Málaga Clásica: EXPLOSIÓN 6/11-16
Jun
11
to Jun 16

Málaga Clásica: EXPLOSIÓN 6/11-16

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Tuesday June 11, 20.00 
 

Sala Unicaja de Concierto María Cristina

DRAMATIC CONTRASTS

E. Grieg: String quartet no.1 in G minor, Op.27

Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Jesús Reina violin / Eleanor Kendra James viola / Gabriel Ureña cello       

R. Schumann / J. Brahms: Intermezzo and scherzo from the F-A-E sonata, for violin and piano

Koh Gabriel Kameda violin / Kiril Keduk piano
 

F. Cilea: ‘E la solita storia del pastore’ (Lamento di Federico),
               from the opera L’arlesiana, for tenor and piano
G. Puccini: ‘E lucevan le stelle’, from the opera Tosca, for tenor and piano

Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano

 

L. van Beethoven: Grosse fugue in Bb major, Op.133, for string quartet

Jesús Reina violin / Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Eleanor Kendra James viola /
Gabriel Ureña cello

The festival opens with the grand unison of the Quartet in g minor by Grieg. The Norwegian composer manages to recreate an orchestral sonority, giving the impression that the quartet formation expands in a piece which evokes nordic nature. Schumann and Brahms are meat and bone in this work in which the composers collaborated. It expresses the most sincere intimacy of the artist in the Intermezzo and, in the Scherzo, a defying gesture towards destiny from the artist. The aria by Cilea, in crescendo, of the second act of L’Arlesiana, tells us of a deep and impossible love between Federico, its main character, and the girl of Arles, which gives the title to the opera. Another love story takes the scene, this time depicting the painter Cavaradossi, who is in love with Tosca, and expresses his pain from the Castle Sant’Angelo where he awaits his execution. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge finishes the program. It is a vast work which consists of a double fugue. It was criticized in its premier as “incomprehensible” and described, in the words of Stravinsky, as a work which “will remain contemporary forever”.

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Wednesday June 12, 20.00 
 

Sala Unicaja de Concierto María Cristina

LIGHT AND COLORS

C.Saint-Saëns: Sonata for violin and piano no.1 in D minor, Op.75

Jesús Reina violin / Misha Dacić piano     
 

V. Bellini: ‘Son geloso del zefiro errante’, from the opera La sonnambula, dúo for soprano and tenor with piano

Susanne Hvinden Hals soprano / Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano

J. Brahms: String sextet no. 2 in G major, Op. 36

Koh Gabriel Kameda violin / Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Chieh-Fan Yiu viola /

Eleanor Kendra James viola / Krzysztof Karpeta cello / Gabriel Ureña cello

Already from a very young age, Saint-Saëns was an admirer of composers like Schumann, Liszt or Wagner. Belonging to the romantic era, the French composer not only created a musical content full of beauty, sensibility and clarity, as the sonata here presented, but he also was a strong influence on his pupil Gabriel Fauré (whose sonata you will here later on in the festival) and on Ravel, who in turn studied with Fauré. The program follows with composer Vincenzo Bellini, known to write long and beautiful melodies, following the line of what is defined as bel canto. In the moving duet, from the opera La sonnambula, one can witness the promise from Elvino to Amina to control his extreme jealousy (he admits to being jealous of the “breeze that touches you”). Brahms has had a very important role in the history of music from the romantic period. He is one of the pivotal figures of the time. As you can appreciate in this beautiful sextet, his work is full of open sounds, contrast of textures and rich and colorful harmonies.

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Thursday June 13, 20.00 
 

Cine Albéniz

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EXPRESSIVE EXPLOSION

J. Brahms: Piano trio no.3 in c minor, Op.101

Jesús Reina violin / Krzysztof Karpeta cello / Kiryl Keduk piano 
 

V. Bellini: ‘Malinconia, ninfa gentile’, ‘Vanne, o rosa fortunata’, ‘Bella Nice, che d’amore’ and                       ‘Ma rendi pur contento’ from Composizioni da camara, for tenor and piano

P. Mascagni: ‘Ave Maria’ (Intermezzo), from Cavalleria rusticana, for tenor, strings and piano

Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano / Artists from the festiva,l strings

A. Dvořák: Piano quintet no.2 in A major, Op.81

Koh Gabriel Kameda violin / Jesús Reina violin / Chieh-Fan Yiu viola / 

Gabriel Urea cello / Misha Dacić piano

The Trio that opens this musical evening, does so with a character that represents the title of this festival’s edition. In this piece we find an assertive, generous and thrilling Brahms. The four pieces that continue, by the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini, are a selection from Composizioni da camera, which consists of a collection of 15 songs, of generally more simple and melodious style, differing from his operatic works. The “Ave Maria” of Pietro Mascagni is part of the opera Cavalleria rusticana, which received tremendous success since its conception, becoming a classic. The renown Quintet by Check composer Antonin Dvořák, closes this encounter full of expressiveness. This composition is an in-depth revision (practically a recomposition), following the destruction by the composer of the first version. It is, undoubtedly, a masterpiece of the genre: a piece full of liveliness and lyricism, with a dancing spirit from the region of Bohemia.

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Saturday June 15, 20.00 
 

Cine Albéniz

G. Fauré: Pleurs d’or, Op.72, duo for soprano and tenor with piano
                Puisqu’ici-bas toute âme, Op.10, duo for soprano and tenor with piano

Susanne Hvinden Hals soprano / Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano     
 

G. Fauré: Sonata for violin and piano no.1 in A major, Op.13

Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Kiryl Keduk piano   

HEARTFELT

The life of Fauré coincided with the development of different musical styles, from Romanticism to jazz to atonal music. From very early on in his life, Fauré showed great vocation for music, becoming a composer, organist, pianist and professor. The French composer was a great influence on his contemporaries and also on future generations of musicians. Despite the time span between Op.10 and Op.72, Fauré interweaves the high and lower voices in both works, making the voices cross each other in pitch and register. The Sonata for violin and piano is of a highlighted romanticism while still maintaining elegance. There are moments (specifically in the second movement) in which one perceives a sound similar to that of a heartbeat. ‘Je crois entendre encore’ speaks to us of a love whose power is superior to the promise of friendship. The opera from which the aria comes from had 18 performances in its first presentation in 1863, when Bizet was 25 years old. Mendelssohn is a composer who looks from the past to the future. In this heartfelt work, the composer honors Beethoven, using cyclical forms inspired in his works as never before. This gave way to the use of such structures in pieces of future composers, such as Franck. Throughout the quartet, Mendelssohn uses the motif of one of his songs: ‘Ist es wahr?’ (Is it true?). The Quartet in a minor was written when he was just 18 years old, and the same year of Beethoven’s death (1827).

G. Bizet: ‘Je crois entendre encore’, from the opera Les pêcheurs de perles,
                for tenor and piano

Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano     
 

F. Mendelssohn: String quartet no.2 in A minor, Op.13

Jesús Reina violin / Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Eleanor Kendra James viola / 

Krzysztof Karpeta cello

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Sunday June 16, 19.00 
 

TEATRO CERVANTES

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G. Mahler: ‘Adagietto’ from the Symphony no.5, for strings

Academia Galamian Orchestra and Artists of the festival
 

A. Arensky: Piano quintet in D major, Op.51

Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Koh Gabriel Kameda violin / Chieh-Fan Yiu viola / Krzysztof Karpeta cello / Misha Dacić piano
 

P. Mascagni: ‘Suzel, buon di’ (Cherry duet) from the opera L’amico Fritz, duo for soprano and tenor with piano

Susanne Hvinden Hals soprano / Nils Georg Nilsen tenor / Sergio Montero piano

G. Enescu: String octet in C major, Op. 7

Jesús Reina violin / Anna Margrethe Nilsen violin / Koh Gabriel Kameda violin / 
Laura Romero Alba violin / Eleanor Kendra James viola / Chieh-Fan Yiu viola /
Gabriel Ureña cello / Krzysztof Karpeta cello

Expansion in color, number and expression, that is what this closing program proposes: in color because of instrumentation, in number because of the extension in the ensembles and in expression because each composer expresses their idea individually and innovatively. As the mahlerian expert Donald Mitchell stated, the ‘Adagietto’ is a “song without words”. It is a love letter in the form of a musical manuscript which Mahler offers to his then future wife, Alma Schindler. Mahler uses an expanded format of instrumentation (orchestra) to say something intimate, amplifying the content of the message. Despite his Russian roots and Tchaikovsky’s influences, one can glimpse through the music of Arensky composers such as Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schumann. The Piano quintet is an audacious piece, as one can hear in the grand chords of the piano or the melodic passages that pass between the instruments, highlighting their expressive qualities. The duo that follows the program belongs to the opera L’amico Fritz, probably the most popular opera of composer Pietro Mascagni together with Cavalleria rusticana. The opera tells of the power of the love of Suzel over Fritz, and how that is the cure for the misogyny of the protagonist. To close this program and the festival, the Octet by George Enescu, a composer, violinist, pianist, cellist and conductor. A variety of contrasting ideas shape the piece in four movements and cyclical form. Uniting folklore, counterpoint and orchestration, this impressive work shows the artistic vision of a composer who is, in the words of renown cellist Pau Casals, “one of the greatest geniuses of modern music”.

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Riverside Symphony
May
14
10:30 PM22:30

Riverside Symphony

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Music Memory

Empowering students through music

From Riverside Symphony’s early years performing free open dress rehearsals for inner-city school children, sharing classical music’s transcendent power with young people has been central to the orchestra’s founding mission. In 1999, this commitment found more potent expression through the launching of Music Memory, today one of New York City’s most widely valued educational programs. Starting with just a handful of schools at the outset, Music Memory quickly expanded to all five boroughs, today serving thousands of third-through sixth-grade public school children annually.Music Memory

Empowering students through music

From Riverside Symphony’s early years performing free open dress rehearsals for inner-city school children, sharing classical music’s transcendent power with young people has been central to the orchestra’s founding mission. In 1999, this commitment found more potent expression through the launching of Music Memory, today one of New York City’s most widely valued educational programs. Starting with just a handful of schools at the outset, Music Memory quickly expanded to all five boroughs, today serving thousands of third-through sixth-grade public school children annually.

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Athena Music Foundation: Gregory Lorenz
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Athena Music Foundation: Gregory Lorenz

A veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, tenor Gregory Lorenz will premiere a new arrangement by Gaylon Babcock for string sextet  of Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' by George Butterworth.  In addition, Dr. Michael Fennelly conducts the Athena Chamber Ensemble in Arnold Schoenberg's intensely romantic Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night") inspired by the poem by Richard Dehmel.  The program includes  songs by Duparc and Messiaen's mystical duet "La mort du nombre" with soprano Megan Weston.   Gregory Lorenz is known for his vivid interpretations of repertoire from all periods. Recent appearances have focused on concert performances of Mozart’s operas, with the Pacific Symphony, Opera Camerata in Washington, DC, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.  

Gregory Lorenz, Tenor

Regi Papa, Igor Pikayzen, Violins

Chieh-Fan Yiu, Kenny Wang, Violas

Sarah Kwon, Vivian Chan, Cellos

Tickets are $50 for VIP Admission and $30 for General Admission.

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Apr
14
4:00 PM16:00

Literati V: Divinity

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PhiloSonia’s Season Finale presents two larger-than-life works inspired by Scripture. Spiritual freedom, the nature of time, redemption from suffering - these works invite you to reflect on universal themes.

O. Golijov - The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

O. Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano

 Stanichka Dimitrova, violin      Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin

     Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola        Michael Katz, cello

                                 Spencer Myer, piano

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NYCP Presents: Baroque Melting (NYC)
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

NYCP Presents: Baroque Melting (NYC)

NYCP conjures Baroque lyricism and complexity through new evocations that reimagine the era's familiar strains. Concertmaster Nikki Chooi serves as soloist for this original program that blends contemporary interpretations of Baroque traditions with works by Chausson, Stravinsky, Geminiani, and W.F. Bach. 

Dongmin Kim, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin


Francesco Geminiani / Concerto Grosso, Op. 5, No. 12 in D minor  
Vivian Fung / Baroque Melting
Ernest Chausson / Poème, Op.25 (arr. Yoomi Paick)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach / Symphony in F major, F 67
Igor Stravinsky / Concerto in D  

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NYCP Presents: Baroque Melting (NJ)
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

NYCP Presents: Baroque Melting (NJ)

NYCP conjures Baroque lyricism and complexity through new evocations that reimagine the era's familiar strains. Concertmaster Nikki Chooi serves as soloist for this original program that blends contemporary interpretations of Baroque traditions with works by Chausson, Stravinsky, Geminiani, and W.F. Bach. 

Dongmin Kim, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin


Francesco Geminiani / Concerto Grosso, Op. 5, No. 12 in D minor  
Vivian Fung / Baroque Melting
Ernest Chausson / Poème, Op.25 (arr. Yoomi Paick)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach / Symphony in F major, F 67
Igor Stravinsky / Concerto in D  

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Philosonia Presents "Literati IV: Sturm und Drang"
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Philosonia Presents "Literati IV: Sturm und Drang"

Sturm und Drang to this day remains one of the most significant movements in literature and art. PhiloSonia’s fourth concert is dedicated to the leading figure of the movement, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the music he inspired.

F. Schubert - Quartersatz

F. Schubert - Lied der Mignon, D. 877, No. 4

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 

H. Wolf - Ganymed, Mignon: Kennst du das Land

J. Brahms - Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60


 Stanichka Dimitrova, violin       Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin

      Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola       Adrian Daurov, cello      

  Kristina Bachrach, soprano      Michael Brofman, piano

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Adelphi University New Music XIV: Lisa Bielawa
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Adelphi University New Music XIV: Lisa Bielawa

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New Music XIV: Lisa Bielawa will include selections from Vireo and other works by Bielawa, including Graffiti dell’amante for string quartet and soprano; The Houri and the Poet for soprano, cello, and piano; Scene & Aria: Layover in CDG for soprano, cello and piano; Wait for piano with drone; and A Collective Cleansing for solo voice and digital audio. Joining Bielawa for the concert will be violinists Blanca Cecilia González and Clara Kim, violist Chieh-Fan Yiu, cellist Deborah Sepe, and pianist Andrea Christie.

Tickets for Saturday’s concert start at $25, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. There is no charge to observe the composition workshop on Friday, March 1. It begins at 1:00 p.m. on the Adelphi PAC’s Westermann Stage, Concert Hall.

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Project: Music Heals Us
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Project: Music Heals Us

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PUBLIC CONCERT: MIXTAPE #3 - A GYPSY FANTASIA

PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US is celebrating its fifth season with a series of Mixtape performances. Each concert in this series will feature the highlights and top hits from the past four seasons- favorite artists, programs and pieces, as selected per Season 4 audiences' requests!

6PM PRECONCERT LECTURE:  Lecturer TBA

7PM CONCERT PROGRAM: Mixtape #3 - A GYPSY FANTASIA

Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano - four-hands, D 940; Sarasate: Navarra for Two ViolinsOp.33;  Dvořák: Terzetto in C major, Op.74

ARTISTS:  Josu DeSolaun, piano; Anna Petrova, piano; Anna Nilsen, violin; Jesus Reina, violin; Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola

TICKETS: $20 adults / $5 students (purchased at the door) 

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Riverside Symphony
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Riverside Symphony

Featured soloist: Mike Lormand, Trombone

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A selection from Mozart’s treasure trove of little-known gems is followed by Marius Constant’s riveting, shockingly far-ranging essay for solo trombone, a work as rare in design as it is incandescent. Through his lovely opus for solo strings, Dvorak student (and eventual son-in-law) Josef Suk is felt by many to have bettered his master in this particular genre.

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Philosonia Presents "Literati III: Liebestod"
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Philosonia Presents "Literati III: Liebestod"

Scandal, Intrigue, and Murder....

Leo Tolstoy’s haunting novella “The Keutzer Sonata” places Beethoven’s celebrated work at the center of  a scandalous love affair with a tragic ending. PhiloSonia’s third installment pairs the sonata which served as Tolstoy’s inspiration with Janáček’s musical retelling of the work.

Stani Dimitrova, Yezu Woo, violins

Chieh-Fan Yiu, viola

Michael Katz, cello

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New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dec
20
to Dec 30

New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker

"The Balanchine Nutcracker, which had its premiere at New York City Center on Feb. 2, 1954, is now older than any member of its onstage cast (except an occasional Drosselmeier) and most of the audience."

The New York Times

- See more at: http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/davidhkochtheater/nycb-the-nutcracker.php#sthash.leSsENRK.dpuf

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Ben Feng Music Festival 2018 《徐志摩的昇華之夜》
Dec
1
to Dec 18

Ben Feng Music Festival 2018 《徐志摩的昇華之夜》

奔放音樂節 《徐志摩的昇華之夜》   兩場講座  一場派對  五場大型音樂會  

BenFeng Music Festival 2018 BenFeng Production “XuZhimo& His Transfigured Night”

<台南場>   

12/1 (六) 19:30 臺南市美術館 Tainan Art Museum

12/6 (四)  19:30  
12/7 (五)  19:30 
12/8 (六)  19:30 
12/9 (日)  14:30   
✧演出地點 : 台南永康 奔放E倉庫 Ben Feng E Warehouse 

<台中場 
台中場 : 2018/12/18 (二)  19:30 
✧演出地點 :  臺中國家歌劇院 National Taichung Theater  

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音樂X 文學X 劇場 

頂尖樂手跨國演繹東西交會奔放年代  

荀白克的「昇華之夜」寫於20世紀初進入叛逆的維也納,同時間徐志摩身處的中國也正經歷一個轟轟烈烈、搖旗吶喊的文學革命。荀白克解放了十二個音符最基本的排列與秩序,而徐志摩鬆綁了音律、形式、題材、內容和情感,同樣執著於為自己的生命與藝術開拓新路,為後世代勇敢的創造一個新的思想氣度。

徐志摩的詩,與荀白克、蓋希文、拉威爾的音樂,在1920年的時空背景相遇,展開東、西方文化的一段深情對話。壯闊山勢的剛與緞布的柔美、東方水墨的簡約與西方的搖擺浪漫,詩詞與音樂的對話,文學、影像、戲劇的跨域結合,緊密鋪陳出一個全新的敘述音樂,深刻的進入內心世界與嚮往的靈魂昇華。 

【演出人員】
男高音 | 湯發凱
鋼 琴 | 胡志龍
小提琴 | 吳敏慈、杜冠璋
中提琴 | 游捷帆、林倢伃
大提琴 | Michael Graham、張逸中
豎 笛 | 高承胤
擊 樂 | 吳政君
二 胡 | 吳政君
舞 者 | 黃庭瑋、張洪誠

【製作團隊】
藝術總監 | 吳敏慈
舞台導演 | John Maloney
服裝設計 | 林恒正
影像設計 | 王奕盛
髮妝設計 | 黃慧貞
舞台設計 | 陳慧
燈光設計 | 賴科竹
平面設計 | 黃振偉
舞台監督 | 鄒雅荃
書 法 | 馮憲民
專案經理 | 郭怡伶
行銷票務 | 奔放E倉庫
影像製作|錄意思、Jem Moore
攝影|Rich Matheson

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 Mistral Music Presents: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Mistral Music Presents: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

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Friday, Nov 9, 6:30 Salon Concert  (Founders’ Brookline home)         

Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:00 pm, Andover: West Parish Church                     

Sunday, Nov. 11, 5:00 pm, Brookline, St. Paul’s Church

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A romp through the English countryside with four centuries of lush, mostly ENGLISH chamber music that evokes the Pastoral, in various combinations of strings, harp and flute, concluding with a quick jaunt across the English Channel in a ravishing work by Frenchman Jean Cras.

Just as so many greatest English romantic poets and painters were inspired by the profound splendor and beauty of the natural world, the English landscape has also profoundly affected English composers since the end of the nineteenth century when a pastoral school began to take place. 


PURCELL: Chacony in G minor for str. quartet arr. by B. Britten
ELGAR: “Chanson de Matin” & “Salut d’Amour” for fl. & strings 
DELIUS: The Walk to the Paradise Garden for str, harp, & flute
VAUGHN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet for flute & strings 
BAX: Quintet for harp & strings
CRAS: Quintette for harp, flute & string trio

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Brooklyn Art Song Society: American Iconoclasts II
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Brooklyn Art Song Society: American Iconoclasts II

Brooklyn Art Song Society Continues American Iconoclasts with the Songs of Samuel Barber

What: American Iconoclasts II: Samuel Barber
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 7:30PM
Who: Lucy Fitz-Gibbon, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo-soprano; Steven Eddy, 
Mario Diaz-Moresco, Brian Mextorf, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia
Program: The Daisies Op. 2 no. 1, Dover Beach Op. 3, 3 Songs Op. 10, 4 Songs Op. 13, Hermit Songs Op. 29, Despite and Still Op. 41, 3 Songs Op. 45
Price: $25/$15


On Friday, November 2nd, Brooklyn Art Song Society presents part two of its ambitious series American Iconoclasts featuring the songs of Samuel Barber. A member of the first graduating class from the Curtis Institute, Barber was the leading composer of the neo-Romantic movement that dominated American music in the middle of the 20th-century. His melodic gift and lush harmonic palette are on full display in some of his best-known songs, including Sure on this Shining Night and Dover Beach. The performers include BASS favorites soprano Lucy Fitz-Gibbon, baritone Steven Eddy (Winner, Joy in Singing) and pianist Spencer Myer. Composer Nick DiBeradino gives a free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM. 

About American Iconoclasts:
This season Brooklyn Art Song Society explores Americas vast musical heritage through the songs of five uniquely American voices: Charles Ives, the Visionary; Samuel Barber, the Romantic; Ned Rorem; the Master Aaron Copland, the Populist; and George Gershwin, the Jazzman. 


About Brooklyn Art Song Society:
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its ninth season of first-rate music making in the Fall of 2018, having earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. Its mission is to preserve art songs direct expressiveness and emotional honesty for todays audience and future generations.

The New York Times called BASS a company well worth watching and Voce di Meche hailed, as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA. Opera News writes, Brooklyn Art Song Society keeps the intimate recital alive with innovative programming, and the New Yorker praised BASS as invaluable and uncompromisingly dedicated to continuing the traditions of classical art song, both old and new.

BASSs innovative and ambitious programming has reached thousands of audience members- lifelong classical music and first-time concert-goers alike. Past programs include performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Hugo Wolf, and multi-concert surveys of the art song canon including Britannica, Wien, and La France. Committed to keeping art song relevant in our time BASS has collaborated closely with and premiered works by important living composers such as Harrison Birtwistle, Tom Cipullo, Michael Djupstrom, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Daron Hagen, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, David Ludwig, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Kurt Rohde, Glen Roven, Andrew Staniland, Scott Wheeler, and Yehudi Wyner, In May 2015, BASS released its first album, New Voices on Roven Records, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts. 

Highlights from this season include the five-concert series American Iconoclasts, two world- premiere commissions by acclaimed composers Daniel Felsenfeld and James Mattheson, a presentation of Hugo Wolfs complete Morike-Lieder with legendary pianist Martin Katz, and an artist residency at Ithaca College. In addition to monthly concerts in Brooklyn, BASS has traveled to Philadelphia, Kansas City, Portland, ME, San Francisco, and Seattle and has held residencies at University of Notre Dame, University of California-Davis, and University of Chicago. Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to make the Brooklyn Historical Society its primary venue and present a free annual concert at the Brooklyn Public Library. BASSs artist roster features over 40 of the finest young interpreters of art song. For more information visit www.brooklynartsongsociety.org.

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SCCO Chamber Music Series: "Music in the Key of Love"
Oct
27
to Oct 28

SCCO Chamber Music Series: "Music in the Key of Love"

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The first program of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra's 2018-19 Chamber Music Series is "Music in the Key of Love" SCCO is thrilled to invite the incomparable violinist, Daniel Phillips (Orion Quartet) to share his love of music with Akiko Hosoi, Chieh-Fan Yiu, Chelsea Wimmer, Philo Keun-Ha Lee, and SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley for two fantastic performances. The program will include Beethoven's "Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern", Dvořák's String Quintet in G Major No. 2, and Brahms' String Sextet in B-flat major.

There will be a Saturday evening concert on October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street, Monticello, NY.

A matinée performance will be on Sunday, October 28th, at 3:00 Liberty Museum and Arts Center 46 S. Main Street, Liberty, NY. 

To purchase tickets online visit www.nesinculturalarts.org where you will find links to all concert dates. Tickets are also available at the door. 

For questions contact Marina Lombardi at marina@nesinculturala8rts.org or call 845-798-9006

General Admission for the SCCO 2018-19 season is $20. Seniors are $18 and students are free with ID.

SCCO is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra is a Nesin Cultural Arts sponsored project funded in part by a grant from the Sullivan County Plans and Progress Small Grants Program, administered by the Division of Planning and Environmental Management.

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ERC Presents "Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson"
Sep
15
to Oct 21

ERC Presents "Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson"

  • The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (map)
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An Encounter with Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson produced some of the most haunting and mysterious works of the 19th Century but she was one of the most elusive artistic personalities. In Dickinson’s self-imposed solitude, she constructs a world of images, sensations, and emotions ruled by the breadth of her imaginations.

Through a pairing of her words with the music of renowned composer Amy Beach, audiences embark on a journey through Dickinson’s soul and inner world.

Angelica Page as Emily Dickinson

Victoria Wolf Lewis and Mélanie Clapiès, violins

Chieh-Fan Yiu, viola

Ari Evans, cello

Max Barros, piano

 

Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter With Emily Dickinson

Sat, Sep 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Sep 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Mon, Sep 17, 2018 7:30 PM

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 8:00 PM

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 8:00 PM

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 2:00 PM

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Sep 23, 2018 2:00 PM

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 7:30 PM

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 7:30 PM

Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter With Emily Dickinson - Opening Night

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 8:00 PM

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Sep 30, 2018 2:00 PM

Tue, Oct 2, 2018 7:30 PM

Wed, Oct 3, 2018 7:30 PM

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 7:30 PM

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 6, 2018 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 6, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 7, 2018 2:00 PM

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 7:30 PM

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 7:30 PM

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 7:30 PM

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 13, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 14, 2018 2:00 PM

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 2:00 PM

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 7:30 PM

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 7:30 PM

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 8:00 PM

Sat, Oct 20, 2018 2:00 PM

Sat, Oct 20, 2018 8:00 PM

Sun, Oct 21, 2018 2:00 PM

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SPAC on Stage Series: Nu Deco Ensemble
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

SPAC on Stage Series: Nu Deco Ensemble

Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra group designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. Working in conjunction with local Miami musicians, composers, DJs, dancers, visual and media artists, Nu Deco Ensemble creates a new hybrid of compelling musical and multi-media experiences. Blending masterful musicianship with a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop, Nu Deco Ensemble strives to be a leader in genre-bending musical exploration.

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Mostly Mozart Festival: Adams, Mozart, Beethoven
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Mostly Mozart Festival: Adams, Mozart, Beethoven

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm

 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Daniel Lozakovich, violin

 

Pre-concert recitals at 6:30 pm
Dominic Cheli, piano
Brahms: Rhapsody in E-flat major
Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan
David Geffen Hall

 

An instant star at Tanglewood last year and recently signed to Deutsche Grammophon, the intensely musical 17-year-old violinist Daniel Lozakovich will perform Mozart’s charming third violin concerto, composed when Mozart, too, was just a teenager. The program begins and ends with two revolutionary works separated by a couple of centuries—John Adams’s gleefully syncopated Chairman Dances and Beethoven’s buoyant First Symphony, offering ecstatic glimpses of what was to come.

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奔放音樂節: Ben Feng Summer Music Series
Jun
29
to Jun 30

奔放音樂節: Ben Feng Summer Music Series

【夏夜沙龍Evening Sonatas】
時間:6/29(五)19:30、 6/30(六)19:30
深情浪漫、細緻親密、觸動人心

【午后狂想Afternoon Choros】
時間:6/30(六)14:30、7/01(日)14:30
顛覆傳統、風情萬種、狂到極致

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奔放音樂工作室全新推出
2018夏日奔放音樂

特別邀請鋼琴家胡志龍、吉他大師Alfredo Muro 來台
小提琴家吳敏慈、奔放音樂工作室共同演出
發掘音符旋律中所蘊含的真誠情感

【夏夜沙龍Evening Sonatas】
時間:6/29(五)19:30、 6/30(六)19:30
深情浪漫、細緻親密、觸動人心

--胡志龍X奔放音樂工作室--
活躍於國際樂壇的台灣鋼琴家 胡志龍,其精彩的演奏備受多方國際大賽讚賞,演奏專輯更獲得American Record Guide與Fanfare雜誌的一致好評。此次由《奔放音樂工作室》首度與胡志龍合作演出,回歸古典樂的經典,精選貝多芬、史特勞斯與布拉姆斯的奏鳴曲作品,在二重奏與四重奏中引領聽眾細細品味,發掘音符旋律中所蘊含的真誠情感。

■演出人員
胡志龍|鋼琴
吳敏慈|小提琴
游捷帆|中提琴
Michael Graham|大提琴

■演出曲目
貝多芬G大調第八號奏鳴曲
史特勞斯降E大調奏鳴曲
布拉姆斯G小調鋼琴四重奏

【午后狂想Afternoon Choros】
時間:6/30(六)14:30、7/01(日)14:30
顛覆傳統、風情萬種、狂到極致

--Alfredo Muro X奔放音樂工作室--
演奏足跡踏遍歐美的祕魯籍吉他大師Alfredo Muro,自2013年第一屆奔放音樂節首度來台,憑藉其精巧的琴藝與演奏魅力,連續三年風靡台灣觀眾。2018年第四度來台的他,將以ㄧ把吉他碰撞古典樂,古典中帶著爵士味與拉丁味,在即興中為熱情的巴西音樂,帶來截然不同的迷人風情。

■演出人員
Alfredo Muro|吉他
吳敏慈|小提琴
游捷帆|中提琴
Michael Graham|大提琴
吳政君|打擊

■演出曲目
最道地的南美音樂,拉丁X古典X爵士,信手捻來全是風情萬種。

【大師音樂座談】
時間6/30(六)17:30-18:30

--吳敏慈X胡志龍X Alfredo Muro 創作分享--
僅此一場,樂迷可與大師近距離對談,聆聽他們對於音樂的創作癡迷與堅持。
講座報名: https://goo.gl/5igVpw
#免費報名入場

【餐車X咖啡X美酒】
在音樂的饗宴中加入味覺享受,夏日的午夜就此滿足!

■地點:奔放E倉庫(台南市永康區環工路107號)
■主辦單位:奔放音樂工作室、基益慈善基金會
■贊助單位:國家文化藝術基金會
■票價:500、800(鐵粉票享有餐點1份、葡萄酒、手沖咖啡)
■購票請上兩廳院售票系統:https://goo.gl/pPcd6M
■購票優惠:5/21前早鳥八折、學生九折、10人以上七五折
■活動詳情請洽 奔放音樂節粉絲專頁、奔放音樂工作室官網
■聯絡方式:
基益慈善基金會:06-2015191
奔放E倉庫:06-2335311#5132
■奔放音樂工作室:https://goo.gl/xCWTmM

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AMERICAN ENCOUNTERS 3 - WOMEN COMPOSERS
May
5
2:30 PM14:30

AMERICAN ENCOUNTERS 3 - WOMEN COMPOSERS

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES 3
 

The New York Classical Players continue their year-long exploration of American chamber music with a concert of women composes from the early 20th century. Enjoy Rebecca Clarke's sublime Viola Sonata, along with the Amy Beach Piano Quintet, and a rarely heard gem, excavated from the Library Archives, Mary Howe's Three Pieces For String Quartet After Emily Dickinson.
 

KYU YEON KIM, piano
SIWOO KIM, violin
SU HYUN PARK, violin
CHIEH-FAN YIU, viola*
CAELI SMITH, viola
MADELINE FAYETTE, cello  

 

Rebecca Clarke / Viola Sonata and Piano*
Mary Howe / Three Pieces After Emily Dickinson for String Quartet
Amy Beach / Piano Quintet Op. 67

 

The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form 1:30pm.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.

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Philosonia Presents: The Brothers Balliett & Friends
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Philosonia Presents: The Brothers Balliett & Friends

Having established themselves as two of the most prominent figures in today's music world, the multi-talented brothers Brad and Doug Balliett curate a program of friends and colleagues.

Lembit Beecher - "These Memories May be True"

Andrew Norman - Sabina from "The Companion Guide to Rome"

Zachary Detrick - "A Challenge to All Of Us"

Doug Balliett - String Trio

Brad Balliett - String Trio 

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Symphony In C Presents: The New World
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Symphony In C Presents: The New World

  • Gordon Theater, Rutgers University-Camden (map)
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Saad Haddad:  Kaman Fantasy

     2018 Young Composers’ Competition Winner

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 61

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”

 

The season closes with the winning entry in our annual Young Composers Competition and introduces violinist Philippe Quint. Described as "a handsome dark-haired young man with a flair for fashion, a 1708 Stradivarius, and a fabulous technique,” Mr. Quint plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major.    Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony describes the "endless acres of field and meadow" of Spillville Iowa, where he spent the summer of 1893.

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NYCP Presents: Baroque Enchantment
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

NYCP Presents: Baroque Enchantment

Hailed by critics as "an extraordinary pianist who promises to become a legend in this new century," pianist Rachel Kudo joins New York Classical Players for a performance celebrating the enduring splendor of Baroque music. Performed in the chapel of College of Mount Saint Vincent, works by Bach and Handel showcase their sublime mastery of style and Avner Dorman's Concerto Grosso invites listeners to experience a contemporary reimagining of Baroque with crisp melodies and rhythmic whirling.


DONGMIN KIM, conductor
RACHEL KUDO, piano 

 

J. S. Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
J. S. Bach / Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Avner Dorman / Concerto Grosso
G. F. Händel / Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 4 in A minor, HWV 322

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