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Graduating Student Recital: Shane Klingensmith, bass

Thursday, April 2, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Hongling Liang, piano

Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Vocal Department Showcase Performance

Friday, April 3, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
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Graduating Student Recital: Shadwa Mussad, violin

Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Graduate violin recital featuring works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Ysaÿe and Brahms.

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Graduating Student Recital: Sangmi Yoon, piano

Saturday, April 4, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Paige Revens, soprano

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Lawson Daves, baritone

Monday, April 6, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Celebrity Series Debut: Dublin Guitar Quartet

Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Brian Bolger
Pat Brunnock
Michael O'Toole
Tomas O'Durcain

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 2 "Company"
Leo Brouwer: Cuban Landscape with Rumba
Urmas Sisask: Songs in honour of the Virgin Mary
Nikita Koshkin: Changing the Guard
William Kenengiser: Gongan
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima"
John Tavener: The Lamb
Cyrillus Kreek: Maga, maga Matsikene
György Ligeti: Musica Ricercata

Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

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Graduating Student Recital: Emily Lane, viola

Thursday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Luz Elena Sarmiento Lozada, clarinet

Thursday, April 9, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Longy Hosts: Grand Harmonie

Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by Mendelssohn, then join forces as a full classical orchestra for Schubert's Symphony no. 6 (Little C Major) under the baton of Adam Boyles.

Decibel Concert Series: L'Histoire Du Soldat

Friday, April 10, 8:00 pm
Recital Room N1

Decibel Concert Series
L'Histoire Du Soldat
(The Soldier's Tale)
By Igor Stravinsky

Come join alumni and students, led by Hannah O'Connor and Paul Watkins, as they perform this challenging theatrical work. Refreshments will be served. Friday April 10th, 8pm in room N-1.

Graduating Student Recital: Joshua Garvey, countertenor

Friday, April 10, 8:30 pm
Jewett Hall, First Church Cambridge
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Graduating Student Recital: Lindsey Goris, flute

Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Stacey Chou, flute

Saturday, April 11, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Recital will include works by Bach, Bozza, Crumb, Ibert and more! Assisted by the talents of Juhyun Lee, Rebekah Dotzel, Cholong Park, Carlos Sulbaran, and In Radiance. Reception to follow.

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Longy Hosts: Boston Musica Viva

Saturday, April 11, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Shirish Korde: New work, world premiere
Featuring guest soloists Iva Bittova, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
Chou Wen-chung: Ode to the Eternal Pine
Franco Donatoni: Arpege
Sebastian Currier: Whispers

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Graduating Student Recital: Rebecca Phillips, violin

Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Kaleigh Acord, violin

Sunday, April 12, 4:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Faculty Artist Recital: Ben Schwendener, piano

Sunday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Living Geometry VIII

Ben Schwendener, piano
with Marc Rossi, piano

This concert marks the eighth unique concert of Living Geometry, a collaborative project begun by Ben and Marc back in 1993. Based on the modal principles of tonality, rhythm, and form of George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept, the two have created a rich and unique improvisational language. Their two recordings, Living Geometry I & II, the latter featuring Uwe Steinmetz and the late great composer/saxophonist Joe Maneri, have received wide critical acclaim. “A very special endeavor.” - Glenn Astrita, All About Jazz 

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Spring Opera: The Saint of Bleecker Street

Friday, April 17, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Gian Carlo Menotti: The Saint of Bleecker Street

Longy Opera Department
Longy Conservatory Orchestra
Donna Roll, director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor 

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Spring Opera: The Saint of Bleecker Street

Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Gian Carlo Menotti: The Saint of Bleecker Street

Longy Opera Department
Longy Conservatory Orchestra
Donna Roll, director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor 

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First Songs: Dawn Upshaw and Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program

Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Dawn Upshaw, internationally renowned soprano and Bard Vocal Arts Program artistic director, will perform with pianist and Bard faculty Kayo Iwama, the singers of the program, and the Bard Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellows. The concert will feature the world premiere of Garden Songs by the acclaimed Argentinian composer Pablo Ortiz, a Terezín Music Foundation Commission written for Dawn Upshaw, whose text is poetry by Louise Glück. The program will also include new and recent works by Shawn Jaeger and Bard composer Tamzin Elliott, among others.

Graduating Student Recital: John Stewart, baritone

Sunday, April 19, 7:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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New Music by Longy Composers

Monday, April 20, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Cello Ensemble Class Performance

Tuesday, April 21, 8:00 pm
Recital Room N1
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Celebrity Series Debut: Trio Jean Paul

Wednesday, April 22, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Eckart Heiligers, piano
Ulf Schneider, violin
Martin Löhr, cello

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
Wolfgang RihmFremde Szenen III
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65

Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston's introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary muse, the German Romantic poet, Jean Paul.

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Composition for Performers Class Concert

Thursday, April 23, 12:45 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Featuring new compositions by Longy music performance students 

Graduating Student Recital: Yoon Chung, piano

Thursday, April 23, 4:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Thomas J. Wible, flute

Thursday, April 23, 8:00 pm
Recital Room N1

No Boundaries: Longy Big Band

Thursday, April 23, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Students from Longy's Modern American Music department perform works for big band, from jazz standards to new compositions and arrangements.

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Haydn and Mozart Class Performance

Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Wolfinsohn Recital Room

Modern American Music Series

Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Graduating Student Recital: Raymond Chow, piano and harpsichord

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Dalcroze Class Concert

Saturday, April 25, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Graduating Student Recital: Carley DeFranco, soprano

Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Longy Hosts: American Classics

Sunday, April 26, 3:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Tin Pan Opera

Tin Pan Alley goes to the Opera House!

Popular songs based on opera, about opera and opera singers

Songs by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and others

Graduating Student Recital: Mari Juntunen, violin

Sunday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Wolfinsohn Recital Room
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Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Ensembles

Monday, April 27, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Longy School of Music of Bard College presents their end of the term Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles with works from the Baroque to the Contemporary. These concerts are the culmination of a semester of student ensemble preparation with Longy’s esteemed faculty as chamber coaches.

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Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, April 28, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Longy School of Music of Bard College presents their end of the term Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles with works from the Baroque to the Contemporary. These concerts are the culmination of a semester of student ensemble preparation with Longy’s esteemed faculty as chamber coaches.

Modern American Music Ensembles

Tuesday, April 28, 8:00 pm
Recital Room N1

Students from the Modern American Music Department present their end of semester ensemble performances. Performances range from jazz standards to the avant-garde.

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Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Ensembles

Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Longy School of Music of Bard College presents their end of the term Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles with works from the Baroque to the Contemporary. These concerts are the culmination of a semester of student ensemble preparation with Longy’s esteemed faculty as chamber coaches.

Graduating Student Recital: Yi-Li Chang, baroque violin

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Modern American Music Ensembles

Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Recital Room N1

Students from the Modern American Music Department present their end of semester ensemble performances. Performances range from jazz standards to the avant-garde.

Opera Workshop Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Students from the Opera Workshop class present scenes from classic operas.

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Instrumental and Vocal Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, April 30, 5:00 pm
Recital Room N1

The Longy School of Music of Bard College presents their end of the term Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles with works from the Baroque to the Contemporary. These concerts are the culmination of a semester of student ensemble preparation with Longy’s esteemed faculty as chamber coaches.

Opera Workshop Performance

Thursday, April 30, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Students from the Opera Workshop class present scenes from classic operas.

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Longy News

March 17, 2015 — Tim Estiloz, El Mundo/boston.com
Venezuelan Conductor Inspires Children Through Music 

February 16, 2015
Opera Legend Frederica von Stade to be Honored at Longy 2015 Sistema Side by Side Celebration (PDF)
Will receive Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society

January 14, 2015 — Julie Crothers, The Goshen News
Program designed to provide musical instruction to low-income students

January 13, 2015 — Michelle Sokol, The Elkhart Truth
El Sistema music program changing the tune at Roosevelt

January 8, 2015 — David Ng, The LA Times
Los Angeles Philharmonic embarking on
new El Sistema initiative

January 8, 2015
LA Phil, Bard, Longy, and Aspen launch
National Take a Stand Festival
 (PDF)

December 3, 2014 — Musical America
Longy President Karen Zorn profiled in Musical America (PDF) 

 

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