Sarah Chang and Julio Elizalde Open the 2016-17 Candler Concert Series, Sep. 10

Sarah Chang, photo by Colin Bell

August 4, 2016

The 2016-2017 Candler Concert Series kicks off with violinist Sarah Chang in concert with pianist Julio Elizalde, Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University.

The evening’s program includes Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 108 and Bartók’s “Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56,” inspired by Bartók’s travels within his native Hungary and throughout the Balkans, where he recorded and transcribed more than 14,000 folk melodies.

Chang and Elizalde will perform in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are available from the Arts at Emory Box Office (1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322) in person, by phone at 404.727.5050, or online at Full price tickets are $55; $44 for qualifying discount category members. Additional information available at

Sarah Chang, violin
Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Recent highlights include performances with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006, Chang was honored as one of the 20 Top Women in Newsweek magazine’s “Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge” issue. In 2008, she was honored as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2012, Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award. Other distinctions include the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, among many others.

Julio Elizalde, piano
Julio Elizalde is one of the most sought-after and multifaceted artists of his generation. He was praised as a musician of “compelling artistry and power” by the Seattle Times and has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. 

Elizalde is a founding member of the New Trio, winner of both the Fischoff and Coleman National Chamber Music Competitions and recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s prestigious Arthur W. Foote Prize.

Candler Concert Series
This season, Emory University’s hallmark concert series features incomparable soprano Renée Fleming, the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling, a new composition by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and much more. Visit for full season details, tickets, and season subscriptions.