April 26 - Opus 16: How Suite It Is


Opus 16

8pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014
Diablo Valley College Music Building, Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)   
     Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (1868)
           I.  Allegro molto moderato - Introduction

                Hussein Al-Nasrawi, Piano / The Opus Project Orchestra

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
     Five Piano Preludes, Op. 16 (1895)
          IV.  Lento

               Mark Alburger, Piano

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16 (1909)
          I. Premonitions

               The Opus Project Orchestra

Leonardo de Lorenzo (1875-1962)
     Two Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op. 16 (1917)
          I. Serenata - Theme
               Alan Kingsley, Flute / Melissa Smith, Piano

Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)   
     Two Piano Pieces, Op. 16 (1904)
          I. Prelude

               Melissa Smith, Piano

Cyril Scott (1879-1970)   
     Piano Quartet, No. 16 (1899)   
          II. Andante - Introduction

               Alvin Lau, Cello / Melissa Smith, Piano

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)   
     Five Songs, Op. 16 (1916) (Endre Ady, 1877-1919)
          I. Harom oszi konnycsepp (Three Autumn Tears)
               Alan Kingsley, Flute / Melissa Smith, Piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)   
     The Wedding (1914 / 1923)
                Mark Alburger, Baritone / The Opus Project Orchestra

Josef Matthias Hauer (1883-1959)   
     Night-Sound Studies (Resonances), Op. 16 (1919)
          I. Freely / IV. Softly swaying / V. Hopping

               Mark Alburger, Piano
Anton Webern (1883-1945)   
     Five Canons, Op. 16 (1924)
          II. Dormi Jesu (Serenely) (Das Knaben Wunderhorn)

               Alan Kingsley, Flute / Mark Alburger, Piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)   
     Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16 (1913)   
          I. Andantino - Introduction

               Melissa Smith / Mark Alburger / The Opus Project Orchestra

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)   
     Quartet No. 2, Op. 16 (1915)
          II. Tres lent - Theme

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)   
     Quartet No. 3, Op. 16 (1921)   
          II. Sehr langsam - Theme

               Mark Alburger, Piano

[Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)    
     Symphony No. 3, Op 16 (1922)
          I. Andante sostenuto - Introduction

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)   
     The New Orpheus, Op. 16 (1927) (Ywan Goll, 1891-1950)

Paul Creston (1906-1985)   
     Threnody, Op. 16 (1938)

                        Videos -     Takao Ukigaya / Andrew Davis / Alfred Wallenstein*]

[*presented 7pm, 4/29 and 9:30am 4/30]

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     Tahiti-Trot, Op. 16 (1928)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)   
     Reincarnations, Op. 16 (1940) (J. Stephens, 1880-1950, after A. Raftery, 1784-1835)
          II. Anthony O Daly

               The Opus Project Orchestra   

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)   
     Fantasy for Piano, Op. 16 (1952)
          Allegro giusto           

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Young Apollo, Op. 16 (1939)

               Melissa Smith / Hussein Al-Nasrawi / The Opus Project Orchestra

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
     Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16 (1947)
          Lento e liberaente ritmato - Introduction

               Alan Kingsley, Flute / Melissa Smith, PIano

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
     Movements for Wind Quintet, Op. 16 (1962)
          I. Allegro / II. Moderato / III. Allegro / IV. Adagio / V. Allegro risoluto

               The Opus Projct Wind Quintet

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)   
     Sonya's Lullaby, Op. 16 (1979)
          Ben in tempo al fine

               Mark Alburger, Piano

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)   
     Some Stuff, Op. 16 (1979)
           II. Urban Scherzo

                The Opus Project Mixed Quintet

Mark Summer (b. 1958)   
     Julie-O (1988)

               Alvin Lau, Cello

Stardust (b. 1962)       
     Principia (2014)
          II. Supraluminal Expansion (Presto energetico / Largo)
Steven Price (b. 1977)   
     Gravity (2014)*
           II. Debris

                The Opus Project Orchestra [*and Audience]

Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)
     12 Minor Piano Preludes (2014)
          III. C Minor

               Melissa Smith, Piano

                    THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor

Alan Kingsley*


Peter Brown*

Michael Garvey*
Tim Machajewski

Steve Senavsky
Valerie Senavsky*

Zack Newbegin

Mark Alburger

Samantha Garvey

Mark Alburger
Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Melissa Smith*

Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Ken Crawford*
Melissa Smith
Samantha Garvey

Violin/ Viola
Kat Walsh

Kristy Venstrom

Alvin Lau*

John McGrew
Michael Stubblefield

*The Opus Project Wind and Mixed Quintets


OPUS 17 - 8pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Multi-Media Event, with Alan Kingsley, Jill Wagoner, and The Opus Project Orchestra

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)            King Estmere, Op 17 (1903)   
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)            Erwartung, Op. 17: Interlude (1909)       
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)            String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17 (1917)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            The Nightingale: Entr'acte (1914)       
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Traditional Rhyme, Op. 17, No. 1 (1925)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Sarcasm, Op. 17, No. 1 (1914)       
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            Protée, Op.17 (1919)   
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Piano Sonata, Op. 17 (1920)
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)            The Royal Palace, Op. 17       
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)        Song, Op. 17, No. 1 (1932)           
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Piece by Scarlatti, Op. 17, No. 1 (1928)       
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17  (1942)           
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Symphony No. 1, Op. 17: Finale (1937)           
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Paul Bunyan, Op. 17 (1941)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)        Ollantay, Op. 17, No. 1 (1947)
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)            Viola Sonata, Op. 17 (1947)
Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)            Coursing, Op. 17 (1979)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Two and a Half Pieces, Op. 17 (1979)

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)   
     Five Songs, Op. 16 (1916) (Endre Ady, 1877-1919)
          I. Harom oszi konnycsepp (Three Autumn Tears)

Oszi delben, ozni delben
Oh be nehez kacagni lea nyokra
Oszi ejben, oszi ejben
Oh be nehz folzezni a esilla gokra.
Oszi ejben, oszi delben
Oh be konyny sir va, sir va
le borulni,

Days of autumn, days of autumn
Oh, how hard to smile upon the maidens tender!
Nights of autumn, nights of autumn,
Oh, hard to look up at the starry splendor!
Nights of autumn, days of autumn,
Oh, how easy, weaping, weeping,
Then to sink down!

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
     The Wedding (1914 / 1923)

Eh bien, mon ame, ma douceur,
fleur de mes jours, miel de mes nuits,
fleur de ma vie, on vivra avec toi,
comme il faut qu'on vive
pour qu'on nous envie pour qu'on fasse envie

Well, my soul, my sweetness,
flower of my days, honey of my nights,
flower of my life, we will live together
as best as we can
so that all will be envious of us.

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
     Five Canons, Op. 16, No. 1 (1924)
          II. Dormi Jesu (Serenely) (Das Knaben Wunderhorn)

Dormi Jesu, mater ridet,
Quae tam dulcem somnum videt,
Dormi Jesu, blandule!
Si non dormis, Mater plorat,
Inter fila cantans orat;
Blande, veni, somnule.

Sleep, infant Jesus, my cares beguiling:
Mother sits beside thee smiling;
Sleep, infant Jesus, tenderly!
If thou sleep not, Mother mourneth,
Singing as her wheel she turneth:
Come, soft slumber, balmily!

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
     Reincarnations, Op. 16 (1940)
          (James Stephens, 1880-1950, after Anthony Raftery, 1784-1835)
          II. Anthony O Daly

Since your limbs were laid out
The stars do not shine!
The fish leap not out
In the waves!
On our meadows the dew
Does not fall in the morn,
For O Daly is dead!
Not a flow'r can be born!
Not a word can be said!
Not a tree have a leaf! 
On our meadows the dew
Does not fall in the morn,
For O Daly is dead.
After you
There is nothing to do!
There is nothing but grief!