Live from Longy

11.28.17 Full Cycle: Beethoven's Complete Works for Cello and Piano, Part I

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

Rarely heard as a unit, Longy faculty members Aristides Rivas and Spencer Myer will perform Beethoven's complete works for Cello and Piano: the five Sonatas and the three sets of Variations, encompassing the composer's entire compositional trajectory.

11.30.17 Listening In

Recital Room N1, 8:00 pm

Please join us for a concert featuring brand new music and older music placed in a new light. Listen in on Lori Laitman's Equations of the Light, Son of Man by Hall Johnson, and world premieres by Emily Roberts and Longy faculty member Peter Aldins. Students from Longy's voice and composition department come together to bring this evening to life.

12.1.17 Leap of Faith Orchestra Performs SuperClusters by PEK

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Join the Jazz and Contemporary Music (JCM) department in welcoming the Leap of Faith Orchestra, a 20-piece improvisational ensemble, as they perform and improvise on SuperClusters, a score by PEK. Their sound has been described as "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force," by music archivist and bass player, Bruce Lee Gallanter. The concert will feature Longy JCM faculty member, Charlie Kohllhase on saxophones as well as Longy student, Tony Leva MM '18 JCM, on bass.

12.3.17 Ensemble Uncaged - Taking A Chance

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:00 pm

In its inaugural concert, the members of Longy’s Ensemble Uncaged are truly "Taking a Chance". Over the past semester, the members of this new ensemble have taken a deep dive into the world of contemporary music. From the neo-Romantic Paul Hindemith and Eric Ewazen to the experimental Americans John Cage and Earle Brown. From the minimalists Steve Reich and Tom Johnson to the European modernist Giacinto Scelsi, these works offer a wide survey of 20th and 21st Century musical thought.


12.5.17 Loved, Lost, Left, Remembered: Schumann's Heine Song Cycles

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

The themes of Schumann's Op. 24, and the more famous Dichterliebe are usually interpreted as songs of love and betrayal from a scorned man to a perfidious woman. But what if they were songs to a beloved country who has rejected the poet, the singer? This staged version of both of Heine's Liederkreis explores that possibility.

Presented by Jane Struss' Longy class exploring Schumann's Song Cycles.


12.6.17 Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso (The Twin Peaks of Parnassus)

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

At the close of the sixteenth century, the madrigal is all the rage. Orazio Vecchi creates a brand-new art form, using five-part madrigals to spin a dramatic narrative drawn from Commedia dell’ Arte characters. By turns sardonic, slapstick, and heartbreaking, the genre, dubbed “madrigal comedy,” was fated to endure only a few decades before merging into the even newer form of opera.

Students from Longy’s Historical Performance and Voice Departments present excerpts from Vecchi’s masterpiece, enhanced by instrumental interludes, puppetry and multimedia support. The Historical Dance class will also perform as part of the evening’s entertainment!


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12.7.17 Longy Celebrates Bernstein’s Centennial: A Private Audience

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:30 pm

We know of the public figure, but what of the private self? This concert will feature a selection of Bernstein’s “Anniversaries” performed by faculty pianist Spencer Myer, as well as an appearance by very special guest Jamie Bernstein. Visiting Faculty Artist, Sandra Piques Eddy, will present “Arias and Barcarolles,” and the evening will include performances by baritone David Kravitz and piano faculty members Brian Moll and Wayman Chin.


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