Chloe O’Connell and Susannah Foster

Performance of John Morrison’s "Ten Violins", Edward Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music


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Competition Winners
Janet Packer’s students have taken first prize in Longy School of Music’s Preparatory Concerto Competition in each of the past two years.  In solo appearances with the Young Performers Chamber Orchestra in 2007, Susannah Foster performed Wieniawski’s Concerto No. 2, Chloe O’Connell Mendelssohn’s Concerto, and Emilie Campanelli the first movement of Saint-Saens’s Concerto No. 3. Susannah Foster was also awarded first prize and a college scholarship from the Williams Chorale Competition.  Emilie Campanelli won second prize in Music Worcester’s Young Artist Competition.

World Premiere
On 12 March 2007, Janet Packer conducted twelve of her students, ages 8-20, in the world premiere of John Morrison’s “Ten Violins.” The work explores timbral effects, such as harmonics, sul ponticello bowing, and the muffled sound created by bowing while tapping on the nut just above the open string. Wave-like aural effects are created by requiring the performers to stand in designated locations on stage.

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