Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
Emory University brings the 2015-16 Candler Concert Series to a close with a spellbinding performance by operatic baritone Nathan Gunn on Friday, Mar. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Gunn has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s most in-demand baritones, performing at the Metropolitan Opera House, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera and more. His unique voice has a rich sound and full timbre that is both classic and dramatic in nature, earning him a 2010 Grammy Award for “Best Opera Recording” in recognition of his album, Billy Budd. Also a supporter of the development of new music and productions, Gunn was recently named Director of the American Repertoire Council at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, where his council is committed to creating a new American work in 10 consecutive seasons.
During the concert, Nathan Gunn will be accompanied by his wife and pianist Julie Gunn, for renditions of Dichterliebe, op 48 by Robert Schumann in addition to selections from beloved musicals Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel, and Camelot.
As part of his residency at Emory, he will be conducting a free master class that is open to the public on Thursday, Mar. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Schwartz Center.
Tickets are $45; $36 for discount category members and $5 for Emory students. Tickets are available from the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050, in person, or online.