Opera Star Sasha Cooke to Make Atlanta Debut at Schwartz Center

Sasha Cooke by Dario Acosta

September 19, 2013

Grammy Award® winning opera singer Sasha Cooke makes her Atlanta debut at Emory University on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.

In her recent appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cooke was hailed by the New York Times as the "luminous standout." She has appeared in recital at Carnegie's Weill and Zankel Halls, Alice Tully Hall and the Mondavi Center. This past summer, she performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Chamber Music Northwest, the Hollywood Bowl, and London's Wigmore Hall. Her portrayal of Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera performance of John Adams¿ "Doctor Atomic" was widely acclaimed, and the DVD release won the 2012 Grammy Award® for Best Opera Recording.

In her performance at Emory, Cooke's program will span styles from the unique quirkiness of Britten's "Charm of Lullabies" and Poulenc's "Cinq Poemes de Max Jacob" to the classic romanticism of Wolf's "Moricke lieder" and folkish lyricism of early George Crumb.

Single concert tickets are $35. Details about the concert and the entire Candler Concert Series can be found at arts.emory.edu/candler.

Master Class

Cooke will also lead a master class with Emory voice students on Thursday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.

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Candler Concert Series
Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, a friend and patron of music at Emory University.