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Matthew Coley and Clare Longendyke

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


“Tides and Riptides Concerto for Marimba” by Bjorn Berkhout

Hungarian Dances Nos 1-5 by J. Brahms, performed on cimbalom with piano

Matthew Coley is an internationally acclaimed performer and the founding executive/artistic director of Heartland Marimba (HM). Performing on marimba, percussion, hammered dulcimer/cimbalom, and glass, Matthew travels regularly bringing the beauty of the marimba’s singing wood and the diverse timbre of other percussion and dulcimers to many audiences. About his dulcimer performing it has been written that “Coley rips across the strings of the hammered dulcimer with abandon bordering on delirium!” (Linda Shapiro, Chicago Press Review). Matthew has performed in over 35 US states, 10 countries, and as a soloist with ensembles/organizations throughout the US and abroad including Clocks in Motion Percussion, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, University of Denver Percussion Ensemble, Sudar Percussion of Croatia, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, and Moldavian Philharmonic and Teleradio Symphony Orchestras. Visit www.hearMatthewColey.com

Hailed a “superlative pianist,” (Journal of the IAWM), Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. Clare made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Clare has been featured in the Fazioli Series (Los Angeles), the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Courtroom Concert Series, the Boston MFA’s SoundBites Series, and on Performance Today. Last season, Clare performed 50 concerts across the United States and in Europe, including two performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto and solo recital performances in Paris, Italy, Minnesota, Maine, San Francisco, and Boston. This season’s highlights include recitals in Boston, Maine, Indianapolis, and a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra of Minnesota. Clare holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Visit www.clarelongendyke.com


February 8, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Narloch Piano Studio
4636 N Francisco Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625 United States