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Friday, February 17, 2012, 8:00pm: Kronos Quartet with Alim Qasimov Ensemble *

The collaboration between Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble produces powerful pieces drawn from the repertoire of Azerbaijani ashiqs—oral-tradition singer-songwriters whose song texts portray, often with wry humor and searing irony, the power of love and the pain of separation. The legendary singer Alim Qasimov is called “one of the most thrilling, unashamedly emotional performers on the planet” (Robin Denselow, the “Guardian”).

**Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:00pm: Christopher O’Riley

**As host of the popular NPR music program From the Top Christopher O’Riley is well-known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and pop culture. His Emory performance will feature his unique repertoire: from classical styles such as Chopin to rich piano interpretations of Radiohead and other alt-rock.

**Friday, April 6, 2012, 8:00pm: Dawn Upshaw

**Joining a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music, Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today.

**Thursday, April 12, 2012, 8:00pm: Australian Chamber Orchestra

**Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audiences and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra moves hearts and stimulates minds with a virtuosity and energy unmatched by other ensembles. Their Emory program includes Mahler, Shostakovich, Beethoven; plus featured baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, the operatic world’s rising star from New Zealand.

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