We’ve enjoyed learning about Imogen Holst while preparing her Phantasy Quartet, winner of the 1928 Cobbett Prize. Here she is rendered by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), photographer, designer and writer as well as a stage and costume designer for films and theater.
March is looking pretty good from here. We have performances in Providence, Boston & Arlington this month featuring works by Imogen Holst, Osnat Netzer, Jessie Montgomery, Paul Moravec & Sergei Prokofiev. Something for everyone, we promise.
“The mission of the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion is to enrich the cultural life of Rhode Island by providing a unique and distinguished concert hall and reception facility in a beautiful, Neo-Georgian manor home, for musical events and other gatherings with a musical component. One of Rhode Island’s cultural treasures for almost a century, the hall has been filled with the sounds of beautiful music, from children playing in their first piano recital, to professional musicians delighting a Sunday afternoon crowd.” ——— Sign us up! Join us next Friday night at Music Mansion for some enrichment. Link in bio
Next up! March 1st in Providence Rhode Island
Imogen Clare Holst, by Mileain Cosman, etching, 1981. Imogen Holst, the daughter of Gustav Holst and assistant to Benjamin Britten was a composer in her own right as well as a conductor and music educator. Mileain Cosman was a German artist best known for her drawings and prints of leading cultural figures, dancers and musicians in action. We’re looking forward to playing Imogen’s Phantasy Quartet at our next performance, March 1 at Music Mansion in Providence. #musicalartinspirationtuesday #imogenholst #brittenpears #stringquartet #mileaincosman
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Prokofiev, drawn by Matisse. We're doing our 1st outing of his 1st string quartet this Sunday. ❤
#tbt to our concert in December for Tardigrade Stage. An excerpt from the Schubert Cello Quintet with Craft guests Becca Thornblade and Anna Griffis. We’re looking forward to revisiting the Schubert in May in Newburyport! #schubert #celloquintet #tartdigradestage #democracycenter #chambermusic #craftensemble
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Sure, there’s a football game Sunday. But more importantly: Beethoven Opus 18 No 3 & Prokofiev no 1. What better way to prepare yourself for the big show?! 🏈🏆 Amherst Town Library - 14 Main Street, Amherst New Hampshire