Judith Bettina, soprano and James Goldsworthy, piano premiere David Rakowski's The Mystery of Deep Candor. This piece is based on the poems of Denise Levertov, and was commissioned by, and written for the duo. They first met David Rakowski and Denise Levertov when they were colleagues at Stanford University.
Beethoven may have been a misanthrope, but he had a close circle of devoted friends throughout his life. This concert will feature works dedicated by Beethoven as well as an improvised response to some of his pieces. The Horszowski Trio will also premiere Late Bloom by John Morrison which was dedicated to them by the composer.
Longy is excited to announce that the acclaimed Horszowski Trio will be Artists-in-Residence this year. The trio will offer a series of three recitals exploring Homeland and its role in Beethoven’s life.
New and experimental performances by Longy students and faculty, curated by theory faculty Dr. Peter J. Evans.
Over his 50-year career, Longy Modern American Music Department Chair, Peter Cassino has pushed the boundaries of both jazz and free improvisation. Both of the groups performing this evening are a result of this exploration. Join us, and delight in the contrast and harmony between these two worlds.
An evening of diverse composed/improvised music from the members of Ben Schwendener's Creative Chamber Ensemble at Longy School of Music of Bard College. The Democracy Center is a wonderful venue - very suited for these challenging times. Last years Creative Ensemble show sold out, so get your tickets now!
Dawn Upshaw, internationally renowned soprano and Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program Artistic Director, will perform with pianist and Associate Director Kayo Iwama, the singers of the program, and the Bard Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellows. The concert will feature premieres by various composers and will include some newly composed songs set to the poems of Emily Dickinson.
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients, the Eschers were recognized and championed by none other than the Emerson String Quartet, from which the group's rise has been swift: BBC New Generation Artist; appearances on the Young Artists Program at Canada's National Arts Centre; to being named Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Webern: Five Pieces for Quartet, Op. 5
Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
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