March 13 - Opus 87: Angles and Divots


THE OPUS PROJECT

presents
OPUS 87
Angles and Divots
7pm, Saturday, March 13, 2020
Zoom Everywhere!

               
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   
     Trio in C Major, Op. 87 (1795)
          II. Adagio

                           

               Kat Walsh, Bassoon Trio

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhEewXpREFg


          IV. Finale

               Kristen Kline and Kat Walsh, Violins and Viola

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jStBFx5ELus

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)       
     L'île inconnue (The Unknown Island), H. 87 (1841)

                Megan Cullen, Soprano
                Appcomanist

               https://youtu.be/732hLUE1JIw

César Cui (1835-1918)           
     Musical Miniatures, Humorescques, and Letters, Op. 87 (1910)
          I. Miniatures: VIII

                Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano

               https://youtu.be/a7MfCp_U55g

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)       
     2  Songs, Op. 87 (1904)
          II. Le ramier

               Megan Cullen, Soprano
               Appcompanist

               https://youtu.be/xIZ89BcWTmU

Gabriel Verdalle (1847-1918)       
     Scherzetto, Op. 87 (1901)

               Katrina Szederkenyi, Harp

               https://youtu.be/VzWkAH-yCd4

Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)   
     3 Morceaux, Op. 87 (1911)
          III. Impromptu

               Megan Cullen, Piano

               https://youtu.be/FZD0PrTDn_4

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)       
     6 Pièces humoristiques, Op. 87 (1907)
          IV. Autrefois (In the Old Days)

               https://youtu.be/tcGg4E3IvZo

Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)       
     4 Nouvelles sonatines, Op. 87 (1924)
          No. 1
               I. Moderato, sans lenteur

                    Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

                    https://youtu.be/skBa_K-FOt0

               II. Andante moderato

                    https://youtu.be/rjFcjY5rqBg

          No. 2
               II. Andante espressivo

                    https://youtu.be/DxtFazfEmkA

          No. 3
               II. Mouvement de Sicillene

                    Megan Cullen, Piano

                    https://youtu.be/8xpMBXB5YO4

Nicolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950)   
     From Many Years, Op. 87 (1936)
          IX. (1908)
           
               Megan Cullen, Soprano
               Appcompanist

               https://youtu.be/DrlX_K6IWgo

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)       
     Symphony ("Mathis der Maler") (1934)
           I. Engelkonzert

                Mark Alburger, re-interpreted as
                Alma Maria Schinder Mahler Gropius Werfel, Op. 232 (2018)
                      LVI. 1934 - Elias Canetti / Maid

    J.S. Bach (1685-1750       
          The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (BWV 846-869)
                Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major



               https://youtu.be/mTmL49wAfKI

               https://youtu.be/mmmOeoRIFsQ

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)    
     24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (1951)
          Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major

               Mark Alburger and Megan Cullen, Piano

          Prelude No. 19 in Eb Major

              Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

              https://youtu.be/mzFOtmVY_Dg
                           
    G.F. Handel (1685-1759)       
          Water Music (1717)
                VII. Minuet

John Cage (1912-1992)           
     Water Music (1952)
           Radio at 102.5

                Mark Alburger, Electronics, reinterpreted as
                Genre Implosions No. 3 ("Time Cyclone"), Op. 168 (2008)
                     II. Baroque - (1685) G.F. Handel / Cage Water Music    


    Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
          Water Music, Op. 224 (2014)
               I. If It Behaved

               Mark Alburger, Electronics

 and Voice

Michael Kimbell (b. 1946)       
     Three Sonnets from the Portuguese, Op. 1 (1965)
          I. When Our Two Souls

               Alec Jeong, Tenor
               Asako Tsumagari, Piano           

               https://youtu.be/K6YLfR1MF5k

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Violin Concerto ("Ticklish"), Op. 87 (2000)
          II. Adagio

               Kristen Kline, Violin
               Megan Cullen, Piano


Rob Peters (b. 1969)           
     3 Pieces for Wind Instruments, Op. 87 (1997)
          I. Fugue

               Kat Walsh, Bassoon Trio

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ATCWqdl3-o

Hussein Al-Nasrawi (b. 1991)
     Homage to Fumiyo

               Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

               https://youtu.be/1f9rkxvT9j8


The Opus Project Performers

Mark Alburger     Music Director
Megan Cullen      Associate Music Director

Bassoon
Kat Walsh

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Tenor
Mark Alburger
Alec Jeong

Harp
Katrina Szederkenyi

Piano
Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Megan Cullen
Asako Tsumagari

Electronics
Mark Alburger

Violin
Kristen Kline

Viola
Kat Walsh

January 30 - Opus 86: Totally...!


THE OPUS PROJECT

presents
OPUS 86 ONLINE!
Totally...!
7pm, Saturday, January 30, 2021
Zoom Meeting Everywhere
                

Anonymous (fl. 1486?) / Michael Kimbell (b. 1946)
     Fantasia on Een vrolic wesen (December 28, 2020)

               https://youtu.be/6mNO3I-sMbk

               Edith Kimbell, Tenor Viol
               Michael Kimbell, Bass Viol



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   
     Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (1807)
          I. Kyrie

               Mark Alburger, Voice and Electronics, reinterpreted as
                    Mass in C Minus, Op. 345 (2021)
                         I. Kyrie

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)       
     6 Songs, Op. 86 (1847)
          I. Es lauschte das Laub so dunkelgrün (The Dark Green Leaves Eavesdropped)

               https://youtu.be/6bjILOs89y8

               Megan Cullen, Soprano

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)       
     Prelude in A-Flat Major (B. 86)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWB8P6UFaBI

               Dominic Pang, Piano



Charles Dancla (1817-1907)       
     Le Melodiste, Op. 86 (1858)
          I. Norma (Belini), Semiramide (Rossini), and L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BDJ5xuLvzc&t=40s

               Kristen Kline, Violin
               Megan Cullen, Piano
                        
Johannes Brahms (1883-1897)       
     6 Lieder, Op. 86 (1879)
          IV. Über die Heide (Across the Heath)

               https://youtu.be/Au_2DcuwQb8

               Megan Cullen, Soprano
               Jean-Paul Bjorlin, Piano


Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)        
     Viola Sonata, Op. 86 (1899)
           I. Allegro moderato, ma passionato

               https://youtu.be/pFeTb658xl8

                Kat Walsh, Viola
                Ben Malkevitch, Piano

Benjamin Godard (1849-1895)       
     Promenade en Mer (Sea Trip), Op. 86 (c. 1883)

               https://youtu.be/OHrXu4N3L6E

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)       
     Contes des Fées (Fairy Tales), Op. 86 (1925)
          V. Ronde de villageois (Village Round Dance)

               https://youtu.be/UTQX60MY4Tw

               Megan Cullen, Piano

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)       
     7 Klavierstucke, Op. 86 (1908)
          II. Wellen (Waves)

               https://youtu.be/sWSUg33fG3w

          IV. Humoreske

               https://youtu.be/kW4Ve3HBoxw

               Hussein Al-Nasrawi and Megan Cullen, Piano


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)       
     Fêtes Galantes, CD / FL 86
          I. En Sourdine (Muted)

               https://youtu.be/E11bcQFLRSg

               Megan Cullen, Soprano
               Appcompanist

     Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L 86 (1894)

               Mark Alburger, reinterpreted as
                    The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Op. 116 (2004)
                         VII. Into the Street

                           

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucA8BEXSMVM

                              Suzanna Mizell, Soprano
                           
                              Goat Hall Productions

                       

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     6 Songs, Op. 86 (1957)
          IV. Och finns dat en tanke (And Is There a Thought?)

               https://youtu.be/Ukb8dOhK8Pw

               Megan Cullen, Voice and Piano                

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)       
     3 Danses, Op. 86 (1935)
          II. Bocane

               https://youtu.be/hpSDjaOvhXg

          III. Danse de corde

               https://youtu.be/TT3ASGBYjU0

               Megan Cullen and Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)       
     Babel (1944)

                Mark Alburger, Voice and Electronics, reinterpreted as
                      Babel, Op. 47 (1992)
                           I. And the Whole Earth




Ernst Toch (1887-1964)           
     Reflections, Op. 86 (1962)
          I. Quarter about 100-104

               https://youtu.be/NImDnqvrHU4

          III. Allegretto grazioso

               https://youtu.be/u8tCZcatbpI

          IV. Pensive, andante (Quarter about 72)

               Megan Cullen, Hussein Al-Nasrawi, and Mark Alburger, Piano
                           
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)       
     Fantasy for Solo Bassoon, Op. 86 (1966)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFcy0L4syQ

               Kat Walsh, Bassoon

Allan Crossman (b. 1942)       
     Alibye (1991)
                        
               Maria Sokolova, Mezzo-Soprano
               Allan Crossman, Piano


Michael Kimbell (b. 1946)       
     Celestial Encounters (1986)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LZhtmY4vxg

                Sally Christian, Piano

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)   
          Vespers (1610)
               XIII. Magnificat

    J.S. Bach (1685-1750)           
          Magnificat (1735)
               I. Chorus
    
    Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)       
          Magnificat (1959)
                 II. Magnificat

                     Mark Alburger, Electronics, reinterpreted as
                          Genre Implosions No. 3 ("Time Cyclone"), Op. 167 (2008)
                               II. Baroque... - Monteverdi / J.S. Bach / Hovhaness Magnificat
                           
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     Magnificat (2000), Op. 86
          I. Magnificat anima mea

               Mark Alburger, Voice and Electronics

Eliza O'Malley (b. 1969)       
     Weave (2020)

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYNBAbexTc&list=PLKauPZXbvIggdMeXtDuld5ncbcuWyayby&index=3

               Eliza O'Malley, Soprano Trio



The Opus Project Performers

Mark Alburger     Music Director
Megan Cullen      Associate Music Director

Bassoon
Kat Walsh

Electronics
Mark Alburger

Soprano
Megan Cullen
Eliza O'Malley
Suzanna Mizell

Mezzo-Soprano
Maria Sokolova

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Piano
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Jean-Paul Bjorlin
Sally Christian
Allan Crossman
Megan Cullen
Ben Malkevitch
Dominic Pang

Violin
Kristen Kline

Viola
Kat Walsh

Tenor Viol
Edith Kimbell
              
Bass Viol
Michael Kimbell

December 12 - Opus 85: Global Warning


THE OPUS PROJECT
presents
OPUS 85 ONLINE
Global Warning
7pm, Saturday, December 12, 2020
as a Zoom Meeting
(email invitation sent c. 1 hour prior)


Orkney Islands Composer (b. c. 1085)   
     Hymn to St. Magnus (c. 1115)

               Mark Alburger, Electronics

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)   
     The Well-Tempered Clavier
          Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 850

              Dominic Pang, Harpsichord

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)       
     Songs Without Words, Book VII, Op. 85 (1845)
          I. Andante espressivo

               Megan Cullen, Piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)       
     Six Songs, Op. 85 (1882)
          VI. In Waldeseinsamkeit (In the Loneliness of the Forest)

                Megan Cullen, Soprano
                Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)   
     Les Cloches du Soir, Op. 85 (1889)

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)       
     Klosterlied (Cloister Song), Op. 85 (1857)

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)       
     Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85 (1889)
          VI. Vzpominani (Reverie) - Andante (B Major)

               Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano

          XII. U mohyly (At a Hero's Grave) - Grave, Tempo di marcia (F Minor)

               Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
     Three Songs, Op. 18 (1878)
          III. Automne

              Lorraine Helvick, Mezzo-Soprano
       
     Three Songs, Op. 85 (1902)
          I. Dans le Foret du Septiembre
 
               Megan Cullen, Soprano
               Appcompanist

Julius Rontgen (1855-1932)       
     Schuler-Konzert (School Concerto) No. 1, Op. 85 (1927)
         II. Andantino

              Kat Walsh, Violin
              Megan Cullen, Piano

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)       
     Seven Poems, Op. 85 (1909)
          V. Kalte (Coldness)

                            Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano
                        
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)       
     Eight Songs from "Letzte Blatter" ("Last Songs") (1885)
          III. Die Nacht (The Night)
          IV. Die Georgine (The Dahlia)
          VIII. Allerseelen  (All Souls' Day)

               Jean-Paul Bjorlin, Voice and Piano

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)       
     Five Piano Pieces, Op. 85 (1917)
          II. Oeillet

Ignaz Friedman (1882-1948)       
     Six Mazurkas, Op. 85 (1925)
          I. Allegro simplice

               Megan Cullen, Piano

George Crumb (b. 1929)       
     Makrokosmos, Volume I (1972)
          XI. Dream Images

               Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano

Larry Bell (b. 1952)
     Five Poems for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 85
          based on the song cycle Dream within a Dream, Op. 79 (2006)
          IV. There came a wind like a bugle

               Michael Cox, Trumpet

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Op. 85 (2000)
          II. The People That Walked in Darkness

               Mark Alburger, Voice and Electronics

Hussein Al-Nasrawi (b. 1992)       
     Improvisation on "The Prayer" (2020)

               Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano


The Opus Project Performers

Mark Alburger     Music Director
Megan Cullen      Associate Music Director

Trumpet
Michael Cox

Electronics
Mark Alburger

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Mezzo-Soprano
Lorraine Helvick

Tenor
Mark Alburger
Jean-Paul Bjorlin

Harpsichord
Dominic Pang

Piano
Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Jean-Paul Bjorlin
Megan Cullen

Violin
Kat Walsh

 

February 29 - Opus 83-84: Mythos in Tempore Belli


THE OPUS PROJECT
presents
OPUS 83-84
Mythos in Tempore Belli
8pm, Saturday, February 29, 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



OPUS 83

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)      
     Keyboard Sonata, K. 83 (c. 1738)
          I. (Presto)



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1857)  
     Six Ecossaises,WoO. 83 (1806)
           I-VI
     Three Songs, Op. 83 (1810)
           I. Wonne der Wehmut



Robert Schumann (1810-1856)      
     Three Songs, Op. 83 (1850)
          III. Der Einsiedler

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)              
     Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 (1881)
          I. Allegro non troppo
                          
Erik Satie (1866-1925)               
     Socrate (1918)
          I. Portrait de Socrate (Le Banquet)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)          
     Piano Concerto in G (1931)
          I. Allegramente

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)          
     Four Norwegian Moods (1942)
          III. Wedding Dance

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)          
     Hymn to Yerevan, Op. 83 (1969)
          Adagio maestoso

John Cage (1912-1992)              
     Haiku (1951)
          Haiku I, For my dear friend, Who

John Lennon (1940-1980)              
     Rubber Soul (1965)
          II. Norwegian Wood

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)              
     Quadruple Concerto ("Metal"), Op. 83 (1999)
          I. Allegro moderato
     Broke Dance Intermezzi: E (2019)
           III. Ecological Ecossaise (Beethoven Blues)


OPUS 84

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)       
     Egmont, Op. 84 (1810)
          Overture - Sostenuto ma non troppo

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)          
     Cantabile in Bb Major, B. 84 (1834)
          (Andantino)

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)          
     The Jakobín, Op. 84 (1887)
          "O lásku tvou je marno ždáti"

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)          
     Eight Short Pieces, Op. 84 (1902)
          V. Improvisation 

Charles Ives (1874-1954)              
     Symphony No. 4 (1916)
          I. Prelude - Maestoso

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)      
     Ode (1943)
          I. Eulogy

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)          
     Le Train Bleu, Op. 84 (1924)
           I. Introduction

Francis Poulenc (1899-1959)          
     Les soirées de Nazelles, FP 84 (1936)
          III. La désinvolture et la discrétion

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)              
     Flute Concerto ("Mythological"), Op. 84 (2000)
            I. Allegro aperto

           Deborah Yates, Flute
           Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano
           The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra



Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1990)
     Mythos in Tempore Belli Improvisation (2020)

           Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano




THE OPUS PROJECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Mark Alburger                          Music Director and Conductor

Flute
Deborah Yates

Oboe
Sheila Weston



Clarinet

Jisoo Kim

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Trumpet
Lois Kail

Horn
Bob Satterford


Soprano

Megan Cullen

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Piano
Mark Alburger
Megan Cullen
Hussein Al-Nasrawi

Percussion
Hussein Al-Nasrawi


Violin I
Kristen Kline

Violin II
Kat Walsh

Viola
Carol Earley



Bass

Joshua Calderon


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 85-86-87: Global Warning
8pm, Saturday, March 28, 2020
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Op. 85 (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)        Mass in C Major, Op. 86 (1807)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)            Prélude à l'Après-Midi d'un Faune, L 86 (1894)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Babel (1944)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)            Vespers (1610): Magnificat
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)                Magnificat (1733)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)                    Magnificat (1958)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Magnificat (2000), Op. 86

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Symphony ("Mathis der Maler") (1934)
G.F. Handel (1685-1759)                Water Music (1717)
John Cage (1912-1992)                Water Music (1952)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Water Music (2014)
                                Violin Concerto ("Ticklish"), Op. 87 (2000)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)                 Prelude No. 1, Op. 87 (1951)

October 19 - Opus 81-82: Imaginary Soundscapes



THE OPUS PROJECT
presents
OPUS 81-82
Imaginary Soundscapes
8pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


OPUS 81

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)    
     Tragic Overture, Op. 81 (1880)
           Allegro ma non troppo


Erik Satie (1866-1925)  
     Parade (1917)
           I. Chorale

Charles Ives (1874-1954)  
     A Set for Theatre Orchestra (1915)
           I. In the Cage

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)  
     Boléro (1928)
            Tempo di Bolero moderato assai

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)  
     Circus Polka (1942)
           Composed for a young elephant... Quarter = 100, Conclusion

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)  
     La Création du Monde, Op. 81 (1923)
           Fugato

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)  
     Clarinet Concerto (1948)
          II. Rather Fast


John Cage (1912-1992)  
     Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (1951)
           For 12 Radios

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)  
     The Beatitudes, Op. 81 (1999)
           Poco presto e con espressione

OPUS 82

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)  
     Symphony No. 5, Op. 82 (1919)
           III. Largamente assai

Erik Satie (1866-1925)  
     Sonatine Bureaucratique (1917)
           I. Allegro

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)  
     Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand (1930)
           Lento, Conclusion

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)  
     Danses Concertantes (1942)
          I. Marche Introduction

John Cage (1912-1992)  
     Music of Changes (1951)
           Quarter = 69

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)  
     Symphony No. 4 ("Sequence"), Op. 82 (1999)
           I. Quarter = 200

          The Opus Project Ensemble

Hussein Al-Naswari (b. 1991)        

     Fireworks at the Carnival (2019)

          Hussein Al-Naswari, Piano



THE OPUS PROJECT ENSEMBLE

Mark Alburger                          

Music Director and Conductor

Recorder
Kat Walsh

Alto / Tenor Saxophones
Tim Machajewski

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski
Kat Walsh

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Piano
Megan Cullen
Hussein Al-Naswari

Radios
Mark Aburger
Kat Walsh

Percussion
Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Naswari

Violin
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton



THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 83-84: Turnabout Intruders
8pm, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)                Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 (1881)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)                 Socrate (1918)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)                Piano Concerto in G (1931)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Norwegian Mood (1942)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Hymn to Yerevan, Op. 83 (1969)
John Cage (1912-1992)                Seven Haiku (1952)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Quadruple Concerto ("Metal"), Op. 83 (1999)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)         Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (1810)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)                Symphony No. 4 (1916)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Ode (1943)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)                Le Train Bleu, Op. 84 (1924)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Flute Concerto ("Mythological"), Op. 84 (2000)

September 28 - Opus 79-80: Fate Knocking at the Floor


THE OPUS PROJECT
presents
OPUS 79-80
Fate Knocking at the Floor
8pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA


OPUS 79

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   
     Symphony in C (1940)
          I. Allegro alla breve

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)   
     From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 (1948)
          II. The Thoughtful Mother and Aunt ("Bye, Bye, Bye")

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
    Job: A Masque, Op. 79 (1999)
         Scene I - Introduction "What You Been Doing?"


OPUS 80

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)     
     Fantasia in C Minor ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80 (1808)
          Presto

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)   
     Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (1880)
          Finale

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)       
     Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80 (1898)
          III. Sicilienne

Charles Ives (1874-1954)       
    Sonata No. 2 ("Concord") (1915)
        III. The Alcotts
                   
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   
     Tango (1940)
         Tempo di tango

Francis Poulenc (1899 -1963)   
     Suite Francaise d'apres Claude Gervaise [1525-1583], FP 80 (1935)
          I. Bransle de Bourgogne

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)   
     The Red Pony (1948)
          Introduction

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)       
     John and Salome, Op. 80 (1999)
          IV. Salome's Dance
                       
          Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano
          The Opus Chamber Project Orchestra


THE OPUS PROJECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                          Music Director and Conductor

Clarinet
Peter Brown

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Horn
Bob Satterford

Soprano / Piano
Megan Cullen

Tenor / Percussion
Mark Alburger

Violin
Kat Walsh

Viola
Carol Earley

Bass
Josh Calderon


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 81-82
Imaginary Soundscapes
8pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building
Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)                Tragic Overture, Op. 81 (1880)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)                Parade (1917)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)                 A Set for Theatre Orchestra (1915)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)                Boléro (1928)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Circus Polka (1942)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)            La Création du Monde, Op. 81 (1923)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            Clarinet Concerto (1948)
John Cage (1912-1992)                 Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (1951)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                The Beatitudes, Op. 81 (1999)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)                Symphony No. 5, Op. 82 (1919)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)                 Sonatine bureaucratique (1917)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)             Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand (1930)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Danses Concertantes (1942)
John Cage (1912-1992)                Music of Changes (1951)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Symphony No. 4 ("Sequence"), Op. 82 (1999)

May 25 - Opus 77-78: Being and Somethingness


THE OPUS PROJECT
presents
OPUS 77-78
Being and Somethingness
8pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA



OPUS 77

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)     
     Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 77 (1715)
          I. Moderato e cantabile


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)   
     Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (1878)
          I. Allegro non troppo
  

 Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
     Carnival of the Animals (1886)
          XIII. The Swan
          XIV. Finale
    

 Erik Satie (1866-1925)
     Next-to-Last Thoughts (1915)
          I. Idylle (to Claude Debussy)
          II. Aubade (to Paul Dukas)
          III. Meditation (to Albert Roussel)
           

Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)     
     12 Pastorales, Op. 77 (1920)
          I. Allegretto quasi andante

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 
     Symphony No. 5 in D Major (1943)
          I. Preludio

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)         
     Concerto in Eb ("Dumbarton Oaks") (1938)
          III. Con moto

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)         
     Hamlet, Op. 77 (1938)
          I. The Ghost of Hamlet's Father

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)         
     Symphony No. 3 (1946)
          II. Allegro Molto

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)     
     Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77 (1948)
          IV. Burlesque - Allegro con brio

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)         
     Henry Miller in Brooklyn, Op. 77 (1999)
          VI. Arthur Rimbaud


OPUS 78

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) 
     Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") in C Minor, Op. 78 (1886)
          IIb. Maestoso

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)     
     Alexander Nevsky, Op 78 (1939)
          I. Russia Beneath the Yoke of the Mongols

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)     
     Three Rag-Caprices, Op. 78 (1922)
          I. Sec et muscle

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)     
     In the Beginning (1947)
          Freely

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) 
          The Creation (1800)
               Part I : 2. In the Beginning

    Mark Alburger (b. 1957)     
          The Creation (2000)
               I. In the Beginning

    Paul Sjolund (b. 1935)     
          In the Beginning Was the Word (1965)
               Introduction

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)     
     Horn Concerto ("Artik"), Op. 78 (1948)
          I. Alleluia

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
     Esther Xerxes, Op. 78 (1999)
          IV. Bigthana and Teresh
     

Kat Walsh (b. 1980)         
     "Scarborough Fair" Quartet (2019)

          Bob Satterford, Horn
          Megan Cullen, Soprano and Piano
          Kristen Kline, Violin
          Aaron Urton, Cello
          The Opus Project Chamber Orchestra


THE OPUS PROJECT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                          Music Director and Conductor

Flute
Sarah Kidd

Bassoon
Tim Machajewski

Horn
Bob Satterford

Soprano
Megan Cullen

Alto
Kat Walsh

Tenor
Mark Alburger

Bass
Aaron Urton

Piano
Megan Cullen

Percussion
John Vietch

Violin
Kristen Kline

Viola
Kat Walsh

Cello
Aaron Urton


THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 79-80: Fate, Knocking on the Floor
8pm, Saturday, September 28 , 2019
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

With The Opus Project Orchestra

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Arabella, Op. 79 (1933)
Erik Satie (1866-1925)                Grimaces for a Summer-Night's Dream (1915)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Symphony in C (1940)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Song, Op. 79 (1939)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)            Symphonie de Chambre No. 6, Op. 79 (1923)
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)            To the Memory of Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 79 (1965)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 (1948)
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Dance for Brass Quintet, Op. 79 (1967)
Benjamin Britten (1912-1976)            "The Building of the House" Overture, Op. 79 (1967)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                Job: A Masque, Op. 79 (1999)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)          Fantasia in C Minor ("Choral"), Op. 80 (1808)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)            Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80(1880)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)            Die schweigsame Frau, Op. 80 (1935)
Charles Ives (1874-1954)            Sonata No. 2 ("Concord") (1915)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            Tango (1940)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)            The Red Pony (1948)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)                John and Salome, Op. 80 (1999)

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Way to end the Spring 2019 series of Opus Projects!