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Clare Longendyke Solo Recital at Spectrum
Sunday September 16, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$10 – $15
Maurice Ravel, excerpts from Miroirs (1905)
Luciano Berio, excerpts from 6 Encores (1965-90)
Vivian Fung, Glimpses (2006, rev. 2016)
Amy Williams, Cineshape 4 (2015)
Spectrum NYC announces the New York City premiere of internationally-acclaimed pianist, Clare Longendyke. Longendyke will perform a solo piano program to include works by Maurice Ravel, Canadian composer Vivian Fung, and American composer Amy Williams. The performance will take place at Spectrum NYC in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, September 16, at 3pm.
The program’s theme is “perspectives” and Longendyke explains, “I am fascinated by works that explore alternative perspectives, snapshots in time, and reflections, either in the literal or figurative sense. The three works I will perform explore musical renderings of non-pianistic things: animals, water and snow, film, chant, and gamelan sounds. The composers evoke the extra-pianistic sounds and effects using devices that range from waterfall-like cascade figures to extended techniques that involve percussive hits on the wooden part of the instrument and in-the-piano preparations.”
Hailed a “superlative pianist,” (Journal of the IAWM), Longendyke’s pianism is marked by colorful musicality, technical fluency, and the ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in national competitions in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Indiana University Orchestra at the Bloomington Musical Arts Center in Indiana.
Longendyke has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles) and the Silvermine Artist Series (Connecticut), as well as in performances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. An active performer of new music, she has premiered of over 75 new works since 2012. Through her solo and ensemble work, she has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Tom Cipullo, and Joseph Schwantner, among many others.
In 2017, Clare performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor as the winner of the orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. Upcoming engagements include solo recital tours in San Francisco and the Northeast, and performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto with orchestras in Indiana and Iowa in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday. Longendyke holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She currently lives in Indianapolis, where she is completing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University. More info at: www.clarelongendyke.com.