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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival #3

Free Public Concert No. 3
Temple Sinai
6227 St. Charles Ave.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Doors: 4:30 PM
Concert: 5 PM

Brahms and Dvořák: Part II

Ensemble-in-Residence the Lysander Trio will present the second of two concerts featuring some of these important composers’ most exciting later works.  The world-renowned ensemble is joined by members of the Manhattan Chamber Players for a World Premiere of a new work by Mary Bianco and for Antonín Dvořák’s epic Piano Quintet.


Mary Bianco (b. 1938)
World Premiere TBA

Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Silent Woods, B. 173 (1883)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 (1882)


Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 (1887)

Lysander Piano Trio

Liza Stepanova, Piano
Itamar Zorman, Violin
Michael Katz, Cello

With Katie Hyun, Violin and Luke Fleming, Viola

More info here: http://crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com/free-public-concert-no-3/


Crescent City Chamber Music Festival #2

Free Public Concert No. 2
Sanctuary, St. Charles Presbyterian Church
1545 State St.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Pre-Concert Talk: 7 PM
Concert: 7:30 PM

Brahms and Dvořák: Part I

Ensemble-in-Residence the Lysander Trio will present the first of two concerts highlighting the interesting, improbable friendship of these two important composers.  This world-renowned ensemble is joined for Brahms’s C minor Piano Quartet by CCCMF Artistic Director Luke Fleming, who will also give a pre-concert talk.


Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Sonatensatz in C minor (1853)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 (1875)


Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65 (1883)

Lysander Piano Trio

Liza Stepanova, Piano
Itamar Zorman, Violin
Michael Katz, Cello

With Luke Fleming, Viola


Crescent City Chamber Music Festival #1

Free Public Concert No. 1
Opening Night Gala and Album Release
New Orleans Record Press
1336 Montegut St.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Concert: 7:30 PM

This opening concert in this unique Bywater space will feature the dynamic crossover duo Sonic Escape with members of the Manhattan Chamber Players!  A vinyl album of CCCMF’s selected live performances from previous seasons, pressed onsite, will be released and offered for purchase. BYOB and enjoy a relaxed evening of great music and good times!

More info at: http://crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com/free-public-concert-no-1/


Chamber Nights @ UNO

Participate 1 of 2 ways!

1) As an individual musician, playing chamber music with others that have registered for Chamber Nights @ UNO.

2) As an already formed chamber ensemble wanting coaching & optional performance opportunity.

For Individual Musicians:
– Have you been wanting to play in an ensemble but cannot find the other players to complete a group?
– Would you like to get together with other musicians and play chamber music in a friendly, supportive, educational environment?
– Are you looking to meet like-minded musicians?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and are a student, amateur, or professional pianist, harpist, singer, woodwind, brass, or string player, you are invited to the first of many Chamber Nights @ UNO! On Monday, September 16th, musicians of all levels will meet for 2 hours (7:30 – 9:30 PM) in the Performing Arts Building on the UNO campus for our first session of chamber music reading fun! Ensembles will be formed based on instrumentation, so please register using this link http://bit.ly/2KXlNs1. Repertoire to be read will be announced no later than Sept. 9, 2019 via email and social media.

For Already Formed Chamber Groups:
– Is your ensemble looking for a coach or interested in a coaching session by UNO applied faculty?
– Is your ensemble looking for more performance opportunities?
– Is your ensemble planning to register for NOLA Chamber Fest 2020 and feel your ensemble would benefit from additional coaching and/or performance opportunities?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are also invited to the first of many Chamber Nights @ UNO! Registered ensembles will receive coaching from UNO applied music faculty and the chance to perform for each other in a friendly, supportive and educational environment. Please register your ensemble here http://bit.ly/2JAjoAC.

Sponsored by
University of New Orleans School of the Arts, Lyrica Baroque, NOLA Chamber Fest, and the New Orleans Civic Symphony


Gilded: A Song Cycle for Tenor and Strings

The song cycle Gildedis inspired by both the wandering lieder of the Romantic era and today’s free-market/ neoliberal sensibility. The cycle explores the intersections between these two ideas–the conflicts between systemic economic forces outside any one person’s control, and the possibility for an individual’s happiness as played out in their most personal and intimate relationships: namely, love.

The piece was written for and will be sung by the sensational tenor Brenden Gunnell, accompanied by the superb Polymnia String Quartet. The text was written by award-winning poet/librettists Megan Levad.Both Megan and Brenden will be flying in for this performance!


• Fr. James Carter String Quartet

Fr. James Carter has always been an avid supporter of the arts, particularly of Loyola’s College of Music and Media. During his tenure as university president, Carter was an outspoken proponent of arts education, and demonstrated time and time again his commitment to Loyola’s unique tradition of excellence in this field.

Quartet includes Amy Thiaville, violin, Rachel Jordan, violin, Bruce Owen, viola, and David Rosen, cello. Event is free and open to the public.

Contact the box office by emailing tickets@loyno.edu or calling (504) 865-2074.


Birdfoot Festival Season Finale: Death and the Maiden

Birdfoot’s Finale presents music born of the lover’s sigh, the heroine’s last gasp, and life’s emotional highs and lows. Few works of chamber music are as thrilling as Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet, named for the composer’s song in which a maiden pleads with Death to pass her by (and whose haunting melody is the centerpiece of the quartet). Surrounding Schubert’s masterpiece are musical gems of equally intimate and acute emotion: Monteverdi’s madrigals open up the fresh pain of heartbreak, Purcell’s heroine Dido (the mythic queen of Carthage) laments her last moments, John Dowland’s “teares” flow in sweet sorrow, and composer-in-residence Patrick Castillo’s Dreamers Often Lie explores the bizarre real-as-life experience of dreams.

Henry Purcell: Chacony

John Dowland: Selections from Lacrimae or Seaven Teares

Patrick Castillo: Dreamers Often Lie

Claudio Monteverdi:

Piagn’e sospira

Lamento della Ninfa

Lamento d’Arianna, “Lasciatemi morire

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mensa Sonora III

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”

$30 General Admission
$15 Students (with ID)

This concert will be proceeded by a Young Artist Program Showcase Concert from 6–7 PM


Birdfoot Festival: Let There Be Night

Surely you’ve had them: late-night existential conversations, sleepless meditations, monsters under the bed that disappear with the light of dawn. Darkness and night have long been playgrounds for the imagination and metaphors for the unknown and unknowable. For J.S. Bach, music and text come together to re-enact and glorify spiritual mystery, while for contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas, mystery is revealed in the hidden spectrums of sound. Dive into the deep end for a program of music that reaches beyond.

Please note:
• The second half of the concert will be performed entirely in the dark.
• At 7 PM, this concert will be preceded by an Introduction to the Music by renowned speaker and presenter Patrick Castillo.


J.S. Bach arranged W.A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in D minor, K. 404

Sean Harold: Nachtlied

J.S. Bach: Cantata 54 —Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Carlo Gesualdo: Feria Quinta from the Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday, Eram quasi Agnus Innocens

Georg Friedrich Haas: String Quartet No. 3, In iij. Noct.

$25 General Admission
$20 CAC members
$15 Students (with ID)