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UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS
Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans, a staged production presented jointly by Eudaimonia and the Longy School of Music. Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band (Vivian Montgomery & Julia McKenzie, directors), announces an exciting collaboration with the Longy Early Music Department on Antonio Vivaldi’s oratorio Juditha Triumphans. This drama of nationalistic tyranny, sexual intimidation, and brutal deprivation is being presented in partnership with the following social action organizations from the Boston area: Tunefoolery Music, The Muslim Justice League, Yad Chessed, Family Promise Metrowest, and Samaritans of Boston.
The heroic widow Judith will be played by mezzo Carrie Cheron while the sadistic Assyrian general Holofernes will be performed by Longy alum Dana Kephart. Additional cast consists of current and recent Longy graduate students, including Carolyn Balkovetz, Anastasia Black, Julian Cullen Budwey, Rachel Davies, Joshua Garvey, Cadence McAfee, René Rivers, Madeline Ross, Rachel Schachter, and Marcus Schenk. The orchestra is made up of Eudaimonia members with Longy graduate students, and will feature the exotic sounds of chalumeau, viola d’amore, and mandolino alongside strings, viol consort, and historical winds.
Performances are Saturday January 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday January 22 at 3:00 p.m. in Pickman Hall. Admission is Pay What You Decide following the program. Contributions are tax-deductible and are made directly to Eudaimonia and their social action partners. Further information and reserved seating at eudaimonia-music.org or by email at .
Longy faculty and guests will present the music of another Longy faculty member, award-winning composer Aaron Helgeson, whose work combines the sparseness of minimalism, Baroque-like ornamentation, and the sound palette of free improvisation to produce surreal aural deceptions on acoustic instruments. Helgeson holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in composition from University College of San Diego, and Bachelor’s degrees in composition and theater from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
The Horszowski Trio takes its name from acclaimed Polish American pianist Mieczysław Horszowski—Ms. Aizawa was his last student at the Curtis Institute. Horszowski studied with Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna. Leschetizky studied with Carl Czerny, and Carl Czerny, of scalar and arpeggio fame, studied with Ludwig van Beethoven. In this concert, the Trio will celebrate the degrees of separation between them and Beethoven (four!).