Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), violin Friday, February 22, 2013, 8pm
Location Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
University Event Topic Arts
Type of Art Arts - Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series
Series Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series
Event Open To All
Cost Tickets Available. Student Tickets Limited.
Contact Name Arts at Emory Box Office
Contact Phone 404-727-5050
Contact Email email@example.com
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
featuring members of the Sphinx Orchestra
Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and bandleader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. Proving that he's "about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets" (New York Times), DBR is perhaps the only composer who has collaborated and performed with Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, and Lady Gaga. He's received commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Library of Congress, and the sports channel ESPN.
DBR will perform with members of the Sphinx Orchestra, the unique all African American and Latino orchestra comprised of top professionals from around the country. This ensemble fulfills a unique multi-purpose role: its members serve as mentors to our young musicians both on stage and through providing master classes and lectures, in addition to promoting works by African American and Latino composers during the Sphinx Finals Concert.
"Filter" sets works from the classical cannon-Bach, Bartók, Mendelssohn, and Brahms-alongside DBR's own compositions in an effort to show their shared creative impulses.
"Roumain is…able to make his richly amplified violin sing, shriek or seduce." - Chicago Sun Times