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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