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“Eden MacAdam-Somer brought astonishing virtuosity and raw expression to three “Rumi Songs” that drew on classical and bluegrass violin traditions as well as a wide range of vocal techniques. The violin part to her songs was more rigorously technical, with complex pizzicato passages, Romantic cadenzas and harmonic modulations that evoked an Appalachian Bach.”

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

(New York Times, November 16, 2012)


Jewish Herald-Voice

Modern music teacher-musician returns to Houston for March 16 concert

In a discussion on, someone posed the question, “What are the odds of a high school violinist eventually winning a seat in a...

Mar 9, 2023



New England Conservatory celebrates 50 years of its contemporary musical arts department

The New England Conservatory is celebrating 50 years of its contemporary musical arts department with a series of free concerts starting...

Nov 10, 2022



Afghanistan National Institute Of Music Falls Silent After Taliban Take Over

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music was a thriving school in Kabul. But the last time the Taliban was in control of the country,...

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The Boston Globe

NEC riffs on Hildegard von Bingen’s morality-music drama

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Feb 18, 2015


The New York Times

Carla Kihlstedt at the New York Festival of Song

The singer-songwriter and violinist Carla Kihlstedt and other musicians performed contemporary pieces as part of the New York Festival of...

Nov 16, 2012

Boston duo Ari & Mia to perform at Davison Library

Genesee County will welcome a pair of musicians from the east coast for a performance next month.

Feb 26, 2013



Boston Public Radio full show: Nov. 10, 2022 | GBH

Today on Boston Public Radio: E.J. Dionne discussed how the youth vote helped prevent a crushing defeat for Democrats on Election Day.

Nov 10, 2022


New Times San Luis Obispo

True Gritty | Music | San Luis Obispo

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (almost) founding member and multi-instrumentalist John McEuen (banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle) is getting ready to...

Jan 14, 2009


The New York Times

Lo Còr de la Plana, Yousif Sheronick and Garth Knox

Highlights of the year included performances by Lo Còr de la Plana, Yousif Sheronick and Eden MacAdam-Somer in New York.

Dec 14, 2012

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