The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lyra Music Festival 2018

Communication, Expression, Connection: Bringing Classical Music to
Life Everywhere

WHAT: Lyra Music Festival
WHEN: July 8-28, 2018
WHERE: Smith College, Sage Hall, 144 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063

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Upcoming Guest Artists

July 12 | 1:30PM Cello Masterclass with Nicholas Tzavaras and
Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 12 | 7:30PM Cellist Nicholas Tzavaras in Concert with
Pianist Rieko Aizawa

July 14 | 10:00AM Violin Masterclass with Kristin Lee and Lyra
Music Workshop Students

July 14 | 4:00 PM Violinist Kristin Lee in Concert with Pianist
Jeremy Jordan

July 20 | 1:30PM Piano Masterclass with Gilles Vonsattel and
Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 20 | 7:30PM Pianist Gilles Vonsattel in Concerty

July 21 | 4:00PM Lyra Faculty Artists in Concert | A New and
Restless Spirit: Celebrating Romanticism

July 28 | 1:00PM Lyra Music Workshop Students in Concert:
Classical Solo and Chamber Music

About the Festival and 2018 Guest Artist Programs:
The Lyra Music Festival is an outstanding series of summer classical
music events based in Northampton, MA. Each July Lyra Music brings
together world class musicians, outstanding young string players and
pianists and an exceptional faculty of professional musicians and
educators for concerts, masterclasses and outreach performances.

NICHOLAS TZAVARAS, cellist with the Shanghai Quartet: "Richly singing"
and "beautifully nuanced" (New York Times), performing with RIEKO
AIZAWA,pianist with the Horszowski Trio. "Impressive musicality, a
crisp touch and expressive phrasing" (New York Times).

Nicholas Tzavaras Program:
Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2
Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Britten Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major

KRISTIN LEE, award winning violinist with the Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center: "Simply spectacular" (The Advocate), performing with
pianist, Jeremy Jordan, winner of the Steinway Concerto Competition
and Young Steinway Artist.

Kristin Lee Program: American Inspirations
George Gershwin Three Preludes for Violin and Piano
William Bolcom Duo Fantasy
Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano
Charles Ives Violin Sonata No. 4 Childrens Day At Camp Meeting
Kevin Puts Air for Violin and Piano
John Novacek Four Rags

GILLES VONSATTEL, Steinway Artist and pianist with the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center, "...a study in intensity (The New York

Gilles Vonsattel Program:
George Benjamin Shadow Lines
Webern Variations
Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17

A concert of chamber music with the FACULTY ARTISTS of the Lyra Music
Workshop (Saturday, July 21, 2018) and a final STUDENT GALA concert
will round out the festival (Saturday, July 28, 2018).

**All ticketed events will take place at Sage Hall on Smith Campus in
Northampton, MA, please see our website for free outreach concerts
with Lyra Music Student performers throughout the Pioneer Valley in

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