Mostly Mozart Festival - Bernstein MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (Ensemble)
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Mostly Mozart Festival - Bernstein MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (Ensemble)

Bernstein: MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers

With English supertitles

Conductor Louis Langrée, the Festival Orchestra, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and a huge cast of singers, musicians, and dancers celebrate Leonard Bernstein with a fully staged production of his bold 1971 MASS. Born of the Vietnam War era, MASS is an endlessly inventive dramatic happening and case study in eclecticism, with rock, gospel, and Broadway songwriter Stephen Schwartz’s “Simple Song” woven together with tone rows, marches, and chorales. At its heart, MASS portrays a deeply personal crisis of faith, embodied by the central figure of the Celebrant (Tines). In this New York production premiere directed by SF Opera Lab curator Elkhanah Pulitzer, Bernstein’s spirited artifact of the Age of Aquarius enters a new millennium.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Louis Langrée, conductor

Davóne Tines, Celebrant (Mostly Mozart Festival debut); Elkhanah Pulitzer, director (New York debut)

Concert Chorale of New York: James Bagwell, choral director

Young People’s Chorus of New York City: Elizabeth Núñez, associate artistic director

Laurel Jenkins, choreographer; Seth Reiser, scenic and lighting designer; Christine Crook, costume designer; Mark Grey, sound designer; Adam Larsen, projection designer

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Mostly Mozart Festival - Bernstein MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (Ensemble)
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mostly Mozart Festival - Bernstein MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (Ensemble)

Bernstein: MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers

With English supertitles

Conductor Louis Langrée, the Festival Orchestra, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and a huge cast of singers, musicians, and dancers celebrate Leonard Bernstein with a fully staged production of his bold 1971 MASS. Born of the Vietnam War era, MASS is an endlessly inventive dramatic happening and case study in eclecticism, with rock, gospel, and Broadway songwriter Stephen Schwartz’s “Simple Song” woven together with tone rows, marches, and chorales. At its heart, MASS portrays a deeply personal crisis of faith, embodied by the central figure of the Celebrant (Tines). In this New York production premiere directed by SF Opera Lab curator Elkhanah Pulitzer, Bernstein’s spirited artifact of the Age of Aquarius enters a new millennium.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Louis Langrée, conductor

Davóne Tines, Celebrant (Mostly Mozart Festival debut); Elkhanah Pulitzer, director (New York debut)

Concert Chorale of New York: James Bagwell, choral director

Young People’s Chorus of New York City: Elizabeth Núñez, associate artistic director

Laurel Jenkins, choreographer; Seth Reiser, scenic and lighting designer; Christine Crook, costume designer; Mark Grey, sound designer; Adam Larsen, projection designer

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Choir of Trinity Wall Street - Time's Arrow: Webern Part 2 (Ensemble)
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Choir of Trinity Wall Street - Time's Arrow: Webern Part 2 (Ensemble)

TIME'S ARROW: Webern Part 2
St. Paul’s Chapel

Webern – Passacaglia, Op. 1; Im Sommerwind, Op. 21; Kantate #2, Op. 31
Brahms – A German Requiem
 

NOVUS NY, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Downtown Voices; Colleen Daly, soprano, and Stephen Salters, baritone; Julian Wachner, conductor

The Time’s Arrow festival continues its focus on the complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern begun last fall. In keeping with the signature juxtaposition of early and modern music which is the trademark of the series, the festival presents Webern’s works along with later composers he inspired, including György Ligeti, Heinz Holliger, Christopher Rouse, Marti Epstein and more. NOVUS NY will anchor most of the performances, joined for the finale by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Downtown Voices in a concert that includes Brahms Requiem

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Choir of Trinity Wall Street - TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100 (Ensemble)
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Choir of Trinity Wall Street - TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100 (Ensemble)

TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100
St. Paul’s Chapel

Wachner – Jubilate Deo and Psalm Cycle III
Foss – Psalms
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, Trinity Youth Chorus, and NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, Trinity Youth Chorus, and NOVUS NY; Julian Wachner, conductor

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Los Angeles Philharmonic: Bernstein "Chichester Psalms" and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Ensemble)
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Bernstein "Chichester Psalms" and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Ensemble)

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Bernstein Chichester Psalms and Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

John Holiday, countertenor; Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor; Soloman Howard, bass

Concert Chorale of New York: James Bagwell, choral director

The Los Angeles Philharmonic under its brilliant director, Gustavo Dudamel, offers a celebration of the human spirit transcending international boundaries. In anticipation of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the LA Phil brings his Chichester Psalms, a hopeful blend of Hebrew verse and the Christian choral tradition, back to the hall in which the composer conducted its premiere in 1965. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, his final completed work, journeys from darkness to light, culminating in one of the most exhilarating finales ever created.

 

 

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Choir of Trinity Wall Street - TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100 (Ensemble)
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Choir of Trinity Wall Street - TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100 (Ensemble)

TOTAL EMBRACE: Leonard Bernstein at 100
St. Paul’s Chapel

Copland – El Salon Mexico (arr. Bernstein/Wachner)
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde
Snider – Mass for the Endangered (world premiere)

NOVUS NY and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street with John McVeigh, tenor, and Stephen Salters, baritone; Julian Wachner, conductor

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Voices of Ascension: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Ensemble)
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Voices of Ascension: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Ensemble)

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is filled with the pageantry of grand Venetian style. Unearthing the majestic sounds of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, this piece features the ensemble Dark Horse Concert, playing cornetti and sackbuts — the original instruments used when the Vespers first premiered in Venice in 1610.

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Voices of Ascension: Poulenc Gloria & Honegger King David (Ensemble)
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Voices of Ascension: Poulenc Gloria & Honegger King David (Ensemble)

Voices of Ascension presents Poulenc Gloria and Honegger King David, featuring the return of VOA Young Artist soprano Vanessa Vasquez, 2017 Met Opera National Council Audition Winner.  Both popular, joyous French pieces, this concert will include a special organ transcription of Gloria, with the original theater orchestration and a surprise celebrity narrator for King David.

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