Emmanuel Music presents: Music of the Mendelssohns
Emmanuel Music will explore works of the talented Mendelssohn siblings, including songs with and without words and the Viola Sonata.
Performers: Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, Mark Berger, viola, Leslie Amper, piano
Program to include:
Viola Sonata in C minor
Selected Songs without words
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel:
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, acclaimed soloist and recitalist, has been praised for her “exquisite vocal color,” “musical sensitivity,” and “eloquent phrasing.” She has been a regular soloist in Emmanuel Music’s Bach Cantata Series since 1984, having performed almost all 200 of Bach’s sacred cantatas. She currently serves on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Acclaimed pianist, Leslie Amper, has captivated international audiences with her “stupendous” performances. Amper toured the United States with her lecture/piano recital related the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists. A winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant, she studied at Oberlin College and with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory. Currently, Amper teaches at Wheaton College, New England Conservatory Preparatory, and Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Mark Berger, composer/violinist/violist, has performed with many of Boston’s finest ensembles. An avid chamber musician, Berger studied composition at Boston University and Brandeis, and is on the faculty at Clark University, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
The Mendelssohn Quintette Club was known to be one of the most active chamber ensembles in the nineteenth century. Contact a reference librarian to set up time to view Recollections of an Old Musician by Thomas Ryan, an original member of the club, to get an inside look at the life of a nineteenth-century Boston musician.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.