Masterful Violinist Daniel Hope Explores Unique Composers and Virtuoso Violinists with "AIR: A Baroque Journey"

October 16, 2018

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University will take audience members on an outrageous romp through the Baroque era with Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.  Touted by The Observer as being "among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful . . . as brilliant at Bach as Birtwistle," Daniel Hope and an ensemble of five virtuoso collaborators from around the world will trace the evolution of the violin during a Baroque journey. The focus is on the story of four composers – Falconiero, Matteis, Vivaldi, and Westhoff – the music of their time, and the cultural exchange that can occur between musical minds.

Based on Hope's award-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording, AIR reveals the diversity and eloquence of music of the Baroque era, blending the simplest and at times most primitive forms of dance music with the most sophisticated and revolutionary compositions of the day, culminating in a work by Bach. Hope’s narration provides context and illuminates fascinating connections within the concert, which includes works also performed by Simos Papanas on violin, Nicola Mosca on violoncello, Emanuele Forni on lute, Naoki Kitaya on cembalo (harpsichord), and Michael Metzler on percussion.

Made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, the Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles to solo artists and come from a wide variety of musical genres.

All concerts are presented in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322). Tickets are available through the Arts at Emory Box Office online at, in person, or by calling 404.727.5050 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is committed to providing performances and facilities accessible to all. Accommodation requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event to the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050, or by email at