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Passion and Soul | A Far Cry

Sunday • October 10, 2021   |   3:00 pm

Passion and Soul pairs two string sextets that epitomize the collaborative, conversational essence of a larger chamber ensemble: Johannes Brahms’s youthful Sextet in B-flat Major, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Shulamit Ran’s Lyre of Orpheus. The Brahms begins with the suggestion of a waltz, then whisks us to a love song, a pithy scherzo, and concludes with a rich rondo. Ran evokes the iconic mythological story of love and loss between Orpheus and Eurydice. The program opens with Raimundo Penaforte’s Tango for Seven, a Piazzolla-inspired, nuevo tango-style melding of string quartet and piano trio. Join us for a program that is sure to lift the spirit and soothe the soul.


Grace Kennerly, Executive Director

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Single Tickets will go on sale on August 25, 2021.


“When I think of tango music the name Astor Piazzolla comes to mind. Disseminating this musical style was his passion and his obsession throughout his life. Once I got into the daily labor of Tango for Seven, I discovered that I myself had a hidden passion for this type of music as well, especially the “new” tango. While composing it, I couldn’t help but imagine how exciting it must have been to Piazzolla to turn such a traditional style of dance and songwriting into a new concept of instrumental and compositional form.”

— Raimundo Penaforte

A Far Cry

Musical Program

Raimundo Penaforte | Tango for Seven

Shulamit Ran | Lyre of Orpheus for String Sextet

Johannes Brahms | String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18


Sunday • October 10, 2021
3:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.