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Simone Porter, violin | Celebrity Series

Wednesday • February 9, 2022   |   8:00 pm 10:00 pm

In just the past few years, rising star violinist Simone Porter has performed with a who’s-who of the world’s top conductors and debuted with such orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her recent success comes as no surprise, given that her debut as a soloist came with the Seattle Symphony at age 10 and internationally with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13. Now a consummate professional, Porter continues to ascend and fulfill her immense potential as one of her generation’s significant violinists.

After missing out on her anticipated Debut Series performance in March 2021, Porter finally takes the stage at Longy’s Pickman Hall, and it will be a thrill to hear her solo in this relatively small space. She’ll be performing a similar, but updated program to what she had originally planned for our audiences, and it’s as enticing as ever, including the Boston premiere of a new work by internationally acclaimed composer Reena Esmail.

Andrew Norman l “Sabina” for solo violin
Heinrich Biber l Passacaglia for solo violin
Reena Esmail l New work (Boston premiere)
Esa Pekka Salonen l Lachen Verlernt
César Franck l Sonata in A Major


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Wednesday • February 9, 2022
8:00 pm 10:00 pm


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.