New Date Announced for Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Isabel Leonard

November 14, 2018

(ATLANTA) – The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University announces a date change for the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) concert with Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano. Previously scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2019, the concert will now take place on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. The change in schedule came about when Isabel Leonard was asked to perform with one of the most recognizable and romantic voices in the world, Andrea Bocelli at the Metropolitan Opera on February 17.

"We are thrilled to bring Isabel Leonard's talent to Atlanta audiences with the renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra," said Schwartz Center managing director, Rachael Brightwell. "Singing at the Met with Bocelli is an amazing opportunity for any artist, and we knew that making this schedule change for Leonard's Emory performance was the right thing to do in support of the artist's work." The program on February 15 features the CNSO and Leonard performing an evening of Czech music including Dvorak's 9th Symphony.

Highly acclaimed for her passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty, the Grammy Award-winning Isabel Leonard continues to thrill audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage. Leonard has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera.

Renowned for its versatility, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) has earned a preeminent position among both Czech and Europe's top symphonic ensembles. The orchestra is highly sought after and has worked with some of the world's most prolific composers, conductors, and performers such as Ennio Morricone, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, and Plácido Domingo.

About the Candler Concert Series:

Made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, the Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University. 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.