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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival: Community Concert

Algiers Point Community Concert
Cita Dennis Hubbell Library
725 Pelican Ave.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:30 PM
No RSVP required
FREE Admission

Join us for wine, snacks, and great music at the Hubbell Library in historic Algiers Point.  Bring the kids, too, and hear CCCMF Festival Artists present an interactive, family-friendly program in a relaxed, informal setting!

More info here: http://crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com/special-events-2/

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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival: Benefit Concert

CCCMF 2019 Benefit Concert
Felicity Church
1220 Felicity St.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
No RSVP required
FREE Admission

Come enjoy some wine, cocktails, and refreshments in the restored beauty of  the historic Felicity Church, and get an intimate look at the mission and outreach work CCCMF has been doing since its inception in 2015. Through musical performances of works not heard in the public concerts and special visual presentations, prepare to be inspired and to learn how you can support CCCMF as we continue to expand our important work in New Orleans!

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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival #6

Free Public Concert No. 6
CCCMF 2019 Season Finale Concert
Sanctuary, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church
3900 Saint Charles Avenue
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Doors: 4:30 PM
Concert: 5 PM (reception to follow)

“Europe on the Brink”

For CCCMF’s 2019 Season Finale Concert in Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church’s historic Sanctuary, Ensemble-in-Residence the Manhattan Chamber Players will give a rich, varied program of music written in Europe during first half of the 20th century.  An exciting yet fearful time, ever-increasing Nationalism extended to the musical world, creating far greater variety in compositional style from country to country, but the constant threat of war (or the actuality of it) also gave much music from this period a visceral immediacy.  Join us for this exciting program!

Program:

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Sonatine (1905)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85 (1941)

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
Contrasts, Sz.111 (1938)

Intermission

Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949)
Scéne Andalouse, Op. 7 (1912)

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Introduction and Allegro (1905)

Manhattan Chamber Players

Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Emi Ferguson, Flute
Mark Dover, Clarinet
Adam Golka, Piano
Katie Hyun, Violin
Brendan Speltz, Violin
Luke Fleming, Viola
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola
Jacob Fowler, Cello
Andrew Janss, Cello
Brook Speltz, Cello

More info at: http://crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com/free-public-concert-no-6/

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Crescent City Chamber Music Festival #5

Free Public Concert No. 5
Dixon Concert Hall, Tulane University
Friday, October 11, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
Pre-Concert Talk: 7 PM
Concert: 7:30 PM

“An Unusual Arrangement”

 Ensemble-in-Residence the Manhattan Chamber Players will perform music written for what was, especially at the time of their composition, an either completely new or very rare combination of instruments.  Beginning with Mozart’s magical Concerto for Flute and Harp and concluding with Tchaikovsky’s show-stopping Souvenir de Florence, this concert is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Program

W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Andantino from Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299 (1778)

Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941)
Lament for Two Violas (1911)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114 (1891)

Intermission

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (1890)

Manhattan Chamber Players

Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Emi Ferguson, Flute
Mark Dover, Clarinet
Adam Golka, Piano
Katie Hyun, Violin
Brendan Speltz, Violin
Luke Fleming, Viola
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola
Jacob Fowler, Cello
Andrew Janss, Cello
Brook Speltz, Cello

More info at: http://crescentcitychambermusicfestival.com/free-public-concert-no-5/

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• 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.

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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

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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.

Program:

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)

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Birdfoot Festival: Nothing But the Truth

Framed by Dvorak’s “American” Quartet, this concert examines the complex subjects of identity, experience, and truth. Inspired by African-American spirituals and songs, Dvorak’s quartet is an outsider’s portrait of America’s energy and potential approaching the turn of the century. Juxtaposed with this, spirituals, arranged by New Orleans’ own Moses Hogan, and the musical voice of Florence Price, reveal a complex counterpoint to Dvorak’s optimism. Works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Caroline Shaw, and Johann Christoph Bach (J.S. Bach’s uncle), will also be featured, while the cherished concept of justice itself is examined in Garth Knox’s Nothing but the Truth, a musical courtroom drama without a predetermined outcome…will the musicians be found guilty or innocent?

Ruth Crawford Seeger: Andante

Johann Christoph Bach: “Ach dass ich Wassers gnug hätte”

Garth Knox: Nothing but the Truth

Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12, “American”

Caroline Shaw: By and By

Florence Price: Songs to the Dark Virgin

Moses Hogan, arranger: Spirituals

$25 General Admission
$15 Students (with ID)

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