Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
Corea and Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians and bandleaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment as well as their recently released album Two (September 11, 2015, Concord Jazz).
With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.
The evening’s program will be announced from the stage.
Chick Corea and Béla Fleck open the 2015-2016 Candler Concert Series Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $70, $56 for discount category members, and $10 for Emory students. Tickets are available online, by phone (404.727.5050), or in person at the Arts at Emory Box Office. Discount category tickets are available by phone or in person only. Online ticket sales end three hours prior to the event.
Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer, and bandleader is a Downbeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with sixty-three nods and twenty-two wins. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic woks, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career. As the New York Times has said, he is “a luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful.”
Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Fleck’s total Grammy count if fourteen wins and thirty nominations. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s Spain. In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself.
Candler Concert Series
Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts with the aim of engaging the Emory and Atlanta communities with world-class artists. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, a friend and patron of music at Emory University.