Classical with a Twist: yMusic to Perform at Emory

December 13, 2013

ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2013) ¿ yMusic, the genre-defying ensemble shaping the future of classical music, performs at Emory¿s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Fri., Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.  

The fashionable sextet plays a unique combination of instruments (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet), and has inspired an expanding repertoire of works by some of today's important artists. Its members have toured and recorded with artists such as Bon Iver, Bjork, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Joshua Bell, and the New York Philharmonic.

Equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds, yMusic was created in 2008 to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Their debut album ¿Beautiful Mechanical¿ was released in 2011 and was praised by Time Out New York as ¿inspiring obsessive repeat listenings.¿ Glide Magazine hailed them as a group to watch, saying ¿Their instrumental prowess and emotional depth is exemplary, making it absolutely worth the attention in seeing their maturation as a collective.¿

Single tickets $20; discount category members $16; and all students $5.

For tickets and details call 404-727-5050 or purchase online.

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Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series

Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic and Taipei Chinese Orchestra to solo artists like violinist Hilary Hahn and baritone Thomas Hampson.