Musicians from Marlboro (December 2016)

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My next tour is a chamber music tour, and I can’t wait, because I’ll be catching up with friends from Marlboro in music by Haydn and Reger (the concert also includes great Schubert and Schumann pieces) in New York, Philly, DC, Boston, and Greenwich. Click here for all information. 

Mémoriale

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This summer at Marlboro I had the great pleasure of spending many hours on what I think are five of Pierre Boulez’s most beautiful minutes of music: his “Mémoriale” in the 1985 version written as a tribute to Ensemble Intercontemporain’s flutist Lawrence Beauregard. Mr. Boulez died early this year, and working on and performing this piece were beautiful ways both …

Playing With Love in The Land of Enchantment

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Joshua Smith is thrilled to return to The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival August 2-23. Concerts feature Bach sonatas with Kathleen McIntosh August 4-6 and a unique presentation of the very rarely heard “From the Canyons to the Stars” by Oliver Messiaen on August 23, conducted by Alan Gilbert.

Mr. Smith goes to Philadelphia

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Joshua Smith is headed to Philadelphia to play Boulez, Schubert, Kurtag, CPE Bach, Bartok with Christina Dahl (who will also play Bolcom and Adés). The concert is February 8, 3pm at the American Philosophical Society, sponsored by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Here’s a concert preview.  (program repeated February 4, 2015 @ CIM and February 5, 2015 @ SUNY Stony Brook)  

Summer Concerts at Marlboro Music

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This summer Joshua returns to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Marlboro Music is known world-wide as an institution devoted to artistic excellence and to developing new leaders who illuminate all areas of music. It is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born—initiating a dynamic, collaborative approach to learning. Under the Artistic …