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.
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. Visiting Faculty Artist, Sandra Piques Eddy, will also present “Arias and Barcarolles.”
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.”
In the late 1930s, the Nazi regime identified hundreds of visual artists and musicians as “degenerate.” Preeminent figures of 20th century art, including Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Schoenberg, Hindemith, and Weill, all had works banned or burned. Hear this once- forbidden music alongside visual projections and writings from the artists as their identity and livelihood were stripped away.
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 Tanner 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.
How does a dedication change the identity of a piece? What does a composer consider when writing for a speci c 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.
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