'The Creation of the World' Examines Science and Music, 1/29


Music and science merge as the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) continues its Emerson Concert Series with "The Creation of the World" at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, January 29 at 4 p.m. 

The program, made possible in part by a grant from Emory's Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), examines The Common elements of discovery and creation in the arts and sciences, beginning with a contrapuntal conversation between two distinguished and famously accessible master teachers, David Lynn of the CCE and Dwight Andrews, professor of music theory. The discussion will start at the very beginning of both subjects-the origin of life and the origin of music-from current scientific understanding and theories of chemical and biological origins and current theoretical and physical understanding of the origins of sound and music. 

The second half of the program will be performed by the Vega String Quartet, William Ransom of the ECMSA and professor of piano studies, and an all-star cast of Emory faculty and guest artists. It will open with a performance of the Adagio and Fugue from J.S. Bach's Sonata in C for Solo Violin, followed by Bela Bartok's String Quartet #3 and finally Darius Milhaud's "The Creation of the World."

This program is made possible in part with support from the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution. The Vega Quartet's residency at Emory is made possible by a generous grant from the Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation.

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