How does a dedication change the identity of a piece? What does a composer consider when writing for a specific musician? We aim to answer these questions and more, pairing singers and composers to create new works as well as honoring some of the classic examples of art inspiring art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We, too, may be living in W. H. Auden’s “Age of Anxiety.” This concert will include the rarely-heard “The Age of Anxiety.” This performance is a testament to Bernstein’s belief that, as a reply to violence we will “. . . make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
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