Calendar


Jul
6
Fri
Symphony No. 4 (Bolcom) @ Grant Park Music Festival
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dennis Russell Davies, cond.

 

Concert also includes “The Machine” from Symphony No. 5

Jul
7
Sat
Symphony No. 4 (Bolcom) @ Grant Park Music Festival
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dennis Russell Davies, cond.

 

Concert also includes “The Machine” from Symphony No. 5

Sep
23
Sun
Horn Trio (Bolcom – World Premiere) @ Kerrytown Concert House
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Philip Ficsor, violin

Stephen Gross, horn

Constantine Finehouse, piano

Oct
20
Sat
Dinner At Eight (Bolcom/Campbell – European Premiere) @ Wexford Festival Opera
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dinner at Eight

Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

Set in Depression-era Manhattan, the Kaufman–Ferber play revolves around an ill-fated dinner organized by Millicent Jordan, a society hostess labeled “vapid” by the playwrights themselves. In the week preceding the party, Millicent’s husband, Oliver, is diagnosed with a fatal heart disorder and discovers that his struggling shipping line has become the object of a hostile takeover; their daughter Paula’s lover (dissipated matinée idol Larry Renault, also an invitee) stages a theatrical suicide; the guests of honor, an English lord and lady, blow off the engagement and decamp for Florida; and the cook’s pièce de résistance, a much-hyperbolized lobster in aspic, comes crashing to the kitchen floor… Based on the witty and biting depression-era play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

David Agler, Music Director

Oct
21
Sun
Piano Quintet (Bolcom) @ Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Emerson Quartet joined by pianist Shai Wosner performs, for the composer’s 80th birthday, a work he composed in commemoration of Isaac Stern’s 80th birthday. The Piano Quintet (#1) was premiered in 2000 by the Emerson Quartet with Stern, and with pianist Jonathan Biss.

Oct
23
Tue
Dinner At Eight (Bolcom/Campbell – European Premiere) @ Wexford Festival Opera
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dinner at Eight

Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

Set in Depression-era Manhattan, the Kaufman–Ferber play revolves around an ill-fated dinner organized by Millicent Jordan, a society hostess labeled “vapid” by the playwrights themselves. In the week preceding the party, Millicent’s husband, Oliver, is diagnosed with a fatal heart disorder and discovers that his struggling shipping line has become the object of a hostile takeover; their daughter Paula’s lover (dissipated matinée idol Larry Renault, also an invitee) stages a theatrical suicide; the guests of honor, an English lord and lady, blow off the engagement and decamp for Florida; and the cook’s pièce de résistance, a much-hyperbolized lobster in aspic, comes crashing to the kitchen floor… Based on the witty and biting depression-era play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

David Agler, Music Director

Oct
26
Fri
Dinner At Eight (Bolcom/Campbell – European Premiere) @ Wexford Festival Opera
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dinner at Eight

Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

Set in Depression-era Manhattan, the Kaufman–Ferber play revolves around an ill-fated dinner organized by Millicent Jordan, a society hostess labeled “vapid” by the playwrights themselves. In the week preceding the party, Millicent’s husband, Oliver, is diagnosed with a fatal heart disorder and discovers that his struggling shipping line has become the object of a hostile takeover; their daughter Paula’s lover (dissipated matinée idol Larry Renault, also an invitee) stages a theatrical suicide; the guests of honor, an English lord and lady, blow off the engagement and decamp for Florida; and the cook’s pièce de résistance, a much-hyperbolized lobster in aspic, comes crashing to the kitchen floor… Based on the witty and biting depression-era play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

David Agler, Music Director

Nov
1
Thu
Dinner At Eight (Bolcom/Campbell – European Premiere) @ Wexford Festival Opera
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dinner at Eight

Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

Set in Depression-era Manhattan, the Kaufman–Ferber play revolves around an ill-fated dinner organized by Millicent Jordan, a society hostess labeled “vapid” by the playwrights themselves. In the week preceding the party, Millicent’s husband, Oliver, is diagnosed with a fatal heart disorder and discovers that his struggling shipping line has become the object of a hostile takeover; their daughter Paula’s lover (dissipated matinée idol Larry Renault, also an invitee) stages a theatrical suicide; the guests of honor, an English lord and lady, blow off the engagement and decamp for Florida; and the cook’s pièce de résistance, a much-hyperbolized lobster in aspic, comes crashing to the kitchen floor… Based on the witty and biting depression-era play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

David Agler, Music Director

Nov
4
Sun
Dinner At Eight (Bolcom/Campbell – European Premiere) @ Wexford Festival Opera
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Dinner at Eight

Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

Set in Depression-era Manhattan, the Kaufman–Ferber play revolves around an ill-fated dinner organized by Millicent Jordan, a society hostess labeled “vapid” by the playwrights themselves. In the week preceding the party, Millicent’s husband, Oliver, is diagnosed with a fatal heart disorder and discovers that his struggling shipping line has become the object of a hostile takeover; their daughter Paula’s lover (dissipated matinée idol Larry Renault, also an invitee) stages a theatrical suicide; the guests of honor, an English lord and lady, blow off the engagement and decamp for Florida; and the cook’s pièce de résistance, a much-hyperbolized lobster in aspic, comes crashing to the kitchen floor… Based on the witty and biting depression-era play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.

David Agler, Music Director

Dec
15
Sat
Bass Trombone Concerto (Fuchs – World Premiere) @ Lätzsch Trombone Festival
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bass Trombone Concerto — world première

Lätzsch Trombone Festival 2018

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg, conductor

Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony), bass trombone

December 15, 2018

Muziekcentrum, Wilmersberg Zaal

Enschede, The Netherlands

Mar
9
Sat
Bass Trombone Concerto (Fuchs) @ American Trombone Workshop 2019
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

American Trombone Workshop 2019

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

Colonel Andrew J. Esch, Leader and Commander

George Curran (New York Philharmonic), John Rojak (American Brass Quintet), and Russ Zokaites (Cincinnati College-Conservatory), bass trombone (sharing the solo line)

March 9, 2019

Brucker Hall

Fort Meyer, Virginia

Apr
6
Sat
Rush (Fuchs) @ Midland-Odessa Symphony
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Timothy McAllister, Alto Saxophone soloist

Gary Lewis, conductor