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Thursday and Friday, June 16 & 17, 2016 at 7:30

Christ & St. Stephen’s Church

120 West 69th Street (between Broadway and Columbus), New York, NY 10023

$35 preferred, $30 general admission and $20 students/seniors in advance

($45, $40 and $25 at the door)

active military w/ I.D. – free

tickets: 866-811-4111

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/955962

info: http://www.chelseaopera.org/season.html

ChelseaOpera@aol.com

info: 212-260-1796

 

Suor Angelica is forced into a nunnery having born a son out of wedlock. After 7 years, her aunt arrives and commands her to sign a document that transfers her inheritance to her younger sister, who is about to be married. Desperate to know about her son, her aunt coldly informs her that the child took ill and died. No longer interested in remaining in the corporal world, she drinks poison. Seized by remorse, she implores the Virgin to save her. Enveloped in celestial radiance, a child appears and cradles his dying mother, while a choir of nuns and angels sings “Thou Art Saved.”

The evening will include chamber works by Puccini:

String Quartet in D Major – Chelsea Opera String Quartet

Salve Regina for Soprano and Organ
Crisantemi for string quartet

 

featuring:

Megan Nielson, Suor Angelica

Leonarda Priore, La Zia Principessa

Joanie Brittingham, Suor Genovieffa

Juliana Curcio, La Suora Zelatrice

Terina Westmeyer, La Badessa

Juli Borst, La Maestra delle Novizie

Jennifer Allenby and Rachel Weishoff – Le Cercatrice

Erin Brittain and Elizabeth Moulton, Le Converse

Alexandra Fees, La Novizia

Mary Katheryn Monday, La Suora Infermiera

Alexander Jorge Grossman, Il Figlio

Sorrelle: Samantha Geraci-Yee, Sandy MacDonald, Loren Silber, Evelyn Carr, Kimmy Norrell

Samantha Kantak, guest soloist

Daniel Ficarri, guest organist

accompanied by the Chelsea Opera Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Grow, conductor

Carol Wilson, stage director

Brent Barkhaus, costume designer

Leonarda Priore, properties design

Alexander Bartenieff, lighting design

Andrea Calabrese, make up design

Kristen Kemp, rehearsal pianist

Michael Denney, stage manager

Simer Singh Bhatia, orchestral reduction

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LA Master Chorale High School Choir Festival

LA Master Chorale High School Choir Festival

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) showcases the next generation of musical talent at its acclaimed High School Choir Festival featuring 1,000 choir students from 31 Southland high schools in a free concert on Friday, April 22, 2016, 1 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Sharing the podium are LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon and special guest Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, the highly regarded conductor of American Public Media’s (APM) The Radio Choir and manager of APM’s Choral Works Initiative. The massed 1,000-voice chorus performs Handel’s Sing Unto God (Judas Maccabeus); Copland’s Long Time Ago; Hold Fast To Dreams by Susan LaBarr with text by Langston Hughes; Ariel Quintana’s “Sanctus” from Mass For Two Worlds; Pedro Gutiérrez’s Alma Llanera arranged by Angel Sauce; Down by the Riverside arranged by John Rutter; and My Good Lord’s Done Been Here arranged by André Thomas

In addition, the prestigious 100-voice Festival Honor Choir, comprised of outstanding young singers nominated by their teachers, presents three a cappella works – Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal arranged by Alice Parker; Paranjoti’s Dravidian Dithyramb; and Una Forma Mas arranged by Ana María Raga. The festival also features a performance by the professional Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Singers under the direction of Associate Conductor Lesley Leighton.

“I am deeply inspired and uplifted by the High School Choir Festival,” says Gershon. “The talent, drive and energy of these remarkable students are simply astounding. And to hear this chorus perform in Disney Hall, with its exceptional acoustics, is an incredible experience.”

Participating schools and choir directors include Agoura High School (Agoura), Chad Bloom, director; Arleta High School (Arleta), Greg Broadous, director; Baldwin Park High School (Baldwin Park), Vicki Salmon, director; Bellflower High School (Bellflower), Carolyn Kelley, director; Birmingham Community Charter High School (Lake Balboa), Michael Suffolk, director; Calabasas High School (Calabasas), Joshua Barroll, director; California High School (Whittier), Dan Hawkins, director; Charter Oak High School (Covina), Rebecca Schmalzbach, director; Covina High School (Covina), Susan Silver, director; Culver City High School (Culver City), Dr. Tony Spano, director; East LA Performing Arts Magnet, (Los Angeles), Melissa Rios, director; El Monte High School (El Monte), Joel Whisler, director; Fullerton Union School (Fullerton), Scott Hedgecock, director; Glendale High School (Glendale), Grace Sheldon-Williams, director; and Glendora High School (Glendora), Dr. Brian Trevor, director.

Also participating are Hamilton High School (Los Angeles), Kelci Hahn, director; Lakewood High School (Lakewood), Ralph Siemsen, director; Louisville High School (Woodland Hills), Maura Crawley, director; Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach), Michael Hayden, director; Montebello High School (Montebello), Jessie Flasschoen, director; Orange County School of the Arts (Santa Ana), Sarah Gonzalez, director; Palos Verdes Penninsula High School (Rolling Hills Estates), Dan Doctor, director; Paramount High School (Paramount), Brian Hays, director; Ramón C. Cortines High School (Los Angeles), Christopher-Rey Yraola, director; Rosemead High School (Rosemead), Ruth Gray, director; Rubidoux High School (Jurupe Valley), Jeff Lin, director; San Gabriel Academy (San Gabriel), Lilybeth Evardome-Hunt, director; South El Monte High School (S. El Monte), Melanie Harvey, director; Taft High School (Woodland Hills), Kendra Hall, director; Valley Academy of Arts and Science (Granada Hills), Paul Sims, director; and Venice High School (Los Angeles), Wendy Samoff, director.

Now in its 27th year, the High School Choir Festival is one of the longest and most successful continuously operating music outreach programs in Southern California. The in-depth, yearlong, in-school program presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale includes intensive teacher training; classroom rehearsals and master classes for students and choral directors led by members of the LA Master Chorale.

The High School Choir Festival is made possible, in part, by grants from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts; Metropolitan Associates; and Edison International.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s High School Choir Festival is FREE and seating is first come, first served. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in Los Angeles. For information, please call (213) 972-7282 or visit www.lamc.org/HSCF.

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Composers & the Voice Fellows, 2015-16; l. to r.: Matthew Barnson, Emily Roller, Edward Einhorn, Mark Sonnenblick, Marc LeMay, Duncan McFarlane, Sky Macklay, Cecilia Livingston, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen; Photo by Steven Pisano

Composers & the Voice Fellows, 2015-16; l. to r.: Matthew Barnson, Emily Roller, Edward Einhorn, Mark Sonnenblick, Marc LeMay, Duncan McFarlane, Sky Macklay, Cecilia Livingston, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen; Photo by Steven Pisano

On Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00pm, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THEVOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE 2016, a concert of songs from ten artists quickly emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will hear compositions written by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, who were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). The compositions will be performed by AOP’s Resident Ensemble of Singers: coloratura soprano Tookah Sapper (Manhattan School of Music), lyric soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper (NYCO, Glimmerglass), mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Metropolitan Opera, Sarasota Opera), tenor Blake Friedman (BAM, St. Petersburg Opera), baritone Michael Weyandt (Lyric Opera of Virginia, Dicapo Opera Theater) and bass Jonathan Woody (BAM, Apollo’s Fire). Each of the songs were composed specifically for the singers’ voices, after months of study and experimentation during the C&V program. Supporting on piano will be C&V Music Directors Mila Henry, Kelly Horsted, and Charity Wicks.

The performances will be held at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the home of AOP. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students/seniors and are available at www.aopopera.org.

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Enjoy original student works created by partner Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) K–12 SFUSD classes plus performances and workshops by Little Opera, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Young Women’s Choral Projects, San Francisco Opera Guild and the Adler Fellows. There will be crafts and performing arts activities for all ages. ARIA

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Sunday, April 17, 7 PM

Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor

The Eavesdropping concert series at Spectrum kicks off its spring season and celebrates six years of activity with three performances at the price of one:
 
 
The New Thread Quartet presents a program of new saxophone quartet repertoire including the US premiere of “Ambience” by Ophir Ilzetzki for sax quartet and electronics; “Lucidity” by Monte Weber for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; “Mother Earth” by Erin Rogers for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and “Incantation S4-X” by Matthew Burtner for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

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Also on the program, Ken Filiano (bass) and Teodora Stepančić (piano) who join forces to perform Israeli composer Dganit Elyakim‘s “I Can Walk.”

Bonus track: the world premiere of composer Guy Barash‘s “Talkback VI” for trombone and electronics performed by trombone virtuoso William Lang.

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A reception will appropriately follow.

newthreadquartet.com
ophirilzetzki.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Filiano
teodora.stepancic.com
misscomposed.com
williamlang.org
guybarash.com

Tickets: $15/10 students and seniors
Available at the door or online

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A Bonsai Garden

New Trios New to New York

NorSou April 18 2016

The North/South Trio

Claudia Schaer, violin                              Tomoko Fujita, cello
Max Lifchitz, piano

premieres by

Brian Banks, Ofer Ben-Amots, Allan Crossman

 

 

 

Monday, April 18 at 8 PM

 

 

Christ & St Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street (bet Bway & Columbus)
New York City

Free Admission (no tickets necessary)

http://www.northsouthmusic.org

 


ABOUT THE COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC

Brian R. Banks has resided in Puebla, Mexico since 1996 where he
serves as composer-in-residence for the Universidad de las Americas.
The Seattle native studied at Peabody Conservatory and the University
of California, Berkeley. His compositions explore the boundaries
among the popular, world and classical music traditions.  His A
Bonsai Garden comprises eight contrasting movements inspired by four
mythical creatures from Japanese fairy tales known as the Yokai. The
four creatures are: Kitsune–a shape shifting creature most often
represented as a fox-woman; Kappa–a water goblin, a cross between a
giant salamander and a tortoise; the Tanuki-based on Japan’s “raccoon
dogs,” are somewhat playful troublemakers; and finally Nekomata–a
sly, two-tailed cat.

Ofer Ben-Amots began his musical journey as a pianist in his native
Israel before coming to the US to earn a doctorate in composition at
the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of George Crumb. A
member of the Colorado College faculty, his works have been performed
throughout Europe, Japan and the US and have garnered many awards
including the Aaron Copland Award and the Music Composition Artist
Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. A member of the
Advisory Board of the Milken Foundation American-Jewish Music
Archive, he is a Jerusalem Fellow of the Center for Jewish Culture
and Creativity and its Artistic Director for North America. Written
in 2013, The Odessa Trio is dedicated to the memory of the composer’s
mentor Joseph Dorman (1940-2006), the Russian-Israeli pianist and
composer who taught at Tel Aviv University. The highly eclectic
composition combines elements found in Jewish liturgical music —
including Shofar-like calls — with Chopinesque mannerisms and tango
motifes. A haunting dynamic tension permeates the virtuosic work.

A native New Yorker, Allan Crossman resided in Montreal where he
taught at Concordia University before moving to the Bay area to join
the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory. His work as composer
has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts,
the American Composers Forum, and Meet the Composer. The Log of the
Skipper’s Wife — his musical drawn from Irish/Scottish shanties —
was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and the
Kennedy Center. Crossman’s piano trio Icarus is based on the mythical
story in which Icarus flies too close to the sun and falls into the
sea. In this new musical version, the sea revives Icarus, and he
ascends once again, now fully-formed, harmonizing both youthful and
mature qualities of desire, physicality, caution, impetuosity,
innocence, hope. The piece uses traditional and modern musical
language to reflect the timeless and the new.

 


For the complete Winter/Spring concert series schedule please visit

http://www.northsouthmusic.org/calendar.asp

To stream, download and/or purchase the more than 60 compact discs
released under the North/South Recordings label please go to

http://www.classicsonline.com/North_South_Recordings/

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Jason Vieaux by GMD Three

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux performs with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

featuring pianist Gloria Chien, violinist Kristin Lee,
violist Richard O’Neill, bassist Donald Palma, and
cellist Nicholas Canellakis

New Music Series
Works by Mario Davidovsky, William Bolcom,
Thomas Larcher, Vivian Fung, and John Harbison

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Samuel B. & David Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza (165 W 65th St.) | NYC
Tickets: $35 at www.chambermusicsociety.org

Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a New Music Series concert at the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. The concert also features pianist Gloria Chien, violinist Kristin Lee, violist Richard O’Neill, bassist Donald Palma, and cellist Nicholas Canellakis in works by Mario Davidovsky, William Bolcom, Thomas Larcher, Vivian Fung, and John Harbison. The evening includes an intermission wine reception sponsored by Millbrook Vineyards & Winery and a post-concert discussion with musicians and composers.

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ECCE in performanceWHAT: KINETICS | A Performance by Ecce Ensemble
WHEN: Friday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Le Laboratoire, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142 T: Red to Kendall Square
TICKETS: $22/$11 Students. To purchase, contact Le Laboratoire at 617.945.7515 or visit LeLaboratoireCambridge.com.

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As the 2015-16 contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Cambridge’s Le Laboratoire, the Ecce Ensemble completes its season with a diverse program of new chamber works by six emerging compositional voices. Inspired by Le Lab’s current Random International installation, 150 Millisecondsthe concert’s repertoire evokes a panoply of physical and psychological states both human and seemingly otherworldly. Performed by seven-member Ecce Ensemble and special guest vocalist Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, the program includes the world premiere of Already Root by Maxwell Dulaney, New England premieres by Erin Gee, Hillary Zipper, and Anna-Louise Walton, as well as works by Ecce’s executive director John Aylward, and the winner of Ecce’s 2016 International Call for Scores, Nuno Costa. 

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Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Stanislav Iodenitch

Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Stanislav Iodenitch

Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Stanislav Iodenitch, a piano virtuoso hailed for playing with “laserlike clarity” (The Boston Globe), performs Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Alexander Treger, in a free concert capping the orchestra’s highly successful inaugural season on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The all-Russian program also includes Tchaikovsky’s enthralling Suite from Swan Lake and Lyadov’s Kikimora, a tone poem about a malicious spirit from Russian folklore. Additionally, to celebrate the conclusion of its first season, YASO is hosting a separate ticketed post-concert soiree, featuring a buffet dinner and jazz performances by Nigel Armstrong, former concertmaster under Treger, Julian Zheng, YASO principal horn, and other YASO artists.

“Stanislav Iodenitch is a remarkable artist,” says Treger. “We are thrilled to present him as a guest soloist with the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra to close our first season. To see one of the world’s leading pianists perform one of his signature works live in a free concert is a rare opportunity. We encourage people of all ages to attend since it promises to be a very special musical evening.”

Ioudenitch is widely regarded for his strong individuality and musical conviction. His artistry won him the Gold Medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he also took home the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch has netted prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, Maria Callas and New Orleans competitions, among others. A former student of Dmitri Bashkirov, he also studied with Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, William Grant Naboré and Rosalyn Tureck at the International Piano Foundation in Como, Italy, the current International Piano Academy Lake Como. He subsequently became the youngest teacher ever invited to give master classes at the academy. Ioudenitch has collaborated with James Conlon, James DePreist, Günther Herbig, Asher Fisch, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, Carl St. Clair and Justus Franz, and with such orchestras as the Munich Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Honolulu Symphony and the National Philharmonic of Russia. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák, Borromeo and Accorda quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the Aspen Music Festival, among other venues and festivals. Ioudenitch’s recordings include Stanislav Ioudenitch, Gold Medalist, 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Harmonia Mundi and Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka produced by Thomas Frost. He also appeared in Playing on the Edge, Peter Rosen’s Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary about the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition and in the PBS Concerto series. In addition to Lake Como, he has led masterclasses at the Cliburn-TCU Piano Institute in Fort Worth, Stanford University, Cornell University, the National University in Seoul and Miami’s International Institute for Young Musicians.
Treger, former concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is “an icon of the Los Angeles musical scene” (LA Opus) whose conducting has been described as “vivid” (The New York Times), “uplifting” (Musical America) and “expertly finessed” (Examiner). He has guest-conducted the Turku Philharmonic in Finland and stepped in at the last minute to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic, replacing the indisposed Franz Welser-Möst. He has also appeared as guest conductor with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the San Francisco, Denver, Dallas and Houston symphonies, among many others. An avid chamber performer, Treger has collaborated with such well-known artists as Radu Lupu, Yefim Bronfman, André Previn, Bernard Greenhouse and Emanuel Ax. In addition to serving as YASO Artistic Director, the noted violinist, accomplished conductor and gifted educator also serves as the Music Director/Conductor of the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra.

YASO, hailed as a “glorious” (Out West Arts) “musical force to be reckoned with” (LA Opus), champions, mentors and inspires the next generation of outstanding young musicians for careers in classical music. The orchestra, comprised of dedicated young artists ages 15 to 26 drawn from a variety of schools and conservatories around the Southland, adheres to the high standards and protocols of professional orchestras, providing the orchestra members with the same type of experiences they will encounter as professional artists. YASO members, who receive a stipend for their services, are selected through a rigorous audition process. They perform key works that are an essential part of the core orchestral repertoire and are held to extremely high standards since many of the members will be auditioning directly into professional ensembles. During its inaugural 2015-16 season, YASO presents its final free concert of the season at Royce Hall on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Admission to the concert is free, but reservations are recommended. Tickets to the post-concert soiree and dinner are $125. Reservations for both can be made at YASOLA.org or (310) 905-3496. Concert tickets are also available at the door the night of the concert on a space available basis.

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Sunday, April 17, 7 PM

Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor

The Eavesdropping concert series at Spectrum kicks off its spring season and celebrates six years of activity with three performances at the price of one:
 
 
The New Thread Quartet presents a program of new saxophone quartet repertoire including the US premiere of “Ambience” by Ophir Ilzetzki for sax quartet and electronics; “Lucidity” by Monte Weber for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; “Mother Earth” by Erin Rogers for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and “Incantation S4-X” by Matthew Burtner for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

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Also on the program, Ken Filiano (bass) and Teodora Stepančić (piano) who join forces to perform Israeli composer Dganit Elyakim‘s “I Can Walk.”

Bonus track: the world premiere of composer Guy Barash‘s “Talkback VI” for trombone and electronics performed by trombone virtuoso William Lang.

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A reception will appropriately follow.

newthreadquartet.com
ophirilzetzki.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Filiano
teodora.stepancic.com
misscomposed.com
williamlang.org
guybarash.com

Tickets: $15/10 students and seniors
Available at the door or online

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