Chamber Cartel
Cartel members Jean, Caleb, and Thomas go over Iris with Guest Artist Lisa Cella

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On March 27th, 28th, and 29th, Chamber Cartel is opening our 4th season with                 Metta-Bhavana. Presented through The Goat Farm Arts Center, Bhavana spans from March to November and contains seven major concerts as well as two CD releases. Bhavana is a sanskrit word meaning "to cultivate" or "to grow" which is what we'll be aiming at doing. During this season we strive to cultivate Atlanta's ears to this great genre of music and to grow an appreciation and a passion for it.

Here's a breakdown of the concerts -

Friday March 27, 8 pm, at the Emory University Planetarium, Chamber Cartel will premiere Heaven doesn't talk by Carolyn Chen. The piece was commissioned by Dr. Erin Bonning and a Creation Stories grant of which the funding is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for this Creation Stories Project administered through the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts. Heaven doesn't talk, is based on the Chinese creation myth Pangu and the Black Egg. During the piece Dr. Erin Bonning will be projecting stars on the planetarium dome. Carolyn will be in attendance and will give a brief talk about the piece. This concert has limited seating and requires the purchase of tickets in advance of the door.

Tickets can be ordered here.

Saturday March 28, 8 pm, at the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Guest Artists Christopher Adler and Stephanie Aston perform Olivier Messiaen's beautiful song cycle Harawi. This rarely heard work is built on the legend of Tristan and Isolde and the love song genre of Andean music.

This concert is free an open to the public.

Sunday March 29, 7 pm at Mammal Gallery Guest Artists Christopher Adler, Stephanie Aston, and Carolyn Chen join the Cartel as we present masterworks from the 20th century. Stephanie Aston will sing George Crumb's hauntingly beautiful Madrigals and then all three guest artists will join us for Frederic Rzewksi's Coming Together and Attica. 

Patrons may purchase tickets here.