Cellist Holly Garrett joins the exhibition Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal to perform the music of lament.
Autumn Knight's diverse subjects include mental well-being and choreography, group dynamics and self-knowledge, religious mythology and poverty, and black maternal feeling alongside the coldness of racially motivated state sanctioned murder. Knight also makes central the challenges of performance in museums, showing videos of past work and her wide-ranging influences alongside physical supports for performers and viewers under a warm atmosphere of pink and red lights. In addition to scheduled public performances throughout the semester, returning museum visitors will be rewarded, for at any moment one might find performers playing the cello, trying on shoes, or singing a chorus.
Holly Garrett is a graduate college fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a Master of Music in Cello Performance and Literature. She holds Bachelor degrees in Cello Performance and Psychology from Boston University, and was noted a National Achievement Scholar in 2011. She has performed with multiple orchestras including Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Da Camera, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Boston Chamber Symphony, and New England Repertory Orchestra. She has also made appearances at various music festivals including Classical Pops/Barbados, Garth Newel Music Center, Texas Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Madeline Island Music Camp, and Green Lake Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Garrett made a solo appearance with the New England Repertory Orchestra in 2015, and she has performed in master classes for Alisa Weilerstein, Alan Harris, Norman Fischer, Alison Wells, Richard Markson, Alan Stepansky, the Jupiter String Quartet, and the Daedalus String Quartet. She currently plays on a 1907 Johann Glass cello, made in Leipzig, Germany.