Calendar

Apr
25
Tue
Circus Overture (Bolcom) @ Florida State University
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FSU Wind Ensemble
Patrick Dunnigan, cond.

Apr
30
Sun
Capriccio (Bolcom) @ Harpa
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello

Angela Draghicescu, piano

5 Cabaret Songs for Band (Bolcom) @ Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Soloist: Emily Oehrtman

Conductor: David Turrill

 

arrangements by Ian Frenkel

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (arr. Robles) @ Los Angeles Master Chorale
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Grant Gershon, conductor

Program

  • arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker | Amazing Grace
  • arr. Moses Hogan | Wade in the Water
  • Maurice Duruflé | Ubi caritas
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams | Mass in G minor
  • Randall Thompson | Alleluia

    with other spirituals and music of renewal

From the lapping shores of the Chattahoochee River to the great cathedrals of Europe, experience an a cappella program of some of the most inspirational, spiritual music ever composed. Each work on this eclectic musical program demonstrates a masterful use of voices to convey the humanity, humility and harmony that lift us up when we need it the most. How sweet the sound!

  • 48 singers a cappella
  • ListenUp! Pre-concert talk: 6 pm
  • Student Rush: Yes
May
6
Sat
Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ Chicago Fringe Opera
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

May
7
Sun
El Camino Real (Reed) @ San Jose Wind Symphony
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

San Jose Wind Symphony
California Dreamin’

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:00 PM

Performing music by and about Californians, including Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real.

May
9
Tue
Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ Chicago Fringe Opera
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

May
11
Thu
Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ Chicago Fringe Opera
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

May
13
Sat
Lucrezia (Bolcom/Campbell) @ Chicago Fringe Opera
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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”, all commissioned and premiered by Lyric Opera of Chicago), with a pun-laced libretto by Mark Campbell (“Silent Night”). The piece is performed by four hands at two pianos.

In its unique site-specific style, the CFO production places the audience around the action, with a pre-show cabaret — complete with cash bar — featuring the cast of “Lucrezia” singing a selection of Bolcom’s best art songs. “Audiences loved our recent take on Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which paired that jazzy opera with a pre-show set of jazz standards,” says Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist. “Our performances of “Lucrezia” take that idea to the next level, capturing the sexiness and silliness of Bolcom’s wonderful music and Campell’s cheeky text by placing it in the immersive and convivial setting. We’re thrilled to return to the Chopin Theater for this event.”

The opera features five CFO season artists: Ashley Armstrong (from CFO’s fall production “Song from the Uproar”) in the title role, including Stephen Hobe (baritone), Diana Stoic (soprano) and Tobias Wright (tenor) in the comic cast. CFO Music Director Catherine O’Shaughnessy conducts from the piano, with stage direction by Cederquist and designs by CFO company member Brad Caleb Lee.

May
16
Tue
Complete Cabaret Songs (Bolcom/Weinstein) @ Opera Mission
May 16 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“Behind the Mind”

An evening of cabaret featuring the Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom & Arnold Weinstein

Jordan Rutter – Countertenor

Produced by Opera Mission, Jennifer Peterson, Director

May
20
Sat
Soprano Sax Concerto (Bolcom) @ Westchester Symphonic WInds
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Tarrytown Music Hall

Tickets: www.tarrytownmusichall.org
or 877-840-0457

Curt Ebersole, Conductor
Christopher Creviston, Saxophone Soloist
Lois Hicks-Wozniak, Saxophone Soloist
Robert Sherman, Narrator

Program

  • Friedmann Fanfare, by Scott Boerma
  • Solas Ane, by Samuel R. Hazo
  • Concerto for Soprano Saxophone, by William Bolcom
  • I Loved Well Those Cities, by Patrick Burns
  • Rippling Watercolors, by Brian Balmages
  • Machu Picchu, by Satoshi Yagisawa
May
23
Tue
Aubade (Bolcom) @ Enescu Concert Hall
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Angela Draghicescu
May
26
Fri
William Bolcom birthday
May 26 all-day

WILLIAM BOLCOM

May 26, 1938

 

Wikipedia

E.B. Marks

Personal website

Jun
1
Thu
10 Etudes (Nishimura) @ Carnegie Hall (Buechner)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

 

Key Pianists presents American pianist Sara Davis Buechner in a program exploring Japanese music and art, celebrating her 30 years as a Yamaha artist. Repertoire includes Yukiko Nishimura’s Ten Etudes, Kouji Taku’s Variations on a Theme of Poulenc, and Yoshinao Nakada’s Piano Sonata. Ms. Buechner also performs Histoires, Jacques Ibert’s 10 piano miniatures, to a choreographed realization by mime dancer and mask maker Yayoi Hirano.

Jun
17
Sat
James Weldon Johnson birthday
Jun 17 all-day