A singer’s quest to seek meaning and purpose. From a childhood immersed in gospel, to singing backup for international pop star Jennifer Hudson, Longy alumna Sirgourney Cook takes us on a journey that ultimately leads her home—balancing her love of gospel, God, and classical music.
Brahms’ musical identity was encouraged and strengthened by inspiring colleagues. This recital features a rare occurrence; a joint compositional effort, and one of Brahms’ too-oft neglected masterpieces, his Quartet in A Major.
Brahms: 2 Gesänge for Voice, Viola and Piano, Op.91
R.Schumann; Brahms; Dietrich: F.A.E. Sonata for Violin and Piano
Brahms: Piano Quartet #2 in A Major, Op.26
Admission is free but tickets are required.
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 while honoring some of the classic examples of art-inspiring-art.
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.
Benjamin Beilman is one of his generation’s fastest rising international stars. He is the recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Bultoni Trust Fellowship and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. e’ deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.
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