In the Mood
A Time Capsule of Classics From 1939
Songs from The Wizard of Oz plus In the Mood, All the Things You Are, Good Morning, And the Angels Sing, Lydia the Tattooed Lady, and more!
Catherine Balch: Bloom * °
Stephen Jaffe: Light Dances
John Harbison: The Natural World
Richard Festinger: Serenade for Six
* Collage New Music commission
° First Boston performance
7pm: Pre-concert lecture
Rossini: Six arias from The Barber of Seville for two bassoons (1816)
Ruehr: Jane Wang considers the dragonfly for flute and digital delay (2007)
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (1940)
Plus a wind quintet by the Longy Student winner of the fourth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition
False Attributions: Opera, Sonatas and Folios composed by Peter J. Evans
The centerpiece of this concert is the new Opera Don Quijote's Death and Meta Re-Birth, which re-imagines events that Cervantes places at the end of Book I and the beginning of Book II. This opera was completed in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Book II in 1615. The concert also features newly-unearthed versions of the first movement of Mozart's famous C Major Sonata for Piano, KV545, as well as an open-ended folio (at the performers' discretion) for two violas.
Erica Maas will be presenting a vocal recital of emotionally-driven chamber music from the Renaissance and Baroque featuring works secular and sacred by Monteverdi, Palestrina, Clérambault, Coprario, Vivaldi and more. She will be joined onstage by period instruments such as the theorbo, viol, lute, harpsichord, organ and baroque strings.
The Sacred Bridge
Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. Our program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. The Boston Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
Mari Juntunen, Violin, Young Sook Lee, Cello, Luz Elena Sarmiento, Clarinet, Yoon Chung, Piano
Sangmi Yoon, MM '14, GPD '15
Sangmi Yoon, MM '14, GPD '15
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)
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.
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
Gian Carlo Menotti: The Saint of Bleecker Street
Longy Opera Department
Longy Conservatory Orchestra
Donna Roll, director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor
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