The 1919 Berkshire Festival
In 1919, the Berkshire Prize was awarded for a new work featuring viola. The jury deadlocked, with half voting for Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, and half voting for Ernest Bloch’s Suite for Viola and Piano. Coolidge was forced to cast the deciding vote, an agonizing choice as both composers were personal friends. She awarded the prize to Bloch, but included both pieces in the 1919 festival program. From then on juries consisted of an uneven number of adjudicators.
Professors Hillary Herndon, viola, and Bernadette Lo, piano, present a selection of viola and piano works that were likely submitted for the 1919 Berkshire Festival Competition, and the evening's audience will determine the winners!
Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, “sweetly soaring tone” (Time Out New York), creative programming and insightful teaching. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Carol Wincenc, James VanDermark and Itzhak Perlman, who described Hillary as “having it all… a gifted teacher and an excellent musician.”
For her full bio, visit www.hillaryherndon.com…
Taiwanese pianist Bernadette Lo is Visiting Professor of Music at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and leads an active career as a collaborative pianist, chamber musician and music educator. Dr. Lo has extensive knowledge in both vocal and instrumental music. She has served as studio pianist for renowned artists such as Martina Arroyo, Cynthia Haymon and Carol Vaness, and has also worked closely with academic opera institutions such as Illinois Opera Theater and University of Tennessee Opera Theatre.
For her full bio, visit www.bernadettelo.com…
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 8:00PM
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (405 Moon St)
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