Will Ransom, a concert pianist and Emory University professor, has continuously found ways to make classical music more inclusive and widely available to Atlantans, often free of charge.
Ransom is founder and director of the Emory Chamber Music Society. He joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes via Zoom to talk about their new 2021 season.
This season will continue with virtual stage performances, recorded projects, a Family Series, a Cooke Noontime Concert Series at Emory and a Bach Lunch Series.
“Adapt is the name of the game, and I feel like we’ve done a really good job. Despite all the various restrictions in many different ways, whether it’s legal or just health-wise or technological, we found a way to keep the music playing. And I feel really good about the quality of our performances and our programs as well. I don’t think we’ve missed a beat,” said Ransom.
Their spring 2021 concert schedule can be found here.
The Schwartz Center Virtual Stage performances presented online
- Jan. 23: “All Star Trio” at 8 p.m.
- Feb. 7: The Bach Bowl: “Bach for One” at 4 p.m.
- Feb. 27: Vega String Quartet accompanied by guest first violin David Coucheron at 8 p.m.
- April 3: “String Theory” at 8 p.m.
- Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Concert “Music of Love” at 4 p.m.
- April 25: Emory’s young artists at 4 p.m.
- Jan. 22: The Vega String Quartet at noon
- March 26: Dynamic Duo at noon (Will Ransom and David Coucheron)
Cooke Noontime Series:
- Feb. 12: Chinese New Year Celebration
- March 19: The Enchanted Harp with harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson
- April 16: three members of The Vega String Quartet
- May 7: Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor