Twilight Concerts Deliver Musical Refreshment This Summer

June 8, 2012

ATLANTA (June 8, 2012)¿As the sun goes down on a warm summer day, come visit Emory University and enjoy light, summer musical fare with the 2012 Twilight Concerts. Presented by the Emory Summer Concert Band (ESCB) and Scott Stewart, Emory¿s Director of Wind Studies, these free concerts take place Thursdays July 12 and July 19 at 8 p.m. in the Jenkins Courtyard of the Goizueta Business School. 

Modeled after turn of the century outdoor band concerts, the Twilight Concerts feature classical orchestral transcriptions, marches, dances, folk songs, medleys from musicals and popular song, and original wind band music, all in the space of an hour. This year's line-up includes classical favorites ¿Light Cavalry Overture¿ by Franz Suppe and ¿Danse Bacchanale¿ from ¿Samson and Delilah¿ by Camille Saint-Saens.  Ethnic flair will be highlighted with Jacques Press's Yiddish ¿Wedding Dance¿ and Alfred Reed's ¿El Camino Real.¿  Marches and original wind ensemble music will round out the evenings, with Ralph Vaughan Williams's ¿Sea Songs,¿ Malcolm Arnold's ¿Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo,¿ and the ever-popular ¿Suite of Old American Dances¿ by Robert Russell Bennett.  For an Olympics salute, the ESCB will perform John Williams' ¿Summon the Heroes,¿ and a handful of other fun summer tunes will be featured. 

The summer 2012 Twilight Concerts take place July 12 and 19 at 8 p.m. in the Jenkins Courtyard of Emory¿s Guizueta Business School. Both evenings are free and open to the public with free parking next door in the Fishburne Parking Deck. For more information visit www.arts.emory.edu or call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050.