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      Lyra Music Festival 2019 in Northampton

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      July 7, 2019 - August 31, 2019

      Sunday   8:00 PM - Saturday 10:00 PM

      Elm St
      Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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      Lyra Music Festival 2019

      The Lyra Music Festival is an outstanding series of summer classical music events based in Northampton, MA. Each July Lyra Music brings together world class musicians, outstanding young string players and pianists and an exceptional faculty of professional musicians and educators for concerts, masterclasses and outreach performances. Join us in July for Concerts and Masterclasses at Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA with: AYANO NINOMIYA, Violin Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:00pm Violin Masterclass 4:00pm Ayano Ninomiya in Recital with pianist Pei-Shan Lee Praised by The New York Times as "deeply communicative and engrossing," violinist Ayano Ninomiya is committed to creating invigorating live performance experiences from concert stages to private homes and public schools. The Boston Globe wrote that, "A note from her was never just a note...Whatever project she takes on next, it is sure to be worth a listen." She has won numerous awards, including the Naumburg International Violin Competition, the Tibor Varga International Competition, Astral Artists National Auditions, and the Young Performers Career Advancement Award (APAP). As a recording artist, Ayano has released a variety of albums including a solo album of works for violin by Larry Bell and more recently, three albums as the first violinist of the Ying Quartet. THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO Jesse Mills, violin Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Rieko Aizawa, piano Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:30pm Chamber Group Masterclass 7:30pm The Horszowski Trio in Concert Program: Haydn: "Gypsy" Trio Smetana: Trio in g minor -Intermission- Shostakovich: Trio #2 Hailed by The New York Times as impressive, lithe, persuasive, when the members of the Horszowski Trio (Hor-SHOV-ski) Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. The New Yorker has called them "the most compelling American group to come on the scene." Their debut recording, an album of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and DIndy in memory of Mieczysaw Horszowski was released by Bridge Records in 2014. Gramophone called them "a highly accomplished group," and raved: "exemplary performance... I long to hear more of the Horszowski Trio." Based in New York City, the Horszowski Trio is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. RENANA GUTMAN, Piano Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:30am Piano Masterclass 4:00pm Renana Gutman in Solo Recital Program: Chopin Polonaise-fantasie in A-flat major, op.61 Liszt Sonata in B minor -Intermission- Bach French Suite no.6 in E major BWV817 Bach French Suite no.5 in G major BWV816 A top prize winner at Los Angeles Liszt competition, International Keyboard Festival in New York, and Tel-Hai International Master Classes, she performed concerti such as Brahms 2nd, Rachmaninoff-Paganini Variations, and Beethovens Emperor with the Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Belgian I Fiamminghi, and Mannes College Orchestra. Her festival appearances included Marlboro and Ravinia, where she collaborated with prominent musicians like pianist Richard Goode, clarinetist Anthony McGill and members of the Guarneri string quartet, to name a few. *Please Note, our originally scheduled Piano Guest Artist, Fei-Fei, unfortunately, has been delayed abroad due to complications with the processing of her international visa. We are very excited to present Renana Gutman in masterclass and Solo Recital. ASTRID SCHWEEN, cello Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:30am Cello Masterclass 4:00pm Astrid Schween in Recital Program: Debussy: Sonate for Cello and Piano Cassadó: Suite for Violoncello Solo Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody Schumann: Fantasy Pieces -INTERMISSION- Franck: Sonata for Cello and Piano New York born cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. In 2016, she joined the Juilliard String Quartet, succeeding her esteemed colleague Joel Krosnick, and became a member of the Juilliard Cello Faculty. In addition to her work with the JSQ, Ms. Schween remains active as a soloist, appearing this season in Boston, Oakland, Memphis, the International Cello Institute, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and with the Boulder Philharmonic, performing the Elgar concerto. An active juror and panelist, she has been featured in Strings and Strad magazines, on Living the Classical Life, NPR, The Violin Channel, CelloBello, and as a guest speaker at the Library of Congress. Following her solo cello album, "Rhapsody," Ms. Schween's current recording project covers the major Romantic cello sonatas with pianist Michael Gurt. A Festival opening concert of chamber music with the FACULTY ARTISTS of the Lyra Music Workshop (Thursday, July 11, 2019) and a final STUDENT GALA concert will round out the festival (Saturday, July 27, 2019). **All ticketed events will take place at Sage Hall on Smith Campus in Northampton, MA, please see our website for FREE outreach concerts with Lyra Music Student performers throughout the Pioneer Valley in July.

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