General public complimentary tickets will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, in person at the Arts at Emory Box Office in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts or by phone at 404.727.5050. Regular parking deck rates apply during this time. Phone orders are subject to a $4.00 convenience fee. Ticket reservations will not be available online for this event.
Tickets ordered by phone will be mailed directly to the ticketholder. All other tickets must be picked up in person at the Arts at Emory Box Office during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.). There will be no will call or standby seating for any Ellmann Lectures event.
The Arts at Emory Box Office is open Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Its address is:
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Road, Suite 251
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
In February, Paul Simon cancelled his scheduled appearances at Emory University after coming down with the flu. The school has just announced the rescheduled dates for his talks as part of the Ellman Lecture Series. From Emory’s website…
The series, “The Insomniac’s Lullaby: Awake and Aware of the Time,” will include two public lectures, a conversation between Simon and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and a music performance.
Schedule of events
Simon will be appearing in four public events at Emory, including:
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:15 p.m. – Lecture: “Sailing on an Endless Sea: My Life as a Songwriter” – Glenn Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd.
Monday, Sept. 23, 3:45 p.m. – Conversation with Paul Simon and Billy Collins – Glenn Auditorium.
Monday, Sept. 23, 8:15 p.m. – Lecture: “View from Cloud: The Solitary Artist in a Collaborative Culture” – Glenn Auditorium.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. – Music Performance by Paul Simon with guitarist Mark Stewart – Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Rd.
Tickets are free, but are limited to two (2) tickets per person, per event. Tickets for the previously scheduled events will not be honored for the new dates.
General public complimentary tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in person at the Arts at Emory Box Office in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (1700 North Decatur Road, Suite 251, Atlanta, 30322) or by phone at 404-727-5050. Phone orders are subject to a $4.00 convenience fee. Ticket reservations will not be available online for this event.
Tickets ordered by phone will be mailed directly to the ticketholder. All other tickets must be picked up in person at the Arts at Emory Box Office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). There will be no will call or standby seating for any Ellmann Lectures event.
Emory students, faculty and staff may enter their names in a lottery for complimentary tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. More information about the ticket lottery can be found at: http://emory.edu/ellmann.
Lynne points to this note on Emory’s website…
The highly anticipated Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature by Paul Simon, set for Feb. 10-12 at Emory University, have been postponed due to illness. Simon’s representatives report he has the flu.
Emory anticipates being able to reschedule the lectures at a later time, to be announced. People interested in attending the Ellmann Lectures will have to re-register for complimentary tickets when the new dates are announced. Owing to scheduling uncertainties at this time, existing tickets will not be honored for the new dates.
The latest information and updates will be available at: http://www.emory.edu/ellmann
Photo courtesy of Emory
Michelle sends along this Emory release…
Paul Simon delivers the 12th Richard Ellmann LecturesDuring his distinguished career, Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which were for the album of the year (Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland). In 2003 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006.Paul Simon will deliver the 12th Richard Ellmann Lectures on February 10-12, 2013. He will present four public events, including two original lectures, a public conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and a music performance. All events are free and open to the public.Tickets will be available beginning Monday, December 3 from the Arts at Emory Box Office. There is no waiting list for tickets before this date. If you would like to receive a reminder email on December 1 about ticket availability, please submit your information here.
From Emory’s website…
Paul Simon, whose lyrics have graced several generations worldwide, will give the 2013 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University Feb. 10-12.
The selection of Simon, “a consummate songwriter,” to deliver the lectures, aims to “slightly open up the concept of what literature is,” says Joseph Skibell, associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory and director of the lectures. The international selection committee discussed song as a part of world literature, and agreed that Simon was the obvious first choice.
…The Ellmann Lectures consist of a series of public lectures that are ticketed but free and open to the public. Tickets will be available near the end of the university’s fall semester. Simon’s lectures will concern, in part, an overview of the historical antecedents of the music made between 1966 and 1970.
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