Atlanta Symphony invites Emory staff to show their artistic talents

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in action.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is hosting the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s Creation/Creator on Thursday, April 23 and Saturday, April 25. These performances are part of The Creation Stories Project, a collaboration between Emory, the ASO, and the Georgia Humanities Council.

In order to fully explore the theme of “creation” and create an immersive experience for the audiences those evenings, the ASO is seeking Emory students, faculty and staff who would be interested in creating art in the lobbies and entryways as patrons arrive for the shows. This could mean painting, drawing, a reading, or anything else that could feasibly be contained in a lobby space.

It is a great opportunity for exposure to a broader audience. If you are interested in participating one or both nights, please contact Russell Wheeler at Russell [dot] Wheeler [at] woodruffcenter [dot] org or call 404-733-4807.

Our own Sarah Ward will be performing as an alto in the ASO Chorus in the production.

According to the ASO website, “Christopher Theofanidis’s original composition for soloists, chorus, and orchestra—Creation/Creator— is an ambitious undertaking, and the culmination of a unique partnership between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Emory University, and the Georgia Humanities Council. Interweaving texts and ideas from philosophy, science, religion, poetry, and literature, his Creation/Creator will give, as Theofanidis describes, a ‘profoundly deeper understanding of the relationship between these two subjects and remove a limiting sense of a passive relationship between ‘God’ and humanity.’”

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