A Musical Feast

  • A Musical Feast

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  • Surge Virgo Isabella Leonarda ( 1620-1704} 8 MINUTES
    Ron Martin organ or harpsichord, TiffanyDuMouchelle soprano
    The Freudig Singers of Western New York

    nun ist aber der einzelne Ton beziehungslos for theorbe solo Warner Iversen. ( 2019) Ruth Wiesenfeld
    the single tone however is unrelated

    commissioned by Paul Cemini
    For Johannes Kepler the heavenly motions were nothing but a continuous song for several voices, perceived not by the ear, but by the intellect. He found that the angular velocities of planets closely correspond to musical intervals. When he compared the extremes for combined pairs of planets, the results yielded the intervals of a complete scale.
    Commissioned by Paul Cemini to incorporate the ideas of Kepler’s outstanding mind into a piece of music I was intrigued by the obsessiveness with which Kepler pursued the force of his vision even in the face of repeated failures and personal tragedies. Thus rather than his musical theories I will put Kepler’s restless quest for the discovery of the divine plan of creation into the focus of my musical work.
    The piece will come into being in close collaboration with lutenist Warner Iversen. He will immerse himslef in the proportions, relations and vibrationary patterns of the single intervals, unearthing ttheir complexities and particularities. His performance will resemble the journey through an acoustic universe full of meaning, strange correspondences and grand harmonies.
    (all quotes are taken from Harmonia Mundi by Johannes Kepler).

    15-20 Minutes

    Trio Sonata #1 in G Moderato Giovanni Battista Pergulesi (1710-1736)
    7 minutes
    Ron Martin harpsichord, 2 violins, cello.

    INTERMISSION

    Alexandra Kalinkina Song to the Moon (Rusalka) – Antonin Dvorak …( 1841,-1904)

    Piano , soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle ▶ 5:37

    Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day Lou Harrison (1917- 2003)
    Gary Rutkowski Steve Solook, percussion 7 minutes
    The Freudig Singers of Western New York

    STRAVINSKY Suite italienne for Violin and Piano (1932) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Introduzione
    Serenata
    Tarantella
    Gavotta con due variazioni
    Scherzino 15 minutes
    Piano, violin

    Landante Dominum Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    4 minutes
    2 violins, 1 cello, Ron Martin organ or harpsichord
    The Freudig Singers of Western New York

    Tickets: $20 “Not Yet’ Members; $10 Burchfield Penney members

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