June 30 - Gathering Together


A Renaissance of possibilities in the Music Appreciation class, going on for...



D Major (Two Sharps - F#, C#)
D E F# G A B C# D

A Major (Three Sharps - F#, C#, G#)
A B C# D E F# G# A

E Major (Four Sharps - F#, C#, G#, D#)
E F# G# A B C# D#

E Minor (One Sharp - F#)
E F# G A B C D E


Three Genres of Baroque Music (and typical subdivisions)

Dance Suite
Overture
Dance I
Dance II
.
.
.

Opera
Overture
Recitative
Aria (Duet, Trio, Quartet, etc.)
Chorus
.
.
.

Concerto
Fast
Slow
Fast




Dates and Three Stylistic Periods
for J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
and Types of Music Written
Weimar - Organ
Cothen - Instrumental
Leipzig - Choral


Listening
[8567] Claudio Monteverdi - Vespers: I. Deus in Adjutorium
[8585] Heinrich Schutz - Saul, Saul
[8659] Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneus: When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido's Lament)
[8678] Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria: I. Gloria
[8685] J.S. Bach - Fugue in G Minor ("Little")
[8685] G.F. Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah

***


Week 3 Day 2 of the Summer 2015 Semester,


heading down,


then the 


fourth three-fold paper-grading of


Concord Safeway Starbucks,


Magoos,


and


Carol's,






then no less than two


fires on 680 north,


followed by


calmer conditions


on 80,


and video for Portraits of ___ (Some Multiple of 3) Women: XIII. Dance, Girl, Dance,


on the 120th day of summer, high up 7 to the highest temperature of the year -- 107 (6 Days at 100-or-more / 27 days 90+ / 56 days 80-or-beyond) --


only a degree less in Pleasant Hill (106)...






June 29 - Panoramic Visions


Make


the


daily


(or at least four-times weekly,


for this six-week summer semester)


circuit


to


Diablo Valley College


and back, via 4


and


80,


to produce video for Portraits of ___ (Some Multiple of 3) Women: XII. Shara,


on the 119th day of summer,


high zooming back up 5 to 100


(4th highest temperature of the year (55 days 80+ / 26 days 90+ / 5 Days 100+) -- 8 degrees lower than this in Pleasant Hill (92)...

June 28 - Using Our Heads


Continuing fourth rehearsal of Fresh Voices XV: Incarnate! (8pm, Friday-Saturday, July 9-10, 2015, Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA), including Portraits of ___ (Some Multiple of 3) Women, Steven Clark's Amazons of Planet Zena, John Bilotta's Rosetta's Stone,


John McGrew's Raising a Messiah, Carol Collins's Baltimore Crazy Quilt, Matthew Owens's City of St. Francis, and


songs of Frank Johnson --


for today,


at Berkeley's


Trinity Chapel,


the


way


down


beautiful, 



and


the


return dark, with the production of Portraits... XI. St. Joan, on the 118th day of summer, high up five to 95 (54 days 80+ / 25 days 90+), way cooler in Berkeley at 66...

June 27 - The Opus Project presents Opus 30


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 30
8pm, Saturday, June 27, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building
Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1913)       
     Piano Quintet, Op. 30 (1911)
          I. Introduzione.  Adagio mesto - Theme

Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)       
     Violin Sonata, Op. 30 (1904)
          I. Allegro appassionato, ma non troppo - Introduction

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)       
     Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), Op. 30 (1896)
           I. Introduction

           The Opus Project Orchestra

Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)       
     Four Songs, Op. 30 (1923)
          I. Sehnsucht nach vergessen (A Longing to Forget)
          (Nikolaus Lenau, 1802-1850)

          Mark Alburger, Voice / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     Serenade for Flute, String Trio, and Harp, Op. 30 (1925)
          Theme

          Alan Kingsley, Flute

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)   
     Piano Sontata No. 4, Op. 30 (1904)
          Introduction

          John Vietch, Piano
       
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)   
     Piano Concerto No. 3 (1909)
          I. Allegro ma non tanto

                        Feona Lee Jones, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra



Gustav Holst (1874-1934)            
     The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30
          (1912, Kalidasa, c. AD 375-425,
          Meghaduta [Cloud Messenger], c. 400)

                        Video

Charles Ives (1874-1954)       
     Psalm 54 (1902)
                   
          The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)   
     String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30 (1927)

           Audio



Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)       
     25 Preludes for Piano, Op. 30 (1907)
          II. Sostenuto

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)       
     Ragtime for 11 Instruments (1917)
          Introduction

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
     Mythes, Three Poems (1915)
          II. Narcisse

          Audio

Anton Webern (1883-1945)       
     Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30 (1940)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
     Seven, They are Seven, Op. 30
          (1918, Konstantin Balmont, 1867-1942,
          Ancient Calls, after a c. 3000 BC Iraqi inscription)   

          The Opus Project Orchestra / Video

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)       
     Two Love Poems, Op.30 (1915, Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941)   
          II. Peace, My Heart
                   
          Mark Alburger, Tenor / Feona Lee Jones, Piano
   
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
     Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30 (1923)

         Travelling iPhone

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)   
     Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 30 (1948)
          I. Molto moderato - Allegro

          Video

Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)   
     Rondo, Op. 30 (1939)

     Mark Alburger, Piano 

Paul Creston (1906-1985)       
     Dance Variations, Op. 30 (1942)
           I. Minuet

          Video

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
     Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op. 30 (1954)
          Introduction

          The Opus Project Orchestra   

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)       
     Four Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 30 (1966)
          No. 1

          Video

John Cage (1912-1992)       
     Jazz Study (1942)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)   
     Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30 (1943)
          Introduction 

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)   
     Symphony No. 3, Op. 30 (1946)
          Introduction
 
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)   
     Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (1963)
          I. Cadenza e studi

           Video

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Symphonic Study "Machines", Op. 30 (1951)
          Introduction

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Gyorgy Kurtag  (b. 1926)       
     Samuel Beckett: What is the Word, Op. 30 (1991)

          Video

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Ancient Voices of Children (1970)
           III. De donde vienes, amor, mi nino?
          (From where do you come, my love, my child?)
          "DANCE OF THE SACRED LIFE CYCLE"

          Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano / Mark Alburger, Tenor
          The Opus Project Orchestra

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)   
     Seven, for Piano, Op. 30 (1971)
         VI. Adagio

          Mark Alburger, Piano


Philip Glass (b. 1937)       
     Northstar (1977)
          I. Etoile Polaire

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Jacques Hetu (1938-2010)       
     Ballade, Op. 30 (1978)



Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)       
     Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (2002)
          I. Recitative

          Video

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     [Thomas] Merton [1915-1963] Songs, Op. 30 (1986)
          I. The Philosophers
          II. Dirge for the World Joyce Died In

          Mark Alburger, Tenor / Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Stardust (b. 1962)           
     Rhapsody in Pink (2015)

Scott Sterling (b. 1970)       
     Little Boy Blue (1998)

          The Opus Project Orchestra


John Veitch (b. 1989)       
     Piano Prelude No. 3 (2015)

     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
Tim Machajewsi

Trumpet
Ron Cohen

Horn
Bob Satterford

Trombone
Scott Sterling

Mezzo-Soprano
Harriet March Page

Tenor
Mark Alburger
John Veitch

Piano
Mark Alburger
Feona Lee Jones
John Veitch

Percussion
Ken Crawford
Cynthia Seagren

Violin / Mandolin
Corey Johnson

Viola
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton

Bass
Michael Stubblefield


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 31 - 8pm, Saturday, July 25, 2015, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event, with The Opus Project Orchestra

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)        March Slav, Op. 31 (1876)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)            Psalm 100 (1902)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 (1928)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Cantata No. 2, Op. 31 (1943)   
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Old Grandmother Tales, Op. 31 (1918)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            2 Patmore Poems, Op.31 (1915)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Solo Violin Sonata, Op. 31 (1924)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)            Hypothetical Murder, Op. 31 (1931) (1937)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Summer Music, Op. 31 (1956)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Two Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 31 (1939)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)            Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31 (1943)
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)            Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 31
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Duo Sonata No. 2 ("Wasatch"), Op. 31 (1986)

Tickets -- $10 - $20 -- available at the door.  

***


Down


in the


morning for


fourth rehearsal of  


Fresh Voices XV: Incarnate! (8pm, Friday-Saturday, July 9-10, 2015, Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA),


including Portraits of ___ (Some Multiple of 3) Women and


Steven Clark's  


Amazons of Planet Zena,


John Bilotta's Rosetta's Stone, John McGrew's Raising a Messiah, Carol Collins's Baltimore Crazy Quilt, Matthew Owens's City of St. Francis, and songs of Frank Johnson.


Home late, after the impressive Opus,


to produce video for Portraits... X: Collette, on the117th day of summer, high down 12 to 90 (53 days 80+ / 24 days 90+) -- ten less than even this in Pleasant Hill: 80.