The Second Saturday Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence and to gain insight into the creative process. Beginning at 7pm at Lucinda's Rock House, each of the participating residents gives a short reading or presentation. Questions and discussion will be encouraged. The group may drift up for a studio visit if an artist feels inclined to welcome visitors.
April's Second Saturday Artist Talk, on April 13, will be intimate evening of music and poetry featuring Mathew Rosenblum, a composer from Pittsburgh who was just awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship this week (see details below); Elise Witt, a musical performer and composer from Pine Lake, GA; and Kim Garcia, a poet from Chestnut Hill, MA.
Mathew Rosenblum, Professor of Music in composition and theory, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. He is among 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected in recognition of prior achievement and exceptional promise.
Rosenblum’s proposed project is a concerto for the renowned Classical/Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer. Titled Lament/Witches’ Sabbath, Rosenblum will compose the concerto for Krakauer and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, directed by Gil Rose. The new piece will be loosely based on the last movement of Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique, "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat," and will be a re-working of elements of that music with Klezmer inspired excursions based on the folk elements already embedded in the Berlioz. According to Rosenblum,
“It’s meant as a new piece that appropriates, transforms, and interprets elements from the original. The idea is to mesh my microtonal musical language with David’s improvisational sensibility using aspects of Berlioz’s musical material and the evocative theme of “witches sabbath” as a reference point. The piece will begin with a Lament, and will be 18-25 minutes in length.”
Congratulations to Mathew Rosenblum for receiving this prestigious fellowship! Find out more about his music and upcoming projects at mathewrosenblum.com.
Free to Members or give what you can ($5 suggested).
The Hambidge Saturday Series invites the public to the campus on almost every Saturday for a series of rotating activities. Check the calendar for other Saturday events.
Scheduled talks in 2012 include: