Saturday, February 13, 2010

Emory Arts cancels Saturday Jazzfest event (2/13)

This latest word in on event closings from Emort Arts:

This is to advise you that tonight’s (2/13, 8 p.m.) Emory Big Band concert has also been canceled due to snowy and icy conditions on the Emory campus.

For weather updates and closings on the Emory University campus call the Emory Inclement Weather Hotline, 404-727-1234, for the latest official announcements.

Thank you,

Jessica Moore

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Communications Coordinator, Center for Creativity & Arts
Emory Coca-Cola Artist in Residence Program Development Specialist
Arts at Emory
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322

Friday, February 12, 2010

Emory Jazz Festival cancels Friday events; Saturday still scheduled with an eye on weather

This notice to reporters and editors just received from Emory Arts:

This is to advise you that today’s (2/12) 3:30 p.m. rhythm section masterclass and the 8:00 p.m. Jazz Festival concert featuring John Clayton have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 13’s 8:00 p.m. concert with the Emory Big Band is still scheduled to proceed until further notice.

For weather updates and closings on the Emory University campus call the Emory Inclement Weather Hotline, 404-727-1234, for the latest official announcements.


Thank you,

Jessica Moore

--
Communications Coordinator, Center for Creativity & Arts
Emory Coca-Cola Artist in Residence Program Development Specialist
Arts at Emory
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322

Tonight's "Maurico Kagel" event cancelled

This evening's presentation of "Mauricio Kagel: Film Music, Music Performance, Performance Film" by Bent Frequency in conjunction with Georgia State University's Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) has been canceled due to weather. (GSU has officially closed for the day. The event was to have taken place tonight at 8pm in Kopleff Recital Hall.) Here's the official cancellation notice from CENCIA, received by e-mail:

Dear Patron,

It is with regret that I must inform you that we are canceling tonight's
concert of Mauricio Kagel film and music. Georgia State University has
closed its offices and buildings as of noon today in anticipation of the
inclement weather coming to Atlanta. We regard your safety as very
important so we respect the University's decision.

However, this is an important event to us and we will work to reschedule
it as soon as we can. When the new date and time are known, we will be
sure to contact you.

Mauricio Kagel's work asks us to smile and laugh at the human condition.
So, we are choosing to find the humor in the events of today and our
approaching snow storm. We hope that you spend this evening in good
company and safely off the roads.

Jen Waters
Associate to the Director
CENCIA

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Jennifer Higdon wins Grammy

As usual, the niche "classical" categories were not nationally televised in this year's Grammy Awards ceremonies. But as reported in NewMusicBox the next day, Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto received the 2010 Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Jennifer spent the first 10 years of her life growing up in Atlanta, near Lenox Square, connected by family to the then-new Memorial Arts Center scene (now known as Woodruff Arts Center) in the heart of Midtown, long before the Haight-Ashbury-like 14th Street west of Peachtree gave way to shiny, antiseptic offices and skyscrapers. (Ask Jen about the big rubber Jesus sometime.)

Read the article about Jen's Grammy win in NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=6258