Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27 - Opus 7


Opus 7

8pm, Saturday, July 27, 2013
Diablo Valley College Music Building Auditorium
Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, No. 4 (1905)
     M. Massig = heiter (Moderately = cheerful)

     The Opus Project String Quartet

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, No. 4 (1909)
     II. Allegretto

     The Opus Project String Quartet

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Four Etudes, Op. 7 (1908)
     IV. Vivo

     George N. Gianopoulos - Video

Anton Webern (1883-1945)   
Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7 (1909)
     I. Sehr langsam
     III. Sehr langsam

     Maria Gusenkov, Violin
     Mark Alburger, Piano

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Wozzeck, Op. 7 (1922)

      Act I, Scene 3: Lullaby

     Megan Cullen, Soprano

      The Opus Project Orchestra

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Sept Poemes de La Conaissance d'Este, Op 7 (1913)                        
     VII. Le Point (Introduction)

     Megan Cullen, Soprano
     Carol Reynolds, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Scherzo in Eb-Major for Orchestra, Op. 7 (1923)

     The Opus Project Orchestra

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7 (1933)
     Crescendo poco a poco

     The Opus Project Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Friday Afternoons, Op. 7 (1935)
     X. The Jazz Man (Eleanor Farjeon)
     Coro Femminile
     Zaccaria da Teramo Ensemble - Video

Bill Holcombe


Katrina Suite


     II. The Storm

     Classical Brass Quintet

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
Interrupted Interludes, Op. 7 (1976)
     II. Rod Song
     III. Spoil Song

     The Opus Project Orchestra  

Doug Michael (b. 1962)   
Extensions No. 2 for Tape (1996)
     Doug Michael - Audio

Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)
String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor (2012)
     III. Allegretto

     The Opus Project String Quartet

Omri-Shir Dallal (b. 1994)

Frail and Falling (2013)

     The Opus Project Piano Quartet                   


Mark Alburger               
Music Director and Conductor

Harry Bernstein

Alan Kingsley


Rachel Condry

Nat Echols

John Hagglof+
Mancho Gonzalez+

Sally Johnson+
Priscilla Nunn

Dean Leonard+
Zack Newbegin

Dustin Short+
Francis Upton IV

Megan Cullen

Mark Alburger

Omri-Shir Dallal*

Carol Reynolds

Doug Michael

Mark Alburger

Violin I
Lawrence Huang
Moses Lei*

Violin II
Maria Gusenkov*
Corey Johnson*

Harry Bernstein*
Carol Earley
Kat Walsh*

Aaron Urton*

Michael Stubblefield

+ Classical Brass Quintet

*The Opus Project
Piano and String Quartets

Alban Berg (1885-1935)       
Wozzeck, Op. 7 (1922): Act I, Scene 3: Lullaby

Eia popeia...

Madel, was fanst Du jetzt an?
Hast ein klein Kind un kein Mann!
Ei, was frag' ich dar nach,
Sing' ich die ganze Nacht:
Eia popeia, mein susser Bu',
Gibt mir kein Mensch nix dazu!

Hansel, spann' Deine sechs Schimmel an,
Gib sie zu fressen auf's neu
Kein Haber fresse sie,
Kein Wasser saufe sie,
Lauter kuhle Wein muss es sein!
Lauter kuhle Wein muss es sein!

Hush-a-bye, baby...

Maiden, what song shall you sing?
You have a child, but no ring.
Why such sorrow pursue?
Singing the whole night through:
Hush-a-bye, baby, my darling son,
Nobody cares, ne 'er a one.

Hansel, go saddle your horses now,
Give them to eat and to spare,
No oats to eat today,
No water to drink today,
Purest, coolest wine shall it be!
Purest, coolest wine shall it be!

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)   
Sept Poemes de La Conaissance d'Este, Op 7 (1913) (Paul Claudel)
     VII. Le Point (Introduction)

Je m'arrete: il y a un point a ma promenade
comme a une phrase que l'on a finie.
C'est le titre d'une tombe a mes pieds,
a ce detour ou le chemin descend.

De la je prends ma derniere vue de la terre,
j'envisage le pays des morts.

I stop: there is a point to my walk
as a sentence has which has been finished.
It is the title of a tomb at my feet,
on this turning or descending path.

Here I take my last sight of the earth,
I imagine the land of the dead.


8pm, Saturday, August 31, 2013
Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

A Multi-Media Event, with Ron Cohen,
Elizabeth Lee, Elizabeth Morrison, and
The Opus Project Trio, Quartet, and Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)       
Nature, Op. 8, No. 1 (1905)

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)       
Romanian Folk Dance, Op. 8a, No. 1 (1910)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   
The Firebird: Diabolical Dance, Berceuse, Finale (1910)

Anton Webern (1883-1945)   
Song after a Poem of Rilke, Op. 8, No. 1 (1910)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
Autumnal, Op. 8 (1910)

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)   
Suite for Piano, Op. 8 (1910)

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
Scherzo for Cello and Piano, Op. 8, No. 3 (1917)

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)       
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8, No. 1 (1923)

Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)       
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8, No. 1 (1928)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)       
Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8, No. 1 (1923)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
Chorus, Op. 8, No. 1 (1936)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)       
Two Insect Pieces (1935) / Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8 (1936)

William Severson (b. 1941)       
Brass Quintet (2009)

Harry Bernstein (b. 1948)       
Mary Had a Little Lamp (1997)

Michael Kimbell (b. 1946)       
Celestial Encounters (1986)

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
The Twelve Fingers: March, Op. 8, No. 12 (1977)