March 29 - Opus 15


Opus 15

8pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014
Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Opus 15, No. 1

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)      
     Five Songs, Op. 15 (1886)
          V.  Homeward (Adolf Friedrich von Schack [1815-1894], 1885)

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15 (1909, Stefan George, 1868-1933)
          I. Under Shade

               Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)      
     Ot Dal (Five Songs), Op. 15 (1916)
          I. Tavasz: Az en szerelmem (Spring: My Love) (Klara Gombossy)

               Video -  Agnes Anna Kun, Mezzo-Soprano / Lazlo Borbely, Piano

George Enescu (1881-1955)      
     Seven Songs of Clement Marot [1496-1544], Op. 15 (1908)
          I. A Gift for Ann

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)      
     Hary Janos, Op. 15 (1926)
          IV. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)      
     The Rite of Spring (1913)
          Dances of the Adolescents

               The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)  
     Symphony No. 1, Op. 15 (1907)
          I. Allegro moderato - Introduction      

               Video - Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra, Karol Stryja

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
     Five Spiritual Songs, Op. 15 (1922, Peter Rosegger, 1843-1918)
          V.  Double Canon in Contrary Mode - Flowing - "Venture Forth, O Soul"

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Wind-String Quintet

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     Ballade, Op. 15 (1912)

               Michael Garvey, Bassoon / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)
     Trio Sonata, Op.15 (1914)
          I. Anime - Introduction

               Moses Lei, Violin / Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Opus 15, No. 2

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)      
     In einer Nacht... Traume und Erlebniss
        (In a Night... Dreams and Experiences)
, Op. 15 (1919)  
          I.  Mudigkeiten (Wearisomeness)

Hanns Jelinek (1901-1969)      
     Two-Voice Invention, Op. 15 (1949)
          Part I

               Lo Chau, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)  
     The Nose, Op. 15 (1928)
          I. Prologue  
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      
     A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 (1940, Stephen Spender, 1909-1995)  

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (1939)
          I. Moderato con moto - Introduction

               Moses Lei, Violin / The Opus Project Orchestra

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)  
     Suite of Creole Dances, Op.15 (1946)
          I.  Adagietto pianissimo

               Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)  
     Toccata, Op. 15 (1971)

                Lo Chau, Piano

Philip Glass (b. 1937)      
     Einstein on the Beach (1975, Christopher Knowles, b. 1959)
          Knee Play 1

               The Opus Project Orchestra

Jan Pusina (b. 1940)
     Trombone Loops, Op. 15 (1973) (with Ron Heglin, b. 1937)

               Jan Pusina, Electronics / Mark Alburger, Trombone

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
    Cantata for Oboe and String Trio (1977)

               Video - The Amsterdam Conservatory Oboe Quartet

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)      
     Book (Prehistoric Atlas), Op. 15  (1979)

          I. Antartica (Pangeia Prelude Preface on Ice)
          III. Africa (Oldavai Clockwork Invention)
          V. Europe (Morton Homestead)
          VI. North America (Requiem for the Teays River)

               Lo Chau, Piano / Video - Mark Alburger, Electronics

Stardust (b. 1962)
     Romance (2014)
          I. Caprice                          

Feona Lee Jones (b. 1985)      
     Patriotic Music (2013)  
               The Opus Project Orchestra

                    THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor

Alan Kingsley*

Eva Langfeldt (Alto)
Stardust (Reciter, Percussion)

Michael Kimbell*

Michael Garvey
Tim Machajewski (Alto Saxophone)

Ron Cohen* (Bass)
Mancho Gonzalez
Brett Klein

Nathan Coy
Jan Pusina
Valerie Senavsky

Mark Alburger
Scott Sterling

Jill Wagoner


Harriet March Page

Mark Alburger (Reciter, Tenor)

Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Lo Chau
Feona Lee Jones* (Percussion)

Ken Crawford
Sohrab Bazargannia

Moses Lei* (Tenor, Percussion)

Kat Walsh (Recorder)

Aaron Urton

String Bass
John McGrew

*The Opus Project Wind-String Quintet


OPUS 16 - 8pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event,
with Melissa Smith and The Opus Project String Quartet,
Mixed Quintet, Percussion, and Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Piece for Orchestra, Op. 16, No. 1 (1909)
Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)            Piano Prelude, Op. 16, No. 1 (1904)      
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)            Tears of Autumn, Op. 16, No. 1 (1916)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            The Wedding: Conclusion (1914)      
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Canon, Op. 16, No. 1 (1924)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1913)  
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1915)  
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1921)  
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)        The New Orpheus, Op.16 (1927)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Tahiti-Trot, Op. 16 (1928)      
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Reincarnations, Op. 16 (1940)          
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Fantasy for Piano, Op. 16 (1952)          
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Young Apollo, Op. 16 (1939)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)        Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16 (1947)
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)        Movements for Wind Quintet, Op. 16 (1962)
Jan Pusina (b. 1940)        Tape Composition No. 2, Op. 16 (1974)
Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)            Sonya's Lullaby, Op. 16 (1979)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Some Stuff, Op. 16 (1979)
Steven Price (b. 1977)            Gravity: Debris (2014)
Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)      Piano Prelude No. 3 (2014)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)  
     Funf Lieder, Op. 15 (1886)
          V.  Heimkehr (Adolf Friedrich von Schack [1815-1894], 1885)

Leiser schwanken die Äste,
Der Kahn fliegt uferwärts,
Heim kehrt die Taube zum Neste,
Zu dir kehrt heim mein Herz.

Genug am schimmernden Tage,
Wenn rings das Leben lärmt,
Mit irrem Flügelschlage
Ist es ins Weite geschwärmt.

Doch nun die Sonne geschieden,
Und Stille sich senkt auf den Hain,
Fühlt es: bei dir ist der Frieden,
Die [Ruhe]1 bei dir allein.

The branches sway more gently,
the boat flies toward the shore;
home to its nest turns the dove,
home to you turns my heart.

It has wandered enough on shimmering days,
when life clamored
and with beating wings
it keenly explored foreign lands.

But now the sun has departed,
and silence sinks down upon the grove.
My heart feels this: with you is peace,
with you alone is rest.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)       
     Das Buch der hängenden Gärtens, Op. 15 (1909) (Stefan George, 1868-1933)
         I. Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen

Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen,
Wo von sternen feine flocken schneien,
Sachte stimmen ihre leiden künden,
Fabeltiere aus den braunen schlünden
Strahlen in die marmorbecken speien,
Draus die kleinen bäche klagend eilen:
Kamen kerzen das gesträuch entzünden,
Weisse formen das gewässer teilen.

Under shade of dense leaf-cover
Where from star-flowers fine flakes snow,
Gentle voices murmur their pains
Mythical creatures from the brown spouts
Stream into the marble basin,
Rivulets rush out plaintively
Candles illuminated the bushes,
White forms divided the waters.

George Enescu (1881-1955)      
     Sept Chansons de Clement Marot [1496-1544], Op. 15 (1908)
          I. Estreine a Ann

Ce nouvel an pour Estreines vous donne
Mon cueur blessé d'une novelle playe.
Contrainct y suis; Amour ainsi l'ordonne,
En qui ung cas bien contraire j'essaye;
Car ce Cueur là, c'est ma richesse vraye;
Le demeurant n'est rien où je me fonde;
Et fault donner le meilleur bien que j'aye
Si j'ay vouloir d'estre riche en ce monde.

I give you as a New Year's present
my heart which is newly wounded.
I'm forced to - this is commanded by Love
in whose service I'm attempting a paradoxical thing:
for my heart is my true wealth
(the rest of my goods are nothing to build on),
yet I have to give away my best possession
if I wish to be rich in this world.

Anton Webern (1883-1945)      
     Five Spiritual Songs, Op. 15 (1922, Peter Rosegger, 1843-1918)
          V.  Double Canon in Contrary Mode - Flowing - Venture Forth, O Soul

Fahr hin, o Seel', zu deinem Gott,
der dich aus nichts gestaltet,
der dich erlöst durch seinen Tod,
den Himmel offen haltet.

Fahr hin zu dem, der in der Tauf
die Unschuld dir gegeben,
Er nehme dich barmherzig auf
in jenes bess're Leben.

Venture forth, O soul, to your God,
Who has formed you out of nothingness,
Who has saved you through his death,
And who holds open the heavens.

Venture forth to the one, who by baptism
Has granted innocence to you.
God lovingly lifts you
Into the better life to come.

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      
     A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 (1940, Stephen Spender, 1909-1995)

A stopwatch and an ordance map.
At five a man fell to the ground
And the watch flew off his wrist
Like a moon struck from the earth
Marking a blank time that stares
On the tides of change beneath.

Philip Glass (b. 1937)      
     Einstein on the Beach (1975, Christopher Knowles, b.1959)
         Knee Play 1

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