Longy in the News
With its acclaimed conservatory students, talented faculty and appreciative audiences, Longy School of Music of Bard College is a newsmaker in Greater Boston and on the world stage. Below are select recent features and news stories, demonstrating the expansive activity of Longy’s musical community.
Facing record growth, Longy takes steps to transform program and space: Cambridge institution will discontinue on-site Preparatory and Continuing Studies to dedicate additional resources to growing conservatory and its educational mission
An open letter from President Zorn addressing Longy’s focus in the community
December 10, 2012 – Chamber Music America
Artists-in-Residence Radius Ensemble recognized with 2013 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
November 20, 2012 – Washington Post
Alum Liam Wade spotlighted in National Opera Initiative
February 29, 2012
Longy profiled in New York Times feature on continuing education for musicians in the U.S.
February 10, 2012
Longy President Karen Zorn discusses implications for El Sistema in the U.S. on WNPR’s Where We Live
January 23, 2012 -- School Band and Orchestra Magazine
El Sistema in the United States
October 5, 2011
Longy Announces Take A Stand Music Education Partnership with Bard College and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
September 12, 2011 — The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Effective Showcase for Longy
Longy’s annual SeptemberFest program highlighted.
July 11, 2011 — Inside Higher Ed
A profile of Longy's approved merger with Bard College, featuring Bard President Leon Botstein's thoughts on a partnership that will change the landscape of music education and performance in the United States.
October 13, 2010 – Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate
Keys to a Top Performance
Artist Diploma student Simon Tesdeschi, talks his upcoming performance at the Festival of the Arts in Galston with violinist and Longy masters student Mariia Gorkun, his recent CD release in Sydney, and other special moments in his piano career.
February 22, 2010 – Catholic Online
Pauline Records Receives Two Angel Awards
Excellence in Media has awarded Pauline Books & Media and the Daughters of St. Paul choir 2010 Angel Awards for “In Paradisum and Catholic Favorites II.” The Pauline Records division of Pauline Books & Media has sold over one million CDs and cassettes since the choir formation in 1988. Many of those projects have been, in whole or in part, written, produced, arranged, recorded, or directed by Music Director Sr. Bridget Charles Ellis, who received a Bachelors in Music Composition degree from Longy.
February 18, 2010 – NewHampshire.com
Boston String Quartet plays Mozart to Nirvana
First violin and founder of Boston String Quartet, Longy alum Christopher Vuk, takes the quartet to another level when they start performing arrangements of pop and rock songs.
February 14, 2010 – The Reading Eagle, PA
Mixing New with Old
Tapestry took a departure from their usual medieval and contemporary composition in their February concert in “American Dreams” performed music from traditional and contemporary American pieces in their concert at Albright College .
nder and Longy faculty Cristi Catt noted that they wanted to look back and perform pieces written by American composers for the group's 15th anniversary.
January 28, 2010 – The Daily News, Newburyport, MA
Soprano, Clarinet and Piano Trio to Open Jean C. Wilson Music Series
Longy faculty members Jayne West, soprano, and Randall Hodgkinson, piano, along with clarinetist Thomas Hill will open Newburyport's First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist's Jean C. Wilson Music Series this year with a program that includes German art songs and American theater classics.
January 17, 2010 – Cambridge Chronicle
Longy faculty Benjamin Fox with his students – flutist Marissa Chaffee, cellist Joseph Sullivan and pianist Yanni Chen – are pictured after the Jan. 10 concert.
January 10, 2010 – www.expressbuzz.com
Jazz It Up
Aditya Balani Group, a worldjazz ensemble, featuring Longy alum Sharik Hasan and others, will starts an international tour in January 2010.
November 19, 2009 – The Daily News, Newburyport, MA
Duo performs 'Art Song for Voice and Guitar'
Longy alums, soprano Rachael Chagat and guitarist George Little, perform Nov. 15 at the Central Congregational Church in Newburyport, MA. The program will focus on 19th and 20th century voice and guitar pieces, including Mendelssohn and Pinkham.
November 6, 2009 – The Boston Globe/Boston.com
Chorus pro Musica
Chorus pro Musica opens its 61st season with a new music director, Betsy Burleigh. Burleigh is the former conductor of the Longy Chamber Singers and Cambridge Madrigal Singers. Her mission with Chorus pro Musica is to recapture the group's historical essence.
November 5, 2009 – NewHampshire.com
Silver Sounds Concert
The Manchester Community Music School presents Silver Sounds, featuring eclectic music from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a piece by Hovhaness that was inspired by the Greek and Egyptian legends. The music will be performed by the Alura Ensemble, which includes Longy alums Aubrie Dionne, flute, and Christopher Gantner, piano.
October 28, 2009 – The Boston Globe/Boston.com
Wide Ranging Program at Longy
The Unique Voices Concert Series at Longy School of Music opens with baritone Thomas Meglioranza and pianist Reiko Uchida. A visiting artist at Longy, Meglioranza filled his program with music from World War I, including works by Charles Ives and Kurt Weill. “He is a singer of forthright clarity, his voice powerful and resonant…,” wrote classical music critic David Weininger.
October 22, 2009 – The Boston Globe/Boston.com
Events: The Week Ahead
Longy School of Music kicks off their Family Series Oct. 25 with Longy's “BlueNote Grill.” Program includes percussionist Takaaki Masuko, an a cappella group and Dalcroze ensemble.
October 22, 2009 – The Boston Globe
The Week Ahead: Baritone Thomas Meglioranza at Longy
Baritone Thomas Meglioranza begins his Longy residency as Visiting Artist in Voice with an Oct. 24 recital devoted to works written around the time of World War I.
October 15, 2009 – The New York Times
An Ensemble With Many Homes Finds Another
The Pacifica Quartet, Visiting Artists in Chamber Music at Longy, finds another home at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They open their residency with a concert program by Mozart, Janacek and Brahms.
October 4, 2009 – The Boston Globe
A young quartet, preparing for liftoff
The Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet, Visiting Artists in Chamber Music at Longy, return to Longy Oct. 1 with a performance of works by Mozart, Janacek and Brahms – the same program that it will bring to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City later this month for its first recital as the museum’s resident quartet.
October 1, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Critic’s Pick: Pacifica Quartet
The Pacifica Quartet performs at Longy School of Music Oct. 1. The program will include Mozart, Brahms and Janacek.
September 25, 2009 - WesternHerald.com
Pacifica Quartet brings modern flair to Beethoven
The Pacifica Quartet, Visiting Artists in Chamber Music at Longy, open the Fontana Chamber Arts' season.
September 10, 2009 - www.dailynewstribune.com
Get in the swing with The Follen Angels
The Follen Angels, a group founded when Hildy Grossman and Rieko Tanaka met at Longy, which is located on Follen Street in Cambridge, will bring back the sophisticated sounds of the 1930s at The Center of the Arts in Natick. Mixing the intimacy of a cozy cabaret with the energy of a swing band, The Follen Angels will perform a program called "Gershwin, Cole Porter and Friends."
Sept. 7, 2009 – The London Telegraph
100 Best Classical Recordings
Music critics select the 2009 Grammy winning cd by the Pacifica Quartet, Longy’s Visiting Artists in Chamber Music, as one of the 100 top recordings that classical music fans should be sure to have in their music collection. Pacifica won the Best Chamber Music Performance Grammy® Award for this acclaimed Naxos recording of Elliott Carter’s String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5. “These five modernist spinning tops, compelling vortexes of ordered chaos and chaotic order, span five decades of the 101-year-old Carter’s epic career. The Pacifica Quartet’s intense renditions, recorded last year, are already a modern classic,” the critics write.
August 28, 2009 – The Boston Globe
On August 29, children of all ages gathered at Longy School of Music's Open House and Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by Community Programs. There were short performances by faculty and students as well as mini lessons and demonstrations.
August 28, 2009 – EpochTimes.com
What is good music?
Participants of The World of Chinese Violin Competition, held in New York City, discuss what they consider good music. Violinist Wu Liqiang, who holds a master’s degree from Longy, is quoted in the article. He says good music allows the audience to experience the emotion of the piece.
August 13, 2009 - Press Release Point
State Invests $12.4 Million in Cultural Facilities
Longy School of Music received a grant of $312,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. Longy was among 85 arts and culture organizations in Massachusetts to receive the grants, totaling $12.4 million.
August 6, 2009 – The Bay State Banner
The New England Spiritual Ensemble
The New England Spiritual Ensemble, co-founded by Longy faculty member Myran Parker-Brass, includes 11 members from the Boston area, including Longy alumni Joei Marshall Perry. Founded in 1994, the ensemble has been performing traditional African American spiritual and gospel music in the region.
July 16, 2009 - top40-charts.com
Who's Who In Hafez Nazeri's Rumi Symphony
Hafez Nazeri's Rumi Symphony includes cellist Matt Haimotvitz and double bassist Tim Cobb, who have been guest artists at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.
July 13, 2009 - The Cambridge Chronicle
Longy International Baroque Institute begins July 24
Baroque artists from around the world will gather at Longy School of Music from July 24 to August 2 for the annual International Baroque Institute at Longy School of Music (IBIL). This year's theme is "The Venice-Dresden Connection" and will feature Baroque music from Italy and Germany.
July 12, 2009 - Portland Press Herald
New chamber ensemble figures there's no time like the present
Opening concert of the new chamber music ensemble VentiCordi will include founders violinist Dean Stein and oboist Kathleen McNerney. Also on the program are guest artists Paul Ross and Christina Chute, cello; Wren Saunders, bassoon; Kimberly Lehmann, viola; and Longy faculty member Peter Sykes, harpsichord. The first concert will be held on July 23 at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk and will include works by Bach, Francaix, Beethoven and Mozart.
July 9, 2009 - The Cambridge Chronicle
Eleanor R. Appel
A lifelong resident of Cambridge, Eleanor R. Appel, passed away on July 5, 2009. Appel enjoyed music throughout her life and played the piano for her personal pleasure and often opened her home to many students studying at Longy School of Music. Those desiring may send a memorial tribute to the Longy School of Music, Appel Scholarship Fund, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
July 2009 -- North Adams Transcript (MA)
The International Baroque Institute at Longy
The International Baroque Institute at Longy (IBIL) kicks off with a concert titled "Musica di San Marco" on July 27 at 8 p.m. with performances by IBIL faculty and guest artists. Other concerts throughout the week long festival include "Florence on the Elbe" July 30 at 8 p.m., "Il Pio Ospedale della Pietà" and "Il pastor fido" on July 31 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively, and the grand finale concert, "Per l'Orchestra di Dresda," August 1 at 7 p.m.
July 2009 -- Zvents.com
Hannahs Field With Chuck Warda
Longy alumni Chuck Warda will perform July 17 with HannaH*s Field. A trained musician in both guitar and keyboard, Warda is able to express various styles of music and incorporate modern technology into his performances.
June 29, 2009 – Cambridge Chronicle
Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra takes their skills on the road to Canada
Thirty-five members of the Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra and their conductor, George Ogata, are going on tour from June 27 to July 2 in Canada. The students, ages 12-18, will perform concerts in Quebec City and Montreal and also take part in a clinic with Guest Conductor Alain Cazes at McGill University. Their concerts will include Haydn Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in a Major “Italian Symphony.”
June 22, 2009 -- zvents.com
Women Composers Interpreting Their Works
Violinist Kaleigh Elizabeth Acord, a presidential scholar and ambassador of Longy, and internationally acclaimed pianist, Audrey Andrist, will perform works by women composers, including Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger, on June 27 at The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA.
June 21, 2009 – Cambridge Chronicle and TAB
Longy appoints Meglioranza as visiting artist in voice
Longy School of Music appoints baritone Thomas Meglioranza as Visiting Artist in Voice starting this fall. A winner of the Naumburg Award in 2005, Meglioranza will individually coach select voice majors and work with students in art song classes, vocal chamber music and seminars in voice and collaborative piano.
June 15, 2009 – Cape Anne Beacon (MA)
London's High Baroque
Longy faculty member Frances Conover Fitch, performed June 21 at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, with The Newberry Consort, a group formed by David Douglass 30 years ago. Works included music Purcell and Handel composed for the theater.
June 10, 2009 – West Roxbury Transcript
The BEMF Keyboard Mini-Festival
The Boston Early Music Festival hosted a Mini Keyboard Festival June 11 at the First Lutheran Church of Boston. The program featured music for fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord by Bach, Scarlatti, Platti, Haydn, Luchesi, Beethoven and others. Performers included Peter Sykes, Longy Early Music faculty member.
June 10, 2009 - Cambridge Chronicle and TAB
Benefit Concert for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-Massachusetts Chapter
Clarinetist Ian Tyson, pianist Yilin You and friends performed a concert June 13 at Longy. The benefit concert will commemorate Tyson's mother who passed away from ovarian cancer and will raise cancer awareness.
June 4, 2009 - SouthCoastToday.com
D.I.G. Trio to play in Marion
A new jazz trio, D.I.G. performed June 6 at The Marion Art Center in Marion, MA. The trio features recent Longy graduate David Mitton on alto sax, Pablo Eluchans on drums and Kendall Eddy on bass.
June 3, 2009 – Belmont Citizen-Herald
Christopher Carson Wins Longy Competition
Christopher Carson, 2009 graduate of Longy School of Music, won Longy’s First Annual Pacifica Competition this spring. A student of Longy faculty member Ludmilla Lifson, Carson has won numerous competitions and performed in the U.S. and Europe, most recently with Orchesterakademie in Germany.
May 2009 -- North Adams Transcript, MA
Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble
The Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble will present a concert at Longy School of Music on June 5th. Program includes pieces by Honegger, J.S. Bach, and Brahms.
May 22, 2009 - The Boston Globe
Classical Music in Boston
The Haydn Society of North America will hold a conference at Longy School of Music May 28 -31. Concert performances that weekend include a recital by Sylvia Berry and chamber music concert from “The Creation” and more by the Handel and Haydn Society.
May 21, 2009 - Bay Windows
Chorus pro Musica's new music director, Dr. Betsy Burleigh
Former music director of Longy Chamber Singers and former Longy faculty member Dr. Betsy Burleigh is interviewed about new appointment as Chrous pro Musica's new music director and her love of choral music. Chorus pro Musica will end its current season with a May 31 concert led by Jeffrey Rink.
May 17, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Longy’s May 17 commencement is among the New England college and university graduations reported on by the Boston Globe. Barry Shiffman of The Banff Centre is Longy’s commencement speaker.
May 15, 2009 – The Providence Journal
College diploma comes early for Liz Codd
Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Codd recently graduated from Rhode Island College and will attend Longy School of Music in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in violin performance.
April 24, 2009 - The Brandeis Hoot
A Spotlight on Boston
A concert of electroacoustic tunes kicks off Boston's Cyberarts Festvial on April 26 at Longy School of Music.
April 18, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Name That Tune
American Classics sang selections from Blossom Time, based on the music by Franz Schubert along with songs crafted from tunes by Tchaikovsky, Chopin Rachmaninoff and others at Longy School of Music on April 19.
April 17, 2009 - edgeboston.com
Ben and Brad Mine the Classics
Performers from American Classics, including cabaret singers Ben Sears and Brad Connor, took center stage at Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music on April 19. Songs included tunes set to works of classical composers, such as Schubert and Tchaikovsky.
April 16, 2009 - notikumi.delfi.lv
Baroque Music performed by Italians Ricardo Minasi and Anna Fonatana
Italians Ricardo Minasi, violin and Anna Fonatana, harpsichord, perform Bach and Italian Baroque pieces at the Bach International Festival in April. Minasi has lectured at numerous schools, including Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Longy School of Music in Cambridge.
April 16, 2009 – The Times (UK)
Schuyler Chapin: arts administrator
Schuyler G. Chapin, one of New York City’s most distinguished arts administrators, passed on March 7, 2009. His education with Nadia Boulanger at Longy School of Music was essential to his life.
April 11, 2009 - NH.com
“Northward Bound” Chamber Music Concert
On April 19 musicians from the International Musical Arts Institute will perform Haydn's London Trio, Turina's Piano Quartet and Dvorak's Quartet for piano and strings. Performers include Longy students and alumnus Marcio Dandido, Joon Won Park, Guan Ting Liao and Jason Fisher.
April 10, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Critic's Pick: Classical Music
Pianist Peter Serkin kicks off his new relationship with Longy School of Music as Distinguished Artist in Residence on April 11 at Edward M. Pickman Hall. Program will include Bach, Brahms and Debussy.
April 9, 2009 – The Cambridge Chronicle
Singer gives voice to collaboration
Singer and artistic director of cmash, Ann Moss, chose Longy School of Music for graduate school because it offered more flexibility and the small classes bred collaboration between vocalists and instrumentalists, which would become a hallmark of Ann’s musical philosophy. As the artistic director of cmash, a new music repertory group dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships between composers and performers, Ann strives to break down barriers that separate musicians.
April 4, 2009 - The Boston Globe
Playing it forward
The Longy School of Music concludes its Family Series this season with "Cirque de Longy." Student performers include Jessica Rossi, Dennis Shafer, John Andress and Leah Kosch, who will show the audience how to make music.
April 3, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Peter Serkin at Longy
Peter Serkin, Distinguished Artist in Residence at Longy, kicks off his new collaboration with Longy with a Unique Voices concert April 11. The program includes music by Bull, Debussy, Bach and Brahms. The concert series is generously funded by Neil and Jane Pappalardo.
March 31, 2009 – The Cambridge Chronicle
A touch of speakeasy and a dash of talent make Follen Angels
Follen Angels, a talented group that includes Hildy Grossman on vocals, Rieko Tanaka on piano and vocals, Kenneth Dantzig on drums, Rick Stone on sax and clarinet and Nicholas Thibault on bass performed April 11 in Marblehead, MA. The trio, named after the location of Longy School of Music, started 12 years ago when Dantzig was finishing up his graduate degree at Longy.
March 27, 2009 - mailtribune.com
Taarka at Stillwater
Taarka, a group that includes Longy alumni David Plane and Troy Robey, bass, debut their fourth album April 2 in Stillwater, Oregon. The CD shows the group's signature and energetic blend of Western and Eastern folk music, bluegrass, jazz and rock interpreted through the hands of four classically trained forerunners of acoustic music.
March 25, 2009 – www.seacoastonline.com
'Dualing' classical musicians
Longy Strings Chair Janet Packer, violin, and Belgian pianist Jozef De Beenhouwer will present a concert April 11 at the Dunaway Center in Ogunquit, ME.
March 20, 2009 – The Boston Herald
Spring Preview: Classical Music
Spring concerts in Boston include two at Longy School of Music. Pacifica Quartet with violist Roger Tapping will perform on March 26 and Peter Serkin, piano, on April 11.
March 18, 2009 – The Cambridge Chronicle
Arts in the City
A mind/body conference led by Regina Campbell, Mind/Body faculty of Longy School of Music, was held on March 22 in Pickman Hall. Topics included physical injuries among music students and healthy singing techniques.
March 12, 2009 - Foster's Daily Democrat
'Music for Flute, Organ' at Exeter Church
Flutist and Longy alum Trisha Craig and organist Beverly Caldon will perform a concert on March 21 at Exeter Church. The concert, "Music for Flute and Organ," will include Baroque sonatas and contemporary works.
March 12, 2009 - Brattleboro Reformer
'Hallelujah' -- and then some
The Brattleboro Music Center's Blanche Moyse Chorale will perform Handel's complete "Messiah” featuring Longy faculty members Jayne West, voice, and Robert Honeysucker, voice and opera. The performance will take place on March 13 at Vermont Academy's Horowitz Performing Arts Center in Saxtons River and March 15 at the Latchis Theatre.
March 11, 2009 – The Epoch Times - Romania
8th Annual Bistrita Folk Festival
Longy Dalcroze faculty Adriana Ausch is a featured guest at the 8th Annual Bistrita Folk Festival in Romania.
March 10, 2009 - www.edmondsbeacon.com
Trinity Luthern to celebrate Bach and Mendelssohn
Organist Peter Sykes will perform at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood on March 29. The program will honor the birthday of J.S. Bach this month and the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn.
March 7, 2009 - The New York Times
Schuyler Chapin, Champion of Arts in New York, Dies at 86
Schuyler Chapin, former general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, the cultural affairs commissioner of New York City and dean of the school of the arts at Columbia, passed away on March 7, 2009. He was a former composition student of Nadia Boulanger at Longy School of Music.
March 5, 2009 - The Times Herald
US News and World Report ranks colleges
US News and World Report ranks Longy School of Music as one of the top schools to receive Merit Aid Award. The magazine reports 45 percent of Longy students receive Merit Aid.
March 4, 2009 - Concord Journal (MA)
Concert, improv performance will benefit the Wright Tavern Center
On March 14 two artists will donate their time and talent to benefit the Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal at First Parish in Concord, MA. The event will include a troupe of improvisational actors who will bring stories to life and a concert by classical guitarist Louis Arnold, a Longy alum.
March 4, 2009 - The Nantucket Independent
Hovsepian and Ghazaryan in concert in Nantucket
Longy School of Music Artist Diploma alum Levon Hovsepian, piano, played a concert with violinist Armen Ghazaryan at the Coffin School on March 8.
March 3, 2009 - www.thejusticeonline.com
Interview with Charlie Kohlhase
Longy faculty member Charlie Kohlhase, Modern American Music, was interviewed by this Brandeis University publication about the history of jazz.
March 2, 2009 – MIT’s The Tech
Concert Review: Collage New Music
Collage New Music performed a variety of contemporary music, including Donald Crockett’s Pilgrimage, at Longy March 2.
February 27, 2009 – The Somerville Journal
Longy prep student earns festival honors
September Rose, preparatory student of Clayton Hoener, Community Programs Strings Chair at Longy, won a spot in the Eastern Massachusetts Junior District Music Festival.
February 26, 2009 – The Brockton Enterprise
Peter Sykes kicks off Brockton church's 2009 Concert series
Organist Peter Sykes, a member of Longy’s Early Music faculty, launched a Brockton church's 2009 concert series on March 1.
February 26, 2009 – The Boston Globe
This Organist Can Go Home Again
Organist Peter Sykes was reunited at a March 1 concert with Brockton's First Evangelical Lutheran Church's restored organ, where the Longy faculty member learned to play the organ.
February 23, 2009 – The Cambridge Chronicle
Her fingers do the talking
Pianist Claire Huangci, 18, made her Boston debut at the Longy School of Music on February 28.
February 23, 2009 - National University of Ireland, Galway
Recital by Acclaimed American Pianist at NUI Galway
Pianist Orin Grossman, who began piano and theory instruction at Longy, will present a recital at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The recital program includes Gershwin’s three preludes, Rhapsody in Blue, and six songs from The Gershwin Songbook.
February 22, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Claire Huangci to perform at Longy
Eighteen-year-old pianist Claire Huangci makes her Boston-area debut at the Longy School of Music. Her program includes Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.
February 19, 2009 - www.cyberpresse.ca
Duke Ellington, Michel Legrand and Bob Marley with the violoncello
Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, who studied at Longy, is a member of The Ponticello Quartet, formed in 2003. The cello quartet performs a program that's not traditionally heard on cellos, including Ellington, Legrand and Marley.
February 13, 2009 -- The Boston Globe
The Pacifica Quartet, in residence at Longy, won a Grammy
The Pacifica Quartet, in residence at the Longy School of Music, won a Grammy award on Sunday for its recording of Elliott Carter's String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5. The recording took the award in the Best Chamber Music category. A second CD of Carter quartets is slated for release later this month. The Pacifica's next Longy concert is on March 26 and will include music of Dvorak and Mendelssohn.
February 11, 2009 – Arlington Advocate
Mimi Rabson to premiere new works
Arlington resident Mimi Rabson will present new works by Berklee College of Music composers for solo violin in concerts on Feb.16 at Longy and other Boston area locations.
February 11, 2009 -- The Cambridge Chronicle
Longy Modern American Music Concert Series
The Jyugoya Ensemble will perform original compositions of their director, Reiko Yamada, and the Chuck Gabriel Septet will perform original compositions by composer/bassist Chuck Gabriel. Featuring guest artist Longy faculty, Peter Cassino.
February 2, 2009 - www.edgeboston.com
2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival
The Electro-Acoustic Music Festival at the Longy School of Music is organized by Jeremy Van Buskirk of Longy’s composition and theory faculty and head of the school's Computer Music Studio, in celebration of the Studio's tenth anniversary.
February 1, 2009 - Boston Globe
At MIT, it's words and actions too
Longy student Amber Cheung takes part in Betty Lou McClanahan's "Arabic Bootcamp" program at MIT.
February, 2009 -- North Adams Transcript, MA
Longy at the Regattabar: "March Musical Madness"
“March Madness” isn’t just for basketball fans. Come to the Regattabar jazz club for a wildly eclectic evening of “March Musical Madness.” See Longy’s past, present and future in a colorful program of new and classic songs and chamber music.
February, 2009 - The Times of India
On A Jazzy Note
Sharik Hasan, 24, began studying classical piano at the Longy School of Music in Boston and later at the Bangalore School of Music. He performed at a New Year's concert sponsored by The International Music and Arts Society.
January 30, 2009 - hindu.com
Chat Corner with David Claman
Longy alumnus David Claman, Professor of Music at Lehman College in New York, is an authority on contemporary and experimental music. The former harmony and solfege student at Longy talks about his music with The Hindu.
January 30, 2009 - www.nhbroadcaster.com
The Sprightly Companions bringing baroque sound to Nashua
Longy alums, oboist Jeanine Krause, Rachel Cama-Lekx, viola da gamba, and Hsuan Wen-Chen, harpsichord, will perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Maran Marais and Antonio Vivaldi in a concert in Nashua, NH.
January 28, 2009 – The Boston Globe
Collage New Music attends to works of the recent past
Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler reviews the Collage New Music ensemble concert held at Longy on Jan. 26.
January, 28, 2009 – The Adirondack (NY) Daily Enterprise
'The Good Wind' blows through Saranac
Le Bon Vent ("The Good Wind") will perform the next concert in the Hill and Hollow Music series commemorating the Champlain Quadricentennial. Ensemble members include Ruthie Dornfeld on violin and viola; Cristi Catt on vocals; James Falzone on clarinet and tin whistle; Adam Larrabee on guitar and mandolin; Taki Masuko on percussion; and Jeremiah McLane on accordion and piano.
January, 27, 2009 - wickedlocal.com
Celebrate love at Longy
Andover Chamber Music celebrates music and love in its annual Valentine concert of chamber works Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Longy School of Music. ACM's artistic director and Longy faculty, Julie Scolnik will be joined by cellist Paul Katz, violinist, Lucy Chapman, and pianist, Nina Scolnik.
January 22, 2009 – Boston Globe
So, what am I paying?
Christine Duncan, an opera student at Longy, is pleasantly surprised at the extra discount given when shopping.
January 22, 2009 - iberkshires.com
Pianist Randall Hodgkinson to Perform at Williams College
Longy piano faculty member Randall Hodgkinson will perform a Bösendorfer piano recital on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Williams College. Program will include Beethoven's Sonata, opus 10; Carter's Sonata and Schumann's Davidsbündler Dances.
January 21, 2009 - wickedlocal.com
Love and Lyricism
Longy faculty, Julie Scolnik, will be joined by her sister Nina Scolnik, in their first professional collaboration together at Andover Chamber Music's annual Valentine concert of chamber works, “Love and Lyricism,” held at Longy.
January 19, 2009 - The Hindu
For the love of jazz
Sharik Hasan, who took lessons at Longy School of Music with Ludmilla Lifson, took his passion for playing jazz piano from a hobby to a profession.
January 18, 2009 – The Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Sergey Antonov's Tribute
Longy Artist Diploma student Sergey Antonov, an internationally acclaimed cellist, will perform at a Jan. 31 memorial concert for his wife Veronika Blinder-Antonov's late grandmother, Dr. Lubov Blinder. Dr. Blinder specialized in internal medicine at the Chadwick Medical Group and was on the medical staffs of UMass Memorial Healthcare and St. Vincent Hospital.
January 15, 2009 – The Nashua (NH) Telegraph
The Sprightly Companions to Perform in Nashua
Longy alums, oboist Jeanine Krause, Rachel Cama-Lekx, viola da gamba, and Hsuan Wen-Chen, harpsichord, will perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Maran Marais and Antonio Vivaldi in a concert in Nashua, NH.
January 15, 2009 – The Daily News (Newburyport, MA)
Port area curls up with a medley of concerts
Longy master’s student, guitarist George A. Little, and alum, soprano Rachael Chagat, will present a Baroque concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., Newburyport. They will be joined by Sarah McManaway and Michael Hamill on violas da gamba.
January 11, 2009 -- Zvents.com
Zefira Trio - Boston Debut
The Zefira Trio, (Annie Rabbat, violin, Ashima Scripp, cello and Eleanor Perrone, piano) will make their Boston debut at the Longy School of Music Faculty Recital Series on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.
Jan. 7, 2009 – North Adams (MA) Transcript
Collage New Music
Collage New Music, with music director, David Hoose, and guest soprano Susan Narucki, celebrates the music of one of America’s great composers, Andrew Imbrie, in this concert Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. at Longy.
January 1, 2009 – The Cambridge Chronicle
Arts in the City: Week of Jan. 1
“From the Top” live auditions for national TV and radio broadcasts to be held at Longy on Jan. 18 are among the events listed.
December 30, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Lift Every Voice!
Longy faculty member Robert Honeysucker, baritone, will perform with soprano Nancy Armstrong, violinist Daniel Stepner, and gambist Laura Jeppesen at the Museum of Fine Art's annual Valentine's Day concert on Feb. 14.
December 28, 2008 -- The Boston Globe
A new-music party 100 years in the making
“It was a big year for new music in Boston. At the center of it was an improbable figure, a 100-year-old composer of bracing modern music named Elliott Carter...”, writes music critic Jeremy Eichler in this year-in-review article. “While Carter's big birthday year was acknowledged all over the world, it often felt like the centenary's de facto capital was right here in Boston....” Longy is among the organizations Eichler singles out for its Carter 100th concert. “...There were weeks in which the city was positively awash in Carter's music.”
December 22, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Year in Classical: Celebrate!
Longy’s Carter 100th Birthday concert Nov. 17 featuring the Pacifica Quartet was included in this year-in-review of Classical music in the Boston area.
December 19, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Phenomenal!: Elliott Carter turns 100
The Boston Phoenix music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the Elliott Carter 100th birthday concert series. “At Longy, the highlight of a concert by the Pacifica Quartet was Carter's Pulitzer-winning Third String Quartet... (The second of the Pacifica's two-CD Carter-quartet series on Naxos will be out in February.)”
December 12, 2008 – The Nashua (NH) Telegraph
A little music for lunch
Martin Hanft, who studied music theory and baroque performance practice at Longy, plays recorder and baroque flute for a Dec. 17 Music's on the Menu Downtown Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Manchester, NH. He has played baroque and Renaissance music on recorders and flutes for more than 40 years. Hanft performs with Procter-Hanft Duo, the Oberlin Baroque Performance Workshop and Musica Vermont. He is on the faculty of the Keene Community Music School and the Manchester Community Music School.
December 5, 2008 – The Boston Globe
The composer in Cambridge: Carter looks back
In an interview about his life, legendary American composer Elliott Carter praises Longy. He tells Matthew Guerrieri: “The Harvard music department always had a fundamental problem," Carter says, "and that is, you get these students who are so intelligent, so cultivated, who know about music, but they have no musical training. That's why I went to study at the Longy School, because I didn't have ear training; and I learned a lot there, that I never would have learned at Harvard."
December 5, 2008 – Waverly (CO) Democrat
Denver native, string quartet founder to bring national tour to Go-Hawks
Like a mix of planes, trains, and automobiles, the Xibus Tour is a mix of students with professionals, classical with contemporary, foreign with familiar. By the generous support of the Music Maker’s Foundation, this wide reaching tour includes the Boston String Quartet, which was founded by Longy alumnus Christopher Vuk. Vuk is a current member/founder of the Boston String Quartet, and is the executive director of both the Boston Music Festival, and contemporary music school, School of Groove.
December 4, 2008 – The Boston Herald
BSO celebrates Elliott Carter centenary with divine ‘Interventions’
Keith Powers interviews legendary composer Elliott Carter just before Carter’s 100th birthday. Carter studied under Longy faculty member Nadia Boulanger. Longy’s November Carter 100th concert also is mentioned in this feature story. Powers writes, “Composer Elliott Carter still has a twinkle in his eye. He still holds forth like the iconoclast he has always been, and still writes music that makes performers rehearse extra hours and leaves audiences gasping”...
December 4, 2008 – The Littleton (MA) Independent
Dazzling "Marriage of Figaro"
In this review of the Indian Hill Music School Opera Workshop’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro” in Littleton, MA, critic Andrew Bowers sings praises for Longy. He writes, “Far from being a workshop, the Indian Hill Opera Workshop is a miracle. It has brought some of the finest emerging talent from the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music to Littleton.”
December 2, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Exploring the space between the group and the individual
Longy’s participation in the Boston area Elliott Carter 100th birthday series is mentioned in this review of one of the concerts.
December 1, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Music reviewer Jon Garelick writes about the Dave Bryant Quartet, which will perform at Longy’s Pickman Hall on Dec. 4. Garelick writes, “Bryant brings his long-time quartet with (James) Merenda, bassist John Turner, and drummer Eric Rosenthal to one of Longy's multi-artist Department of Modern American Music concerts tonight (December 4).”
November 24, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Over (and under) the top
Music critic Lloyd Schwartz reports on the Elliott Carter 100th birthday concert series in the Boston area, including the Nov. 17 performance by The Pacifica Quartet at Longy. Schwartz writes, “At the Longy School, where some eight decades ago Elliott Carter studied music, the Pacifica Quartet, just baptized Musical America's Ensemble of the Year, got the Carter 100th-birthday tributes off to an early start with a riveting performance of his 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning String Quartet No. 3”...
November 21, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Fiddler off the grid
French violinist Gilles Apap is “right at home whether playing a Bach concerto or a bluegrass jam,” writes classical music critic Jeremy Eichler, after sitting in on a Longy string master class conducted by the visiting artist. “You could feel the room release its tension as he had the players sit in a big circle and use their singing voices - the original musical instrument - as a tool to help them access problems in their techniques. At one point Apap played a movement of solo Bach while at the same time singing an implied bass line. There was an effortlessness and simple beauty to it. Grins broke out at the unusual approach”...
November 17, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Elliott Carter Still Going Strong
The Pacifica Quartet, Longy’s Visiting Artists in Chamber Music, will perform Elliott Carter’s String Quartet No.3 at Longy Nov. 17 in celebration of the composer’s upcoming 100th birthday.
November 17, 2008 –Bostonist
Longy’s Carter 100th birthday concert featuring the Pacifica Quartet is featured.
November 14, 2008 – The Boston Phoenix
Edgy gigs likely to be booked solid
Jazz musician, composer, and instrument builder Cooper-Moore will perform at Longy November 19 at 7 p.m. He will be joined with the Forbes Graham/Luther Gray Duo.
November 13, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Critic's picks - classical music
Pacifica Quartet, Longy's Visiting Artists in Chamber Music, “performs a modern-tilting recital program featuring Elliott Carter's String Quartet No. 3 and George Crumb's "Black Angels." The primary nod to tradition will be Beethoven's sublime late Quartet Op. 132,” writes Jeremy Eichler of the Nov. 17 concert.
November 7, 2008 – The Reading Advocate
Reading Symphony Prepares for 76th Season
Longy faculty member and renowned pianist Randall Hodgkinson performs the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Reading Symphony. Hodgkinson was the winner of the International American Music Competition and has performed in orchestras across the United States and abroad in Italy and Iceland.
November 2, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Foxborough chorus has hit the right notes for 60 seasons
Michael V. Turner, who holds a Master of Music degree from Longy, is the artistic director for the Neponset Choral Society in Foxborough, MA. Turner has led the Choral Society, currently in its 60th season, since 2003.
October 31, 2008 – The Harvard Crimson
Conference on a Conductor’s ‘Crosscurrents’
Harvard University hosts an exhibit in the honor of the great pedagogue, and former Longy faculty member, Nadia Boulanger. Longy has loaned Harvard pieces of Boulanger’s correspondence with her students for the exhibit.
October 16, 2008---Gloucester Daily Times
St. John’s Concert Part of World Event
As part of an international series titled “Organ Spectacular,” Francis Conover Fitch, a Longy faculty member, performed a recital on both harpsichord and organ at St. John’s Church in Gloucester, MA. The series spanned four continents and featured hundreds of performances as a tribute to the “International Year of the Organ.”
October 16, 2008—Strings Magazine
Developing Your Individual Sound
Clayton Hoener, associate chair of strings at Longy, discusses the verbal cues he uses with students to invoke different sounds. In addition to teaching at Longy, Hoener also is principal second with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Handel and Hayden Society.
October 10, 2008 — Budget Travel
“Bad times, good prices”
Author Sean O’Neill recommends venues throughout the nation that can be visited on the cheap. O’Neill includes Longy in his Boston listing, pointing out the many free faculty recitals Longy has to offer.
September 30, 2008 – seacoastonline.com
Eng Joins Music Makers in Hampton
Violinist/violist Andrew Eng, who received both his undergraduate diploma and Master of Music degree at Longy, has joined the faculty of Music Makers. Eng has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, performing a wide variety of genres.
September 26, 2008 –Nine O’Clock
Romanian Piano Trio starts a Beethoven Tour
The Romanian Piano Trio will perform music of Beethoven from September 26- December 5 in Romania. The group includes Razvan Suma, who received his undergraduate diploma in cello performance at Longy in 2002.
September 23, 2008- The Boston Globe
Longy School of Music celebrates a lasting musical 'Legacy'
Michael Guerrieri reviews Longy's tribute to the legendary pedagogue Nadia Boulanger as part of Longy’s SeptemberFest concert series. He highlights performances by Longy faculty and mentions some of Boulanger's famous pupils, including Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter.
September 18, 2008 – The Daily News
Classical Strings for Solo Guitar Concert
Longy alum and classical guitarist George Little presents a concert featuring works by Fernando Sor, Isaac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, and others. Little has performed throughout New England and is now on the faculty of the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA, and the Musical Arts Academy in Exeter, N.H.
September 14, 2008 – The Sunday Boston Globe
Critic's picks - classical music
Longy School of Music Longy is opening its new season with a concert series called SeptemberFest.
September 11, 2008 – DavidsonNews.net
Life on Capriol Farm
Once a Historical Organ Performance major at Longy, Henry Lebedinsky is now the organist and director of music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC. Lebedinsky is now on his fifth concert series, entitled Music at St. Alban’s, at the church. In addition to performing, Lebedinsky runs the aptly named “Capriol Farm” with his wife, Emily.
September 8, 2008 - The Ithaca Journal, NY
Cayuga orchestra elects Longy alum new president
Shelagh Johnston, former president of the Longy School of Music Young Performers Association Orchestra and its Parents Association, is named the new president of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca.
September 7, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Cantata Singers bring the music of Britten to Longy
Embarking on their Benjamin Britten season, the Cantata Singers Chamber Series will perform a concert of songs and vocal chamber music at Longy School of Music.
September 6, 2008 - Towanda Daily Review (PA)
Towanda native records album with Natalie Merchant
Former Longy School of Music student, Rachel Cama-Lekx, records on the viola da gamba with singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant on her upcoming album.
September 6, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Instrument Petting Zoo
Longy opens its doors to youngsters and gives them a chance to see, and play, a variety of instruments.
September 5, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Singing a Political Tune
Four years ago tenor Charles Blandy and baritone David Kravitz performed a concert at Longy to benefit Sen. John Kerry’s campaign. Featuring mainly vocal music, the concert managed to raise $22,000 for their cause. The pair reunited again this year at NEC’s Jordan Hall to raise $55,000 for the Obama campaign.
September 4, 2008 – Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge TAB
ARTS IN THE CITY
Longy’s Instrument Petting Zoo for children held Sept. 6 is highlighted.
August 28, 2008- Delmenhorster Kreisblatt
Mit Gambe und Laute gegen Freileitung
(Viola da Gamba and Lute Duo Features Longy Grad)
A German article which includes a section on Longy alum Lee Santana. Santana studied performance practice and early music (emphasis on lute) in the joint program between Emerson and Longy. He now lives in Germany and performs as a duo partner with the gambist Hille Perl.
August 17, 2008 – The Sunday Boston Globe
Jazz adds an acute angle to Washington Square
Charlie Kohlhase, a saxophonist, DJ, and ensemble director at Longy School of Music, is quoted in this article about music in the Washington Square section of Brookline, MA. Today, the neighborhood has "an eclectic mix" of music, he said. "There's a nice crowd of people there, generally, who are receptive to music."
August 17, 2008 — The Boston Globe
La Donna Musicale gives female composers their due
Daniela Tosic, Ruth McKay, Na’ama Lion, and Laury Gutiérrez met as students at Longy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today they are a part of the 13-member ensemble La Donna Musicale. The group performs the music of women composers from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.
August 15, 2008 -- The Boston Globe
Critic's picks - classical music
Tomorrow, Boston Chamber Music Society continues its all-Beethoven series at the Longy School...
August 14, 2008 – The Lexington (MA) Minuteman
Piano recital features works of Chopin, Debussy
Dan Garmon will perform his final pre-college recital in Lexington Sunday, Aug. 17. For the past four years, he has studied with Shaylor Lindsay from the Longy School of Music.
August 4, 2008 – Rutland & Stamford Mercury (UK)
Chamber concerts at Stamford International Music Festival
A chamber music masterclass with Longy Conservatory Dean Wayman Chin is highlighted in this British publication.
August 1, 2008 -- The Boston Globe
In this Critics’ Picks, Jeremy Eichler recommends Boston Chamber Music Society’s Beethoven concert at Longy in Cambridge...
July 31, 2008 – The Patriot Ledger
Boston Chamber Music Society holds an all-Beethoven festival at Longy
The Boston Chamber Music Society will present four concerts of Beethoven's chamber music at Longy School of Music's Pickman Hall. Performers include Longy piano faculty Randall Hodgkinson.
July 29, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Sharp contrasts stir Baroque Institute’s ‘Passions’
The International Baroque Institute at Longy, now in its 15th summer, offers a concert featuring faculty and guests called “The Passions of the Soul.” Writer Matthew Guerrieri documents the evening’s performance.
July 26, 2008 – The Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Follen Angels launch Brown Bag Concerts
The Follen Angels, a group that originated at Longy School of Music on Follen Street in Cambridge, kicked off the Summer Brown Bag Concerts on July 30 at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., in Worcester, MA. The shows are free and begin at noon each Wednesday through Aug. 20.
July 26, 2008 --新浪网 - Beijing, China
Longy was mentioned in this article in a Beijing, China, publication. It was one of three Beijing articles highlighting Longy.
July 24, 2008 — Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Follen Angels launch Brown Bag Concerts
The Follen Angels, a group of cabaret artists who got their start at Longy, perform in the Summer Brown Bag Concerts in Worcester, MA.
July 10, 2008 – Bangkok Post
Teaching music to babies and toddlers in Thailand
Nillawanna Eungamporn is interviewed about the benefits of Dalcroze Eurhythmics music training for young children. The first Thai to earn a master's degree in Dalcroze from Longy School of Music, she has introduced the method in Thailand, where she teaches music to babies and toddlers at Mahidol University at Siam Paragon.
July 10, 2008 – Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
Pianist performs at Maine arts festival
Classical pianist Elan Sicroff, who has presented recitals at Longy School of Music, performs at the Norway Arts Festival in Maine.
July 9, 2008 – WGBH-Radio (89.7 FM) Playlist
Recordings by cellist featured on WGBH
Recordings by cellist Sergey Antonov, an Artist Diploma student at Longy who studies with Terry King, were featured on WGBH on July 9.
June 29, 2008 – The Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
It was a very good year: Award-winning cellist highlights music festival
Longy student and cellist Sergey Antonov is profiled in this article promoting his performance at the International Chamber Music Festival & Institute in Southborough, MA. He conducted master classes for students attending the institute, which drew 32 young musicians from around the world.
June 27, 2008 – MetroWest Daily News
Award-winning cellist sharing his craft in Southborough, MA
Esteemed young cellist and Longy student Sergey Antonov has circled the globe on a 10-concert tour. He has performed in New York, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo and, more recently, at the International Chamber Music Festival & Institute in Southborough, MA.
June 25, 2008 – University of Hartford (CT) News
Wayman Chin named dean of the Conservatory at Longy School of Music
Wayman Chin, a graduate of The Hartt School, has been named dean of the renowned Conservatory at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.
June 23, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Newton, MA, sixth-grader mixes music career, kid’s stuff
Noah Lewis, 12, of Newtonville, MA, recently performed at the Krelim Palace in Moscow, where he was the only young American violinist invited to perform. Lewis, whose teacher is Mark Lakirovitch of Longy, is the winner of Longy’s concerto competition and has performed with the Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra, directed by George Ogata.
June 16, 2008 – Sun-Journal
Maine Festival of American Music combines Shaker music and art
Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky, a Longy faculty member, performed at the Maine Festival of American Music in June.
June 4, 2008 -- The Boston Globe
Bringing back Bizet's femme fatale
Longy Voice faculty member Robert Honeysucker, alumnus Sara Bielanski, flutist Julia Scolnik, are among those mentioned in this review of Chorus pro Musica’s production of Bizet’s opera “Carmen” at Jordan Hall in Boston.
May 22, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Soloist Joei Perry joins Worcester Chorus for ‘A Gershwin Celebration’ concert
Joei Marshall Perry, who holds a master’s degree in opera performance from Longy, has had a busy performance schedule in addition to her day job, working as a faculty liaison at Harvard Law School.
May 17, 2008 – NewMusicBox
The slow dismantling of the compositional gender divide
Longy alumnus Kyle Bartlett is among the artists featured in this article on the status of women composers. Bartlett said the environment at Longy encouraged everyone to pursue whatever their interests were. “If you wanted to conduct the orchestra, you could make it happen.”
May 16, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Longy commencement in the news
Longy School of Music’s commencement speaker, Matt Haimovitz, is highlighted in this column. The world-renowned cellist also received Longy’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
May 15, 2008 -- The Patriot Ledger
Filipino-born singer to perform on Sunday in Scituate
Clarissa Ocampo is interviewed about her musical background, which includes reading Bartok’s opera "Bluebeard’s Castle"' at Longy.
May 8, 2008 – The Boston Globe
Two violinists, a violist, and a cellist …give classical music a kick
Musician Ralph Farris, who attended Longy, founded Ethel, a self-described "musically omnivorous" quartet that performed at Sanders Theatre.
April 28, 2008 – Lawrence Journal-World
Actress Meryl Streep presents medal to Longy grad student
Longy graduate student Dennis Shafer is awarded the Creativity Foundation’s Legacy Medal by actress Meryl Streep in Washington, D.C. Longy is one of five colleges designated as Legacy partners by the Creativity Foundation. “Dennis is an accomplished saxophonist who has demonstrated innovation in his musical studies and a commitment to engaging the larger community,” said Karen Zorn, Longy president.
April 20, 2008 — Marlboro College
Robert Merfeld performs at Vermont college
This concert features pianist Robert Merfeld, a faculty member at Longy School of Music, who has performed internationally as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber music ensembles.
April 19, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Other organizations often lease facilities at Longy for events, such as this group that presented music on a glass harmonica, an instrument based on an invention of Benjamin Franklin.
April 17, 2008 — Danville (Virginia) Register
Countertenor has eye on Longy’s opera program
An accomplished soloist with the Morgan State University Choir in Baltimore is thinking about coming to the “esteemed Longy School of Music” to pursue a degree in opera.
April 11, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Quartet embraces vibe of playing in a club
This article announces the Pacifica Quartet’s first-of-its-kind performance in a new venue— “Longy at the Regattabar” — which also featured Longy faculty pianist Wayman Chin in a Dvorak quintet and four Longy graduate students, who joined Pacifica in a Mendelssohn octet.
April 11, 2008 — The Boston Globe
No conductors need apply
Longy faculty violist Roger Tapping performs with A Far Cry, a conductor-less group that includes several alumni and students from Longy School of Music, where they held a concert April 19.
April 5, 2008 — Winchester Star
Bach, Crumb and Kessler featured works at cello recital
Cellist Pamela Ambrose, showcased in this performance, is originally from Seattle, Wash., and received her B.A. in cello from Longy School of Music. She is now on the faculty of Winchester Community Music School.
April 4, 2008 — Baltimore Sun
Acclaimed quartet plays at Wilde Lake
Performing 90 concerts per year around the world, members of the Pacifica Quartet are outstanding ambassadors for Longy School of Music, where they are serving a four-year residency as visiting artists in chamber music.
April 3, 2008 — Washington Post
Second cast of “Rigoletto” proves to be first-rate
JiYoung Lee, who received her graduate degree in voice from Longy School of Music in 2003, stepped in to sing in the Washington National Opera’s performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” capturing this review: “The Korean soprano was angelic, with radiant sound in the aria ‘Caro nome's’ high pianissimos and impressive pyrotechnic control.”
March 29, 2008 — Brookline Tab
Kegel named artistic director of children’s chorus
Alysoun Kegel, a master’s student in the Dalcroze department at Longy School of Music, is the new artistic director of the PALS Children's Chorus, considered “one of the nation’s premier treble-voice ensembles,” and housed at the Lincoln School in Brookline.
March 26, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Dr. Joseph Horner, 73; inventor indulged love of chamber music
This farewell to Dr. Joseph Horner, a member of the Board of Trustees at Longy School of Music, reports his two great loves — inventing things and chamber music: “He knew the ins and outs of four instruments and relaxed by playing chamber music for hours on end.”
March 18, 2008 — The Boston Phoenix
Is there a pianist in the house?
At the last minute, Anton Kuerti, an Austrian/Canadian pianist who studied at Longy School of Music, stepped in to play for the debut of one of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s two new assistant conductors, his son Julian.
March 3, 2008 — Columbia Missourian
Robert Shay, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at Longy School of Music, is named the new director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
March 2, 2008 — Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama)
Jayne West performs with Mobile Symphony in Mahler No. 4
Soprano Jayne West, a member of the voice faculty at Longy School of Music, describes the challenges of waiting to enter the third movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, which must flow seamlessly into the concluding fourth movement.
February 29, 2008 — Amherst Bulletin
Valley mourns Musicorda founder
Leopold "Terry" Teraspulsky, who founded the Musicorda Chamber Music Festival based at Mount Holyoke College, was a professor emeritus of music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and also previously served on the faculty of Longy School of Music.
February 23, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Boston Symphony Orchestra goes chamber as Levine returns
The page turner shown with pianist Peter Serkin in this photo of a BSO concert is Longy alumnus and violinist Michael Winer '06, who works in Concert Hall Services at Longy School of Music.
February 18, 2008 — Utica Observer-Dispatch
Pacifica Quartet at Colgate University
Performing worldwide, including this concert at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., the Pacifica Quartet also illuminates the international stature of Longy, where the ensemble is serving a four-year residency as Visiting Artists in Chamber Music.
February 15, 2008 — The Boston Globe
He was eclectic before eclecticism was cool
Announcing a program presented at Longy School of Music of William Bolcom's violin and piano works, this article highlights the Michigan-based composer’s stylistic range as a “master of both ragtime piano and cabaret songs.”
Feburary 14, 2008 — Brattleboro Reformer
Duo plays Bartok at Marlboro College
Robert Merfeld, a member of the piano and chamber music faculties at Longy School of Music and Boston and Harvard universities, performed the works of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok in this concert with violinist Bayla Keyes at Marlboro College, Vermont.
February 9, 2008 — The Boston Globe
Longy pianist solos with Boston Symphony Orchestra
Performing the “Petite Symphonie Concertante" by Swiss composer Frank Martin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, pianist Randall Hodgkinson, a member of the Longy faculty, was among three soloists, also including a harpsichordist and harpist, who “brought out this music's graceful flow and elegant sense of gesture.”
February 8, 2008 — The Boston Globe
An avant-garde thinker takes a turn with a trio
Longy faculty saxophonist Charles Kohlhase is showcased in this feature about “a trio where the unusual instrumentation, with overlapping saxes and no rhythm section, creates a warm, contemplative sound through an elegant balance of melodic elements and free improvisation, as well as judicious use of quiet.”
February 7, 2008 — Winchester Star
“Kaleidoscope” connects fragmented worlds
Led by Adriana Ausch, a Dalcroze eurhythmics instructor at Longy, this special program—presented at Winchester Community Music School for children during school vacation week— connects words, music, dance and visual arts through creative games.
February 1, 2008 — The New York Times
Finding a tangle of knots, untying them smoothly
This landmark concert presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City, showcased the five string quartets of the luminary composer Elliott Carter, a Longy alumnus who turns 100 this year, played by the Pacifica Quartet, who are serving a residency at Longy: “Their performances were filled with vigor, humor, delicacy and swing.”
SummerPlus 2008 (published in January) — The Strad
In the Beginning
Among music visionaries highlighted in this major feature on summer festivals that have shaped successful chamber ensembles is Longy cellist Terry King, who with Laura Bossert, also on Longy’s faculty, co-founded LyricaFest. This New Jersey festival was the springboard for the critically acclaimed Haussman Quartet, which includes three Longy graduates—violinist Isaac Allen ’04, Bram Goldstein ’04 and cellist Yuan Zhang ’03’05. To download PDF, click here.
January 2008 — Accent
Longy student wins international piano competition
Conservatory student Dizhou Zhao, of China, who studies at Longy with Victor Rosenbaum, won the 2nd Biennial Louisiana International Piano Competition in October, as highlighted in Yamaha’s magazine. Zhao will perform at Carnegie Hall during the 2007-08 season and with the St. Peterburg Symphony in Russia. To download PDF, click here.
January 2008 — Muso magazine (United Kingdom)
Another level: Longy among top schools for advanced performance training
In this major feature, Michelle Vachon, a 26-year-old mezzo-soprano who received a master’s degree at Longy, says that continuing in a two-year Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) program allows her to apply finishing touches to her voice training.
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January 24, 2008 — The Newburyport Daily News
Early Music chair is guest harpsichordist with Symphony by the Sea
Harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, chair of Longy’s Early Music Department, joins the Symphony by the Sea for Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major," which features a 65-measure harpsichord cadenza to conclude the first movement.
January 19, 2008 — Massachusetts American String Teachers Association
Reflections on the Carl Flesch Symposium: His Teaching and Influence
Clayton Hoener, associate chair of Longy’s Strings Department, provides a lively review of the symposium: “It was an exciting event with the buzz of something highly anticipated. History was present in Pickman Hall those two days, a small, yet significant sliver of time and an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and immerse one’s self in pedagogical practice as promulgated by Carl Flesch.”
January 3, 2008 — Houston Chronicle
Longy alumnae has lead role in “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular''
In a musical that jump-started her performing career, Kristen Hertzenberg, a 2003 opera graduate of Longy, plays “Christine” in the Las Vegas production of “Phantom,'' which opened in June 2006 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
January 2008 — Opera News
Brian Moll, chairman of Longy’s Collaborative Piano Department, interviews renowned pianist Julius Drake, identified as a "genuine musical partner” in this article describing the intimate collaboration of singers and accompanists that inspires superb performances.
December 2007 — The Juilliard Journal
All about Elliott
Elliott Carter, who studied music at Longy and became a member of the Juilliard faculty, will be honored at a special festival at Juilliard, scheduled January 25 to February 2, 2008, in celebration of his approaching 100th birthday and life as a prominent 20th-century American composer.
December 30, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Comings and goings
The arrival of Karen Zorn as Longy’s president is among notable changes in the Boston area’s arts community in 2007.
December 30, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Year’s “best in arts”
Music critic Jeremy Eichler highlights Karen Zorn’s appointment as president and the Pacifica Quartet’s residency at Longy among 2007’s top achievements in Boston’s buzzing classical music scene.
December 27, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Harvard professor passionate about biology and music
John Pappenheimer is remembered for his dynamic teaching of physiology and his love of classical music and the cello, which he often played with Longy students.
December 23, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Longy musicians in sync with Harvard knitters
During the holidays, Longy conservatory students serenaded customers at the busy Harvard Square Post Office while Harvard students knitted wool scarves to donate to homeless shelters.
December 18, 2007 — The Boston Phoenix
Ida Haendel’s “breath-stopping” Bach
At a Longy symposium for legendary violinist/pedagogue Carl Flesch, one of Flesch’s most notable students, Ida Haendel, gave “one of the most breath-stopping violin performances” the music critic had ever heard.
December 4, 2007 —The Justice (Brandeis University)
Renaissance man conducts his own career
Nicholas Brown, who is studying conducting at Longy and music history at Brandeis, also manages choruses, plays the French horn and is involved in theater productions.
November 30, 2007 — Rocky Mountain News
“In the Company of Angels”
Soprano Cristi Catt, a Longy faculty member, is interviewed in advance of a holiday concert with a creative angel theme, performed in Denver by the Boston-based vocal group Tapestry, of which she is a founding member.
November 16, 2007 — WGBH 89.7FM
Broadcast of Pacifica Quartet and Karen Zorn (soundtrack)
In this live one-hour WGBH radio program, Longy President Karen Zorn shares her vision for Longy, “a very optimistic school,” and the Pacifica Quartet performs two high-energy quartets by Mendelssohn and Hindemith.
November 13, 2007 — The Lexington Minuteman
Live at Longy
Photographed with Karen Zorn at her presidential inauguration are Board of Trustees chairman Bonny Boatman of Waban, Mass., and trustees Charlotte Hall of Martha’s Vineyard and Joan Griscom of Lexington.
November 11, 2007 — Green Bay Press
Longy president is Wisconsin town’s pride
Among hundreds of people to attend Karen Zorn’s inauguration on November 4 was Connie Kramer, band director at Lena (Wisconsin) High School and Zorn’s former bassoon teacher, who describes the day-long festivities in Cambridge.
November 2, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Long road to Longy
With her inauguration as Longy School of Music's 10th president, pianist and arts administrator Karen Zorn continues a legacy begun in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy to train outstanding musicians who perform around the globe.
November 2, 2007 — Opera News
Longy’s Wayman Chin reviews Boston Lyric Opera
In addition to serving as chair of the Chamber Music Department and Longy’s artistic adviser, Wayman Chin reviews opera performances. He is a colorful and gusty writer, as evidenced by this excerpt: “She has real presence; if she can learn to trust in it, rather than eating the scenery.”
October 26, 2007 — The Boston Globe
“Curious George Goes to Music School”
Ticket demand was so vigorous for this children’s show that Longy added an impromptu same-day performance, the first of four in Longy’s 2007–08 popular Family Series.
October 20, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Pacifica Quartet gains a toehold in Boston
Described in this concert review as “confident interpreters of the standard repertoire and also fearless exponents of contemporary music,” the Pacifica Quartet is serving a four-year Visiting Artists in Chamber Music residency at Longy, which “is wise to have recruited them.”
October 7, 2007 — The Boston Globe
Trickle-down fiddling celebrates Carl Flesch
Three pillars of the violin world who trained with the legendary Carl Flesch — Roman Totenberg, Eric Rosenblith and Ida Haendel — participate in a two-day Longy symposium that recounts Flesch’s life and renowned teaching techniques.