Haller Lake Music Series 2019/2020

Announcing the 2019/2020 Haller Lake Music Series:

Oct. 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.: Cernabella: Amber Archibald-Sešek, an Afro-Latin classical violist, her husband Ervin Luka Sešek, violinist, present a concert featuring visuals, audio and music by Mozart, Sibelius, Handel, Fuchs, Bartok and Martinu. 
November 17, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.: Une Soirée Parisienne: A Concert of French Art Songs performed by soprano Liz Frazer and pianist/composer Steven Luksan.They will share some of their favorite French mélodies, or art songs, at this concert of intimate chamber music. The program will feature works by Fauré, Berlioz, Chausson, Debussy, Amy Beach, and compositions by Steven Luksan. 
Une Soiree Parisienne GraphicThe program (subject to change):
Selections by Ernest Chausson
-Le Charme (Charm)
-Le Colibri (The Hummingbird)
-Les Papillons (The Butterflies)
Selections by Gabriel Fauré
-Les Berceaux (The Cradles)
-Fleur jetée (The Discarded Flower)
-Après un rêve (After a Dream)
“Suite Parisienne” (for solo piano) by Steven Luksan
I. Notre-Dame de Paris: Dawn in the Cathedral
II. La Sainte-Chapelle: Morning Light through Stained Glass
III. La Seine: Wind and Rain over the River
IV. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur: At Dusk
V. L’avenue des Champs-Élysées: Promenade at Night
“Nuit Blanche” (Three songs inspired by French Poetry) by Steven Luksan
-The house should be full of roses
-Dance the jig
-Nuit Blanche
Selections for solo piano by Claude Debussy
“La mort d’Ophelie” by Hector Berlioz
Selections by Amy Beach
-Le Secret (The Secret)
-Je demande à l’oiseau (I ask of the bird)
-Elle et moi (She and I)
January 25, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.: Play On! Presents: “Tipping Point”

With music, song and poetry, “Tipping Point” explores the struggles of the human condition and the strength of the human spirit – from the immigrant seeking a new life, the cry of a frightened child, the exploitation of a woman’s love, to the finality of a gunshot. These stories are told through the works of Schubert, Liszt, Puccini, Alfredo Casella, Leonard Bernstein, Woody Guthrie, Graham Nash and contemporary composer Kristof Iverson. Against a visual backdrop of real-life events, the message of “Tipping Point” is one of possibility, transformation and hope.
Play On! Members:
Mary Jo DuGaw, soprano
Martha Garrett, violin
Kristof Iverson, piano
Mary Kantor, clarinet
David Ketter, actor
RoseMarie Tamburri, piano

The repertoire presented in “Tipping Point” spans the musical spectrum:

Alfredo Casella – Pagine de Guerra, Op. 25 – Four musical “films”
Puccini – “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca
Mahler – “In diesem Wetter” – Kindertotenlieder #5
Schubert – Erlkonig; Litanei
Liszt – Chasse-Neige
Bernstein – “America” from West Side Story
Other selections from musical theater and folk traditions

Many of the selections will be arranged for the instrumentation of the Play On! ensemble.

February 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.: Isaac Van Hoecke, pianist, presents a solo piano recital.
March 2020: TBD
April 25, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.: Laure Struber, pianist, presents a solo piano recital which will include Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.
May 17, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.: Adrianna Hulscher, Pacific Northwest Ballet violinist, accompanied by Karin McCullough, pianist, performs an all-American recital that will include Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata, Opus 34, No. 1, The Graceful Ghost by William Bolcolm, and arrangements of traditional and popular American tunes.Adrianna & Karin

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