Emory's Schwartz Center Celebrates 10 Years with Music, Dance, Theater Events

<p>The Schwartz Center turns 10 in February.<br/> Photo credit: Mark Teague</p>

December 13, 2012

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is celebrating its tenth year as the heart of the arts at Emory University. The Atlanta and Emory communities are invited to help celebrate a decade of music, theater and dance with signature anniversary events in February 2013:

  • On Feb. 2, virtuoso pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Schumann, Brahms and Prokofiev, followed by a champagne reception.
  • Saxophonist Victor Goines brings his New Orleans style to the Emory Jazz Fest, Feb. 8-9. Goines and the Gary Motley Trio perform Feb. 8 in a ticketed concert. On Feb. 9, Goines plays with the Emory Big Band and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra (free). They will premiere an original work by Gary Motley, in honor of the anniversary.
  • Creativity Conversation with Paul Simon and Billy Collins, Feb. 12. The iconic songwriter and the former United States Poet Laureate discuss the creative process, part of the 2013 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. (SOLD OUT.)
  • ¿Watching Chekhov Watching¿ is a performance of original adaptions of Anton Chekhov¿s short stories with an audience talkback on Feb. 15.
  • On Feb. 22, violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) comes to Emory for residency activities and a concert. DBR melds his classical music roots with personal cultural references and vibrant musical imagination.
  • Contemporary dance artist Monica Bill Barnes presents an outrageous and whimsical evening of dance with an audience talkback on Feb. 28.

The Schwartz Center opened its doors in February 2003, after a long road of planning and fundraising efforts. The building houses a dance studio, a black box theater lab, and the centerpiece Emerson Concert Hall, an 825-seat venue with some of the finest acoustics in the region. Along with outstanding student ensembles, artists that have graced the concert hall stage include the New York Philharmonic, Esperanza Spalding and Joshua Bell.

Call 404-727-5050 or visit arts.emory.edu/anniversary for tickets and event details.

Celebrating 10 years, the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is a place where teaching, learning and performance merge to create a vital arts presence for the entire community.