Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series: Eden MacAdam-Somer
Join us at the Moores School of Music for the Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series recital featuring Eden MacAdam-Somer, with UH faculty pianist Timothy Hester!
Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians performing and teaching today. Her music transcends genre through soaring violin and fiddling, vocals and percussive dance. She has been a featured soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras, jazz and swing bands, and Easter European and American folk ensembles. As an educator and composer/improviser, MacAdam-Somer has been a guest teacher at such institutions as the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and the Dundalk Institute of Technology, as well as a featured performer at the Eastbourne and Beijing International Music Festivals. She also maintains a full-time studio at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. With her contemporary duo, Notorious Folk, she has tours across the continental United States, and performed and taught in Alaska, Hawaii, India, Iceland, the UK and Afghanistan.
Music by Debussy, Ellington, Monk and Vaughan-Williams, in addition to folk songs and original works.
The Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series at the Moores School of Music, established by its namesake in 2017, honors the legendary violinist by bringing world-class musical artists to the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts for special performances. Lack served as the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at UH for five decades, inspiring countless students over the years as a teacher, mentor and friend. Many of her former students and mentees are featured as guest artists in the annual series.