Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
(ATLANTA) – Emory University hosts orchestral collective The Knights for an evening of inspired collaborative music on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. As part of the 2015-2016 Candler Concert Series, The Knights will be joined by Gil Shaham, one of the foremost violinists of our time.
Groundbreaking orchestral collective The Knights boasts an impressive roster of remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, and singer-songwriters, spearheaded by Colin and Eric Jacobsen of Brooklyn Rider String Quartet. Heralded by the New York Times as “imaginative,” “innovative,” and full of “camaraderie and shared enthusiasm,” their performance at Emory features selections from Richard Wagner and Antonín Dvořák.
Violinist powerhouse Gil Shaham joins the group for part of their North American tour. Shaham has been recognized as “the outstanding American violinist of his generation” by Time magazine and has more than two dozen concerto and solo albums to his name; he also was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Award.
Tickets are $60; $48 for discount category members and $10 for Emory students. Tickets are available from the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050, in person, or online.