December 27 - The Opus Project presents Opus 24


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 24
8pm, Saturday, December 27, 2014
Diablo Valley College Music Building
Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)      
     Es ist ein Ros entsprungen [Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming] (1609)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)          
     The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24 (1854)
          Act I:  III. Hungarian March

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)      
     Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (1878)
          Act II:  I. Waltz (Finale)

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)          
     Elegie, Op. 24 (1883)
          Introduction

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)          
     Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 (1890)
          Finale

          Aaron Urton, Cello / The Opus Project Orchestra

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)          
     Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 24 (1903)
          I. Impromptu

          Mark Alburger, Piano


Erik Satie (1866-1925)
     Four Preludes (1893)           
          II. Prelude d'Eginhard
          IV. Prelude du Nazareen II 

         John Veitch, Piano
 

Hugo Alfven (1872-1970)          
     Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 ("Uppsala"), Op. 24 (1907)
          Introduction

          Video

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)      
     Hugh the Drover, or Love in the Stocks (1914)
          Prelude

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)      
     The Miserly Knight, Op. 24 (1905)
          Prelude


          The Opus Project Orchestra

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)          
     Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 24 (1908)
           I. Ushas (Dawn)


          Mark Alburger, Tenor and Piano

Charles Ives (1874-1954)          
     Psalm 150 (1899)  
          Introduction

          The Opus Project Orchestra



Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)      
     Serenade, Op. 24 (1923)
           I. Marsch

          Video

George Enescu (1881-1955)          
     Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 24, No. 1 (1924)
          III. Andante molto espressivo


          Mark Alburger, Piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)          
     Renard [The Fox] (1916)  
          Marche (Entrance of the Actors)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)      
     Six Love Songs of Hafiz [1325-1390], Op. 24 (1911)  
           I. Desires



          Mark Alburger, Piano

Anton Webern (1883-1945)          
     Concerto, Op. 24 (1934)
           II.  Sehr Langsam

          The Opus Project Orchestra



Leo Weiner (1885-1960)          
     Divertimento No.2, Op. 24 (1938)
          Introduction

          Video

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)          
     The Gambler, Op. 24 (1917)
          Prelude

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)          
     Les Cho√©phores [The Libation Bearers], Op. 24 (1915)
          I. Vociferation Funebre [Furious Funeral] (Introduction)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

 

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
     Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 (1921)
          III. Ruhig und einfach (Quiet and easy)

          The Opus Project Wind Quintet   
        

Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)      
     Colas Breugnon, Op. 24 (1938)
          Overture



Paul Creston (1906-1985)          
     Five Little Dances for Piano, Op. 24 (1940)
          IV. Pastoral Dance

          Video

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)      
     The Gunshot, Op. 24 (1929)
          I. Con moto



Samuel Barber (1910-1981)          
     Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24 (1947)
          Conclusion

          Kate Bautch, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra



Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)          
    Yar Nazani (Bashful Darling), Op. 24 (1938)
         Verse-Chorus I

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)      
     Matin√©es Musicales (Rossini), Op. 24 (1941)
         I. Allegro      

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)      
     Pampeana No. 3, Op. 24 (1954)
          Introduction

          Video

George Crumb (b. 1929)          
     Eleven Echoes of Autumn, 1965 (Echoes I, 1966)
          I. Eco I. Fantastico

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)      
     Trio No. 1, Op. 24 (1967)
          I. Allegro con moto


          Mark Alburger, Piano

Mick Jagger (b. 1943)          
     (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965)


     The Opus Project Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)          
     Piano Variations, Op. 24 (1989)
          I


Mark Alburger (b. 1957)          
     Orpheus Cycle, Op. 24  (1982)
          II. E: The Lament - Desperate Orpheus

          Mark Alburger, Tenor and Piano



Stardust (b. 1962)              
     Quartet No. 1 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Horn (2014)   
           I / II / III

           The Opus Project Wind Quartet
  


Scott Sterling (b. 1970)          
     Endless Rolling Round (2011)

          The Opus Project Orchestra  


John Veitch (b. 1989)          
     Prelude and Improvization (2014)
          Improvization

          Video



                THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute  
Alan Kingsley*

Oboe / English Horn
Eva Langfeldt*
Stardust

Clarinet
Chris Diggins*

Bassoon / Contrabassoon
Lori Garvey
Michael Garvey*
Tim Machajewski

Trumpet
Ron Cohen

Horn
Bob Satterford*

Trombone
Scott Sterling

Soprano
Kate Bautch

Tenor
Mark Alburger
John Veitch

Piano
Mark Alburger
Kate Bautch
Hussein Al-Naswari
John Veitch

Percussion
Ken Crawford
Hussein Al-Naswari
John Veitch

Violin
Corey Johnson
Keith Leung

Viola
Keith Leung

Cello
Aaron Urton

* The Opus Project Wind Quartet and Quintet


THE OPUS PROJECT presents OPUS 25
8pm, Saturday, January 31, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

School of Compostela (1195)            All-Powerful Generator (1225)
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)            Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me (1625)
Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)        Gradus ad Parnassum (1725)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)            Historical Scenes, No. 1, Op. 25  (1911)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)            Mystical Song (1911)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)        Francesca da Rimini, Op. 25 (1905)
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)            Savitri, Op. 25 (1909)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)            Suite for Piano, Op. 25 (1923)
Edgar Varese (1883-1925)            Integrales (1925)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Song on Jone, Op. 25, No. 1 (1935)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Symphony No. 1 ("Classical"), Op. 25 (1917)
Henry Cowell (1897-1965)             The Banshee (1925)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Printemps [Spring], Book I, Op. 25 (1919)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Solo Cello Sonata, Op. 25 (1922)
Aaron Copland (1900-1920)            Music for the Theatre: IV. Burlesque (1925)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Nuvoletta, Op. 25 (1947)   
Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)        String Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)
George Crumb (b. 1929)            Echoes of Time and the River (Echoes II) (1967)
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)        Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 (1968)
Jan Pusina (b. 1940)        5/31/74 (1974)
Steve Reich (b. 1936)        Tehillim [Psalms]: I (1981)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Stolen Students, Op. 25 (1983)

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re page 6 Portraits of ___(Some Multiple of Three) Women: XX. Pandora thereafter, and developing playlist for The Opus Project presents Opus 25 (8pm, Saturday, January 31, 2015, Diablo Valley College Music, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA), as above...