The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Lyra Music Festival and Workshop


Lyra Music Festival and Workshop


Thursday, July 7

1:30 PM

Cello Masterclass with Matthew Zalkind

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Go behind the scenes with American Cellist, Matthew Zalkind and the talented young musicians attending Lyra Music's Summer Workshop as Mr. Zalkind works individually with several aspiring cellists. You’ll love what you hear!

Suggested Donation $15/$10

lyramusic.org/events



Thursday, July 7

7:30 PM

Classical Music Concert: Danbi Um, Violinist

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Danbi Um, Violinist

with Pianist Henry Kramer

Violinist Danbi Um, winner of Astral Artists' 2015 National Auditions, and member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two in New York City, performs internationally as a solo and chamber artist. Ms. Um will present works by Mozart, Chausson and Ysaÿe, Achron and Bolcom.

Suggested Donation $20/$15
lyramusic.org/events



Friday, July 8

1:30 PM

Violin Masterclass with Danbi Um
Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Have you ever wondered how musicians learn their art? Join us for a violin masterclass with Danbi Um, violinist with Lincoln Chamber Music Society Two, as she works with Lyra Music Workshop’s young violinists in this inspiring program.
Suggested Donation $15/$10

lyramusic.org/events



Friday, July 8

7:30 PM

Classical Music Concert: Matthew Zalkind, Cellist

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone” by The New York Times, American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. Lyra Music is pleased to present Mr. Zalkind in concert with Smith College’s own Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano, collaborative pianist, Henry Kramer. Join us for an evening of Beethoven, Chopin, Sollima, Cassado/Frescobaldi and Bach.

Suggested Donation $20/$15

lyramusic.org/events



Saturday, July 9

1:30 PM

Piano Masterclass with Frederic Chiu

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Master pianist, Frederic Chiu, has a long-standing commitment to the development of classical music’s next generation. Please join us for an up-close and intimate look at this process as Mr. Chiu works in-depth with Lyra Music Workshop’s gifted young pianists.

Suggested Donation $15/$10

lyramusic.org/events



Saturday, July 9

7:30 PM

Classical Music Concert: Frederic Chiu, Pianist
Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage, Smith College

Frederic Chiu, pianist, is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Petscheck Award of the Juilliard School, and was a fellow of the American Pianist Association. He was also the "non-winner" of the 1993 Van Cliburn Competition, where his elimination from the finals caused an uproar in the press. He performs in the most prestigious concert halls around the world and currently has over 20 CDs on the market. Mr. Chiu will be presenting “Classical Smackdown”, a multi-year series where composers face off in head-to-head comparisons, with the audience voting for their preferred composer! The Smackdown this season is between Debussy and Prokofiev. Two of Mr. Chiu’s favorite composers, come and hear him perform their work back-to-back and cast your Vote! Results are being tracked at ClassicalSmackdown.com.

Suggested Donation $20/$15
lyramusic.org/events



Friday, July 15
7:30 PM

Classical Music Concert: Lyra Faculty All Stars

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Lyra Music directors, Akiko Sasaki and Mary Prescott and faculty members Peter Rovit, Julia MinJeong Kang, Eric Eaton,Vanessa May­-Lok Lee and Anthony Berner join forces to present an outstanding evening of chamber music. From Liszt to Mendelssohn to Kodály, you’ll want to be there!

Suggested Donation $20/$15
lyramusic.org/events



Saturday, July 23

1:00 PM

Classical Music Concert: Lyra Student Gala Concert

Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, Smith College

Join Lyra Music for a celebration of 3-weeks of conservatory style training, hard work and great fun! Lyra’s students perform classical solo and chamber works. Come and be inspired!

Suggested Donation $20/$15

lyramusic.org/events

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