The Atlanta Master Chorale virtual series “Behind the Scores” returns with a conversation between artistic director Eric Nelson and Atlanta composer Joel Thompson, who sprang to national prominence with his “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.” Thompson, who graduated from Emory University and is now studying composition at the Yale School of Music, sang with the chorale for several years. His works have been performed by the chorale, as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club. The event is free. Registration required.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performs a solo concert virtually as part of the Candler Concert Series at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Friday. The New York Times has praised Montero, who both interprets and improvises, for her subtle and expressive style. The concert will showcase her own compositions, plus music by Schumann and the late modern jazz icon Chick Corea. Montero’s performance is free, although donations are encouraged and registration is required. Montero will also give a master class with three Emory University students at 11:30 a.m. March 12 that is open to the public. Again, registration required.