April 18 - Opus 28: Till We Cheat Again!


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)

          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


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

          Mark Alburger, Piano

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

          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


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       


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)

          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)



Mark Alburger               
Music Director and Conductor

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley

Oboe / English Horn

Eva Langfeldt

Clarinet / Piccolo Clarinet
Chris Diggins

Bassoon / Saxophone
Michael Garvey
Tim Machajewsi

Michael Cox

Jan Pusina
Bob Satterford

John Veitch

Mark Alburger
John Veitch

Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari

Carol Reynolds
John Veitch

Ken Crawford*
Robert Hamaker*
Cynthia Seagren

Corey Johnson

Aaron Urton

* Pacific Sticks


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)...