Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
ATLANTA (February 13, 2017)—Sibling pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque perform classical masterpieces at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. as part of the Candler Concert Series.
The Labèques began their musical ambitions at an early age, rising to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” one of the first gold records in classical music. Since then, they have developed a stunning international career performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic, and more. The Labèques are much sought after by composers such as Thomas Adès, Louis Andreissen, and Luciano Berio. In 2015, they performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra the world premiere of a new concerto written by Philip Glass specifically for them.
For their Emory performance, they will perform Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” for two pianos as well as works from Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
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.