Calendar


Apr
25
Wed
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series

Zarzuela a la Cubana: María & Cecilia

 A sizzling double bill of Cuba’s most famous zarzuelas: Lecuona’s María la O and Roig’s Cecilia Valdés. In both works, iconic characters inhabit stories of forbidden inter-racial romance and inevitable betrayal and tragedy. Music director Carlos César Rodríguez brings their duality of soaring melodies and irresistible rhythms to full life. Directed and choreographed by Abel Lopez and Jaime Coronado. Sung in Spanish, with English dialogue by Karen Zacarías.

APRIL
Sun 22 at 7pm; Wed 25 at 7:30pm
Sat 28 at 2pm*; Sun 29 at 7pm

VENUE
GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Columbia Heights Metro (Green line)
Parking at Giant garage, on Park Rd.
www.galatheatre.org

Apr
26
Thu
Gospel Preludes (Bolcom) @ St John's Smith's Square
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Andriessen, Hendrik (1892-1981) Thema met variaties
Alain, Jehan (1911-1940) Choral dorien
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV564
Bolcom, William (b. 1938) What a friend we have in Jesus
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945) Little suite for organ
Tailleferre, Germaine (1892-1983) Nocturne
Preston, Simon (b. 1938) Alleluyas
Performers
Stephen Farr, Organ
Apr
28
Sat
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series

Zarzuela a la Cubana: María & Cecilia

 A sizzling double bill of Cuba’s most famous zarzuelas: Lecuona’s María la O and Roig’s Cecilia Valdés. In both works, iconic characters inhabit stories of forbidden inter-racial romance and inevitable betrayal and tragedy. Music director Carlos César Rodríguez brings their duality of soaring melodies and irresistible rhythms to full life. Directed and choreographed by Abel Lopez and Jaime Coronado. Sung in Spanish, with English dialogue by Karen Zacarías.

APRIL
Sun 22 at 7pm; Wed 25 at 7:30pm
Sat 28 at 2pm*; Sun 29 at 7pm

VENUE
GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Columbia Heights Metro (Green line)
Parking at Giant garage, on Park Rd.
www.galatheatre.org

Apr
29
Sun
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Maria and Cecilia (Lecuona and Roig) @ The IN Series

Zarzuela a la Cubana: María & Cecilia

 A sizzling double bill of Cuba’s most famous zarzuelas: Lecuona’s María la O and Roig’s Cecilia Valdés. In both works, iconic characters inhabit stories of forbidden inter-racial romance and inevitable betrayal and tragedy. Music director Carlos César Rodríguez brings their duality of soaring melodies and irresistible rhythms to full life. Directed and choreographed by Abel Lopez and Jaime Coronado. Sung in Spanish, with English dialogue by Karen Zacarías.

APRIL
Sun 22 at 7pm; Wed 25 at 7:30pm
Sat 28 at 2pm*; Sun 29 at 7pm

VENUE
GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Columbia Heights Metro (Green line)
Parking at Giant garage, on Park Rd.
www.galatheatre.org

Bolcom 80th Birthday Concert @ Merkin Concert Hall
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dark Dreams That Will Not Disappear (World Premiere performance)

Jacob Adams, Viola, Angela Draghicescu, Piano

 

In honor of illustrious American composer William Bolcom to celebrate his 80th birthday, this performance features a full program of Mr. Bolcom’s chamber music, including the World Premiere of his Dark Dreams that will Not Disappear, commissioned and performed by violist Jacob Adams and pianist Angela Drăghicescu for this occasion.

Program

Dark Dreams that Will Not Disappear (world premiere)
Let Evening Come (poetry by Maya Angelou)
Selections from Cabaret Songs
Fairy Tales

Artists

Jacob Adams, viola
Angela Drăghicescu, piano
Elias Goldstein, viola
Dennis Parker, cello
Linda Tsatsanis, soprano
Yung-chiao Wei, double bass

May
4
Fri
Scenes From the Louvre (Dello Joio) @ Long Island Wind Ensemble
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Matthew Sisia, conductor

 

PROGRAM

Millennium Canons – Kevin Puts

Scenes from “The Louvre” – Norman Dello Joio

Sea Songs – Ralph Vaughn Williams

Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” – Leonard Bernstein/arr. Paul Lavender

A Musical Toast – Leonard Bernstein/arr. Claire Grundman

Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Description

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell.

This unique production by the SFCM will feature, for the first time, a new orchestration for chamber orchestra made by the composer by special arrangement with the SFCM.

Second Symphony (“Oracles”) – Bolcom @ Western Washington University
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Western Washington University Symphony Orchestra


This is the first performance of Bolcom’s Second Symphony since its premiere and only performance: 1965, Seattle Symphony, Milton Katims, conductor

May
6
Sun
All-Lecuona Piano Recital (Tirino) @ Music On The Lake
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The next “Music on the Lake” concert will be on Sunday, May 6, at 3pm, and will feature internationally acclaimed pianist, Thomas Tirino, known for his exquisite interpretation of the music of Ernesto Lecuona, 20-century’s greatest Cuban composer and pianist. It will be a rare and exhilarating chance to immerse yourself in the romantic and sensual melodies from the island nation.

Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Description

The 50 minute romp is a zarzuela riff on Machiavelli’s story “La Mandragola”, in which Lucrezia, an intelligent seductress, takes charge of her own needs and tricks her suitors into not only giving her pleasure, but also their money. A game of seduction and love, riddled with humor and coy femininity, “Lucrezia” features the iconic art song style of Bolcom (“McTeague”, “A View from the Bridge” and “A Wedding”), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell.

This unique production by the SFCM will feature, for the first time, a new orchestration for chamber orchestra made by the composer by special arrangement with the SFCM.

May
7
Mon
Wapaweka (Reed) @ DuPage Community Concert Band
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Director: Terry Redford

Program includes:
Aladdin, Selections from Composer: Alan Menken, Arranger: John Moss
Celebration Overture, Op. 61 Composer: Paul Creston
Movement for Rosa Composer: Mark A. Camphouse (b. 1954)
Molly on the Shore Composer: Percy Grainger (1882 – 1961)
The Southerner Composer: Russell Alexander and Glenn Cliffe Bainum
Wapaweka (White Sands) Composer: Alfred Reed
War March and Battle Hymn of the Vikings Composer: Alfred Reed
Asleep In the Deep Composer: H.W. Petrie and Harold L. Walters

May
10
Thu
10 Etudes (Nishimura) @ Wentworth Villa
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Our season ends with an exciting return visit by internationally renowned pianist Sara Davis Buechner, who gave the inaugural recital at Wentworth Villa in May 2016. Now based at Temple University, Philadelphia, Ms Buechner is returning to the West Coast to play in Portland, Oregon, and we have been able to persuade her to include Wentworth Villa in her busy itinerary. She will perform an acclaimed program she gave at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York in June 2017. The program comprises Japanese Piano Music and French composer Jacques Ibert’s Histoires, choreographed and danced with Japanese masks by Yayoi Hirano.

 

http://wentworthvilla.com

May
11
Fri
Romantic Pieces, Bird Spirits (Bolcom) @ Gilmore Festival
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lori Sims, Piano

Friday, May 11, 2:00 PM  |  Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Venerable pianist Lori Sims will present a performance in honor of distinguished composer William Bolcom’s 80th birthday. Works by Bolcom as well as his teachers Milhaud and Messiaen will be performed.

Sims is the John T. Bernard Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, and is esteemed for her many significant performing roles in most of the Gilmore Festivals.

MILHAUD​​​ Selections from Le Printemps
BOLCOM​​​ Selections from Romantic Pieces
MESSIAEN Selections from Oiseaux exotiques
BOLCOM​​​ Bird Spirits
MILHAUD​​​ Selection from Rag-Caprices
May
12
Sat
First Symphony (Bolcom) @ The Gilmore Festival
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Symphony No. 1 @ Gilmore Festival
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Festival Finale – Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist

Saturday, May 12, 8:00 PM  |  Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

As a fitting finale to end the Festival on a high note, the 2018 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit will perform Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Raymond Harvey, the orchestra’s Music Director Emeritus, returns to conduct this concert, which also includes William Bolcom’s First Symphony in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday!

A pre-concert talk by David Colson, Western Michigan University, will be held at the Chenery Auditorium Reception Room at 7:00 PM (free for ticketholders).

MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
BOLCOM ​​​​Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN​​​ Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58