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RECENT

ARCHIVAL SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL /
RACHMANINOFF AND HIS WORLD

Fisher Center

BARD COLLEGE  / AUGUST 5—14, 2022

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 32nd season with an exploration of the life and work of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), perhaps the last great exponent of Russian Romanticism, who nevertheless embodied many contradictions.

Through a series of themed concert programs, lectures, and panel discussions, Rachmaninoff and His World explores such themes as composition during the Cold War, virtuoso pianists and their public, and America’s ongoing love affair with Rachmaninoff’s music.

 

The full Bard Music Festival program will be announced in late April, complete with details of all health and safety protocols. Please note, this year, the Bard Music Festival semi-staged opera will be a part of the Weekend One program.

CLASSICAL SINGING AND NEW YORK IN JUNE

Summer Program

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC  / JUNE 2022

Classical Singing and New York in June (AKA "CSNY in June") is an 18-day program providing intensive vocal study and coaching for a small group (maximum 16) of aspiring professional singers and pianists ages 18-35, culminating in a final public recital in a recognized New York venue. CSNY's vision is to enhance musical training with cultural immersion in the vast and inexhaustible resources of New York City. The program offers intensive voice lessons, coaching, and masterclasses with leading professionals in the field, in combination with informative city walking tours, museum visits, ethnic dinners, and attendance at theatrical and concert events.


Classical Singing & New York in June

Jane Olian and Donna Gill, directors

2022 Distinguished Guest Faculty:

Marianne Barrett, Edith Bers, Lydia Brown, William Burden, Corradina Caporello, Margo Garrett, Kayo Iwama, Paul E. Kwak, M.D., Kathryn LaBouff, Marlena Malas, Bill Palant (Étude Arts), Cristina Stanescu, Dr. Robert C. White, Jr., Brian Zeger

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF ALL-NIGHT VIGIL & SYMPHONIC DANCES

Musica Viva

ALL SOULS CHURCH NYC  / MAY 22, 2022

Musica Viva NY closes its 2021-2022 season with Rachmaninoff’s colossal All-Night Vigil for a cappella choir, a work that was scheduled for performance before the COVID-19 pandemic. To accompany it, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will be joined by pianist Margaret Kampmeier to perform Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Symphonic Dances in its version for two pianos, interspersed throughout the movements of the Vigil.


Musica Viva NY choir

Paul D'Arcy, tenor

Madalyn Luna, mezzo-soprano

Shawn Bartels, tenor

Nathan Siler, tenor

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor and piano

Margaret Kampmeier, piano

 

Valentin Silvestrov, Prayer for Ukraine

All-Night Vigil

Come, Let Us Worship

Bless The Lord, O My Soul

Blessed Is the Man

Symphonic Dances I: Non Allegro
 

All-Night Vigil

Gladsome Light

Lord, Now, Lettest Thou

Rejoice, O Virgin

Intermission

All-Night Vigil

The Six Psalms

Praise The Name of The Lord

Symphonic Dances II: Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

All-Night Vigil

Blessed Art Thou, O Lord

Symphonic Dances III: Lento assai — Allegro vivace

All-Night Vigil

Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ

The Tropation "Today Salvation Has Come"

The Tropation "Thou Didst Rise from the Tomb"

To Thee, the Victorious Leader

THE OLD CHURCH: SONGS OF THE LITURGICAL YEAR

The Interchurch Center

THE INTERCHURCH CENTER  / APRIL 13, 2022

A noontime recital featuring a cappella and accompanied vocal quartet music, centering around the liturgical year.

Liz Lang, soprano
Meghann Vaughn, mezzo-soprano
Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Christopher Judd, baritone
Christopher Johnson, piano


Introit: Stephen Paulus, The Old Church
Pentecost: Ralph Vaughn Williams, Come Down, O Love Divine
All Saints Day: K. Lee Scott, Bright Mansions
Christ the King: Alice Parker/Robert Shaw, Ride On, King Jesus
Advent: Thomas Olivers, Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Christmas: Johann Georg Ebeling, All my heart this night rejoices
Christmas: David Willcocks, Angels, from the realms of glory
Epiphany: Francis Poulenc, Videntes Stellam
Lent/Holy Week: Orlando Gibbons, Drop, Drop Slow Tears
Lent/Holy Week: Richard Redhead, Go to Dark Gethsemane
Easter: William Billings, Easter Anthem
Easter: 17th Century Dutch Melody, This Joyful Eastertide
Benediction: John Rutter, God Be In My Head

IN NATURE'S REALM: AN HOMAGE TO MOTHER EARTH

Musica Viva

ALL SOULS CHURCH NYC  / MARCH 27, 2022

To usher in the season of spring, Musica Viva NY explores music for a cappella choir celebrating the natural world, and our place within it. From beautiful and thrilling The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson to the metaphysical and existential meditation of Alec Roth’s Earthrise, and the pop-inflected birdsong remix in Missy Mazzoli’s Vesper Sparrow, the program spans a breathtaking diversity of musical styles. The centerpiece is the world premiere of Momotombo, a new work by celebrated composer Gilda Lyons, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. 

Musica Viva NY

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, artistic director & conductor

Trent Johnson, organ

Randall Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom 

  1. I say Ye to the Righteous

  2. Woe unto Them

  3. The Noise of a Multitude

  4. Howl Ye

  5. The Paper Reeds by the Brooks

  6. But These Are They That Forsake the Lord

  7. Have Ye Not Known?

  8. Ye Shall Have a Song

Gilda Lyons, Momotombo, World Premiere

  1. El tren iba rodando sobre sus rieles

  2. The baptism of volcanoes

  3. ¡Momotombo! — exclamé

  4. Evocación

  5. Yo tenía quince años

Missy Mazzoli, Vesper Sparrow

Alec Roth, Earthrise
Earthrise Part I: Man’s Drive to Explore and Exploit
Earthrise Part II: Contemplation of the Earth Seen From Space
Earthrise Part III: A Plea for True Wisdom and Understanding

HOLY TRINITY OPEN DOORS CONCERT SERIES

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ROCKVILLE CENTRE

HOLY TRINITY RVC  / DEC 10, 2021

Patricia Luecken, soprano
Erik Rasmussen, tenor

Rob DiPasquale, piano
Deacon John Malone, guitar and voice


Traditional Christmas Carols and Kids Sing-Along

Sponsored by a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Holy Trinity Open Doors Concert Series aims to bring people together again in a spirit of community. All concerts are free of charge.

MM DEGREE RECITAL:
ILLUMINATIONS OF LOVE & JUSTICE

LEFRAK CONCERT HALL

NOW STREAMING  / APRIL 22, 2021

Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Cullan Bryant, piano

Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations op. 18
G.F. Handel: Selection from Alcina
Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Adolphus Hailstork: Songs of Love and Justice

ILLUMINATIONS OF LOVE & JUSTICE

THE INTERCHURCH CENTER

NOW STREAMING  / APRIL 6, 2021

Erik Rasmussen, tenor
Cullan Bryant, piano

Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations op. 18
Adolphus Hailstork: Songs of Love and Justice