December 20 - The Opus Project presents Opus 36


THE OPUS PROJECT


Opus 36


8pm, Sunday, December 20, 2015


 Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)    
     Sonatina No. 1, Op. 36, No. 1 (1797)
          I. Allegro

          Feona Lee Jones, Prepared Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   
     Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 (1803)
          I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   
     Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 (1877)
          I. Finale - Allegro con fuoco

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1913)       
     Cantata No. 2 ("At the Reading of a Psalm"), Op.36 (1915)
          Introduction

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)       
     Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma"), Op. 36 (1899)
          XI. (G.R.S.) [George Robertson Sinclair and his Great Bulldog, Dan]

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Six Songs, Op. 36 (1900)
          V. March Snow (Josef Julius Wecksell, 1838–1907)


Feruccio Busoni (1864-1924)       
     Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 36a (1900)
          I. Langsam


Erik Satie (1866-1925)
     Sonatine Bureaucratique (1917)
          I. Allegro
           

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)   
     A la Cubana, Op. 36 (1914)

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Harriet March Page, Alto / Corey Johnson, Violin
          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)       
     Symphony in C Sharp Minor, Op. 36a (1932)
          I. Moderato

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     Piano Concerto, Op. 36 (1927)
          I. Allegro molto

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra



Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)   
     Poeme Satanique, Op. 36 (1903)
          Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)   
     Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (1931)
          II. Non allegro

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)       
     Choral Folk Songs, Op. 36b (1916)
          III. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)   
     Violin Concerto, Op. 36 (1936)
          I. Poco allegro

Marion Bauer (1882-1955)       
     Piano Concerto (“American Youth”), Op. 36 (1943)
          I. Majestic

Walter Braunfels (1882-1954)   
     Prelude and Fugue, Op. 36 (1935)
          Fugue - Exposition

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano / Corey Johnson, Violin
          The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
     Piano Sonata No. 3 (1917)
          Presto

  

 Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)       
     Elegie Songbook on Poetry of [Nikolas] Lenau and [Joseph] Eichendorff, Op. 36 (1924)
          I. Melancholie (Eichendorff)

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra


Ernst Toch (1887-1965)       
     Five Capriccetti, Op. 36 (1925)
          I. Quasi andante


          Feona Lee Jones, Piano   


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
     Five Poems of C[onstantine] Balmont, Op. 36 (1921)
          V. The Pillars - Andante lugubre

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano   

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
     Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36 No. 1 (1924)
          III. Kleines Potpourri - Very light quarters

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)   
     The Story of the Priest and his Helper Balda, Op. 36 (1934)   
          I. Overture - Allegro non troppo

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
     Toccata Festiva, Op. 36 (1960)
          Allegro con brio

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)       
     Two Ghazals, Op. 36 (1933)
          Ghazal I

          Video       

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)   
     String Quartet No. 2 ("In Time of War"), Op. 36 (1945)
          I. Allegro calmo senza rigore

Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013)   
     Serenade for Flute and Strings, Op. 36 (1956)
          I. Tres large

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos, Volume III) (1974)
          IV. Myth

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / The Opus Project Orchestra

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)   
     Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 36 (1975)
          I. Andante molto

          The Opus Project Piano Trio   



Jan Pusina (b. 1940)       
     Six or Seven Dances for Cello(s), Op. 36 (1977)


          The Opus Project Cello Trio

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Lot in Life, Op. 36 (1988)
           IV. Lothario




Stardust (b. 1962)           
     Pipe Dream: A Kemet Chimera (2015)
           Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra           


Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)   
     Two Holiday Improvisations (2015)

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano



THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor
Michael Stubblefield                Associate Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn
Stardust

Clarinet
Kenneth Rhee

Tenor Saxophone
Trevor Strohl

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Trumpet
Lucie Valentine



Horn
Jan Pusina

Trombone
Scott Sterling

Soprano
Jill Wagoner

Alto
Harriet March Page

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Bass
John Veitch

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

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari
Cynthia Seagren

Violin I
Corey Johnson

Violin II
Sarah Ho

Viola
Carol Earley

Cello
Young June Kim
Claudia Portillo
Aaron Urton


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 37

Fired Up

8pm, Saturday, January 23, 2015,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

with Alan Kingsley, Jill Wagoner, Feona Lee Jones, and
The Opus Project String Quartet, Pierrot  Ensemble, and Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)            Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (1803)
Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)                 Burla, Op. 37, No. 2 (1906)
Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)            Two Piano Pieces, Op. 37 (1905)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                      The First Kiss, Op. 37, No. 1 (1902)
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)        Danza Lenta, Op. 37, No. 2 (1915)
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)            Lethe, Op. 37 (1926)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)            Psalm 80, Op. 37 (1928)
Paul Juon (1872-1940)                   Rhapsody for Piano Quartet, Op. 37 (1906)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)        Prelude in B Major, Op. 37 (1903)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)            All-Night Vigil ("Vespers"), Op. 37 (1915)
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)                The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37 (1917)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37 (1936)
Leonardo de Lorenzo (1875-1962)            Pizzica-Pizzica, Op. 37 (1931)
Walter Braunfels (1882-1954)           Grosse Messe, Op. 37 (1926)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            The Soldier's Tale (1918)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            The Fiery Angel, Op. 37 (1923)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Po√®me, Op.37, No. 1 (1916)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Piano Music, Op. 37 (1925)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        The Human Comedy, Op. 37 (1934)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Die Natali, Op. 37 (1960)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Vijag, Op. 37 (1946)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 (1946)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)        Milena, Op. 37 (1971)
Jan Pusina (b. 1940)                   New Work (2016)   
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            At a Photo Shop, Op. 37 (1989)
Stardust (b. 1962)             New Work (2016)
Michael Stubblefield        New Work (2016)
John Veitch (b. 1989)        New Work (2016)
Hussein Al-Naswari        New Work (2016)

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Another impressive concert, on a similar day, ending with editing page 8 Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel: 1895 - Max Burckhard, Op. 232, No. 17,


in tandem with video, on the 44th day of fall, high only 50 (55 in Pleasant Hill) -- the coldest day of the year thus far, surpassing the chilliest previous on January 1 at 52, with .37 additional precip (3.60 since July 1)...