August 31 - On the Path


More


imformative videos with



Harriet and Megan, while editing page 3Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1888 Alma Maria Schindler, Op. 232, No. 10... 182nd day of summer, up 4 to 93 (73 days 90+ / 117 days 80+)...


And a second sheet of score-study for Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33: March and John Lennon's All You Need Is Love.... 

August 30 - Meeting of the Minds


Home all day with Harriet and Megan,


engaging videos, preparing audio / sheet music / videos for The Opus Project presents Opus 33: Valentines Out of Season, editing page2 Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1888 Alma Maria Schindler, Op. 232, No. 10; 181st day of summer, three degrees up to a high 89 (116 days 80+)...

Ah, yes, also begin score-study of Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33: March and John Lennon's All You Need Is Love....

August 29 - The Opus Project presents Opus 32



THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 32
8pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)   
     Four Poems [Romances] for Voice and Piano, Op. 32
          (1911, Yakov Polonsky, 1819–1898)
          I. In Times of Loss (orch. John Veitch, 2015)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   
     The Origin of Fire, Op. 32 (1902)
          Lento assai

          The Opus Project Orchestra



Albert Roussel (1869-1937)   
     Odes Anacreontiques, Op. 32 (1926, anon. Ancient Greek in the style of Anacreon,
          trans. Leconte de Lisle, 1818-1894)
          II. Ode XXXIV Sur une jeune fille

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
     Two Poems, Op. 32 (1903)
          II. Allegro Con eleganza Con fidueia

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
     13 Piano Preludes, Op. 32 (1910)
           I / X

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano / John Veitch, Piano


Gustav Holst (1874-1934)   
     The Planets, Op 32 (1916)
          I. Mars, the Bringer of War

Charles Ives (1874-1954)   
     Symphony No. 2 (1902)
          V. Allegro molto vivace (finale)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     From Today to Tomorrow, Op. 32 (1928, Gertrud Bertha Schoenberg, 1893-1967)
          Very moderately

          Carol Reynolds, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Tenor
          The Opus Project Orchestra


Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)   
     Two Pieces for Bass and Piano, Op. 32 (1909)
           I. Prelude


          Aaron Urton, Cello / Feona Lee Jones, Piano
               

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
     Three Songs to Words of Dmitri Davydov [1811-1888], Op. 32 (1915)
          I. Dawn

          Alan Kinglsey, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)   
     Four Pieces, Op. 32 (1918)   
          III. Gavotte (orch. John Veitch, 2015)

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)   
     String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32 (1923)

          The Opus Project String Sextet   


Paul Creston (1906-1985)   
     Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 32 (1942)

          Video

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     Hamlet, Op. 32 (1932)
           II. Overture
   
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   
     Vanessa, Op. 32 (1958, Gian Carlo Menotti, 1911-2007)
          Act I - Fiery

          The Opus Project Orchestra


John Cage (1912-1992)   
     Variations V (1968, Merce Cunningham Dance Company)
          Excerpt

          Video                   

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Festival Te Deum, Op. 32 (1945)
          Andante con moto

          The Opus Project Orchestra   


Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)
     Variations for an Album, Op. 32 (1947)
          Theme / Variations I-II


Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)   
     Concerto for Duo Piano and Strings, Op. 32 (1951)
          I. Allegro

                    Video


Gyorgy Kurtag (b. 1926)   
     Elutut Lebenslauf [Curriculum vitae] for Two Basset Horns and Two Pianos
          (Tuned 1/4-Tone Apart), Op. 32 (1992)
          Introduction

          The Opus Project Wind-Piano Quartet

George Crumb (b. 1929)   
     Lux Aeterna (1971)
          (REFRAIN) "Masked Dance for a Dead Prince" - Grave, somber
                   
     Music for a Summer Evening (1974)
          V. Music of the Starry Night:  Five-Fold Galactic Bells
          "SONG OF RECONCILIATION" -
          Joyous, ecstatic; with a sense of cosmic time

          The Opus Project Orchesra

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
     Impromptus, Op. 32 (1972)
          IV. Moderato

                    The Opus Project Bass Clef Ensemble

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)   
     Ophelia's Last Dance, Op. 32 (2010)

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Mark Alburger (b. 1957)   
     Crystal Series, Op. 32 (1987)
          I. Crystal Bells

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano


Scott Sterling (b. 1970)   
     Lullaby for Peace (2011)

          The Opus Project Orchestra



Hussein Al-Naswari   
     The Big Apple Chorale (2015)
          Theme and Variation

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano



THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                     
Music Director and Conductor

Michael Stubblefield                 
Associate Music Director

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley
Abigail Rolley

Clarinet
Peter Brown

Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Mayoff
Trevor Strohl

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Trumpet
Michael Cox

Horn
Bob Satterford

Trombone
Scott Sterling

Tuba
Aaron Wallace

Soprano
Carol Reynolds

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Mandolin
Corey Johnson

Guitar
Michael Stubblefield

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Feona Lee Jones
John Veitch

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari
Ken Crawford
Carol Reynolds

Violin I
Corey Johnson

Violin II
Carol Earley

Viola
Kat Walsh

Cello
Young June Kim
Erina Lay
Aaron Urton

Bass
Michael Stubblefield

THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 33 - Love, Love, Love (Valentines Out of Season)
8pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
A Multi-Media Event, with The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Piece for Piano, Op. 33, No. 1 1928)
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)        Elegy and Toccata, Op. 33 (1950)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (1919)   
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Sonata No.1, Op.33 (1916)       
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Songs from Old Texts, Op. 33 (1923)   
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Counterplan, Op. 33 (1932)       
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Nocturne, Op. 33 (1959)    
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 33 (1936)
John Cage (1912-1992)        A Valentine Out of Season (1948)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Peter Grimes, Op. 33 (1945)
John Lennon (1940-1980)            All You Need Is Love (1967)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            San Timoteo Can[yon]tata, Op. 33 (1988)

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

***


After finishing printing, program, and videos for the performance -- bomb


down


the


freeway,


to pick up Carol,


and,


via donuts,


off to Cybercopy,


and, eventually, the fantastic show.


Out afterwards


locally, then home to begin editing Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1888 Alma Maria Schindler, Op. 232, No. 10, on the 180th day of summer, high way down 16 to 86 (115 days 80+), with Pleasant Hill and Pinole respectively at 82 / 75....

August 28 - Prelude to the Evening of an Opus


Looking forward to The Opus Project presents Opus 32, (8pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015), and wonderful to meet again with the Fall 2015


Music Appreciation group, opening up the class to all late-ads who have decided to return for a second week.  As such, we will meet in M101 from this point on, dealing with all the aspects of Quiz 2, as below...



Bass Clef Notations of...

F Lydian
F    G  A    B  C   D  E  F
Do Re Mi Fi Sol La Ti Do

F Major
F    G   A  Bb C    D  E  F
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do

Pattern of Whole Steps and Half Steps in Major Scales (Example C)
C   D   E   F   G   A   B   C
  W  W  H  W  W  W  H

Four Textures of Music
Monophonic - One Line of Music, Strictly Performed
Heterophonic - One Line of Music, Freely Performed
Polyphonic - More Than One Line of Music, Lines of Equal Importance
Homophonic - More Than One Line of Music, One Line is More Important

Listening
[3500] Iraq - The Passion of 1,001 Nights
[5570] Syria - Hurrian Hymn No. 6
[5659] Egypt - Trumpet of Tutankhamun (King Tut)
[5949] China - Entrance Hymn for the Emperor
[6970] Turkey (Asia Minor) (Ancient Greek Culture) - Epitaph of Seikilos
[7001] Indonesia (Bali) - Gamelan Gong Kebyar

***


After the morning commute and dynamic class above,


accompany cellist Young June Kim and company up campus to expedite last-day-to-add-without-a-petition registration in same,


pick up key from Doug (locking Sohrab in 104, which is OK with him),


print out music at Copyworld,


and

return


homeward


to edit,


over semi-engaging videos, finishing editing Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1887 Prince Rudolf, Op. 232, No. 9 (4 pages total), on the 179th day of summer, high again 102 (20 / 72 / 114 days respectively at-or-beyond 100 / 90 / 80) -- again 99 in Pleasant Hill...


Oh yes, also post Opus 32 Event on Facebook, with related material...

August 27 - Write This Down


Fourth session with the Fall 2015 Music Theoreticians, Dictation on Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral"): IV - "Ode to Joy" section (transposed from D to C), doubling as Keyboard-Solfege, and, eventually,


Board-Harmonized Medievally in Parallel Perfect Fifths (having cut to the chase with the Prime / Retrograde / Inversion / Retrograde-Inversion exercise, continuing imaginative Student Compositon 1's,


ending up with Quiz 2 (musical examples drawn from various Ancient Musics),


with keyboard tasks including F Lydian and Major,


and the singing / playing of Sol Bloom's Snake Charmer


Before this,


the scenic, 




if


circuitous,


early


morning;


after,


a ridiculous nomenclatural errand,


lunch with


Carol, paper-grading,




returning via DVC for


The Opus Project Presents Opus 32 (8pm, Saturday, August 29, Diablo Valley College Music, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA) logistical matters (ably assisted by Associate Music Director Michael Stubblefield),


then


homeward



to edit page 2 Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1887 Prince Rudolf, Op. 232, No. 9,


over measured video,


with Megan and Harriet, on the 178th day of summer, high up two to a flaming 102 (tying June 25-26, July 1, 4) -- 19 / 71 / 113 days 100 / 90 / 80+ -- Pleasant Hill / Pinole: 99, 81...