Reviews of Thompson Faculty Recital

The 2017-18 Terry and Rick Stone Concert took place on February 24th. It was a Faculty Recital by violist, Marcus Thompson, who was named Institute Professor in June 2015.

The evening included the Boston premiere of the chamber version of Shadow/Light for solo viola and string orchestra, written for Thompson by MIT composer and Lecturer, Elena Ruehr; Vivaldi’s Second Concerto for Viola d’Amore and Strings; Feldman’s Rothko Chapel for soprano, alto, mixed choir, percussion, and solo viola, conducted by Evan Ziporyn, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of CAST; and Vaughan Williams’s Flos Campi for solo viola, small wordless chorus, small string orchestra, flute, oboe, bassoon, and harp, conducted by William Cutter, Director of Choral Ensembles.

Click here for The Bay State Banner's review of the event and click here for The Boston Musical Intelligencer's review of the event. 

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