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The German Society of the City of New York presents two free multimedia concert performances of Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise”, the first on Friday, April 11th at 7:30 pm, and the second on Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 pm at the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street, New York. Admission is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served following the performances.

The New York Concert Opera performances, titled “Die Winterreise”, and presented in the order of the original poems by Wilhelm Mueller, are sung by German-American baritone, Ulrich Hartung. He will be accompanied by a chamber ensemble consisting of piano, viola, cello,woodwind and brass players in an arrangement by Stefan Kozinski, a New York composer/conductor currently at Bremen Opera.

The dramatized performances are semi-staged with multimedia and presented in three parts lasting in totalabout 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Ulrich  Hartung

In his 1992 NYU dissertation on “Winterreise,” Ulrich Hartung makes the

argument that in the 19th century the popular cycle was performed with the

songs in the order of the final published version of the poems. Schubert

had originally found 12 of these poems in another publication; but, by the

time he found all 24 together – and in a different order – in Mueller’s

collection, progress on printing the first set wouldn’t allow any changes,

and he was obliged to set the remaining 12 poems as he found them as a

second part. Schubert died shortly after giving these songs to the

publisher. Some of the obvious text errors have been corrected in most

recent recordings and performances, but printed editions of the cycle

perpetuate the composer’s oversights and hasty transcriptions.

 

It is commonly acknowledged that the poet’s order provides a more

dramatic, linear sequence to the cycle, and the NY Concert Opera

performances try to highlight that fact. The song cycle is to be presented

in three  parts – Past, Present, Future – with an instrumental introduction

(reflecting the last song) and interludes making each part, as well as the

entire piece, an organic whole. The players will join the protagonist in

expressing pertinent ambience. The production will also have projected images

relevant to the songs’ mood and themes making the event a

multimedia experience.

 

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Members of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight will host a live-streamed open rehearsal featuring music from the Three Part Inventions Chamber Music Series program, followed by a Q&A for both a live and online audience.

Reservations Required: http://www.oslmusic.org/concerts/free-concerts/osldmc

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Sunday, April 28, Brooklyn Museum
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Morgan Library & Museum
Friday, May 3, 2013, Morgan Library & Museum

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble traces the evolution and diversity of the trio reimagined over a period of 125 years with key works by Schubert, Brahms, and Bartók.

PROGRAM:
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897 (“Notturno”)
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 28 (“Sonatensatz”)
BARTÓK Contrasts for clarinet, violin, and piano
BRAHMS Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano in A minor, Op. 114

For more information and tickets: http://www.oslmusic.org/concerts/calendar

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The April 22 Le Salon de Musiques program will feature Arensky: Variations On A Theme By Tchaikovsky Opus 35 For Violin, Viola And Two Cellos and Tchaikovsky String Sextet “ Souvenir De Florence“ with Julie Gigante and Roberto Cani on Violins, Andrew Duckles & Alma Lisa Fernandez on Violas, Timothy Landauer & David Low on Cellos. The performance is accompanied by Champagne, food by Patina and informal conversation introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson. Tickets are $65 and $45 for students (including concert and refreshments) and are available on line at www.LeSalondeMusiques.com or by calling (310) 498-0257.

By removing the stage, Le Salon de Musiques offers a more personal touch to listeners eager to familiarize themselves with Chamber Music. The goal is to bring together an audience of disparate backgrounds…music lovers who believe that this form of melodic artistry brings out the best in humanity.
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Fifth Floor
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: $65.00
$45.00 Students
There is a 10% discount if tickets are purchased for three or more concerts

Contact: www.lesalondemusiques.com or (310) 498-0257

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Le Salon de Musiques November 13 concert will will feature F. Schubert Sonata for Cello & Piano, Arpeggione in A – Moll D 821 and Grieg Cello Sonata Opus 36 In A minor, with Antonio Lysy on Cello and Francois Chouchan on Piano. All concerts are held on the fifth Floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 4 – 6 pm one Sunday of every month beginning October 16, 2011 through May 20, 2012. The performance is accompanied by Champagne, food by Patina and informal conversation introduced by musicologist, Julius Reder Carlson . Tickets are $65 and $45 for students (including concert and refreshments) and are available on line at www.LeSalondeMusiques.com or by calling (310) 498-0257.

Where:
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Fifth Floor
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Producer and French pianist/melodist François Chouchan: From the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and Chamber Music groups in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master Classes by musical icons such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Nikita Magaloff, Gyorgy Sebok and Magda Tagliaferro. In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum for the “Sundays Live Series”, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Northridge (with the Music Guild). He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, Zipper Hall, the Brandeis Institute, and for the Ermitage Foundation.

In 2010 Chouchan formed Angeles Concerts Artists Corporation and is produced Le Salon de Musiques, his first series of music concerts. For more information on Le Salon de Musiques you can go to www.lesalondemusiques.com

Antonio Lysy – Cellist
Cellist Antonio Lysy has performed as soloist worldwide, in major concert halls, appearing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle, Israel Sinfonietta, or the Montreal Symphony Orchestra among others. He has collaborated with distinguished international conductors and has recorded extensively for European and American radio networks and labels.

Antonio plays on a Carlo Tononi cello made in Bologna, in 1700. As one of California’s most prominent cellists he is frequently invited as guest artist to distinguished series. His love and commitment to chamber music is also demonstrated by his musical directorship and founding of the annual Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, now in its twenty-second season.

Antonio enjoys exploring the versatility of the cello’s voice from baroque to electric and has collaborated in performances of concert Tango, dramatized recitals and multi-media productions. A new album dedicated to cello works from Argentina, including a new work written for him by Lalo Schifrin, was released this year on Yarlung Records.

Antonio teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

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