There’s never a dull moment in November as Emory Arts departments and organizations continue to offer exciting events for everyone. From a fun-filled festival to dozens of concerts with guest artists and Emory ensembles, this month has something for everyone. These are some of the events that students, staff and community members are invited to enjoy.
The Emory Museum is pleased to host “Earth Matters on Stage: The 2022 Ecodrama Playwrights Festival” this month. The first production of the festival is “Transmission in Advance of the Second Great Dying,” written by Jessica Huang and directed by Melissa Foulger. The show weaves a dramatic tale of global sadness and warmth through the intertwining of human and non-human lives in the world. year 2045. The show runs from Oct. 27–Nov. 6 in the Alumni Memorial University Center’s Mary Gray Monroe Theater. Ticket information can be found in both Emory Theatre and Schwartz Center website.
In addition, the festival brings curated readings of two new works to the Theater in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The first, “An American Animal” (written by Katherine Gwynn and directed by Addae Moon) takes place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 pm, and the second, “Bloom Bloom Pow” (written by Genevieve Simon and directed by Wanyu Yang) will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 pm both readings are free to attend and feature a discussion after the presentations. Reservations are recommended and more information can be found above The Emory Theater website.
Cinematheque and Emory Cinematheque
The Emory Cinematheque continues with the film series “Federico Fellini: A Centennial Celebration” beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. These weekly films of Fellini’s works take place every Wednesday evening (except Nov. 23, during Thanksgiving break) in White Hall, Room 208.
In addition to the announcements, a lecture “Fellini and Fantasy” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 pm in the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s Ackerman Hall. The lecture by Frank Burke, professor emeritus of Film Studies at Queens University in Ontario, will examine Fellini’s love for dreams and dreams in relation to his meeting with Jungian psychoanalyst Ernst Bernhard and America “post-Jungian” James Hillman. The list of Cinematheque films and more information about the lecture can be found on the Emory Film and Media Department website.
The Emory Department of Music offers many concerts and celebrations throughout the month. Each performance will be held in Emerson Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
The Emory Chamber Music Society holds two concerts with many talented guest musicians in November. On Friday, Nov. 4pianist David Deveau performs for the Cooke Noontime Concert Series and on Saturday, Nov. 12violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chen perform at 8 pm as part of the Emerson Concert Series.
November also highlights Emory student gatherings, many of whom hold their fall concerts this month. It begins with two concerts on Sunday, Nov. 13, if Emory Chamber Ensembles and the Emory Collaborative Piano Ensemble go to the stage at 4 pm and 7 pm, respectively. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 8 in the evening, the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra performance, featuring some of the region’s best young female musicians.
The Emory University Symphony Orchestra and the Emory Wind Ensemble perform a collaborative concert on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m., and the Emory Jazz Ensembles play their fall concert on Tuesday, November 29, to 8 pm All student concerts include free admission.
One of the special performances of the month is NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winner Maria Schneider leading her 18-piece big band. at its debut in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17, at 8 pm The evening of lush and complex work includes world firsts. Schneider’s “American Crow,” commissioned as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Schwartz Center.
Tickets and more information for each event can be found on Schwartz Center website.
Oxford College is exploring the world of Argentine tango from its origins through its contemporary popularity in Japan. Watch the talk “Tango in Japan: Influence, Desire and Contemporary Performance” by Yuiko Asaba, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Hudderfield University and Visiting Researcher at Osaka University. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 8, at 7 pm at the Oxford College Chapel.
Free registration and more information can be found on the The Oxford College website.
The Emory Creative Writing Program hosts its second annual Open Mic Night in White Hall, Room 205 on Friday, Nov. 11, to 6 pm The Creative Writing Open Mic Night gives students the opportunity to share short works from a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction and literary fiction.
On Wednesday, November 16, the Emory Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series continues with a joint reading from freshmen Sanjena Sathian (2022-24 creative writing associate in fiction) and Maya Marshall (2021-23 creative writing associate in poetry ). This event took place at 6:30 pm in the Harland Cinema of the Alumni Memorial University Center.
More information on both can be found on The Creative Writing Program website.
Drum dance concert
The Emory Dance Company holds its annual fall concert from November 17-19 at the Schwartz Center Dance Studio. The Emory Dance Company is a professional student performance company that exposes students to a variety of dance styles by teachers, students, and guest artists, as well as historical re-enactments. This year’s EDC fall concert features performances by lyricist Lyrric Jackson from Spelman College, as well as Dance faculty. of Emory Mara Mandradjieff, Julio Medina, Tara Shepard Myers and George Staib.
Performances take place each evening at 7:30pm, with additional shows at 2pm on Saturdays. Tickets are available at the Schwartz Center Box Office and online Schwartz Center website.