Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Concert I: Distinguishing the Aesthetic(s)
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Concert I: Distinguishing the Aesthetic(s)
Giacinto Scelsi: Okanagan (1968)
Elliott Carter: A Mirror on Which to Dwell (1975)
Tobias Picker: Octet (1978)
Steve Mackey: Five Animated Shorts (2006)

All performances include a 7pm pre-concert talk with the composers and music director, as well as a post-concert reception.

Four young and less-young classics of the twentieth century, works from startlingly divergent musical worlds, open Collages 2019-2020 season. Of his Okanagon, for three low-pitched and amplified instruments, Giacinto Scelsi, one of Italys most important if still obscure composers of the 20th century, said it was like grasping the heartbeat of the Earth." From the other extreme from this eerie, ritualistic music is one of the most involving works by one of the most involving composers of our era, Elliott Carterss grand setting of six poems by the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop, here sung by the luscious-toned and astute soprano Sharon Harms, who appears with Collage for the first time.

In Tobias Pickers early Octet, the lyrical and volatile crash into each other like tectonic plates. This unpredictable, single-movement work wears its serious humor in a most peculiar way, as does Steven Mackeys Five Animated Shorts, in which playful and glittery music throws seven virtuosic soloists into a fantastical world of cimbalom-driven folk music andsomehowimagined still-photographs of a running dog!


Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (View)
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States



Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR