Lea Luboshutz with son Boris Goldovsky rehearsing in Maine (circa 1935).
Events are available in various formats:
■ The author is available to discuss the book, read selections, and lead discussions.
■ A more extensive multi-media program is also available featuring live music (the Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano), author narration, and projections. In addition to an author fee, the local venue will supply, contract with, and pay the musicians directly. One short rehearsal is required. A video of a sample performance can be found here. Each performance is adapted to the particular venue and community.
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The Curtis Institute of Music presents The Nightingale’s Sonata, a dramatic tale of love, intrigue, and great music told in music, words, and photographs based on the compelling new book, The Nightingale’s Sonata. It is the story of legendary Curtis violin faculty member, Lea Luboshutz, and her musical family presented by, her grandson and biographer, Thomas Wolf. Wolf will take us from the shores of the Black Sea to the great concert halls of Europe and America and recount tales of the early days of Curtis. The performance takes place 8:00pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:00pm at the Field Concert Hall.
Thomas Wolf, narrator; Ray Ushikubo, violin; Wei Luo, piano
This year’s Henrietta Dilyock Lecture is “The Nightingale’s Sonata,” the remarkable story of Lea Luboshutz and her family told in a concert-lecture format on October 22, 2019 at 7 pm at the Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library. It includes a live performance of Franck’s sonata for violin and piano, a work Lea and her family championed. Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thomas Wolf, narrator; Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist, Lucia Lin; and pianist, Sayuri Miyamoto
An afternoon of music, historical photographs and readings from Dr. Thomas Wolf’s new book The Nightingale’s Sonata. This richly woven tapestry centers around his grandmother, the legendary violinist Lea Luboshutz, and her remarkable musical family. Spanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, it is also the story of César Franck’s magnificent violin sonata, which will be performed during the event.
Jewish Federation of Reading presents the 40th Annual Leo Camp Memorial Lecture : “The Nightingale’s Sonata,” the remarkable story of Lea Luboshutz and her family told in a concert-lecture format. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wachovia Theatre, Albright College in Reading, PA.
Thomas Wolf, author and narrator; Ray Ushikubo, violin; Wei Luo, piano
The Concord Chamber Music Society presents The Nightingale’s Sonata, September 15, 2019 at 6 pm at the Concord Free Public Library.
Thomas Wolf, narrator; Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist, Wendy Putnam; and pianist, Vytas Baksys
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with advance registration through the Concord Free Public Library.
THE WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB invited Thomas Wolf to discuss The Nightingale’s Sonata over an elegant lunch at a private home in Hope, Maine.
Watch the video of this inaugural concert-lecture performance here.
Geoff Nuttall, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Thomas Wolf, reader/narrator