Sunday, February 21, 7-8pm EST
Direct link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/925278291610147/
Music in Response with guests Scott Allen Jarrett of Boston’s Haydn and Handel Society, and composer Geoffrey Hudson, in conversation with Ellen Gilson Voth about Haydn’s The Seasons (Die Jahrezeiten) and Hudson’s A Passion for the Planet. Free event!
Conductor and music pedagogue Scott Allen Jarrett received the Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) and the Master of Music and Doctorate of Music degrees from Boston University. He served eight summers on the conducting staff at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), which is part of the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires. Since 2004, Jarrett is the Director of Music at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, directing a music staff of associates, managers, Choral Scholars, Conducting Fellows and artistic supervision of the Inner Strength Gospel Choir. Jarrett is the fifth music director of Boston’s Back Bay Chorale, Artist – in -Residence at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, and Resident Conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. http://www.scottallenjarrett.com
Geoff Hudson at his home in Pelham, MA
The music of composer Geoffrey Hudson has been performed across the United States and in Europe. His recent work, A Passion for the Planet, is an oratorio that blends scientific prose, poetry and sacred texts which speak to the issue of climate change. He recently published The Quartet Project, a six-volume collection of string quartets, which (like Bartók’s Mikrokosmos) starts with simple pieces and gradually grows more complex. Selections from the collection have been performed by more than 200 quartets from around the world and recorded by leading professional ensembles like the Chiara, Brooklyn Rider, Borromeo, Parker, and Jupiter quartets.