Opera Star Sasha Cooke to Make Atlanta Debut at Schwartz Center
Grammy Award winning opera singer Sasha Cooke makes her Atlanta debut at Emory University on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.
In her recent appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cooke was hailed by the New York Times as the "luminous standout." She has appeared in recital at Carnegie's Weill and Zankel Halls, Alice Tully Hall and the Mondavi Center. This past summer, she performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Chamber Music Northwest, the Hollywood Bowl, and London's Wigmore Hall. Her portrayal of Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera performance of John Adams' Doctor Atomic was widely acclaimed, and the DVD release won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
In her performance at Emory, Cooke's program will span styles from the unique quirkiness of Britten's "Charm of Lullabies" and Poulenc's "Cinq Poemes de Max Jacob" to the classic romanticism of Wolf's "Moricke lieder" and folkish lyricism of early George Crumb.
Single concert tickets are $35. Details about the concert and the entire Candler Concert Series can be found at arts.emory.edu/candler.