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Arts at Emory: November packed with diverse performances

November's calendar includes a variety of events from Emory's diverse arts programs.

A celebration of "The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1957-1965" will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. at Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Titled "Whatever is to Come," the event will feature readings from Beckett's letters by renowned Irish actor Barry McGovern, as well as Atlanta actors Carolyn Cook, Brenda Bynum and Robert Shaw-Smith. The event is free and open to the public.

Theater Emory brings its semester-long PinterFest to a close with "A Pinter Kaleidoscope," running through Nov. 9 at the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in Dobbs University Center. In this immersive theatrical experience, audience members are led by the actors over stages, stairs, hallways during a production that features Pinter's trademark dark humor, as well as the ominous undertones of a foreboding world. "Our tour through the inner recesses of the theater is intended to be a swirling snapshot, a cacophony, of these many voices, one in which we have created a somewhat more literal sense of confinement," says Brent Glenn, theater faculty member and director.

Emory Cinematheque continues its free film screenings as part of its fall series "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema." This month's screenings include "The Wedding" (Nov. 5), "The Saragossa Manuscript" (Nov. 7), "The Illumination" (Nov. 12) and "The Hourglass Sanatorium" (Nov. 19). The series will conclude its run in December. Screenings are in White Hall, room 208, at 7:30 p.m.

The Japan Foundation film series "Literary Adaptation in Recent Japanese Cinema" ends its run this month with two screenings: "Rebirth" on Nov. 14 and "Someday" on Nov. 21. Both screen at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall, room 208.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta's John and Linda Cooke Noontime Series features "Professors of the Practice" on Friday, Nov. 14, in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall. Violinist Cynthia Patterson (professor of history), cellist Richard Patterson (professor of philosophy), clarinetist Ashraf Atilla (professor of psychology), and pianist Guy Benian (professor of pathology and laboratory medicine) join members of the Vega String Quartet for Mozart, Dvorak and Poulenc.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter Virtuosi perform in Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts as part of the 2014-2015 Candler Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m.

A community favorite, Emory University Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in a free, public show at Emerson Concert Hall.

Emory Playwriting Fellow Edith Freni gives a free reading as part of the 2014-2015 Creative Writing Reading Series on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Emory Dance Company collaborates Nov. 20-22 with the Agnes Scott College Dance Department to perform "Prey," choreographed by Bebe Miller and restaged from a Labanotation score, with multiple show times in the dance studio of the Schwartz Center. Miller is considered one of the preeminent modern dance choreographers today, and is the founder of a critically acclaimed company. Sarah Barry, dance faculty member at the University of Alabama, shares her classical sense of space and movement, and Tara Lee, dancer/choreographer with the Atlanta Ballet, returns to the Emory campus.

Emory Mastersingers are directed by Eric Nelson in a free performance at 4 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Emerson Concert Hall.

For more details and a full schedule of events, visit Arts at Emory.

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