Listen online to a special offering from award-winning concert violinist Joshua Peckins on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 PM.
In intimate settings, Mr. Peckins usually presents a series of lecture recitals featuring solo violin music by Bach and other composers, with warm and personal stories about the composers and their music. His appearance here last winter was widely attended. Due to the pandemic, Mr. Peckins is not able to perform in person but has made a short concert film that registrants can listen to online on one special evening.
It is a 45-minute film, recorded in high-quality audio and video, with Mr. Peckins performing solo violin selections by Bach and Ravel and a beautiful piece by rising star classical composer Jessie Montgomery.
In "Songs of Loss and Hope," Mr. Peckins is both speaker and musician, sharing historical perspectives about the composers and their times as well as their connections to each other as an introduction to each piece he then performs.
This film is created both in and for this difficult time of social isolation, and is a personal statement by the artist about the meaning of music in our lives and the importance of the connection between performer and audience.
Mr. Peckins has been among the most-active recitalists in New England, performing solo concerts of "particular brilliance" (Worcester Telegram) and with "a gift for capturing audiences' attention" (Backyard News). He has presented solo recitals nationally and internationally in more than 30 venues, including the renowned Figaro Hall of Palace Pálffy (where Mozart presented his "The Marriage of Figaro"), Crystal Hall in Japan, the Haydn and Mendelssohn Halls in Austria, as well as on the Artist Series of the Bled Festival in Slovenia, the Salzburg Festival at the Mozarteum, the Orford Festival in Canada and the Cervo Festival in Italy.
This is a free event. Registration is required to get the link; the film will be available to view from 7 to 9 PM. Register at www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events.