America was the cradle of new opera in the twentieth century. In their first performance of the year, our Opera Department will perform arias and scenes from some of the most-loved operas of our American homeland, including Copland’s The Tender Land and staples by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Music: Robert Griffin
Text: Lotta Suter
Director: Mark Latham
Soloists: Maria Ferrante, Donald Wilkinson
Singers and instrumentalists: Batraxoi Ensemble
For more information: www.batraxoi.com
Boston Camerata in collaboration with Longy School of Music of Bard College
Shortly before an important American election, this new program of songs and poems from the Middle Ages evokes the age-old themes of justice and corruption in the public sphere. Minstrel songs from medieval France, Provençe, and Germany, amazingly contemporary in their language, provide an amusing and sharply-etched perspective on our current travails. The concert will feature sections from the Play of Daniel, Carmina Burana, and Roman de Fauvel; works by gifted musician-poets Philippe le Chancelier, Bertran de Born, and Thibault de Champagne; and a very American ending!
First Church in Boston is located at 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Rising star Margot Rood performs new American music with pianist Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek. The duo presents a program of vocal chamber music written during Rood’s own lifetime, including pieces by Libby Larsen, Ricky Ian Gordon, Philip Rice, Steve Rouse, Timothy Sullivan, and Longy alumna Heather Gilligan.
Generously funded by the family of Ruth Gessner-Schocken
The Longy Conservatory Orchestra will have their first performance with Longy's Sistema Side by Side Orchestra at First Church Cambridge.
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Jorge Soto, conductor
Pro Musicis is thrilled to present Francisco, winner of our 2015 International Award, in his Boston recital debut with his brilliant collaborative pianist David Fung. Program includes works by Bach, Isang Yun, Arvo Part, Mozart and Strauss.
TICKETS $25 – Student/Senior $15
At the door before the concert
This event is free for Longy students and faculty.
In honor of Longy's centennial, the School is proud to offer many concerts free of charge and open to the public. Please consider making a donation along with your ticket reservation to help Longy continue to provide world-class musical performances for the surrounding community.