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)