April 28 - The Opus $64,000 Question



THE OPUS PROJECT 
The Opus $64,000 Question
8pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Program

Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)
     Notre Dame Mass (1364)
          I. Kyrie

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)    
     Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (1844)
          I. Allegro molto appassionato

          Kristen Kline, Violin
          The Opus Project Orchestra

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)    
     Three Waltzes, Op. 64 (1847)
          II. Tempo guisto in C# Minor

          Carol Reynolds, Piano

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)       
     Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 (1888)
           I. Andante - Allegro con anima

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)    
     An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (1915)
           Night

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)        
     The Bard, Op. 64 (1914)
           Lento assai

Erik Satie (1866-1925)       
     Automatic Descriptions (1913)
          I. In a Vessel (at the will of the waves) - Assez lent

Henry Hadley (1871-1937)   
     Symphony No. 4 ("North, South, East, West"), Op. 64 (1910)
          I. North

Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)   
     The Zaporozhy Cossaks, Op. 64
          I. Introduction

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)   
     Three Poems of Stephen Mallarme (1913)
          I. Sigh

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)       
     Sonata for Solo Violin (1944)
          II. Fuga

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   
     Symphony of Psalms (1930)
          I. Quarter = 92

          Megan Cullen, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra

Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)   
     Festival Hymn for Orchestra, Op. 64

          Video

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)   
     Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (1936)
          Montagues and Capulets

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)       
     Kammerkantate No. 8 ("Pleasure's Death"),
          Op. 64 (1937)

          Megan Cullen, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)   
     Mass for Five Voices, Op. 64 (1964)
          I. Kyrie

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)   
     Achtamar, Piano Solo, Op. 64 (1948)

          Video

Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)   
     A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64 (1960)
          Overture

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)   
     Organ Sonata, Op. 64 (1982)
          I. Lento

          Megan Cullen, Piano

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)   
     Commonwealth Christmas Overture, Op. 64 (1957)

          Video

Alexander Goehr (b. 1932)   
     Sur Terre, en l'Air, Op. 64 (1997)

                        Kat Walsh, Viola / Megan Cullen, Piano

Terry Riley (b. 1935)       
     In C (1964)

Philip Glass (b. 1937)       
     Powaqqatsi (1988)

Jacques Hetu (1938-2010)    
     Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 64 (1994)
          I. Andante

John Lennon (1940-1980)       
     I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963 / 1964)

Paul McCartney (b. 1942)
     When I'm 64 (1967)

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Joshua Fought the Battle, Op. 64 (1998)
          IV. The Battle of Jericho

         The Opus Project Orchestra

March 17 - Opus 63: Greensleeves of Mirth


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 63
Greensleeves of Mirth
8pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Program

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)   
     Neapolitan Song
           [After Luigi Danza(1846-1922)'s
           Funiculi, Funicula (1880)],  Op. 63 (1907)

Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)       
     Kikimora for Orchestra, Op. 63 (1910)
          Adagio

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)       
     Symphony No. 2 in Eb, Op. 63 (1911)
          I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)        
     Joseph's Legend, Op. 63 (1914)
          Allegro moderato

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Symphony No. 4, Op. 63 (1911)
          I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)       
     Landscapes and Seascapes, Op. 63 (1916)
          I. On the Cliff

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)       
    War Song, Op. 63 (1914, Leon Tonnlier)
         Calme [!]

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)   
     Magnificat (1932)

Charles Ives (1874-1954)       
     Chamber Orchestra Set No. 1 (1912)
          I. Calcium Light Night

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)   
     Variations on an African Air, Op. 63 (1905)
          Molto moderato (maestoso)

Bela Bartok (1881-1943)       
     Concerto for Orchestra (1943)
          IV. Intermezzo Interrotto (Allegro)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)       
     Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1929)
          I. Presto

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
     Violin Concerto No. 2 (1935)
          I. Allegro moderato

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)       
     Five Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1920)
           First Etude

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)       
     Fanfare for the Common Man (1942)
           Very deliberately

Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)       
     Symphony No. 5 in Bb, Op. 63 (1947)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)   
     The Gamblers, Op. 63 (1942)
           I. Intrumental Introduction

Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)       
     Missa Brevis, Op. 63 (1959)
          I. Kyrie

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Symphony No. 3, Op. 63 (1957)
          I. Allegro - Vivace

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     American Songbook VII: From the Heartland (2010)
          I. Softly and Tenderly
          II. Ghost Dance

Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)       
     Good Night, Op. 63 (1990)

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Moses and Aaron, Op. 63 (1998)
          I. Recitativo - "Now There Arose"
          [with All the BBC Sound Files, Op. 192 (2011)
          XXVII. Babies]
         

February 24 - Opus 62: Romancing the Tone

THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 62
Romancing the Tone
8pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  
     Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (1807)
          Allegro con brio

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)  
     Chanson russe, Op. 62 (1905)
          Allegretto non troppo

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)      
     Souvenirs: Poem for Orchestra, Op. 62 (1906)
          Tres lent

Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)      
     The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 (1909)
          Andante

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)      
     Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62 (1910)
          Andante

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)  
     Turkish Fragments - Orchestral Suite No. 3, Op. 62 (1930)
          I. Caravan - Moderato sostenuto, tempo marciale


Erik Satie (1866-1925)          
     Truly Flabby Prelude (for a Dog) (1912)
          I. Severe Reprimand

          Tim Macajewski, Bassoon / The Opus Project Ensemble

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)      
     Dionysiaques, Op. 62 (1914)
          Moderato sostenuto, tempo marciale

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Henry Hadley (1871-1937)
     The Culprit Fay Op. 62 (1909)
          Andante misterioso

Max Reger (1873-1916)         
     16 Songs, Op. 62 (1902)
          XI. Fromm (Gustav Falke, 1853-1916,
          Mit dem Leben [From my Life], 1899:
          The Moon Shines on my Bed)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)      
     Mother Goose (1912)
          Tom Thumb

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)      
     Le Baiser de la Fée (1928)
          I. Sinfonia

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)         
     Two Mazurkas, Op. 62 (1934)
          I. Allegretto graziozo


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)      
     Pensées, Op. 62 (1934)
          I. Adagio pensieroso - Moderato


Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)      
     Sérénade en Trois Parties, Op. 62 (1920–1921)
          I. Vif

          Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano
          The Opus Project Ensemble


Alois Hába (1893-1973)          
     Quartertone Piano Sonata, Op. 62 (1947)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)         
     Valse-Improvisation sur le Nom de BACH, Op. 62 (1932)

          Video
                      

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)      
     Rodeo (1942)
          IV. Hoe-Down

Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)      
     Festival Overture for Orchestra, Op 62 (1947)

          The Opus Project Ensemble

Paul Creston (1906-1985)      
     Dance Overture, Op. 62 (1954)

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)  
     Six Romances on Verse by English Poets, Op. 62a (1942)
          III. Macpherson before his Execution (Macpherson's Farewell, Robert Burns)

          Megan Cullen, Soprano
          The Opus Project Ensemble


Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)      
     Etchmiadzin: Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62 (1946)



Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)      
     Cantata Academica, Op. 62 (1959)

          Video

Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)  
     Organ Concerto, Op. 62 (1981)

George Crumb (b. 1929)      
     Spanish Songbook I: The Ghosts of Alhambra (2009)
          V. Ay!

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)      
     Symphony No. 2 ("Tamalpais"), Op. 62 (1998)
          II. DOUBLE FUGUE


Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)
     Homage to Jules Verne (2018)
          PIANO
          John Williams (b. 1932) - Indiana Jones Temple (1984)
          Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)  - Jeux d’eau (1901)
          Randy Newman (b. 1943) - Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters (1995)
          Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - Estampes (1903): III. Jardin sous la plouie
          Michael Giacchino (b. 1967) - Space Mountain (1985)
          Claude Debussy - La Cathedrale Engloutie
           +
          ENSEMBLE
          Frederic Chopin (1810-1847) - Piano Ballade No. 2, Op. 38 (1839)
               C Major                    
               Db Major
               D Major
               Eb Major
               E Major
               F Major
          +
          VIDEO
          Prague, Czech Republic NYE 2018 Fireworks Display
          Adam Young (1986) - When Can I See You Again? (2012)
          Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) - Baroque Hoedown (1967)

          Megan Cullen, Voice and Piano
          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano
          The Opus Project Ensemble


THE OPUS PROJECT ENSEMBLE

Mark Alburger    Music Director and Conductor

Bassoon
Tim Macajewski

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Megan Cullen

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari

Cello
Aaron Urton


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 63
8pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

With The Opus Project Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)        Neapolitan Song, Op. 63 (1907)
Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)            Bagatelle, Op. 63 (1900)
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)            Kikimora for Orchestra, Op. 63 (1910)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)                Symphony No. 2 in Eb, Op. 63 (1911)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)             Joseph's Legend, Op. 63 (1914)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                Symphony No. 4, Op. 63 (1911)
Amy Beach (1867-1944)                Service, Op. 63
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)            Landscapes and Seascapes, Op. 63 (1916)
Ede Poldini (1869-1957)                Lustgärtchen, Op.63
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)             Romances for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1934)
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)            War Song, Op. 63 (1914)
Paul Juon (1872-1940)                Austrian Equestrian Song, Op. 63 (1914)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)            Poème, Op. 63
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)        Magnificat (1932)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)                In Memoriam, Op. 63 (1919)
Alexander Gedike (1877-1957)            Kirghiz Song, Op. 63
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)            Impressions and Poems, Op. 63 (1908)
Cyril Scott (1879-1970)                Sphinx, Op. 63 (1908)
Bela Bartok (1881-1943)                Concerto for Orchestra (1943)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1929)
Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)            Vision, Op. 63
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 62 (1935)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)            Étude for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1920)
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)                Kammerkantate No.9 ("Prison Cantata"), Op. 63 (1937)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            Fanfare for the Common Man (1942)
Hermann Reutter (1900-1985)            Double Piano Concerto in Eb, Op. 63 (1947)
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)            Symphony No. 5 in Bb, Op. 63 (1947)
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)            The Leninists, Op. 63 (1959)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Music to the Spectacle Native Country, Op. 63 (1942)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Greek Piano Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 63  (1944)
Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)                Hymnus Monaciensis, Op. 63 (1972)
Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)            Missa Brevis, Op. 63 (1959)
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)            Symphony No. 3, Op. 63 (1957)
George Crumb (b. 1929)                American Songbook VII: From the Heartland (2010)
Alexander Goehr (b. 1932)                Idées Fixes for Ensemble, Op. 63 (1997)
Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)            Good Night, Op. 63 (1990)
Robin Holloway (b. 1943)                Bassoon Concerto, Op. 63 (1985)
Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)                Cello Concerto No. 1 (Conc da Camera No. 4), Op. 63 (1984)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Moses and Aaron, Op. 63 (1998)

January 27 - Opus 61: Pianists, Sax, and Violins

THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 61
Pianists, Sax, and Violins
8pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)          
     Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61(1806)
          I. Allegro, ma non troppo

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)      
     A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (1842)
          VII. Wedding March

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)          
     Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61 (1846)
          I. Sostenuto assai

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)      
     At the Grave, Op. 61 (1904)
          Prelude

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)          
     Summer Day in the Mountains, Op. 61 (1905)
         I. Aurore

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)          
     Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 (1910)
          I. Allegro

Sergei Lyapunov (1859-1924)      
     Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.61 (1915)
          Allegro appassionato

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)          
     The Goblet, Op. 61 (1902)
          Poco meno mosso

Felix Weingartner (1863-1942)      
     Symphony No. 4 in F Major, Op. 61 (1916)
          I. Allegro un poco moderato

Alexander Glazunov (1864-1956)      
     The Ruses of Love, Op. 61 (1900)
          Introduction - Allegro moderato

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)          
     Festival Prelude, Op. 61 (1913)
          Solennemente

          The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra


Erik Satie (1866-1925)          
     Flabby Preludes (for a Dog) (1912)
          I. Interior Voice - Seriously, but without tears

          Megan Cullen, Piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)      
     Job: A Masque for Dancing (1930)
         Scene VI - Dance of Job's Comforters

Charles Ives (1874-1954)          
     Symphony No. 3 ("The Camp Meeting") (1911)
          II. Children's Day ...Piu allegro

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)          
     Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1911)
          I. Moderato - tres franc

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)          
     Four Etudes for Orchestra (1928)  
          II. Excentrique

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)      
     Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 (1933)
          I. Moderato molto tranquillo

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)          
     Double Piano Concerto (1932)
          I. Allegro ma non troppo

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)          
     Lincoln Portrait (1942)
          Subito Allegro

Boris Blacher (1903-1975)          
     Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Clementi Variations"), Op. 61
          Theme

     The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra

Pal Kadosa (1903-1983)          
     Kaleidoscope, Op. 61 (1967)
          III. Allegro / IV. Poco Lento

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Jean Langlais (1907-1991)          
     Organ / Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 61
          I. Poco allegro

Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)      
     Steinbeis-Serenade ("Don Giovanni Variations"), Op. 61 (1981)
                        Theme


Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)      
     Conncerto for Birds and Orchestra ("Cantus Arcticus"), Op. 61
          I. Bog

Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)          
     Flute Concerto, Op. 61 (1983)
          Introduction


Mark Alburger (b. 1957)          
     Symphony No. 1 in C Major, ("It wasn't classical…"), Op. 61 (1998)
          I. Allegro non troppo


Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)
     Minimalist Disney (2018)

     The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra 


THE OPUS PROJECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                     Music Director and Conductor
Hussein Al-Naswari            Associate Conductor

Flute / Piccolo / Alto Flute
Alan Kingsley

Bassoon / Alto Sax
Tim Macajewski

Trumpet
Ryan Berman

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Megan Cullen

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari

Violin I
Carole Cloud
Corey Johnson

Violin II
Kristen Kline

Viola
Carol Earley
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 62

Romancing the Tone

8pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

With the Opus Project Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)        Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (1807)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)        Chanson russe, Op. 62 (1905)
Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)                Souvenirs: Poem for Orchestra, Op. 62 (1906)
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)            The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 (1909)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)            Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62 (1910)
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)    Turkish Fragments - Orchestral Suite No. 3, Op. 62 (1930)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                Piece from Kuolema, Op. 62 (1911)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)                Truly Flabby Prelude (for a Dog) (1912)
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)             Autumn Symphony, Op. 62 (1934)
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)            Dionysiaques for Brass, Op. 62 (1914)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)            Requiem ("Low Mass of the Dead"), Op. 62 (1934)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)                Poème Héroïque, Op. 62 (1919)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)                Mother Goose Ballet (1912)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Le Baiser de la Fée (1928)
Josef Matthias Hauer (1883-1959)            Opera Die Schwarze Spinne, Op. 62 (1932)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Pensées, Op. 62 (1934)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)            Sérénade en trois parties, Op. 62 (1920–1921)
Alois Hába (1893-1973)                Quartertone Piano Sonata, Op. 62 (1947)
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)            Kammerkantate No. 4: Kantate im Exil, Op. 62 (1937)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            Rodeo (1942)
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)            Festival Overture for Orchestra, Op 62
Paul Creston (1906-1985)                Dance Overture, Op. 62 (1954)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Romance on an English Poet, Op. 62 (1942)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Etchmiadzin: Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62 (1946)
Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)            Cantata Academica, Op. 62 (1959)
Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)        Organ Concerto, Op. 62 (1981)
George Crumb (b. 1929)            Spanish Songbook I: The Ghosts of Alhambra (2009)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Symphony No. 2 ("Tamalpais"), Op. 62 (1998)

December 16 - Opus 60: Birthday Suite


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 60
Birthday Suite
8pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)      
     Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60 (1806)
          I. Adagio - Allegro vivace

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)             
     Suite Algérienne, Op. 60 (1880)
          IV. French Military March - Alla giocoso

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)          
     A Page from Homer: Prelude-Cantata, Op. 60 (1901)
         Allegro tempestuoso

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)             
     Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 (1912, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1874-1929)
          Overture - Andante

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Two Songs for William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Op. 60 (1909)
          I. Come away, Death! - Lento

Erik Satie (1866-1925)       
     En Habit de Cheval (In Horse's Clothing, 1911)
          I. Choral  / II. Fugue Litanique
          III. Autre Choral / Fugue de Papier

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)             
     Symphony No. 5 ("Prometheus - Poem of Fire"), Op. 60 (1910)
          Lento - Misty


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)         
     Symphony No. 4 in F Minor (1931)
          I. Allegro

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)                 
     Mother Goose (1910)
          V. Le Jardin Feerique

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)          
     Symphony No. 4 ("Symphonie Concertante"), Op. 60 (1932)
          I. Moderato

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)              
     Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60 (1934)
           IV. Troika

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)             
     Lincoln Portrait (1942)
          Introduction

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        
     Symphony No. 7 ("Leningrad"), Op. 60 (1941)
          I. Allegretto

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                 
     12 Preludes and Fugues ("Topical"), Op. 60 (1998)
          Ib. Another Cognitive Disorder (Fugue)

         The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra


Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)    
     San Francisco Symphony Fireworks Spectacular (2017)

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano


THE OPUS PROJECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                     Music Director and Conductor

Flute / Piccolo
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn
Stardust

Clarinet
Peter Brown

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Mezzo Soprano
Harriet March Page

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Baritone
Brian Phelan

Piano
Hussein Al-Naswari
Megan Cullen

Percussion
Hussein Al-Naswari
Brian Phelan
Mia Primrose

Violin
Olga Raldugina

Viola
Adrienne Johnson


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 61

Sax and Violins

8pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

With the Opus Project Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)                Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (1806)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)                A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (1842)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)                Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61 (1846)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)            At the Grave, Op. 61 (1904)
Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)            Summer Day in the Mountains, Op. 61 (1905)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)            Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 (1910)
Sergei Lyapunov (1859-1924)            Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 61 (1915)
Anton Arensky (1861-1906)            The Goblet, Op. 61 (1902)
Felix Weingartner (1863-1942)            Symphony No. 4 in F Major, Op. 61 (1916)
Alexander Glazunov (1864-1956)            The Ruses of Love, Op. 61 (1900)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Festival Prelude, Op. 61 (1913)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)            Flabby Prelude (for a Dog) (1912)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)            Job: A Masque for Dancing (1930)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)                Symphony No. 3 ("The Camp Meeting") (1911)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)            Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1911)
Bela Bartok (1881-1943)            Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra (1940)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Etude for Orchestra (1928)   
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)            Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 (1933)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)            Ballade, Op. 61 (1920)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)            Double Piano Concerto (1932)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            Lincoln Portrait (1942)
Boris Blacher (1903-1975)            Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Clementi Variations"), Op. 61
Pal Kadosa (1903-1983)            Kaleidoscope, Op. 61, No. 3 and 4 (1967)
Paul Creston (1906-1985)            Celebration Overture, Op. 61 (1954)
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)                Organ / Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 61
Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)        Steinbeis-Serenade, Op. 61 (1981)
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)            Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 61 (1957)
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)        Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61
Jacques Hetu (1938-2010)             Marimba Concerto, Op. 61 (1997)
Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)                Flute Concerto, Op. 61 (1983)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Symphony No. 1 in C Major, ("It wasn't classical…"), Op. 61 (1998)

November 18 - Opus 59: Mysterious Wonder


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 59
Mysterious Wonder

8pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Program

Cesar Cui (1835-1918)       
     Seven Vocal Quartets, Op. 59 (1901)
          II. Pale Blue

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
     "Pan Voyevoda [The Gentleman Provincial Governor]" Suite, Op. 59 (1904)
          I. Introduction

Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)       
     Russian Folk Songs, Op. 59 (1907)
          I. When Spring Comes - Moderato

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)       
     Song Cycle for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 59 (1910, Gilbert Parker, 1862-1932)
          VI. Twilight


Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)    
     Hymn to Work, Op. 59 (1927)
          Introduction

Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)   
     Vespers, Op. 59 (1912)
          I. Psalm 140 "Praise the Lord"

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)       
     Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 (1911)
          Act I - Introduction

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     In Memoriam, Funeral March for Orchestra, Op. 59 (1909)
          Grave e maestoso - Finale

Amy Beach (1867-1944)       
     The Sea-Fairies, Op. 59 (1907, Alfred Tennyson, 1809-1892)
          Adagio

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     Elpénor, Op. 59 (1937)
          Prelude - Lent



Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)       
     Scherzo Vif, Op. 59 (1910)
          Assez anime

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)       
     Symphony No. 6, Op. 59 (1930)
          I. Introduction - Poco agitato e a piacere

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)   
     Piano Concerto (1930)
                        I. Toccata - Allegro Moderato

Charles Ives (1874-1954)       
     Scherzo: Over the Pavements (1910)
          Allegro

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)   
     24 Negro Melodies, Op. 59 (1905)
          X. Deep River

Bela Bartok (1881-1943)       
     Divertimento (1939)
          I. Allegro non troppo

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)       
     Oedipus Rex (1927)   
          Act II - Gloria

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
     Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59 (1933)
          I. O Sonorous 12-String Zither - Andante. Molto tranquillo.

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)   
     Concerto, Op. 59 (1962)
          I. Moderato

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)       
     King Vahaken: Ballet - Is There Survival?, Op. 59 (1949)
          I. Overture - Andante



Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)   
     Noye's Fludde, Op. 59 (1957)
          Majestic

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59 (1957)
          II. Vivace

Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)       
     Hommage à Johannes Brahms, Op. 59 (1982)
          Un poco sostenuto



Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Mice Suite No. 3, Op. 59 (1998)
          III. Dreamsong II


Feona Lee Jones (b. 1986)       
     Piano Piece

     Two Sopranos, Piano, and String Quartet

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra



Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)   
     Zumba Fireworks Spectacular
           
         Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano


THE OPUS PROJECT ENSEMBLE

Mark Alburger                     Music Director and Conductor

Flute / Piccolo
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn
Stardust

Bassoon / Alto Saxophone
Tim Machajewski

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Feona Lee Jones

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Baritone
Brian Phelan

Percussion
Harlan Otter
Hussein Al-Naswari

Violin / Viola
Kat Walsh


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 60
Symphonies of the Air
8pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

With the Opus Project Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven (1170-1827)            Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60 (1806)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)            Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 60, No. 1  (1845)
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)            Suite Algérienne, Op. 60 (1880)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)             A Page from Homer, Op. 56 (1901)
Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)            Little Gregorian Chant, Op. 60 (1904)
Arthur Foote (1853-1937)             Composition, Op. 60 (1907)
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)            Song from Obichod, Op. 60 (1909)
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)             Japanese Poem, Op. 60 (1928)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)            Song, Op. 60 (1912)
Julius Rontgen (1855-1932)            Gently into Nothing, Op. 60 (1909)
Edward MacDowell (1860 1908)             Song, Op. 60 (1902)
Anton Arensky (1861-1906)            Romance, Op. 60 (1902)
Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)            Praise the Name of the Lord, Op. 60 (1912)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 (1912)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)            Song for Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Op. 60 (1909)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)            En Habit de Cheval (1911)
Amy Beach (1867-1944)            Variations on Balkan Themes, Op. 60 (1906)
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)            Piano Sonata ("French"), Op. 60 (1919)
Ede Poldini (1869-1957)            En voyage, Op. 60 (1913)
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)             From One's Life, Op. 60 (1932)
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)            Motet, Op. 60 (1917)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)            Greek Poem, Op. 60 (1930)
Paul Juon (1872-1940)            Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 60 (1915)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)            Symphony No. 5 ("Poem of Fire"), Op. 60 (1910)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)            Symphony No. 4 in F Minor (1931)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)            Suite en Forme de Sonate, Op. 60 (1918)
Max Reger (1873-1916)                Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 60 (1901)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)            The Gong on the Hook and Ladder (1911)
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)            Pentecost Motet, Op. 60 (1909)
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)            Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 (1932)
Josef Matthais Hauer (1883-1959)         Opera Salambo, Op. 60 (1929)
Ernst Toch (1887-1965)                Music for Orchestra and Baritone, Op. 60 (1931)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)         Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60 (1934)
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)             Kammerkantate No.3: Römische Kantate, Op. 60  (1937)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            Lincoln Portrait (1942)
Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)            Life of Orestes, Op. 60 (1929)
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)            Piano Rondo, Op. 60 (1958)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 (1941)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)            Nocturne, Op. 60 (1958)
Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)            Little Piano Book, Op. 60 (1953)
Gottfried von Einem (1918-1996)            Unaccompanied Viola Sonata, Op. 60 (1981)
Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)                Totus Tuus, Op. 60 (1987)
Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937)                Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 60 (1991)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Prelude and Fugue ("Topical"), Op. 60, No. 1 (1998)

October 28 - Opus 58: Haunted


THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 58
Haunted

8pm, Saturday, October 28, 2017
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


Program


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   
     Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (1806)
          I. Allegro moderato


Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)   
     Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 (1885)
          I. Lento lugubre
                       
Arthur Foote (1853-1937)          
     Lygeia, Op. 58 (1906)
          Chorus of Sirens

Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)       
     Russian Folksong for Orchestra, Op. 58 (1906)
          I. Chant religieux - Geistliche Strophe (Moderato)

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)       
     Elegy, Op. 58 (1909)
          Adagio

Sergei Lyapunov (1859-1924)   
     Prelude and Fugue in Bb Minor, Op. 58 (1913)
          Fugue

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)       
     The Wolves, Op. 58 (1902)
          Andante maestoso

Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)   
     Passion Week, Op. 58 (1912)
          I. Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh at Midnight

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)       
     Elektra, Op. 58 (1909)
          Moderately slow

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)       
     Commotio, Op. 58 (1931)
          Adagio

          Tim Machajewski, Bassoon / Carol Reynolds, Piano
          Kat Walsh, Alto / The Opus Project Orchestra

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Piano Piece, Op. 58 (1909)
          I. Reverie - Lento

Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)    
     Oboe Sonata, Op. 58 (1916)
          I. Allegro moderato (Pastoral - The Earth - Work in the Fields - Evening)

         Stardust, Oboe / Mark Alburger, Piano
                 
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     String Trio, Op. 58 (1937)
          I. Allegro moderato

          The Opus Project String Trio

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)       
     Little Elf Shut-Eye Week, or The Dreams of Hialmar, Op. 58 (1912)
          I. The Mouse's Wedding

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)       
     Triptyque, Op. 58 (1931)
          I. Matines - Allegro moderato

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Paul Juon (1872-1940)       
     Two Easy Piano Waltzes, Op. 58 (1913)
          I. Farfalla

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)   
     Album Leaf, Op. 58 (1910)
          Con delicatezza

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Frederick Holloway (1873-954)   
     Suite Ancienne, Op. 58 (1913)
          I. Prelude Chorale

Max Reger (1873-1916)       
     Burlesque, Op. 58 (1901)
           I. Very Lively

           The Opus Project Orchestra

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)   
     Four African Dances (1904)
          I. Allegro

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)       
     Menuet sur le Nom de Haydn (1909)
          Mouvement de Menuet

          Corey Johnson, Violin / Mark Alburger, Piano

Ludolf Nielsen (1876-1939)       
     Three Songs, Op. 58 (1930)
          II. Lyngby (Gyrithe Lemche, 1866-1945)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)   
     Inner Feelings, Op. 58 (1919)
          VII. Your Remembrance

Cyril Scott (1879-1970)       
     Alpine Sketch, Op. 58 (1908)
          I. Rather slowly

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Nicolai Medtner (1880 -1951)   
     Two Pieces, Op. 58 (1945)
          II. Knight Errant

Bela Bartok (1881-1943)       
     Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos (1940)
          V. New Hungarian Folk Song - Ben Ritmato

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
     Kurpian Songs, Op. 58 (1932)
          I. The White Swans

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)       
     Tarjetas postales (Postcards), Op. 58 (1930)
          III. Madrid

Ernst Toch (1887-1965)       
     Ten Easy Etudes, Op. 58 (1931)
           V. Very calm

           Mark Alburger, Voice and Piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)    
     Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 58 (1951)
          Andante

          Aaron Urton, Cello / The Opus Project Orchestra

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)       
     Le Boeuf sur le Toit or The Nothing Doing Bar, Op. 58 (1920)
          Theme of the Barman - Anime / Entrance of the Blacks

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)       
     Little Symphony, Op. 58 (1928)
                        I. Andante sostenuto

Paul Creston (1906-1985)       
     Invocation and Dance, Op. 58 (1953)
          Slow

Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)       
     Sonatina, Op. 58 (1970)
          II. Andante mesto

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)   
     Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 (1957)
          V. Depression (Po Chu-i, 772-846) - Very slow and tired

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)   
     Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 58 (1952)
          Animato

          Mark Alburger, Tenor and Piano / Aaron Urton, Guitar

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Horn Concerto No. 2, Op. 58 (1956)
          I. Con energico

          Stardust, English Horn / The Opus Project Orchestra

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Otherworldly Resonances (2003)
          I. Double Helix - Very slowly, with a Zen-like intensity of concentration

Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)       
     For You, Anne-Lill, Op. 58 (1986)
          Lento cantabile

Jacques Hetu (1938-2010)       
     Violin Sonata, Op. 58 (1996)
          I. Adagio

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Kristen Kline, Violin
          Mark Alburger, Piano

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     The Ten Commandments, Op. 58 (1997)
          Moderato - Dotted Quarter / Half = 60

          The Opus Project Orchestra


Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)
     Halloween Spectacular (2017)

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano

    

THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                     Music Director and Conductor

Flute / Piccolo
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn
Stardust

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Trumpet
Alejandro Lara-Agraz

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Markus Alvarez
Adrienne Johnson
Carol Reynolds

Alto
Kat Walsh

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Guitar
Aaron Urton

Percussion
Ken Crawford
Hussein Al-Naswari

Violin I
Corey Johnson
Kristen Kline

Violin II
Alex Raldugin
Olga Raldugina

Viola
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 59: Mysterious Wonder - 8pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

With the Opus Project Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)         Pan Voyevoda Suite, Op. 59 (1904)
Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)            Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 59 (1904)
Arthur Foote (1853-1937)               Song with Violin, Op. 59 (1906)
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)            Russian Folk Songs, Op. 59 (1907)
Julius Rontgen (1855-1932)            Azzopardi Etudes, Op. 59 (1913)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)            Song Cycle for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 59 (1910)
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)             Hymn to Work, Op. 59 (1927)
Edward MacDowell (1860 1908)             Piano Sonata No. 4, ("Keltic") (1901)
Anton Arensky (1861-1906)            Children's Song, Op. 59 (1902)
Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)            Vespers, Op. 59 (1912)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 (1911)
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)            Piano Piece, Op. 59 (1928)
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)            In Memoriam, Funeral March for Orchestra, Op. 59 (1909)
Amy Beach (1867-1944)            The Sea-Fairies, Op. 59 (1907)
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)            Piano Sonata, Op. 59 (1916)
Ede Poldini (1869-1957)            Spring Waltz, Op.59 (1913)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)            Elpénor, Op. 59 (1937)
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)         Nikotina, Op. 59 (1929)
Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)            Scherzo Vif, Op. 59 (1910)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)            Symphony No. 6, Op. 59 (1930)
Paul Juon (1872-1940)            Mysterien, Op. 59 (1928)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)            Piano Piece, Op. 59 (1910)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)            Piano Concerto in C Major (1931)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)            Aquarelles, op. 59 (1917)
Max Reger (1873-1916)            Piece, Op. 59 (1901)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)            Scherzo: Over the Pavements (1910)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)            Saint Francois d'Assise (1910)
Ludolf Nielsen (1876-1939)            Song, Op. 59 (1930)
Alexander Gedike (1877-1957)            Piano Piece, Op. 59 (1938)
Cyril Scott (1879-1970)             Violin Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 59 (1908)
Walter Braunfels (1882-1954)            The Death of Cleopatra, Op. 59 (1944)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Oedipus Rex (1927)   
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)            Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59 (1933)
Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)                Suite, Op. 59 (1945)
Ernst Toch (1887-1965)            Beginner's Etude, Op. 59 (1931)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)         Piano Piece, Op. 59 (1934)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Cocteau Poeme, Op. 59 (1920)
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)             Kammerkantate No. 2 ("White Bread Cantata"), Op. 59 (1937)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            An Outdoor Overture (1941)
Paul Creston (1906-1985)            La Lettre, Op. 59 (1954)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)                Is There Survival? ("King Vahaken"), Op. 59 (1949)
Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)            Horn Sonatina, Op. 59 (1970)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)            Noye's Fludde, Op. 59 (1957)
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)            String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 (1957)
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)                Scottish Dance, Op. 59 (1957)
Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)                Aria for Tuba, Piano, Tam-Tam, and Bass Drum (1987)
Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943)            Hommage à Johannes Brahms, Op. 59 (1982)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Mice Suite No. 3, Op. 59 (1998)

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