Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano returns in March as Emory University's Distinguished Artist in Residence. In the final year of the three-year residency, the conductor will present wide-ranging interdisciplinary dialogues in and out of the classroom. His schedule includes concerts, conversations, and seminars in music, philosophy, sociology, writing and health.
Along with much academic and artistic collaboration, the residency brings with it a series of events for the Emory and Atlanta communities. The majority of events are free.
The Classics! An evening in ancient Greece and Rome with songs by Schubert, Brahms, and Wolf
Robert Spano on piano with Emory's faculty and student vocalists. Prior to the program, concertgoers are invited to explore the relationship between the composers of German lieder, and the ancient world with curator Jasper Gaunt.
March 20, concert 8:15 p.m., gallery talks 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., Carlos Museum
Free. Limited space; call 404-727-6118 for reservations.
Creativity Conversation with Robert Spano, Linda Gregerson and Susan Botti
A discussion with National Book Award finalist Linda Gregerson, composer and singer Susan Botti, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's music director Robert Spano.
March 22, 4 p.m., Reception Hall, Carlos Museum, Free
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta: Atlanta's Young Artists
An annual showcase of some of the Atlanta area's finest pre-college talent, hosted by Robert Spano.
March 25, 4 p.m., Reception Hall, Carlos Museum, $4; call 404-727-5050
Language Meets Music: A Workshop
Emory professor Laura Otis and Robert Spano bring together musicians and literary scholars who write about music.
Thursday, March 29, 4-6 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Free
Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta: Noontime Series
Robert Spano and the Vega String Quartet will perform Brahms' Quintet in F Minor.
April 3, noon, Reception Hall, Carlos Museum, Free
"Stage Works" class with Robert Spano and Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Emory vocal students perform scenes from popular operas and other works, and receive critiques by Robert Spano and Dawn Upshaw. Open to the public.
April 5, 4 p.m., Performing Arts Studio, Free
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