Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Announces 2017-2018 25th Anniversary Season

August 28, 2017

ATLANTA—The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) announces its milestone 25th Anniversary season, “Chamber Music at its Best.” The Southeast’s largest and most active chamber music organization brings together some of the city’s finest resident musicians with internationally-known guest artists who are dedicated to performing the most exciting music from the chamber repertoire in some of the most acoustically and visually beautiful spaces in Atlanta.  

In addition to presenting the Emerson, Family, and Cooke Noontime Concert Series at Emory, the society tours and participates in recording projects, commissioning of new works, and numerous community-outreach activities. The String Quartet-in-Residence program, held by the international, award-winning Vega Quartet, lies at the heart of the ECMSA’s mission to spread chamber music throughout the community, reaching audiences of all ages. The Vega is the first professional string quartet to ever make Atlanta their home base and as such, are having a transformational effect on music education and performance throughout the area. 

Highlights of the Silver Anniversary season include the 25th Anniversary Gala Concert showcasing the wide variety of chamber music; “The Rites of Spring” featuring pianists Robert Spano and Elena Cholakova performing Stravinsky’s masterpiece with new choreography performed by Staibdance; “Jazz Meets Classics: Songs of Love” blending the two genres; “Juilliard in Atlanta” featuring over 25 alumni of the famed school who are active in Atlanta; and “Pictures at an Exhibition”—Mussorgsky’s great masterpiece in a string quintet transcription performed by the Vega Quartet at the High Museum. 

All ECMSA concerts this season are free of charge, making this great music available to all. To see the entire season’s offerings, visit the ECMSA website. For more information and questions, please contact William Ransom, artistic director, at wransom@emory.edu or 404-727-6443. 

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The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta is supported by the Cherry L. Emerson Endowment, the Rebecca Katz-Doft Chamber Music Endowment, the Office of Educational Programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Christian Humann Foundation, and the Friends of Music at Emory.