Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Brooks Hall at Holy Cross
Lavuta, the Romanian word for violin,
is a program of songs of the Jewish Diaspora
from and around Eastern Europe:
PROGRAM: Shiksa / Lavuta
Kennedy - Czardashian Rhapsody
St. John - Variaiuni Bar Fight
Herskowitz - Nagilara
Ludwig - Five Ladino Songs
Atkinson - Ca La Breaza
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Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.
She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, the Boston Pops, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Symphony, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Camerata Ireland, Belgrade Symphony, Amsterdam Symphony, and the Akbank Chamber Orchestra in Turkey, among others.
Read a full review of her 2015 performance in the Winston-Salem Journal HERE
Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York's Central Park to Germany's Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe.
"Playing a 1779 Guadagnini violin, Lara St. John then wowed the audience with her performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Minor. Her virtuoso command of the instrument was exciting, and her highly personal interpretation spoke from the heart, capturing immediate attention by her open, colorful artistry."
-Margaret Sandresky, Winston-Salem Journal