Harpist Emily Levin’s solo concert closes out Danbury Music Centre’s spring series
The Danbury Music Centre will close out its spring season of the Charles Ives Concert Series with a solo concert featuring harpist Emily Levin on Sunday, June 2, at Congregation Shir Shalom in Ridgefield.
Levin is the principal harpist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and returns to the greater Danbury area after serving as guest artist-faculty on last August’s iteration of the Ives Series and on the Centre’s summer Chamber Music Intensive, the educational partner program to the Ives Series.
The concert will feature Levin performing solo works by Faure, Liszt, Hindemith, Elliot Carter, Carlos Salzedo and Max Grafe, who was the featured composer on the Ives Series in August of 2017.
Levin is one of the most sought-after harpists of her generation. In addition to her position at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she was the Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition, has performed as Guest Principal Harp with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony, and regularly appears with the New York Philharmonic.
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As a soloist, she has performed throughout North America and Europe, in venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Rugen, Germany).
At the request of conductors Jaap van Zweden and John Adams, she appeared as soloist with the DSO in 2018 and 2019; other concerto performances include the Jerusalem, Colorado and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Lakes Area Music Festival, and the Indiana University Festival Orchestra, among others.
Her debut album, “Something Borrowed,” explores the art of musical borrowing with works inspired by language, literature, and culture. For the album, the Classical Recording Foundation named her their 2017 Young Artist of the Year.
Levin’s concert closes out the spring season of the the Charles Ives Concert Series, which is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Danbury’s own Charles Ives with performances of his music, today’s American music, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles. The series is led by artistic director Paul Frucht and associate artistic director, Jon Cziner, both of whom are composers.
Congregation Shir Shalom, 46 Peaceable St., Ridgefield. Sunday, June 2, 4 p.m. 203-748-1716, email@example.com