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November 2017

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All Saints' Day Concert

All Saints' Day Concert

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:10

The Memling Ensemble returns to White Plains, New York

Grace Church
33 Church Street, White Plains, New York, 10601, United States
On Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 12:10

PROGRAMME
Halvorsen, Johan (1864-1935) Passacaglia for violin and viola (after Handel)
Reger, Max (1873-1916) Serenade in G major for flute, violin and viola, Op. 141a
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Quartet in D for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, K285

PERFORMERS
The Memling Ensemble
Yevgeny Faniuk, Flute
Cecee Pantikian, Violin
Nick Tzavares, Cello
Vincent Lionti, Viola

 
 
 
 
 
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That “Certain Age” - An evening of short operas about “Aging with Grace, Courage & Humor”

That “Certain Age” - An evening of short operas about “Aging with Grace, Courage & Humor”

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 19:30 to 20:45

That “Certain Age” is an evening of short operas composed by Anne Phillips about aging with grace, courage, and humor. Comic and uplifting musical vignettes from the golden years of life. On the way to Rome to celebrate her 50th birthday a woman meets a young Italian man high above the clouds. An elderly former actress is seated in a park. A filmmaker making a movie about death insists she move. Conversation about life beyond the womb by two unborn children. Grave misunderstandings when a husband pays his respects to a passed partner with his new wife in tow. Also featuring excerpts from Phillips' musical Damn Everything But the Circus and more.

music direction by Benjamin Grow
artistic direction by Leonarda Priore
stage direction by Rina Elisha
composed by Anne Phillips

$35 preferred advance/$45 at the door (limited), general admission $30 advance/$40 at the door, children/students (any section) $20 advance/$25 at the door and seniors (general only) $20 advance/$25 at the door

tickets: 866-811-4111
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/966792

info: http://www.chelseaopera.org/season.html
kenos@chelseaopera.com
info: 212-260-1796

 
 
IN A STRANGE LAND: music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, before, during and after the English Reformation

IN A STRANGE LAND: music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, before, during and after the English Reformation

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 19:30

Antiphon
IN A STRANGE LAND
Music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, before, during and after the English Reformation
St Giles’ Church, Chollerton, Hexham NE46 4TF
Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30pm

The title for this concert, “In a Strange Land”, illustrates the sense of alienation which was felt at during the Reformation period, not least by these two composers, when the familiar assumptions and practices of Catholicism were taken away, restored and taken away again under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I. Byrd and Tallis both adapted and evolved their music, sometimes writing clandestine music for Catholic patrons against the reigning monarch of the day.

William Byrd (1543–1623):
Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen
Teach me, O Lord
Sing joyfully
Ne irascaris Domine
Vigilate

Thomas Tallis (c1505–1585):
Missa Puer natus est: Gloria, Agnus Dei
Why fum’th in fight
If ye love me, keep my commandments
O Lord, give Thy Holy Spirit
Videte miraculum

 
 
2017-18 Season Opener: Love & Celestial Musings

2017-18 Season Opener: Love & Celestial Musings

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 20:00

Ensemble 212 embarks on another season jam-packed with diverse and exciting musical offerings. Featured on the Season Opener is the music of our Composer in Residence Jeffrey Mumford, a protégé of Elliot Carter noted for his evocative use of sound imagery, Mozart, and Mahler.

Our former core member cellist Michael Katz returns to perform the New York Premiere of Mumford's "billowing pockets brightly layered" for Violoncello & Chamber Orchestra. Based on an earlier work written for solo cello, the inspiration is drawn from the changing fabric of fleeting clouds.

Lyric soprano Jaeyeon Kim, returns from last season's eloquent performance of the Brahms Requiem to sing three celebrated Mozart arias from Cosi fan tutte, the Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and the finale of Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

Artistic Director Yoon Jae Lee leads the talented collective of orchestral musicians in his own chamber arrangement of Mahler's most intimate symphony, as part of his ongoing Mahler Chamber Project to create orchestral reductions of Mahler's works for chamber orchestra. The New York Times critic Steve Smith, described Maestro Lee's chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony as “Illuminating..... with solos leaping out in unusually bold detail.”

Forgoing traditional printed program notes, Ensemble 212 also features unique live program notes projected on a screen during the performance, serving as a visual listening guide for the audience. This spectacular evening-length extravaganza will be one of the can't miss season openers by a New York chamber orchestra this season!

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
Temerari, sortite fuori...Come scoglio from Così fan tutte, K. 588
Ach ich fühl's from Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano

Jeffrey MUMFORD
billowing pockets brightly layered for Violoncello & Chamber Orchestra
Michael Katz, Violoncello

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
In quali eccessi o Numi...Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano

*** INTERMISSION ***

Gustav MAHLER
Symphony No. 4 in G Major
arranged for chamber orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano
Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor

Advance tickets on BPT until 11/11 3 PM:
$20 General, $18 Seniors 65+, $15 Students with ID

After that time, tickets at the doors which open at 7:30 will be cash only.
$25 General, $20 Seniors 65+, $18 Students with ID

 
 
The Ardsley Country Club Piano Quartet Returns

The Ardsley Country Club Piano Quartet Returns

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 15:00

The Ardsley Country Club
Rallye Room Recital
100 North Mountain Drive Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, 10503, United States
On Sunday 12 November 2017 at 5:00pm

PROGRAM:
Rey, Jean-Baptiste (1734-1810) Trio in C major for Violin, Viola and Cello (1810)
Moja, Leonardo (1811-1888) Sonata for Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 22 (1875)
Heritte-Viardot, Louise (1841-1918) Piano Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Opus 11 ("Spanish") (1883)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A, K581 arranged for Piano Quartet by G. A. Glossner

PERFORMERS:
The Ardsley Country Club Piano Quartet
Quan Yuan, Violin
Vincent Lionti, Viola
Joanne Choi, Cello
Alexander Ruvinstein, piano

 
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Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert

Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, announces its 15th anniversary season with Autumn Fire, a program inspired by the fiery colors of autumn.

A lovely set of motets by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel will be performed, as well as the harp mass Harfenmesse: Missa Advocata Nostra by Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, and Josef Rheinberger’s ethereal Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, both works featuring harp soloist Rita Costanzi.

PERFORMERS
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, with Mika Nishimura (piano), Rita Costanzi (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and Mary Ann McSweeney (bass).

PROGRAM
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger (1769-1867)
Harfenmesse (Harp Mass), for harp, organ, cello and bass
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, with harp
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Three Songs of Heinrich Heine
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Three Motets, op. 39 - Veni Domine, Laudate pueri,
Surrexit pastor Bonus
Lied mit Chor, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

DETAILS
NOV 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
(@ 28th Street)
Chelsea, New York, NY

NOV 19, 2017 @ 3 PM
West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St
(@ West End Ave)
Upper West Side, New York, NY

$20 adv ($25 door)
$15 adv (students & seniors)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5998
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT MELODIA
With 15 years of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that offers rarely heard, stylistically diverse works, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia is also committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum.
www.melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell celebrates her 15th season with Melodia. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, she has served on the guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, led the St. George’s Choral Society in NYC, and was a guest conductor at the International Choral Festival in Havana, Cuba. She is also the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, and currently serves as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ.
melodiawomenschoir.org/the-choir/

ABOUT RITA COSTANZI
Formerly a principal harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a solo harpist of the CBC Radio Orchestra, and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia School of Music, the Comox Valley Youth Music Center and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Costanzi has established an international reputation as an artist of rare depth, sensitivity and “exquisite virtuosity.” She is currently at work on a new one-woman theatrical show with Hershey Felder and a book based on her life to be launched in 2017-18.
ritacostanzi.com

 
 
Ljuba Moiz, A.Pestalozza, M.Damerini, R.Fabbriciani perform Kurtag, Bartok, Schonberg, Gentilucci,Petrassi, Castiglioni in "Omaggio a Claudio Tempo"

Ljuba Moiz, A.Pestalozza, M.Damerini, R.Fabbriciani perform Kurtag, Bartok, Schonberg, Gentilucci,Petrassi, Castiglioni in "Omaggio a Claudio Tempo"

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 20:30 to 22:30
Ljuba Moiz, A.Pestalozza, M.Damerini, R.Fabbriciani perform Kurtag, Bartok, Schonberg, Gentilucci,Petrassi, Castiglioni in "Omaggio a Claudio Tempo"

Omaggio a Claudio Tempo

Claudio Tempo e la musica:
il pensiero leale

18 novembre 2017, dalle ore 15

Incontro con Angelo Folletto, Giacomo Manzoni, Giampaolo Minardi, Paola Molfino, Paolo Petazzi, Edwin Rosasco.

Al termine dell’incontro, un concerto con Andrea Pestalozza, Massimiliano Damerini, Ljuba Moiz (pianoforte) e Doberto Fabbriciani (flauto).

Musiche di:

Goffredo Petrassi, Romanzetta, per flauto e pianoforte(1980)

Béla Bartók, Barcarola, da Szabadban (All’aria aperta) (1926)

György Kurtág , da Játékok, voll. III-V-VI-VII e inediti
- Sirató (Elegia)
- Hommage à Berényi Ferenc 70
Mikes Kelemen says: Silenzioso, come in sogno
- Grassblades in memory of Klara Martin
(Ophelia: ”There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance…
and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts”)
- Play with Infinity
- …almavirág… (fiori di melo)
- Un brin de bruyère à Witold (in memoriam Lutoslawski)
- Marina Zsvetayeva: It’s time…
- Apocryphal Hymn 2nd version
- “Les Adieux” (in Janáčeks Manier)

Arnold Schönberg, Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op.19 (1911)
1. Leicht, zart
2. Langsam
3. Sehr langsam
4. Rasch, aber leicht
5. Etwas rasch
6. Sehr langsam

Armando Gentilucci, Nel suono I (1979)

Niccolò Castiglioni, Musica Vneukokvhaja (1965-1981)
1. Alleluja
2. Danza
3. Giga

Niccolò Castiglioni, Cangianti (1959)

 
 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert

Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 15:00 to 17:30

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, announces its 15th anniversary season with Autumn Fire, a program inspired by the fiery colors of autumn.

A lovely set of motets by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel will be performed, as well as the harp mass Harfenmesse: Missa Advocata Nostra by Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, and Josef Rheinberger’s ethereal Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, both works featuring harp soloist Rita Costanzi.

PERFORMERS
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, with Mika Nishimura (piano), Rita Costanzi (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and Mary Ann McSweeney (bass).

PROGRAM
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger (1769-1867)
Harfenmesse (Harp Mass), for harp, organ, cello and bass
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, with harp
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Three Songs of Heinrich Heine
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Three Motets, op. 39 - Veni Domine, Laudate pueri,
Surrexit pastor Bonus
Lied mit Chor, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

DETAILS
NOV 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
(@ 28th Street)
Chelsea, New York, NY

NOV 19, 2017 @ 3 PM
West End Collegiate Church
245 West 77th St
(@ West End Ave)
Upper West Side, New York, NY

$20 adv ($25 door)
$15 adv (students & seniors)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5998
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT MELODIA
With 15 years of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that offers rarely heard, stylistically diverse works, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia is also committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum.
www.melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell celebrates her 15th season with Melodia. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, she has served on the guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, led the St. George’s Choral Society in NYC, and was a guest conductor at the International Choral Festival in Havana, Cuba. She is also the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, and currently serves as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ.
melodiawomenschoir.org/the-choir/

ABOUT RITA COSTANZI
Formerly a principal harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a solo harpist of the CBC Radio Orchestra, and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia School of Music, the Comox Valley Youth Music Center and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Costanzi has established an international reputation as an artist of rare depth, sensitivity and “exquisite virtuosity.” She is currently at work on a new one-woman theatrical show with Hershey Felder and a book based on her life to be launched in 2017-18.
ritacostanzi.com

 
 
O Magnum Mysterium - Oak Park Concert Chorale Christmas Concert

O Magnum Mysterium - Oak Park Concert Chorale Christmas Concert

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 16:00

The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present O Magnum Mysterium on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:00pm, at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL. And again on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL. General Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door; Seniors (age 65+)/Students (age 13+) are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children age 12 and under are free. Group Rates are available. To order tickets, call 708.848.2130 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. For more information or to order tickets online, visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.

The great mystery of Christmas is explored through settings of this exquisite text by our Composer-in-Residence Michael Wolniakowski as well as lovely Renaissance settings by William Byrd and Tomas Victoria. Music for choir and strings will also be featured in this festive Christmas concert.

Highlights include the world premieres of works by Carl Schalk, Harvey Hahn and Philip Gehring, as well as compositions by local composers John Milne, Richard Hillert and Thomas Gieschen.

We hope you will be able to be with us for this exciting concert.

 
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