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2020 Season

  • “Why the Devil Chose the Violin” with Jinjoo Cho

    One of America’s most prominent young concert violinists, Jinjoo Cho, explores why, early in its history, the violin was thought of as Satan’s instrument. Examining the instrument’s Eastern origins and the “Orientalism” mindset of Europe that perceived Eastern culture as sensual and uninhibited, Jinjoo explores how our fear of the more»

  • A Discussion with Jennifer Higdon

    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon joins participants via Zoom to discuss her work, “Scenes From the Poet’s Dream.” Read Jennifer’s program notes on “Scenes from the Poet’s Dreams” prior to the event and listen to the movements via the following links: Movement I Movement II  Movement III Movement IV Movement more»

  • An Evening with La Voz de Tres

    In this livestreamed performance, Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis return to GMF with their blend of infectious rhythms of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the Great American Songbook.    This event will premiere via YouTube Livestream and Facebook. After the premiere, more»

  • A Discussion with Shulamit Ran

    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran joins participants via Zoom to discuss her compositions, String Quartet No. 2, “Lyre of Orpheus,” and “Soliloquy.” Prior to the program, read her program notes: Lyre of Orpheus Soliloquy String Quartet No.2 Hear her string quartet in the links below. String Quartet No. 2 ‘Vistas’ more»

  • A Living Room Recital with Clive Greensmith, cello

    Join renowned cellist Clive Greensmith for an evening of solo cello music, including works by Bach and Cassado. Greensmith, former cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet and faculty member at the Colburn School of Music, is widely acclaimed as one of the great cellists of our time. Audience members will more»

  • Michelle Cann and Geoffrey Herd on composer Florence Price

    Pianist Michelle Cann and violinist Geoffrey Herd discuss Florence Price’s amalgamation of German romanticism and African American traditional music and dance in creating the unique musical idioms in her Piano Concerto. The event premieres on Zoom, password: 092256. A recording of her work and program notes follow: Florence Price, Concerto more»

  • Ani Kavafian, A Life in Music

    GMF director Geoffrey Herd sits down with violinist Ani Kavafian to discuss her long and varied career. Kavafian is an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Professor at the Yale School of Music. She has performed in many of the world’s great concert halls and has more»