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'Tis the season for music at Emory

Music at Emory presents a variety of international offerings and seasonal favorites to keep your holidays joyful.

The Vega String Quartet performs "Water Quartets" Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Tharp Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  This show highlights compositions centered around the theme of water written by music students in John Anthony Lennon’s composition class. 

Internationally known Tibetan musician Techung performs Traditional Tibetan Sacred Music with the accompaniment of Guang Wang, cellist for Vega String Quartet, Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Museum reception hall.  The musical selections, both instrumental pieces and songs, reflect three primary themes: spiritual teachers, sacred places and divine figures.

An Emory tradition established in 1935 continues with A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.  This candlelit evening service features choral music and scripture with readings by special guests from the community.  Tickets: $15 adults; $12 seniors/students; $5 Emory students.

Scott Stewart conducts the Emory Wind Ensemble Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center.

Emory World Music Ensembles presents "Echoes of Asia" Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Studio.  This concert features six ensembles performing a range of genres from the North Indian, South Indian, Javanese, Korean, and Chinese musical traditions.

Richard Prior conducts the Emory University Symphony Orchestra Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) celebrates Emory’s Young Artists on Friday, Dec. 9 at noon in the Carlos Museum. This annual showcase of some of the Department of Music’s finest undergraduate talent is a part of the ECMSA’s Noontime Series.

Enjoy the wonder, joy and promise of Christmas with Atlanta Sacred Chorale on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center.  Tickets:  $25 general; $20 discount category members; $15 students and seniors (65+).

ECMSA with the help of Santa himself presents Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Carlos Museum.  Jolly Old St. Nick will be on hand to introduce some of his favorite Franz Listz, played by the Vega String Quartet, and pass out early Christmas treats to good listeners. Tickets: $4; Museum members family level and above, free (limit 4).

Scott Stewart conducts the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony Monday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center.

Enjoy a magical holiday concert at home: Georgia Public Broadcasting will broadcast the Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert, filmed live last year from the Schwartz Center. Broadcast dates are Monday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 25 at 5 p.m.

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