Emory's Schwartz Center's 2014-2015 Candler Concert Series Includes Several "Firsts"

March 11, 2014

ATLANTA (MARCH 12, 2014) - Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts announces its 2014-2015 Candler Concert Series lineup, in a season featuring an array of premieres of new work at the center.

In October 2014, the Brentano String Quartet and Vijay Iyer will debut a new quintet written by Iyer titled "Time, Place, Action." A return visit by composer Daniel Roumain, who returns after the 2012-2013 season, will include the premiere of a new work commissioned by Emory as part of the Creation Stories Project. In addition, there will also be several world premieres presented by Emory ensembles throughout the season.

The 2014-2015 Candler Concert Series also features performances by world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, virtuoso violinist Anne Sophie Mutter and the GRAMMY® Award winning Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

"I'm excited about every single performance," says Robert McKay, managing director of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. "This upcoming season, we have some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative musicians of our time. What's not to love?"

2014-2015 Candler Concert Series Calendar

Garrick Ohlsson, September 26, 2014, 8 p.m.
Long regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, ranging over the entire piano literature, and is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his generation whose interpretations are marked by a distinctive Americanism aspect.

Brentano String Quartet & Vijay Iyer, October 10, 2014, 8 p.m.
This pairing brings the Brentano String Quartet's "luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism" (New York Times) together with Vijay Iyer, who is forging a new concept of jazz and American creative music through his inventive compositions and scholarly research. Their performance will include the premiere of a new quintet composed by Iyer.

Anne Sophie Mutter & the Mutter Virtuosi, November 15, 2014, 8 p.m.
Hailed as one of the greatest virtuoso violinists of our time, Anne Sophie Mutter embarks on an international tour with "Mutter's Virtuosi" the ensemble comprised of fourteen current and former scholarship students of the Anne Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, February 5-7, 2015, 8 p.m.
The Company's repertory is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery, and stylistic approach, and includes collaborations with visual artist Keith Haring, The Orion String Quartet, Daniel Roumain, and others. During their Emory visit, the Company will revisit classic selections for a not-to-be-missed performance at the Schwartz Center.

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, February 7, 2015, 8 p.m.
As part of Emory Jazz Fest 2015, GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award-winner Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra bring Dixieland jazz to the Schwartz Center. NOJO is part of the rich jazz history of our nation's greatest jazz city, creating authentic, engaging jazz experiences that celebrate the origins and transform the future of jazz.

Daniel Roumain - Emory Special Commission, March 20, 2015, 8 p.m.
Daniel Roumain returns to the Schwartz Center to premiere a new work commissioned by Emory. His acclaimed work as a composer and a performer have spanned two decades, and have included collaborations with Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover, Lady Gaga and more. His performance will include the premiere of a new work inspired by his Haitian-American heritage.

Sharon Isbin, guitar & Isabel Leonard, mezzo, April 4, 2015, 8 p.m.
Isbin, who has been hailed for her remarkable versatility and lyricism as "the Monet of classical guitar…a master colorist" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) performs with rising opera star Leonard, who has performed some of the world's most esteemed opera houses including the Met, the San Francisco Opera, Opéra National de Paris, and the Vienna State Opera.

The Tallis Scholars, April 19, 2015, 4 p.m.
Reviewers have praised the supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines as The Tallis Scholars have sought to bring a cappella Renaissance music to a wider audience in churches, cathedrals and venues on nearly every continent on the planet.

The Flora Glenn Candler performances, made possible by the Flora Glenn Candler Endowment, are presented in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on the Emory University campus (1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30322). Concert subscription packages are on sale now. For details, call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050 or subscribe online. Public single tickets are on sale Aug. 1.

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Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
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. The Schwartz Center houses the renowned 800-seat Emerson Concert Hall, a dance studio, theater lab, classrooms, and rehearsal spaces.