Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Walden School Fundraiser - Featuring Miranda Cuckson - Event 6:00 - 9:006004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore Maryland 21210
Saturday, February 27, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 PM
6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
Celebration of Walden featuring Miranda Cuckson
“undeniable musicality…she plays with such beauty and assurance.” (Allan Kozinn, New York Times)
“Violinist Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” (Downbeat Magazine)
Please join us for a fundraising reception celebrating Walden’s unique music education program and its generous supporters. Come for fun, food, drinks, and a performance by acclaimed violinist Miranda Cuckson!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve a seat.
Ellen and Ed Bernard
Lucy and Jack Henningfield
Howard and Marianne Katz
Steve Messner and Liz Prelinger
About Miranda Cuckson:
Violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson is in great demand as a soloist and chamber musician in a wide range of repertoire. Downbeat magazine recently stated, “Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” Called “top-notch in all respects” (Sequenza 21) and “an artist to be reckoned with” (Gramophone), she performs at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Teatro Colón, Miller Theatre, 92nd Street Y, Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Museum of Modern Art, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland and Bodensee festivals. She made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut in Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein.
Her nine solo/duo CDs include music by Nono (a New York Times Best Recording of 2012), Shapey, Hersch, Martino, Finney, Carter, Eckardt, Sessions, Haas, Xenakis, and concertos by Korngold and Ponce, on the Centaur, Vanguard and Urlicht labels. Her first CD for ECM Records, of Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski, will be released this year.
She has collaborated with such renowned composers as Dutilleux, Carter, Adès, Sciarrino, Adams, Boulez, Hyla, Mackey, Crumb, Iyer, Lachenmann, Saariaho, Lindberg, Davidovsky, Hurel, Bermel, Wyner, Haas, Murail, Wuorinen and Currier. The Library of Congress commissioned for her a new work by Harold Meltzer. Miranda is founder/director of non-profit Nunc and a member of counter)induction. She studied at The Juilliard School, where she received her doctorate and received the Presser and Richard French Awards. She is on the violin faculty at the Mannes School of Music at New School University.
About The Walden School
The Walden School, founded in 1972, is an acclaimed summer music school and festival offering programs that emphasize creative application, specifically through the study of musicianship, improvisation, and composition. In residence on the beautiful campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, the School provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making. The School's programs include the
Young Musicians Program for musicians ages 9 to 18, the Creative Musicians Retreat for adult musicians, and the Teacher Training Institute for music educators. The School's Concert Series showcases free public performances by renowned artists and ensembles that work closely with program participants. The Walden School was awarded a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award in 2014 and 2012, a 2011 New Music Educator Award from the American Music Center (now New Music USA) and was a finalist for a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The Walden School is the successor organization to the Junior Conservatory Camp.
The Walden School is a 501(c)3 organization, supported by major foundations, corporations, and hundreds of generous individual donors. For more information about The Walden School, visit our website at http://www.waldenschool.org