May 16th, 2021 - 3pm / Online / guest cellist Natasha Brofsky

Join us as we connect on ZOOM to our list of sign-up musicians, and featured guest cellist Natasha Brofsky.

Connect Via Zoom:

Direct Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82666321336?pwd=Z1Q1VGJyZ0ZTZ3FFQ0pEMW92NnRJZz09

or Meeting ID: 826 6632 1336   Password: OMC


To Public:

No Zoom account is necessary to be able to connect, but if you want to download zoom here it is: https://zoom.us/download

Performers: For all classical musicians, and singers who want to perform, contact us to sign up! (email: openmicclassical@gmail.com)

Those who want to play music, or sing please do this additional step on Zoom: download Zoom, and enable your original sound.

Quick Tutorials on how to do enable original sound on Zoom:

How to enhance Zoom for music playing if you are on a laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVWUDLuadA

How to enhance Zoom for music playing if you are on an Ipad or Iphone: https://youtu.be/7sFZSQMNriw


If you have any problems related to Zoom, or connecting on the day of the event please call.


We are delighted to have as our guest an amazing musician, cellist Natasha Brofsky, who will be connecting to us from New York. Natasha has strong ties to the Cape. She used to spend her summers in Truro as a young child, swimming at Fisher Beach, riding the waves at Balston Beach, going to the Wellfleet Drive In and eating at PJs. She played at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival in the early 2000s with her former trio, The Peabody Trio. Please read her bio below.


Cellist Natasha Brofsky enjoys a performing and teaching career which has taken her to cities all over the US, Europe and China. A member of the cello and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School since 2012, she was a member of the New England Conservatory cello faculty for fourteen years, and also taught at Barratt-Due Musikk Institutt in Oslo, Norway. She is also a summer faculty member at the Yellow Barn and Kneisel Hall festivals and has performed at numerous other festivals including Four Seasons in North Carolina and IMS Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove, England. As a member of the renowned Peabody Trio for seventeen years, Ms. Brofsky played on prominent chamber music series throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K and was heard on numerous radio broadcasts. Champions of new music as well as the classics, the trio recorded on the New World, CRI, and Artek labels. During a decade in Europe, Ms. Brofsky was principal cellist of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a member of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the String Trio Opus 3 and the Serapion Ensemble. She has published articles on string playing in The Strad Magazine and on Violin Channel and her master classes appear on Cellobello.com. Since 2016 Ms. Brofsky has been artistic director of Music for Food’s New York chapter, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Her most recent recording- of the late Beethoven Cello Sonatas Opus 102 with pianist Seth Knopp - was released in July 2018. During 2020, Ms.Brofsky taught online at Juilliard, gave virtual UK master classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and taught at numerous festivals, including Orford Music’s 2020 virtual classes and Cincinnati Young Artists virtual Cello Academy. She was artistic advisor and a faculty member at the Vivac-e cello festival. This summer she plans to resume her live summer performances and teaching at the Yellow Barn and Kneisel Hall Festivals.


Natasha's Program:

First Cello Suite in G major, by JS Bach

Prelude

Allemande

Courante

Minuets 1 and 2

Sarabande

Gigue

Selections From Suite for Solo Cello #3 Opus 87, by Benjamin Britten

Lento (introduzione)

Allegro (marcia)

Con moto (canto)

Lento (barcarola)

Russian Folk songs and Hymn on which this piece is based :

Mournful song (Under the little apple tree)

Autumn

Street song (The Grey Eagle)

Hymn for the Dead : Grant Repose together with the saints




"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, Orleans Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency." https://massculturalcouncil.org/





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