May 23 - Opus 29: Bang! Bang! Bang!



THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 29: Bang! Bang! Bang! - 8pm, Saturday, May 23, 2015, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event, with Jill Wagoner, Husseain Al-Naswari, and The Opus Project String Trio, Mirror Quartet, Piano Quintet, Wind-Piano-String Septet, and Orchestra

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1913) Prelude and Fugue in G# Minor, Op. 29 (1915)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Nightwalk, Op. 29, No. 3 (1895)
Jan Sibelius (1865-1957) Snofrid, Op. 29 (1900)
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949) The Still City, Op. 29 (1922)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937) Segovia, Op. 29 (1925)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 (1901)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (1909)
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) St. Paul's Suite, Op, 29 (1913)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Suite for Septet, Op. 29 (1925)
Bela Bartok (1881-1945) Piano Concerto No. 1 (1926)
George Enescu (1881-1955) Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 29 (1940)
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Isle of the Sirens, Op. 29, No. 1 (1915)
Anton Webern (1883-1945) Cantata No. 1, Op. 29 (1939)
Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957) Consolation, Op. 29, No. 1 (1921)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 29 (1917)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Left-Hand Piano Concerto, Op. 29 (1923)
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 29 (1948)
Paul Creston (1906-1985) Prelude and Dance for Piano, Op. 29 (1941)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Op. 29 (1932)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Hermit Song, Op. 29 (1953)
John Cage (1912-1992) Totem Ancestor for Prepared Piano (1942)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1975) 18-Part Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 (1943)
Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) Chinese Song, Op. 29 (1945)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) Piano Quintet, Op. 29 (1963)
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) Clarinet Sonatina, Op. 29 (1951)
George Crumb (b. 1929) Madrigals, Book IV (1969)
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) Alto Saxophone Sonata (1970)
Oliver Knussen (b. 1952) Prayer Bell Sketch, Op. 29 (1997)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957) Street Songs, Op. 29 (1985)
Stardust (b. 1962) Runo: A Fantasy on a Finnish Fantasy (2015)
Scott Sterling (b. 1970) As If! Tonal 12-Tone in F (2015)

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

April 18 - Opus 28: Till We Cheat Again!


THE OPUS PROJECT

  
Opus 28
8pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)       
     Preludes, Op. 28 (1839)




          IV. E Minor


          VI. B Minor


          XV.  Db Major ("Raindrop")

       

          Aaron Urton, Cello
          Mark Alburger,


          John Veitch,


          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano


Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)       
     Concert Suite, Op. 28 (1910)
          Introductory Fanfare

          Aaron Urton, Cello
          The Opus Project Ensemble



Richard Strauss (1864-1949)       
     Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (1895)
          Theme and Conclusion

               Bob Satterford, Horn
               The Opus Project Ensemble



Erik Satie (1866-1925)       
     Three Truly Flabby Preludes (for a Dog) (1912)
          I. Serious Reprimand

          Mark Alburger and John Veitch, Piano
 
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)        
     Of the German Soul, Op. 28 (1921)
          Introduction

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)       
     Sonata No. 2, Op. 28 (1924)
          II. Andante

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Mark Alburger and John Veitch, Piano



Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)       
     From the Poetry of Ernest Thiel, Op. 28 (1908)
          VI. The Forest Sleeps

          Video

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)   
     Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28 (1900)
          Introduction

          Mark Alburger, Piano


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)   
     Piano Sonata No.1in D Minor, Op. 28 (1907)
          Introduction


          Carol Reynolds, Piano

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)       
     Millitary Suite No. 1, Op. 28 (1909)
          I. Chaconne

          The Opus Project Ensemble


Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)   
     Three Satires, Op. 28 (1926)
          I. At the Crossroads (Tonal or Atonal?)

          The Opus Project Ensemble


Cyril Scott (1879-1970)       
     String Quartet, Op. 28 (1903)
          I. Prelude (Introduction)


          Aaron Urton, Cello

George Enescu (1881-1955)       
     Impressions d'enfance, Op. 28 (1938)
          The Old Beggar

          Mark Alburger, Piano


Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)   
     Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 (1915)
          I. Nocturne

          Alan Kingsley, Flute
          Mark Alburger, Piano

Anton Webern (1883-1945)       
     Quartet, Op. 28 (1938)
          I. Moderato

          Mark Alburger, Piano


Ernst Toch (1887-1964)       
     String Quartet No. 10 ("On the Name 'Bass'), Op. 28 (1920)
          I. Introduction


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)       
     Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28 (1917)
          Part I

          Video


Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
     The Demon, Op. 28 (1922)
          I. Dance of the Demons

           The Opus Project Ensemble


Kurt Weill (1900-1950)       
      The Threepenny Opera (1928)
           I. Overture
           II. Ballad of Mac the Knife


          Mark Alburger, Tenor
          The Opus Project Ensemble

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)       
     Souvenirs, Op. 28 (1953)
          I. Waltz

Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)   
     A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 (1942)
          I. Procession

          The Opus Project Ensemble

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)   
     Serenade No. 4, Op. 28 (1945)

          Alan Kingsley, Flute
          Mark Alburger, Piano

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)   
     Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 28 (1961)
          III. Adagissimo (Introduction)

          The Opus Project Ensemble



Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Oboe Sonatina, Op. 28 (1951)
          I. Leggiero       

          Video



Gyorgy Kurtag (b. 1926)       
     Officium Breve in Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op. 28 (1989)   
          I. Largo

          Aaron Urton, Cello


George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Madrigals, Book III (1969, Federico Garcia Lorca)
           III. Lullaby, Child, Lullaby of the Proud Horse Who Would Not Drink Water

           Mark Alburger, Voice and Piano

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)       
     Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1994)
          Fanfare

          Bob Satterford, Horn



Daniel Goyone (b. 1953)
     Mermaids (2010)


          Pacific Sticks

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Mary Variations, Op. 28 (1986)
          I. Pentatonic Mary
          II. Raga Mary Kalyam
          III. Dies Mary
          IV. Medieval [Isorhythmic] Mary
          V. Mary Is Icumen In
          VI. Monteverdi Mary
          VII. Salieri Mary
          VIII. Mary Rag
          IX. The Rite of Mary

          Aaron Urton, Cello
          Mark Alburger, Piano

Stardust (b. 1962)           
     Terrestia (2015)

           The Opus Project Ensemble


John Veitch (b. 1989)       
     Three Pieces for Organ (2015)
          I. Confundo


Ben Brody (b. 1996)

       
     Loungeperd (2015)

          Video


THE OPUS PROJECT ENSEMBLE

Mark Alburger               
Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn

Eva Langfeldt
Stardust

Clarinet / Piccolo Clarinet
Chris Diggins

Bassoon / Saxophone
Michael Garvey
Tim Machajewsi

Trumpet
Michael Cox

Horn
Jan Pusina
Bob Satterford



Tuba
John Veitch

Tenor
Mark Alburger
John Veitch

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari


Carol Reynolds
John Veitch

Percussion
Ken Crawford*
Robert Hamaker*
Cynthia Seagren

Violin
Corey Johnson



Cello
Aaron Urton

* Pacific Sticks


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 29 - 8pm, Saturday, May 23, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event, with Jill Wagoner, Michael Stubblefield, and The Opus Project Orchestra

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1913)            Prelude and Fugue in G# Minor, Op. 29 (1915)
Jan Sibelius (1865-1957)            Snofrid, Op. 29 (1900)
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)            Song, Op. 29 (1922)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)            Segovia, Op. 29 (1925)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)            Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 (1901)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)            Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (1909)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Suite for Septet, Op. 29 (1925)
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)            Piano Concerto No. 1 (1926)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Cantata No. 1, Op. 29 (1939)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 29 (1917)   
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Notre Dame de Sarrance, Op. 29 (1915)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Concerto for Piano Left-Hand and Orchestra, Op. 29 (1923)   
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Op. 29 (1932)   
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Hermit Songs, Op. 29 (1953)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Layla, Op. 29 (1935)
John Cage (1912-1992)            Totem Ancestor for Prepared Piano (1942)   
Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)        Prelude and Fugue, Op. 29 (1943)       
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Street Songs, Op. 29 (1985) 

***


Composition of Twelve-Tonary: XII. Twelve-Tone Hosanna; 48th day of summer -- high 87, tied for the highest of the year with March 28 (80 in Pleasant Hill)...

March 28 - Opus 27: Bolt Out of the Blue!

 
THE OPUS PROJECT
Opus 27



8pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



Mark Alburger and Michael Stubblefield, Conducting



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)     
     Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27, No. 2 (1801)
          I. Adagio sostenuto (Introduction)

          Carol Reynolds, Piano



Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)         
     Two Nocturnes, Op. 27 (1835)
          I. Larghetto in C# Minor

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / John Veitch, Tenor


Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)     
     The Nursery (1872)
          I. With Nana

          John Veitch, Tenor / Carol Reynolds, Piano



Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)         
     12 Choruses, Op. 27 (1909)
          I. At the Grave

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra


Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)         
     Four Songs, Op. 27 (1902)
          I. Devotionale

          Morgan McDonald, Soprano / Carol Reynolds, Piano


Alexander Gretchaninov (1864-1956)     
     Symphony No. 2 in A Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 27 (1908)
          I. Pastorale: Moderato assai e poco rubato (Introduction)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)         
     Four Songs, Op. 27 (1894)
          IV. Morgen!


          Jill Wagner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra

Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)         
     Violin Sonata in E Minor (1918)
          II. Adagio, quasi fantasia

          Kat Walsh, Violin / Mark Alburger, Piano

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)         
     Flute Players, Op. 27 (1924)
          I. Pan

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Mark Alburger, Piano

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)          
     12 Songs, Op. 27 (1937)
          IV. Now Is the Time

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano 


Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)     
     Two Preludes, Op. 27 (1901)
          II. Andante


          John Veitch, Piano



Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)     
     Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 (1907)
          I. Largo - Allegro moderato


          The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)     
     Four Choral Pieces, Op. 27 (1925)
          I. Inevitable (Quite Vigorous in Tempo and Tone)

          Jill Wagner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra



George Enescu (1881-1955)       
     Suite No. 3 ("Villageoise"), Op. 27 (1938)


Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)     
     Symphony No. 3 ("Song of the Night"), Op. 27, No. 1 (1916)
          I. Moderato assai

          Video

Anton Webern (1883-1945)         
     Variations for Piano, Op. 27 (1936)
          III. Flowing (Introduction)

          Mark Alburger, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)         
     Five Akhmatova Poems, Op. 27 (1916)   
          I. Sun Has Filled the Room

          Video

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)         
     From an Unpublished Notebook of Eugene Guerin's Journal, Op. 27 (1915)
          I. This Walk with You...   


          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)         
     Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary), Op. 27 (1923)
          I. Geburt Maria (The Birth of Mary)

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra


Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)     
     Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila, Op. 27 (1947)
          I. If, Lord, Thy love for Me Is Strong

          Video

Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904--1987)     
     30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27 (1938)
          II. Ditty

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)     
     The Bolt, Op. 27 (1931)
          II. The Bureaucrat (Polka)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)         
     Melodies Passageres, Op. 27 (1951)
          III. Grave in a Park

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano 

Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)     
     Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27 (1942)
          Introduction
                  
          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra


Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)     
     Vocalise, Op.27 (1945)


Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)     
     Cantata para América Mágica, Op. 27 (1960)
          I. Preludio y Canto a la Aurora


Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)         
     English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27 (1950)
          I. Andantino

          Video

Gyorgy Kurtag (b. 1926)         
     ...quasi una fantasia..., Op. 27, No. 1 (1988)
          I. Introduction

          Mark Alburger, Piano / Ken Crawford, Percussion

George Crumb (b. 1929)          
     Night of the Four Moons (1969)
          IV. Run away, moon, moon, moon...
          "Musica Mundana" / "Musica Humana"

           Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Night-Moon Quartet

Steve Reich (b. 1936)         
     The Desert Music (1983)
          Excerpt

Philip Glass (b. 1937)         
     Einstein on the Beach (1975)   
          Act I, Scene II: TRIAL

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)         
     Two Organa, Op. 27 (1994)
          I. Notre Dame de Jouets

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)         
     Aerial Requiem, Op. 27 (1985)   
          X. Agnus Dei

          Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Orchestra

Thomas Ades (b. 1917)         
     Three Mazurkas, Op. 21 (2009)
          III. Grave, maestoso

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)     
     Kingdom X (2010)
          V. Key to the Grave


          The Opus Project End-of-Time Quartet



John Veitch (b. 1989)         
     Library of the Sands (Nasus's Library, 2010)

          John Veitch, Piano
               

THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger, Music Director and Conductor



Michael Stubblefield, Associate Conductor


Alan Kingsley, Recording Engineer


Piccolo / Flute / Alto Flute
Alan Kingsley*

Oboe
Eva Langfeldt

Clarinet
Keith Leung

Bassoon / Contrabassoon
Lori Garvey
Michael Garvey


Trumpet
Michael Cox*

Horn
Jan Pusina

Trombone
Zack Newbegin
Scott Sterling


Soprano
Morgan McDonald
Jill Wagoner

Tenor
Mark Alburger
John Veitch

Ukulele
Michael Stubblefield*


Harp
Samantha Garvey

Piano
Mark Alburger*



Hussein Al-Naswari



Carol Reynolds


John Veitch

Percussion
Ken Crawford
Hussein Al-Naswari
John Veitch
Jill Wagoner


Violin I
Kat Walsh*

Violin II
Corey Johnson
Keith Leung

Viola
Carol Earley

Cello
Aaron Urton*

Bass
Michael Stubblefield*

* The Opus Project End-of-Time and Night-Moon Quartets


THE OPUS PROJECT presents
OPUS 28 - 8pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
A Multi-Media Event, with Jill Wagoner and The Opus Project Orchestra

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)            Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 4, 15 (1839)
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)            Concert Suite, Op. 28 (1910)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (1895)
Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)             Of the German Soul, Op. 28 (1921)
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)            Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 28 (1924)
Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)            From the Poetry of Ernest Thiel, Op. 28 (1908)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)         Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28 (1900)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Three Satires, Op. 28 (1926)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            String Quartet, Op. 28 (1938)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28 (1917)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            The Exotic Tree, Op. 28 (1915)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            The Demon, Op. 28 (1922)
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)            Ballad of Mack the Knife (1928)
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)        Golden Ears, Op. 28 (1940)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Rule, Britannia!, Op. 28 (1931)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Souvenirs, Op. 28 (1953)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            O Lord Rebuke Me Not, Op. 28 (1935)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1975)        A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 (1942)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Mary Variations, Op. 28 (1986)