The department of Modern American Music presents a concert of contemporary music by Longy faculty and friends. The program will feature violinist Jesse Mills and pianist Wayman Chin performing Paul Brust’s Duo for violin and piano, and Mills on John Morrison’s work for solo violin and computer.
The concert will also include improvisations for violin and piano featuring Jesse Mills and pianist Peter Cassino and the music of the Cassino Art Ensemble, with vocalist Dei Christ, cellist Glynis Lomon, bass clarinetist Todd Brunel and pianist Peter Cassino.
Longy School of Music of Bard College’s year-long centennial celebration gets some love this Valentine’s weekend as both of their acclaimed orchestras, the Longy Conservatory Orchestra (LCO) and Sistema Side by Side Orchestra (SSBSO) perform a special Valentine’s concert, “From Longy with Love,” at First Church Cambridge.
Longy Conservatory Orchestra
Sean Wang, conductor
Jeremy Van Buskirk, Longy composition faculty: Step Up!
Oscar Navarro: Clarinet Concerto No. 2, featuring soloist Juan Ardila Blandon, clarinet (Undergraduate Diploma candidate)
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 "Spring"
Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
Jorge Soto, conductor
A full day of performances of new works from Longy's composition department
Edward M. Pickman Hall, 1pm: Music by, or inspired by John Cage
Edward M. Pickman Hall, 3pm: Music by Longy students, alum, and faculty
Wolfinsohn Room, 4:30pm: Longy Lab: an experimental music series curated by Peter J. Evans
Edward M. Pickman Hall, 6pm: Music by Longy students, alum, and faculty
Faculty Artist Recital: Carol Mastrodomenico, soprano
This all Spanish program will feature Spanish and Argentinian composers, including Ernesto Hafflter, Frederic Mompou, Antonio Abril, Eduardo Toldra, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Alberto Ginastera, and Carlos Guastavino.
Libor Dudas (Longy faculty)
Michelle Fiertek (Hartt School of Music)
and Kaeza Fern (Winchester Music School)
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.