Handel and Haydn Society: A Mozart Celebration
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Handel and Haydn Society: A Mozart Celebration

Friday, October 4th, 2019; 7:30PM

It’s Mozart at his most charming and powerful. You’ll feel his spirit as Harry Christophers, our gifted orchestra, stunning chorus, and a quartet of stellar vocalists raise the curtain on our season. Connect with some of the composer’s most engaging music, played the way he himself would have heard it: the effervescent serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”),impassioned concert arias, and the solemn Great Mass with high-wire singing and a transcendent “Et incarnatus est.”

Harry Christophers, conductor
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Mozart:
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mass in C Minor, K. 427, Great
Concert aria, “Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!”
Concert aria, “Ah, lo previdi!”–“Ah, t’invola”–“Deh, non varcar”

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Handel and Haydn Society: A Mozart Celebration
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Handel and Haydn Society: A Mozart Celebration

Sunday, October 6th, 2019; 3:00PM

It’s Mozart at his most charming and powerful. You’ll feel his spirit as Harry Christophers, our gifted orchestra, stunning chorus, and a quartet of stellar vocalists raise the curtain on our season. Connect with some of the composer’s most engaging music, played the way he himself would have heard it: the effervescent serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”),impassioned concert arias, and the solemn Great Mass with high-wire singing and a transcendent “Et incarnatus est.”

Harry Christophers, conductor
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Mozart:
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mass in C Minor, K. 427, Great
Concert aria, “Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!”
Concert aria, “Ah, lo previdi!”–“Ah, t’invola”–“Deh, non varcar”

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True Concord: Shakespeare in Song
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord: Shakespeare in Song

  • ST. FRANCIS IN THE VALLEY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, GREEN VALLEY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday, October 11th, 2019; 7:00PM

Step into the world of arguably the greatest genius of the English language. Music is a language, and language can be music, so it is only fitting that William Shakespeare uses and refers to well over one hundred songs in his works.

The cornerstone of the concert is English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music featuring 16 vocal soloists. Heartfelt melodies swell and ebb like a gentle breeze of sound with text from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. It is said that Sergei Rachmaninoff, in attendance at the premiere of the Serenade, was reduced to tears by its beauty.

This concert premieres the third annual Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition winner, with text from Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 8, the inspiration for True Concord’s name.

In its first two years this competition has received more than 70 entries from across the country and has resulted in the world premieres of two works.

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True Concord: Shakespeare in Song
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

True Concord: Shakespeare in Song

Saturday, October 12th, 2019; 7:30PM

Step into the world of arguably the greatest genius of the English language. Music is a language, and language can be music, so it is only fitting that William Shakespeare uses and refers to well over one hundred songs in his works.

The cornerstone of the concert is English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music featuring 16 vocal soloists. Heartfelt melodies swell and ebb like a gentle breeze of sound with text from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. It is said that Sergei Rachmaninoff, in attendance at the premiere of the Serenade, was reduced to tears by its beauty.

This concert premieres the third annual Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition winner, with text from Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 8, the inspiration for True Concord’s name.

In its first two years this competition has received more than 70 entries from across the country and has resulted in the world premieres of two works.

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True Concord: Shakespeare in Song
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord: Shakespeare in Song

Sunday, October 13th, 2019; 3:00PM

Step into the world of arguably the greatest genius of the English language. Music is a language, and language can be music, so it is only fitting that William Shakespeare uses and refers to well over one hundred songs in his works.

The cornerstone of the concert is English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music featuring 16 vocal soloists. Heartfelt melodies swell and ebb like a gentle breeze of sound with text from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. It is said that Sergei Rachmaninoff, in attendance at the premiere of the Serenade, was reduced to tears by its beauty.

This concert premieres the third annual Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition winner, with text from Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 8, the inspiration for True Concord’s name.

In its first two years this competition has received more than 70 entries from across the country and has resulted in the world premieres of two works.

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True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci

  • Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday, November 22nd, 2019; 7:00PM

It is almost impossible to overstate the impact Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had on the world. For musicians and non-musicians alike, hearing his name conjures up images of genius and an artistic miracle.

Commonly known as the “Solemn Vespers,” Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore stands among his finest operas and choral masterpieces, prefiguring his great Mass in C Minor and Requiem. You will not want to miss the transcendent Laudate Dominum.

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and celebrates the immeasurable contribution the artist and inventor made on the entire world. Inspired by words, drawings and subjects in da Vinci’s personal notebooks, rising star and American composer Jocelyn Hagen explores the mind and world of da Vinci. In an Arizona premiere, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci includes a video projection over the choir and orchestra showing the actual drawings of one of the greatest minds of all time.

Mozart: “Solemn Vespers” K. 339
Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci for Choir, Orchestra, and Film (Arizona Premiere)  

Eric Holtan, Conducting

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True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci

Saturday, November 23nd, 2019; 7:30PM

It is almost impossible to overstate the impact Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had on the world. For musicians and non-musicians alike, hearing his name conjures up images of genius and an artistic miracle.

Commonly known as the “Solemn Vespers,” Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore stands among his finest operas and choral masterpieces, prefiguring his great Mass in C Minor and Requiem. You will not want to miss the transcendent Laudate Dominum.

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and celebrates the immeasurable contribution the artist and inventor made on the entire world. Inspired by words, drawings and subjects in da Vinci’s personal notebooks, rising star and American composer Jocelyn Hagen explores the mind and world of da Vinci. In an Arizona premiere, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci includes a video projection over the choir and orchestra showing the actual drawings of one of the greatest minds of all time.

Mozart: “Solemn Vespers” K. 339
Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci for Choir, Orchestra, and Film (Arizona Premiere)  

Eric Holtan, Conducting

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True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord: Mozart and Da Vinci

Sunday, November 24th, 2019; 3:00PM

It is almost impossible to overstate the impact Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had on the world. For musicians and non-musicians alike, hearing his name conjures up images of genius and an artistic miracle.

Commonly known as the “Solemn Vespers,” Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore stands among his finest operas and choral masterpieces, prefiguring his great Mass in C Minor and Requiem. You will not want to miss the transcendent Laudate Dominum.

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and celebrates the immeasurable contribution the artist and inventor made on the entire world. Inspired by words, drawings and subjects in da Vinci’s personal notebooks, rising star and American composer Jocelyn Hagen explores the mind and world of da Vinci. In an Arizona premiere, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci includes a video projection over the choir and orchestra showing the actual drawings of one of the greatest minds of all time.

Mozart: “Solemn Vespers” K. 339
Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci for Choir, Orchestra, and Film (Arizona Premiere)  

Eric Holtan, Conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019; 7:30PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Thursday, December 12th, 2019; 7:30PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Friday, December 13th, 2019; 7:30PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Saturday, December 14th, 2019; 7:30PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Sunday, December 15th, 2019; 7:00PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Thursday, December 19th, 2019; 7:00PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Friday, December 20th, 2019; 7:30PM

The incomparable voices of Seraphic Fire resound in carols, ancient and modern, in this new Christmas program. Seraphic Fire explores the songs of the angels, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, English carols and the traditional singing of Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree. For over a decade, Seraphic Fire’s Christmas concerts have been a South Florida tradition.

James K. Bass, conducting

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Oregon Bach Festival: Berlioz Romeo and Juliette
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival: Berlioz Romeo and Juliette

  • Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Saturday, July 13th, 2019; 7:30PM

Called “a true sonic spectacular” by Michael Tilson Thomas of San Francisco Symphony and a “superb symphonic poem” by Opera News. On the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, John Nelson conducts the Shakespeare narrative that the composer deemed “too beautiful, too musical” not tobe performed. Venerated bass Eric Owens will portray the central role of Friar Laurence.

Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Eric Owens, bass; OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; UO Chamber Choir; John Nelson, conductor

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Oregon Bach Festival: CPE Bach Magnificat
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival: CPE Bach Magnificat

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019; 7:30PM

Carl Philipp Emanuel, arguably the most successful of Bach’s children. was 35 when he wrote his Magnificat. He chose the key of D to highlight the natural trumpets and express a joyful, glorious, and triumphant mood. Conducted by John Butt, the C.P.E. Magnificat pays tribute to J.S., and features the OBF Chorus and Berwick Academy.

Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano; Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Kenneth Overton, bass-baritone; OBF Chorus; Berwick Academy; Kathy Romey, chorusmaster; John Butt, conductor

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Oregon Bach Festival Discovery Series: Cantata 74
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival Discovery Series: Cantata 74

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019; 7:30PM

Bach constructed four Cantatas intended for Pentecost Sunday. Cantata 74  (“Wer mich liebet”) was first performed in 1725 and is comprised of eight movements. The text focuses on personal and individual responses to faith, thus the work relies heavily on vocal soloists.

J.S. Bach’s “Wer mich liebet” (BWV 74)
Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chamber Chorus
Scott Allen Jarrett, conducting
Kim Leeds, alto soloist

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Oregon Bach Festival: Mozart Requiem
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival: Mozart Requiem

Friday, June 28th, 2019; 7:30PM

Left unfinished after his death, Mozart’s magnificent final masterpiece is “full of power and drama” (Chicago Sun-Times). Celebrated British conductor Jane Glover leads the OBF Orchestra and Chorus through this profoundly moving meditation. The brilliant and sublime Requiem is paired with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major.

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Kenneth Overton, bass-baritone; OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; UO Chamber Choir; Jane Glover, conductor

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Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart Requiem
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart Requiem

Sunday, May 35th, 2019; 3:00 PM

Mozart’s sublime final composition, left unfinished at the time of his death, is universally acknowledged as one of the most powerful and moving masterpieces ever composed. In the hands of Harry Christophers and the musicians of H+H, it will be an experience to remember. The Requiem has an otherworldly beauty intimating that—having already glimpsed the beyond—Mozart is on the threshold of eternity. Harry Christophers conducts this final concert of the season that also includes Mozart’s stately Masonic Funeral Music, a tour de force motet by Bach, and Allegri’s polyphonic masterpiece. This music will reverberate in your soul long after the last note has faded to silence.

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem
Harry Christophers, Conducting

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Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart Requiem
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart Requiem

Friday, May 3rd, 2019; 7:30 PM

Mozart’s sublime final composition, left unfinished at the time of his death, is universally acknowledged as one of the most powerful and moving masterpieces ever composed. In the hands of Harry Christophers and the musicians of H+H, it will be an experience to remember. The Requiem has an otherworldly beauty intimating that—having already glimpsed the beyond—Mozart is on the threshold of eternity. Harry Christophers conducts this final concert of the season that also includes Mozart’s stately Masonic Funeral Music, a tour de force motet by Bach, and Allegri’s polyphonic masterpiece. This music will reverberate in your soul long after the last note has faded to silence.

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem
Harry Christophers, Conducting

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L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Membra Jesu Nostri
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Membra Jesu Nostri

Saturday, March 16th, 2019; 7:00PM

Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri
L'Académie du Roi Soleil
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Ellis, gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ & director

Tickets: $25 general, $15 senior/student

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L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Membra Jesu Nostri
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Membra Jesu Nostri

Friday, March 15th, 2019; 7:30PM

Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri
L'Académie du Roi Soleil
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Ellis, gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ & director

Tickets: $25 general, $15 senior/student

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Blue Heron: Ockeghem@600
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

Blue Heron: Ockeghem@600

Sunday, March 10th, 2019; 4:00PM

Blue Heron continues their Ockeghem series with one of his most celebrated works, the astoundingly complex yet captivatingly beautiful Missa Prolationum, constructed (like Bach’s Goldberg Variations) as a series of canons at different intervals—but Ockeghem’s are double canons, in which four sung parts are generated from two written ones. A truly mind-expanding musical experience!

Scott Metcalfe, Conducting

Free pre-concert talk by Sean Gallagher (NEC) at 7:15 PM / Doors open at 7 PM

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Blue Heron: Ockeghem@600
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Heron: Ockeghem@600

Saturday, March 9th, 2019; 8:00PM

Blue Heron continues their Ockeghem series with one of his most celebrated works, the astoundingly complex yet captivatingly beautiful Missa Prolationum, constructed (like Bach’s Goldberg Variations) as a series of canons at different intervals—but Ockeghem’s are double canons, in which four sung parts are generated from two written ones. A truly mind-expanding musical experience!

Scott Metcalfe, Conducting

Free pre-concert talk by Sean Gallagher (NEC) at 7:15 PM / Doors open at 7 PM

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The Crossing: Fire in my mouth
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Crossing: Fire in my mouth

Saturday, January 26th, 2019; 8:00PM

Fire in my mouth, a major world premiere from Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe, tells the story of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a 1911 tragedy that led to significant changes in labor laws. Representing the nearly 150 women lost in that fire are 36 women of The Crossing, with the Philharmonic’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, conducting.

also included on the program:
Steven Stucky Elegy
Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Crossing Choir
Jaap van Zweden, conducting
 

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The Crossing: Fire in my mouth
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Crossing: Fire in my mouth

Friday, January 25th, 2019; 8:00PM

Fire in my mouth, a major world premiere from Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe, tells the story of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a 1911 tragedy that led to significant changes in labor laws. Representing the nearly 150 women lost in that fire are 36 women of The Crossing, with the Philharmonic’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, conducting.

also included on the program:
Steven Stucky Elegy
Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Crossing Choir
Jaap van Zweden, conducting
 

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