"Scandinavian Showcase"

Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 pm

Bold and Beautiful: "Scandinavian Showcase"

A panoply of Nordic works by Grieg, Nielsen, and Gade, plus Sibelius’s hauntingly beautiful Violin Concerto, performed by Concert Artists Guild International Competition Winner Ariel Horowitz.

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Sweetly Lyrical,” violinist, composer/songwriter, and community organizer Ariel Horowitz (they/them or she/her) cannot remember life before loving music.

In 2020, Ariel joined the Concert Artists Guild roster for North American management, and enjoys an active touring schedule as a soloist and as one-half of Vision Duo, an ensemble formed with fellow CAG artist Britton-René Collins in 2021.

As a composer, songwriter, and avid improviser, Ariel’s original music centers themes of healing, community, and liberation. They have performed their compositions and songs around the world, including at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

As a community organizer, Ariel is honored to be the Founder and Artistic Director of the Heartbeat Music Project, a tuition-free program offering music and Navajo (Diné) cultural education as well as direct aid resources to young people in grades K-12 living on the Navajo Nation. Ariel’s organizing for this work is as a long-term co-conspirator for Indigenous-led decolonization and landback efforts, and as a guest on the sovereign Navajo Nation. In 2022, HMP received the Lewis Prize for Music’s Accelerator Award in the amount of $500,000 to support their work with Navajo youth.