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10.28.17 OktoberFest: The Wall

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Longy has strong French connections, but we are embracing something that the Germans perfected. Our SeptemberFest celebration has moved to October! Journey with us into the land of bier, wurst, and pretzels in 20th century Berlin. Prost!

Berlin 1961-1989 “Isn’t this where we came in?” The Berlin Wall was a physical divide that demarked an ideological one, as well. This concert will feature music written in the era of divided Germany, from the rise of the USSR to Pink Floyd, and will include personal reflections from those who lived in this time of splintered national identity.

10.29.17 Liberty Tree: Early Music for the American Soul

Harvard Memorial Church, 4:00 pm

Boston Camerata in collaboration with Longy School of Music of Bard College

Music, say our American ancestors, may soothe the heart, but it also sustains the search for values. This program will explore, in a present moment when American ideals are undergoing such deep challenge, the vital and life-affirming sounds of the young Republic, as its citizens sang and played forth their love of freedom and their rejection of tyranny. The rough-hewn sounds of citizen-composers, such as the Boston tanner Billings or the Vermont tavern-keeper Ingalls, still ring true and strong to our contemporary ears.

Harvard Memorial Church is located at One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

11.18.17 Radius Ensemble: Lore

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

LARSON – Yellow Jersey
LOEFFLER – Deux Rhapsodies
MOZART – Quintet in E-flat major for horn and strings, K.407
RUEHR – LUCY

German-born violinist turned composer Charles Martin Loeffler was assistant concert master of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the turn of the twentieth century, and a colleague of oboist Georges Longy, to whom his beautifully evocative Rhapsodies are dedicated. Libby Larsen’s Yellow Jersey portrays the scenic sprinting through the European countryside in the Tour de France, while our ancient Australopithecine ancestor, Lucy, is brought to life by Boston composer Elena Ruehr. Plus, Mozart’s majestic quintet for horn and strings.

Radius Ensemble is Longy School of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence. All concerts are free with Longy ID.

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11.28.17 Ludwig van Beethoven: The 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.

3.3.18 Radius Ensemble: Impulse

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

STRAUSS – Till eulenspiegel einmal anders! (arr. Hasenöhrl)
HOFFMAN – Music for Two Oboes
BRAHMS – Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60

Brahms shelved his third piano quartet, first composed in his youth, for two decades before returning to finish it. The meaning of the work – and its emotional ties to Robert and Clara Schumann – is shrouded in mystery. Till Eulenspiegel – einmal anders is a masterpiece in miniature, an arrangement of Richard Strauss’s famous orchestral tone poem for just five instruments, and in half the time. Plus, American Joel Hoffman’s Music for Two Oboes, and a new work by the winner of the Pappalardo Composition Competition.

Radius Ensemble is Longy School of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence. All concerts are free with Longy ID.

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4.2.18 Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Works for Cello and Piano, Part II

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.

5.5.18 Radius Ensemble: Orbit

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

SCHULHOFF – Concertino
HARTKE – King of the Sun
WOLFE – On Seven-Star-Shoes
PIAZZOLLA – Serie del Angel

Ástor Piazzolla revolutionized the world of tango music, with a unique voice echoing from Argentina to Europe via New York. Tonight, a pair of tango dancers accompany his Angel series. Erwin Schulhoff’s career started off with a blessing from Dvořák and ended all too soon in a Nazi concentration camp. His Concertino, written on a flurry of only four days, is a unique blend of expressionism and folk idioms. A late medieval canon is the backbone of American Grammy-winner Stephen Hartke’s King of the Sun. Also on the program, Julia Wolfe’s On Seven-Star-Shoes. 

Radius Ensemble is Longy School of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence. All concerts are free with Longy ID.

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