This year the Bowdoin International Music Festival features Anne Akiko Meyers, one of the world’s leading violin soloists. Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts the Festival’s orchestra for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64.
Join Perspectives Ensemble at the Americas Society for a performance of works by Silvestre Revueltas, followed by a screening of the Mexican film Redes and panel discussion.
Join PostClassical Ensemble at the Indonesian Embassy to listen to Lou Harrison’s work in his centenary celebration, with commentaries by Gamelan Scholar and Professor Sumarsam.
Twelve Georgetown University students and two faculty members participated in the first part of the Music for Cuba exchange March 5-12 in Cuba, including daily rehearsals, sectionals and workshops with the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana teachers. The second part of the exchange for the Lyceum musicians’ trip to Georgetown University from April 16-24 features this culminating free joint concert on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm in GU’s Gaston Hall.
Dmitri Shostakovich and Mieczyslaw Weinberg influenced one another over the course of a remarkable creative conversation. The sparse “late style” of both composers arose collaboratively, and so did their use of Jewish themes.
A program of spirituals and religious arias connecting My Lawd, What a Mornin’ and Handel’s Hallelujah chorus.
Silvestre Revueltas —a master Mexican composer whose time will come— composed one of the greatest of all film scores for one of the most beautifully photographed films ever made: Redes. This program celebrates the complete film score of Redes in its Spanish premiere. The first half of the program presents the film in its cultural and historical context, as a genuine result of the Mexican Revolution.
Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducts PostClassical Ensemble in Mozart, Amadeus, and the Gran Partita, a one-of-a-kind program including an actor, a wind ensemble, a courtly minuet and new choreography by Igal Perry. Known as the Gran Partita, Mozart’s Wind Serenade in B-flat major is the most famous of all such serenades. The performance will feature dancers from the Washington Ballet Studio Company and pianist Philip Hosford as Salieri.
2015-2016 season highlights
The Swiss-American composer Daniel Schnyder is a master of stylistic fusion; his influences range from Bach and the demonic Schubert to Kurt Weill and Duke Ellington.
A towering figure in 20th-century American music, Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) has long been stigmatized as a “Hollywood composer.” Though he is our supreme composer for film (Citizen Kane, Vertigo, North by Northwest, etc.), his concert output remains unknown. He composed the fascinating soundtrack for Psycho, one of Hitchcock’s greatest hits.