Center (Nov. 4).

To view the full season in great detail, click here!

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