Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

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Schwartz Center at Emory
Call: (404) 727-5050 or visit schwartz.emory.edu
The 90,000-square-foot facility on Emory University’s campus includes a world-class concert hall, a dance studio, and a theater lab.

Sunday March 3, 2024 04:00 PM EST
In a lecture titled “The House of Being: Why I Write,” Natasha Trethewey will trace the origins of her childhood and her need to create new metaphors to inhabit. She examines writing as a process of reclamation: of our own lives and the stories of the vanished, forgotten, and erased. Reserve your ... [click here for more]

Monday March 4, 2024 06:30 PM EST
In a lecture titled “Crediting Marvels: Experience, Imagination, and the Biographer’s Dilemma,” O’Toole — who is workng on the official biography of poet Seamus Heaney — reflects on the challenges of mapping the relationship between a writer’s experiences and the transmutations of life into imagery.... [click here for more]

Tuesday March 5, 2024 06:30 PM EST
Geraldine Higgins, associate professor of English and director of the Irish Studies Program at Emory University, will interview poet Natasha Trethewey and writer Fintan O’Toole in a creativity conversation to close out this year’s Ellmann Lectures.

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Friday March 15, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Same Light, Different Lanterns: Sacred Music from Around the World

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 8 pm

Created by young composer Reena Esmail, “This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity” was written for choir, chamber orchestra, sitar, and tabla. The sitar and tabla are commonly fou... [click here for more]

Saturday March 23, 2024 12:00 AM EDT
Winners of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island has merged classical quartet instrumentation with contemporary American musical styles. In the past three years, the group — resident composer, artistic director, and violinist David Balakrishnan with violin... [click here for more]

Friday April 5, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
“Extraordinary grace. . . Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove.” —Los Angeles Times A protégé of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, 26-year-old violinist Randall Goosby has performed with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and London Philharmonic. ... [click here for more]

Tuesday February 27, 2024 08:00 PM EST
The Merian Ensemble is a chamber music group dedicated to its “Listen: Works by Women” initiatives, promoting the standard of a more inclusive repertoire through performances and commissions. This concert will feature works by historic and modern female composers including “Sea-shore Suite, Op. 3b” ... [click here for more]

Sunday February 18, 2024 03:00 PM EST
Major Jackson, an award-winning poet and host of the podcast “The Slowdown,” will read his work at Emory University. Jackson, who also serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review, is the author of six books of poetry, including his most recent, Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023). Books... [click here for more]

Saturday February 17, 2024 05:00 PM EST
The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory presents “Brave New Works 2024,” a three-week developmental series for new work. This year will showcase two staged readings focusing on Theater for Young Audiences and a panel discussion on the developmental process. [click here for more]

Friday February 16, 2024 08:00 PM EST
Founded in 1918 as Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is the most-recorded orchestra in any former Soviet territory and has long been recognized as one of the finest orchestras of Eastern Europe. The Schwartz Center welcomes the orchestra for its first tou... [click here for more]

Sunday February 11, 2024 04:00 PM EST
The BACH BOWL is back! Our annual pre-Super Bowl celebration of the greatest Quarter(note)Bach in history, Johann Sebastian, is next Sunday Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in beautiful Emerson Concert Hall at the Schwartz Center. A one-hour program so you’ll have plenty of time to catch the game after. The magnif... [click here for more]

Thursday February 8, 2024 08:00 PM EST
“We seek to be a transforming force in society through choral performance, bringing understanding, mercy, justice, peace, and hope to a world that desperately cries out for these things.” — Anton Armstrong The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong, will perform at the Schwartz Center for Pe... [click here for more]

Friday January 26, 2024 08:00 PM EST
“The Canadian Brass achieve a blend that’s akin to the dark smoothness of aged Scotch whisky, purring out rounded legato lines in which no breath seems to transpire.” —ClassicsToday As the world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass is known for its extraordinary ability to perform many types ... [click here for more]

Sunday December 10, 2023 04:00 PM EST
Our audiences love our annual Christmas concert so much that we have three performances!  The Christmas song “Silver Bells” includes a line that hints at what I love about our Christmas concert. The verse begins by describing busy city life, and then comes this phrase: “But above all this bustle, ... [click here for more]

Friday December 8, 2023 08:00 PM EST
Our audiences love our annual Christmas concert so much that we have three performances!  The Christmas song “Silver Bells” includes a line that hints at what I love about our Christmas concert. The verse begins by describing busy city life, and then comes this phrase: “But above all this bustle, ... [click here for more]

Thursday November 16, 2023 08:00 PM EST
“Midori’s interpretation, in a word, was simply magical.” — Houston Chronicle

One of the most outstanding violinists of our time, Midori combines graceful precision with intimate expression as she joins the acclaimed Festival Strings Lucerne under the leadership of concertmaster Daniel Dodds.

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