Suggested Programs


Themed Programs

Renewal

ORIGINS: Messiaen’s mysterious beauty conveys emergence from nothingness into life; the emotions and experiences that come with one’s maturation into young adulthood are suggested by Debussy’s freshly evocative depictions, including a desolate snowy landscape and a beautiful country girl amidst the flowers, as well a set of a cappella Renaissance works ranging from the vulgar to the sublime

HABITAT: The theaters, urban and natural, in which life’s joys and challenges play out
DEATH AND RETURN: Two works dealing directly with mortality, followed by a lullaby composed by an old man, thus completing the circle by connecting death back to birth

ORIGINS
Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium
Claude Debussy: 4 Preludes (arr. Peter Myers)
Footsteps in the Snow
Interrupted Serenade
The Girl with Flaxen Hair
Minstrels

Renaissance Set
Orlando di Lasso: Matona, mia cara
Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Adriano Banchieri: Gli cervellini cantano un madrigale
Carlo Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo
Adriano Banchieri: Contraponto bestiale

HABITAT
Leonard Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story (arr. Simon Parkin)
Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods (arr. Michael Kaufman)
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Peter Myers) 

DEATH AND RETURN
Anne Wilson:
 Lament, In Memory of Matthew Shepard
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in Eb, op. 117 no. 1 (arr. Peter Myers)

Rediscovered Places

“I don’t know why it is that the cello of all instruments makes one dream of Elsewhere when one hears it. Perhaps because the colours are so rich and wide-ranging, one can dream and find oneself in a different place.” - Thomas Adès

Inspired by Adès’ own work for cello and piano, Lieux retrouvés (Rediscovered Places), this program explores the various realms of the physical world and beyond. 

THE WATERS
Gabriel Fauré:  L’Horizon chimérique (arr. Peter Myers)
Benjamin Britten: The Stream in the Valley
Franz Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen

THE CATHEDRAL
Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium
J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion: Komm, süßes Kreuz

THE BEYOND
Derek David: Et in Bergamo Ego
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana: O Albion (arr. Michael Kaufman)

--Intermission--

THE FOREST
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Peter Myers)
Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods (arr. Michael Kaufman)

THE TOWN
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

 

 


Generic Programs

Program I

Renaissance Set
Orlando di Lasso: Matona, mia cara
Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Adriano Banchieri: Gli cervellini cantano un madrigale
Carlo Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo
Adriano Banchieri: Contraponto bestiale

Derek David: Et in Bergamo Ego

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement (arr. Michael Kaufman)

--Intermission--

Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Minstrels (arr. Peter Myers)

Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods (arr. Michael Kaufman)

Franz Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Peter Myers)

Anne Wilson: Lament, In Memory of Matthew Shepard

Astor Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino

Program II

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Gabriel Faure: Nocturne in B Minor (arr. Peter Myers)

David Popper: Concert Polonaise

--Intermission--

Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium

Franz Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Peter Myers)

Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (arr. Peter Myers)

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story