The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University is a home for students, faculty, and world-renowned guest artists to combine their talents and hard work in order to share culture, beauty, and provocative work. The arts are among the most exalted and enduring achievements of civilization, and Emory University is proud to provide a place where cultivation of the arts can thrive.

Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally-renowned artists to the Schwartz Center. Candler artists range from large ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech National Symphony Orchestra to solo artists like violinist Daniel Hope and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

The artists come from a variety of musical genres including everything from traditional groups, such as Jerusalem Quartet, to contemporary artists, like jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, a friend and patron of music at Emory University.

2019 – 2020 Candler Concert Series

Join us for an exploration of how music brings people together. Kicking off with Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat, the series journeys through the Americas, Europe, and Cuba before culminating in a celebration of hometown favorites, Robert McDuffie and Robert Spano. At the pinnacle of the series, we reflect on harmony through music with award-winning mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato. Her current project, In War & Peace, invites us to “look at the interwoven worlds of external conflict and serenity, internal war and peace, and to contemplate where you wish to reside within yourself.”