(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Emily Kalish will perform original works by five contemporary composers in a solo violin recital in the Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College on Sunday, April 19 at 3pm as part of the Simon’s Rock Alumni Concert Series. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.
Kalish will perform original works from five composers: Larry Wallach, James Bergin, Sato Matsui, Amy Reich and Gary Philo. In 2013, seeking the opportunity to work closely with composers on new music, Kalish commissioned new solo violin works from composers with whom she is personally connected.
“This ambitious and challenging project has grown over the last two years until it has reached its present form,” says Wallach. “The styles and pieces are quite varied, covering a wide swathe of contemporary music.”
Kalish grew up in Great Barrington and attended Simon’s Rock before earning a Bachelor’s of Music from The Hartt School and a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music. She now teaches at Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art and Music Conservatory of Westchester, is a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic, and performs recitals regularly in New York and the Berkshires.