Special to the Journal
ATLANTA (Jan. 23, 2014) – yMusic, the genre-defying ensemble shaping the future of classical music, performs at Emory University on Fri., Jan. 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.
The group will also present a lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. the same day in the Emerson Concert Hall at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts where they will discuss their process for developing new compositions, collaborating with other artists and groups, and how they have managed to carve out their own musical genre. The lecture and demonstration is free and open to the public.
“yMusic is thrilled to bring our music to Emory for the first time. Fresh off performances at the Sundance Film Festival and Indianapolis Symphony series, we’ll perform selections from our debut album as well as our new, limited-edition vinyl EP “Year of the Dragon”,” said Rob Moose, yMusic violinist. “Audience members will also be some of the first people to hear new compositions by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Marcos Balter and Timothy Andres.”
Single concert tickets: $20; discount category members $16; and all students $5.
For tickets and details call the Arts at Emory Box Office 404-727-5050 or purchase online.
The fashionable sextet plays a unique combination of instruments (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet), and has inspired an expanding repertoire of works by some of today’s important artists. Its members have toured and recorded with artists such as Bon Iver, Bjork, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Joshua Bell, and the New York Philharmonic.
Equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds, yMusic was created in 2008 to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Their debut album “Beautiful Mechanical” was released in 2011 and was praised by Time Out New York as “inspiring obsessive repeat listenings.” Glide Magazine hailed them as a group to watch, saying “Their instrumental prowess and emotional depth is exemplary, making it absolutely worth the attention in seeing their maturation as a collective.”
Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series
Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally renowned artists to Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic and Taipei Chinese Orchestra to solo artists like violinist Hilary Hahn and baritone Thomas Hampson.