August 29 - Opus 32: Music of the Starry Light


Opus 32
8pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)   
     Four Poems [Romances] for Voice and Piano, Op. 32
          (1911, Yakov Polonsky, 1819–1898)
          I. In Times of Loss (orch. John Veitch, 2015)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   
     The Origin of Fire, Op. 32 (1902)
          Lento assai

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)   
     Odes Anacreontiques, Op. 32 (1926, anon. Ancient Greek in the style of Anacreon,
          trans. Leconte de Lisle, 1818-1894)
          II. Ode XXXIV Sur une jeune fille

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
     Two Poems, Op. 32 (1903)
          II. Allegro Con eleganza Con fidueia

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
     13 Piano Preludes, Op. 32 (1910)
           I / X

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano / John Veitch, Piano

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)   
     The Planets, Op 32 (1916)
          I. Mars, the Bringer of War

Charles Ives (1874-1954)   
     Symphony No. 2 (1902)
          V. Allegro molto vivace (finale)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     From Today to Tomorrow, Op. 32 (1928, Gertrud Bertha Schoenberg, 1893-1967)
          Very moderately

          Carol Reynolds, Soprano / Mark Alburger, Tenor
          The Opus Project Orchestra

Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)   
     Two Pieces for Bass and Piano, Op. 32 (1909)
           I. Prelude

          Aaron Urton, Cello / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
     Three Songs to Words of Dmitri Davydov [1811-1888], Op. 32 (1915)
          I. Dawn

          Alan Kinglsey, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)   
     Four Pieces, Op. 32 (1918)   
          III. Gavotte (orch. John Veitch, 2015)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)   
     String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32 (1923)

          The Opus Project String Sextet   

Paul Creston (1906-1985)   
     Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 32 (1942)


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     Hamlet, Op. 32 (1932)
           II. Overture
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   
     Vanessa, Op. 32 (1958, Gian Carlo Menotti, 1911-2007)
          Act I - Fiery

          The Opus Project Orchestra

John Cage (1912-1992)   
     Variations V (1968, Merce Cunningham Dance Company)


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Festival Te Deum, Op. 32 (1945)
          Andante con moto

          The Opus Project Orchestra   

Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)
     Variations for an Album, Op. 32 (1947)
          Theme / Variations I-II

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)   
     Concerto for Duo Piano and Strings, Op. 32 (1951)
          I. Allegro


Gyorgy Kurtag (b. 1926)   
     Elutut Lebenslauf [Curriculum vitae] for Two Basset Horns and Two Pianos
          (Tuned 1/4-Tone Apart), Op. 32 (1992)

          The Opus Project Wind-Piano Quartet

George Crumb (b. 1929)   
     Lux Aeterna (1971)
          (REFRAIN) "Masked Dance for a Dead Prince" - Grave, somber
     Music for a Summer Evening (1974)
          V. Music of the Starry Night:  Five-Fold Galactic Bells
          Joyous, ecstatic; with a sense of cosmic time

          The Opus Project Orchesra

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
     Impromptus, Op. 32 (1972)
          IV. Moderato

                    The Opus Project Bass Clef Ensemble

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)   
     Ophelia's Last Dance, Op. 32 (2010)

          Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)   
     Crystal Series, Op. 32 (1987)
          I. Crystal Bells

          Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Scott Sterling (b. 1970)   
     Lullaby for Peace (2011)

          The Opus Project Orchestra

Hussein Al-Naswari   
     The Big Apple Chorale (2015)
          Theme and Variation

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano


Mark Alburger                     
Music Director and Conductor

Michael Stubblefield                 
Associate Music Director

Piccolo / Flute
Alan Kingsley
Abigail Rolley

Peter Brown

Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Mayoff
Trevor Strohl

Tim Machajewski

Michael Cox

Bob Satterford

Scott Sterling

Aaron Wallace

Carol Reynolds

Mark Alburger

Corey Johnson

Michael Stubblefield

Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari
Feona Lee Jones
John Veitch

Hussein Al-Naswari
Ken Crawford
Carol Reynolds

Violin I
Corey Johnson

Violin II
Carol Earley

Kat Walsh

Young June Kim
Erina Lay
Aaron Urton

Michael Stubblefield


OPUS 33 - Love, Love, Love (Valentines Out of Season)
8pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015,
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
A Multi-Media Event, with The Opus Project Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Piece for Piano, Op. 33, No. 1 1928)
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)        Elegy and Toccata, Op. 33 (1950)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (1919)   
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Sonata No.1, Op.33 (1916)       
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Songs from Old Texts, Op. 33 (1923)   
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Counterplan, Op. 33 (1932)       
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Nocturne, Op. 33 (1959)    
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 33 (1936)
John Cage (1912-1992)        A Valentine Out of Season (1948)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Peter Grimes, Op. 33 (1945)
John Lennon (1940-1980)            All You Need Is Love (1967)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            San Timoteo Can[yon]tata, Op. 33 (1988)

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