The Newport Music Festival Chamber Music Series featuring Sirena Huang and Robert Koenig
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Newport Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series continues, featuring violinist Sirena Huang and pianist Robert Koenig. Huang, 22, is the first-prize winner of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the 2017 NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions. Huang made her orchestral solo debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at age nine. Since then, she has performed in 13 countries across three continents and has been featured as soloist in performances with more than 40 orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany.

 Koenig has established a reputation as a much-sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers worldwide with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Louvre, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Stravinsky – Suite Italienne
Ravel – Sonata for Violin & Piano
Tchaikovsky – Valse Scherzo
Franck – Sonata for Violin & Piano
Shangqian – Entranced by Mountain Scenery
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen

Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Emmanuel Music presents “Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus” featuring Matthew Aucoin’s The Orphic Moment, John Harbison’s Symphony No. 5, and Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Harvard Glee Club. The performance will mark the 90th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky’s piece that featured the Harvard Glee Club and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who commissioned the work. For Emmanuel Music’s performance the Harvard Glee Club will be joined by 12 male members of Emmanuel Music’s chorus.

New England Philharmonic presents “Ancient, Modern & Bernstein”
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THE NEP marks the centennial of the birth of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein, with a performance of Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free.  The concert will also feature, Claude Debussy’s  Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Eric Nathan’s  Paestum, (World premiere of orchestral version); Ferruccio Busoni’s  Indian Fantasy for piano and orchestra, op. 44, Jeffrey Swann, piano; Steven Stucky’s  Symphony (Boston premiere); and Lachlan Skipworth  Spiritus, (US premiere, Call for Scores winner).


Sistema Side by Side: Longy’s 2018 Gala
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Longy’s Annual Gala Celebration on Monday, March 12, 2018! Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Longy’s Sistema Side by Side Series with a concert in Sanders Theatre followed by a dinner in Annenberg Hall.

About Longy’s Sistema Side by Side Series:
Longy’s Sistema Side by Side Series places the mentoring of young musicians at its core. Throughout the year, Longy conservatory students coach and train children from El Sistema-inspired programs across Massachusetts, and intensive weekend rehearsals give them the opportunity to deepen their musical skills, meet new faces and make new friends. Students from Dorchester meet students from Pittsfield, and students from Somerville interact with students from Hyde Park. In the process of rehearsing together, they learn that hard work and dedication can open doors to new opportunities for themselves.

The Newport Music Festival Chamber Music Series featuring Hermitage Piano Trio
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Led by long-time Newport Music Festival resident artist, cellist Sergey Antonov, and featuring violinist Misha Keylin and pianist Ilya Kazantsev, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Inspired by St. Petersburg’s venerable Hermitage State Museum, the Hermitage Piano Trio represents both the very essence and history of Russia while also embracing and promoting cultures from around the world, complementing works that embody the majesty of its Russian lineage with ones from the great European tradition as well as contemporary American commissions. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved that “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists … turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.”

Beethoven – Op.1 No. 3 in c minor
Glinka – Trio Pathetique
Dvorak – Dumky

We Should All Be Feminists
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a concert inspired by this essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, adapted from a TEDx talk viewed more than three million times. This piece aims to identify a definition for feminism of the 21st century. The text will be used as inspiration, and featured in an evening of music written by and about women (including multiple Bostonian women composers).
Admission is free, but tickets are required.

The Newport Music Festival Chamber Music Series featuring Göran Marcusson and Tim Carey
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Göran Marcusson, flute

Two long-time Newport Music Festival resident artists, flutist Göran Marcusson and pianist Tim Carey, join forces to conclude our Chamber Music Series.

 Marcusson burst onto the American flute scene in 1987, when he won First Prize in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 1992 he earned his soloist diploma from the Music Conservatory of Gothenburg. That same year he won a prize at the Vienna Music Competition. Sir James Galway awarded Göran a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the Galway Masterclass, which was followed by a duet on television.

 Marcusson has been guest principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Cadaques, and Gothenburg Opera Orchestra. Currently he is Principal Flute with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and also maintains a busy international schedule as a soloist, performing in the USA, South America, Asia, and throughout Europe. For the past 17 years, he has been a resident artist performing annually at our Newport Music Festival in July.

 Known around the globe as “The Flautist’s Pianist,” Tim Carey is also a critically acclaimed solo performer, chamber-music player, orchestral keyboard player and teacher.

 His early studies were with Harold Parker, Louis Kentner, then, at the Royal College of Music, London, with Kendall Taylor, David Parkhouse, and Bernard Roberts. He spends his time partnering with many different instrumentalists, especially flutists, in a variety of chamber-music combinations, as well as giving the occasional solo recital or concerto performance. He is the regular pianist for many flute festivals and conventions around the world. Last year included six trips to the United States, as well as China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Sweden, Slovenia and elsewhere, all working with flutists.

 As an orchestral keyboard player, he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Orchestras, the Philharmonia, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Opera and currently with the BBC Concert Orchestra. He is also much in demand as a teacher in his home county of Essex.

Debussy – Afternoon of a Faun
Gaubert – Sonata in A major
Connesson – Le Rire de Sarai
Liebermann – Sonata
Stenhammar – Two sentimental romances
Alfvén – Herdsmaidens dance