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MAKE MISTAKES MAKE NOISE MAKE FRIENDS MAKE MUSIC
Curated by Dr. Peter J. Evans
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!).
Join Paganini Competition prizewinner Kowoon Yang and Longy faculty artist Esther Ning Yau for an enigmatic journey through Brahms’ complete violin-piano sonatas. Experience Brahms’ unrequited love for Clara Schumann and Hermine Spies, his fertile friendship with Joseph Joachim, and the tragic loss of his godson Felix Schumann—brought to life by the composer’s vivid musical imagination and the colorful artistry of Kowoon and Esther.
Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage. As an educator, he has been a frequent guest artist at workshops for students and teachers, including the 2013 National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association, where he was the Convention Artist.
As the youngest participant in the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, Igor Levit won the Silver Prize, the Prize for Best Performer of Chamber Music, the Audience Favorite Prize and the Prize for Best Performer of Contemporary Music. Igor Levit’s presence was immediately felt and his career well launched.
Shostakovich: Selections from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Longy Conservatory Orchestra will be performing at First Church Cambridge, along with the Sistema Side by Side orchestra.
Program by the Conservatory Orchestra includes Elgar's Cello Concerto (Josephina YK Kim, winner of Longy's Concerto Competition 2016), Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony, and some latin string ensemble pieces.
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