French horn virtuoso Johanna Lundy returns to the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 8) to present a program entitled “Nature and Devotion.” Performing with Lundy will be Ellen Chamberlain, violin; Sarah Toy, viola; and Robert Chamberlain, cello.
The program will feature chamber music for horn and strings, plus some solo horn selections, part of a recording project Lundy is working on this summer. Also included are two brand new compositions by Tucson composers, inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and Rainer Maria Rilke.
The finale of the show will be a kaleidoscope of solo movements by J.S. Bach, each performed by a different musician in the group.
Lundy is the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2006. She has received critical acclaim for her “robust sound” and her “breathtaking” and “extraordinary” performances. The Green Valley News hailed her Tucson Symphony solo debut as “the highest level of professional musicianship. Every attack was pure, controlled and perfect. [Lundy] left the audience in a state of near-euphoria.”
In 2010 Lundy was named one of Tucson’s “40 under 40” by the Arizona Daily Star. She regularly performs with groups across Arizona, including the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, and True Concord. Recently the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded her an Artist Research and Development grant to record a solo CD.
Lundy holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from New England Conservatory. Her performance schedule includes travels throughout the U.S. and Europe. As a soloist and a recitalist, she has appeared with the Tucson Symphony, True Concord, Sierra Vista Symphony, University of Arizona Guest Artist Series, the St. Andrews Bach Society, the Arizona Symphonic Winds, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Written by Margaret Scott, Academy Village Volunteer