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.
The Celebrity Series Debut Series presents Julia Bullock, soprano, who will lead a vocal masterclass in Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall.
Free admission. No tickets required.
Winner of the 2014 Naumberg International Vocal Competition, soprano Julia Bullock has been hailed as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano…poised for a significant career” (The New York Times). The St. Louis native is equally at home with opera and a concert repertoire, and has captivated audiences with her versatile artistry and commanding stage presence.
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.
This concert is a study in iconoclasts. Emily Dickinson bucked tradition with the unconventional syntax, clipped lines, and slant rhyme of her poems. Charles Ives, too, had no use for orthodoxy; his musical language experimented with innovations not seen again for decades. Hear his, and other settings of Dickinson’s works, while you explore the musical and poetic language of those who were unafraid to break the mold.
A Longy student is easy to identify; you’ll find the perfect mix of technical mastery, rich imagination, visionary leadership, and social conscience. Each year Longy identifies the most exceptional performances of its world-class students, and features the winners of the 2018 Honors Competition in this consummate concert.
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