Marcus Thompson Faculty Recital

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Marcus Thompson, Institute Professor
viola & viola d’amore
with Bill Cutter, Elena Ruehr and Evan Ziporyn

The 2017-18 Terry and Rick Stone Concert is a Faculty Recital by violist, Marcus Thompson, who was named Institute Professor in June 2015. The evening will include the Boston premiere of the chamber version of Shadow/Light for solo viola and string orchestra, written for Thompson by MIT composer and Lecturer, Elena Ruehr; Vivaldi’s Second Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Strings; Feldman’s Rothko Chapel for soprano, alto, mixed choir, percussion, and solo viola, conducted by Evan Ziporyn, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of CAST; and Vaughan Williams’s Flos Campi for solo viola, small wordless chorus, small string orchestra, flute, oboe, bassoon, and harp, conducted by William Cutter, Director of Choral Ensembles.

The program features music for solo viola and viola d’amore, with roots in various contemplative or religious traditions, ancient and modern, through which communities today seek unity and healing. The concert coincides with the anniversary season of Professor Thompson’s recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on April 4,1968.

This performance is part of MIT Sounding.

The 2017–18 season of the innovative annual performance series MIT Sounding continues to blur the boundaries between contemporary and world music. Curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), this season of MIT Sounding integrates the avant-garde sounds of ancient instruments and traditional practices with cutting-edge composition and technology to present various visions of a new, evolving music that defies genre.

Event Type

Performing Arts

Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS)

Tags

music, Arts, concert, performance, viola, music, music, marcus, MARCUS, MIT, SHASS, kresge, thompson, MTA

Website

https://arts.mit.edu/cast/performance...

Cost

Free for MIT in advance, $5 at door, $15 general suggested donation

Department
Center for Art, Science & Technology
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Bing Tan

Bing Tan left a positive review Sunday, February 25, 2018

great

Peter Pietropaolo

Peter Pietropaolo left a positive review Saturday, February 24, 2018

I thought he was great. I would have liked to meet him and see if he knew my brother, a violist in the BSO, and that he was on Fulbright scholarship in Rome studying Viola D'Amore. The viola d'amore is my favorite string instrument. My brother, Joseph Pietropaolo passed away 3 years ago.

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