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Tour Bach’s Organ World, July 17-28

Noted organist Lee Ridgway leads this year’s tour to cities and organs with connections to J. S. Bach, as well as other organs of historic importance. The tour is centered around Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg, and Berlin, with day trips to Naumburg, Halle, Altenburg, Störmthal, and Tangermünde. Organs include instruments by Silbermann, Scherer, Ladegast, and Sauer. Of particular importance are organs by Hildebrant and Trost which Bach played and knew well.

The tour, of which this is the 5th edition, originated with Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner, who asked Lee to take over in their stead. Lee participated in two previous tours, and has extensive experience with historic organs in Europe, including those on the tour.

Time is built into the schedule for organists to play the instruments, as well as hear about their history and restoration. But the tour is not only for organists! It is for anyone interested in historic cities, churches, and organs, and in seeing the magnificent attractions of eastern Germany reborn since reunification. Plenty of time is in the schedule for sightseeing.

The well-organized tour includes stays in mostly 4-star hotels, many meals, city tours of Dresden and Berlin, and more. Accompanying the tour is English-speaking German guide, Lothar Mohlmann, who also assisted with the previous four tours.

For full details, see or call Concept Tours at:
http://www.concept-tours.com/tours/cultural-group-individual/
1-800-300-8841

Also contact Lee Ridgway directly:
ridgway@mit.edu

 

Tour Bach’s Organ World, July 17-28

Noted organist Lee Ridgway leads this year’s tour to cities and organs with connections to J. S. Bach, as well as other organs of historic importance. The tour is centered around Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg, and Berlin, with day trips to Naumburg, Halle, Altenburg, Störmthal, and Tangermünde. Organs include instruments by Silbermann, Scherer, Ladegast, and Sauer. Of particular importance are organs by Hildebrant and Trost which Bach played and knew well.

The tour, of which this is the 5th edition, originated with Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner, who asked Lee to take over in their stead. Lee participated in two previous tours, and has extensive experience with historic organs in Europe, including those on the tour.

Time is built into the schedule for organists to play the instruments, as well as hear about their history and restoration. But the tour is not only for organists! It is for anyone interested in historic cities, churches, and organs, and in seeing the magnificent attractions of eastern Germany reborn since reunification. Plenty of time is in the schedule for sightseeing.

The well-organized tour includes stays in mostly 4-star hotels, many meals, city tours of Dresden and Berlin, and more. Accompanying the tour is English-speaking German guide, Lothar Mohlmann, who also assisted with the previous four tours.

For full details, see or call Concept Tours at:
http://www.concept-tours.com/tours/cultural-group-individual/
1-800-300-8841

Also contact Lee Ridgway directly:
ridgway@mit.edu

Metamorphosis will be a night of music, art, dance, and theater at the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. At this free event, we will feature a wide variety of chamber ensembles performing new music by composers Garry Rider, Ferdinando De Sena, Federico Bonacossa, Gary Thomas, Stephanie Curcio, Miguel A. Nieves, Mario Davidovsky, and Orlando Garcia. Featured performers for the night will include choreographer and dancer Joanna M. Ursal, the Salted Earth Dance Ensemble, cellist Jason Calloway, pianist Jim Gasior, bassist Gary Thomas, drummer Michael Piolet, harpist Kristina Finch, harpist Kay Kemper, and the Music in Miami Chamber Ensemble. We will of course also have our famous art gallery showcasing the works of Melanie Sarria, Amanda Covach, Felipe Melendrez, Peter Olsen, Rachel Fontaine Morris, Meg Wallace, and Adria Llerena, as well as our first ever play by M.J. Fievre, directed by Gladys Ramirez, and featuring actors Amy Coker and Robert Fritz. As always, CMN events are free to public. Reserve your seats at www.cmnarts.org now!

CMN Season IV is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the City of Coral Gables.

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (First Pres) will kick off its 2016-2017 Concert Series on October 23, 2016. With an exciting lineup of eight concerts, the 2016-2017 concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will feature a mix of genres, including Broadway, classical, jazz, and popular music.

“Music is a celebration of the human spirit,” said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. “From world-renowned traveling artists to outstanding choral ensembles and youth musicians, our annual concert series offers something special for everyone.”

 

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will launch the 2016-2017 Concert Series on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, in the church’s Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). 

 

The season’s opener, BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, is especially exceptional as it includes music from the early Renaissance period and culminates with the jazz and contemporary periods. Comprised of ten brass players along with a percussionist, this musical experience is not-to-be-missed.

 

There is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale  (except for the Annual Kirk Singer Musical in March 2017), but donations will be collected during each concert to help support the church’s annual Concert Series.

 

All concerts, with the exception of the Kirk Singer Musical, will be held in the Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The Kirk Singers Musical will take place in Fellowship Hall (451 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301).    

 

Upcoming concerts in the 2016-2017 series include:

BRASS Thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

First Pres opens its season with an exciting program of great sounds of the brass.

 

 

Annual Christmas Concert

Robin L. McEachern, Conductor

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Experience the glorious music of Christmas presented by the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas.

 

The Westminster Choir in Concert

Joe Miller, Conductor

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

World-renowned for their excellence in choral music, these students from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ will bring a program of music varied in style, composition, and the polished technique that have characterized this institution since 1926. This ensemble is the core of the larger symphonic choir that performs regularly with the major orchestras of the northeast.

 

Dunlap & Pennington

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

This concert is more than amazing! David Dunlap and Wesley Pennington bring their own sound and video system, their own concert grand piano, and a synthesizer that rivals a full symphony orchestra. Video cameras allow the audience to see the artists up close, projected on the big screen. Their program consists of classical selections, jazz, and popular music.

 

44th Annual Kirk Singer Musical

Michael R. Sayers, Director

Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Kirk Singers will present their 44th annual Broadway musical production in two dinner shows (Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11), and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 9 and Sunday afternoon, March 12). Tickets, available after February 1, 2017 at www.firstpres.cc, will need to be purchased for each show.

Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert

Robin L. McEachern, Conductor

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Symphony of the Americas joins again with our Cathedral Choir in a concert of sacred music, prior to the beginning of our Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter celebrations.

 

Annual Children’s Choir Musical

Gretchen Fasulo, Conductor

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

First Pres’ Children’s Choirs will present their Spring musical, featuring music about faith and the scriptures. There is always a lesson remembered for years to come both by the children and the congregation.

 

Kirk Singer Farewell Concert

Michael R. Sayers, Conductor

Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The 2016-2017 Concert Series will conclude with the church’s Kirk Singer’s youth choir (grades 9-12) in their concert prior to their 54th Annual Summer Choir Tour.

 

For more information about the concert series, contact Robin McEachern, Minister of Music at (954) 598-9322 or RobinM@firstpres.cc. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please visit www.firstpres.cc, call (954) 462-6200 or like the church’s Facebook page by clicking here.

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale (First Pres) will kick off its 2016-2017 Concert Series on October 23, 2016. With an exciting lineup of eight concerts, the 2016-2017 concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will feature a mix of genres, including Broadway, classical, jazz, and popular music. DzMusic is a celebration of the human spirit,dz said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. DzFrom world-renowned traveling artists to outstanding choral ensembles and youth musicians, our annual concert series offers something special for everyone.dzFirst Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will launch the 2016-2017 Concert Series on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, in the church’s Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).  The season’s opener, BRASS thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic Music, is especially exceptional as it includes music from the early Renaissance period and culminates with the jazz and contemporary periods. Comprised of ten brass players along with a percussionist, this musical experience is not-to-be-missed.  There is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale  (except for the Annual Kirk Singer Musical in March 2017), but donations will be collected during each concert to help support the church’s annual Concert Series.  All concerts, with the exception of the Kirk Singer Musical, will be held in the Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The Kirk Singers Musical will take place in Fellowship Hall (451 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301).     Upcoming concerts in the 2016-2017 series include:  BRASS Thru the Ages – 500 years of Heroic MusicSunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. First Pres opens its season with an exciting program of great sounds of the brass.  
(954) 462-6200 ? www.firstpres.cc ? 401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Page 2 of 3Annual Christmas Concert Robin L. McEachern, Conductor Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Experience the glorious music of Christmas presented by the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas. The Westminster Choir in Concert Joe Miller, Conductor Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. World-renowned for their excellence in choral music, these students from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ will bring a program of music varied in style, composition, and the polished technique that have characterized this institution since 1926. This ensemble is the core of the larger symphonic choir that performs regularly with the major orchestras of the northeast. Dunlap & Pennington Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This concert is more than amazing! David Dunlap and Wesley Pennington bring their own sound and video system, their own concert grand piano, and a synthesizer that rivals a full symphony orchestra. Video cameras allow the audience to see the artists up close, projected on the big screen. Their program consists of classical selections, jazz, and popular music.  44th Annual Kirk Singer Musical Michael R. Sayers, Director Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 12, 2017 The Kirk Singers will present their 44th annual Broadway musical production in two dinner shows (Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11), and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 9 and Sunday afternoon, March 12). Tickets, available after February 1, 2017 at www.firstpres.cc, will need to be purchased for each show. Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert Robin L. McEachern, Conductor Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Symphony of the Americas joins again with our Cathedral Choir in a concert of sacred music, prior to the beginning of our Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter celebrations. Annual Children’s Choir Musical Gretchen Fasulo, Conductor Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
(954) 462-6200 ? www.firstpres.cc ? 401 SE 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Page 3 of 3First Pres’ Children’s Choirs will present their Spring musical, featuring music about faith and the scriptures. There is always a lesson remembered for years to come both by the children and the congregation. Kirk Singer Farewell Concert Michael R. Sayers, Conductor Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. The 2016-2017 Concert Series will conclude with the church’s Kirk Singer’s youth choir (grades 9-12) in their concert prior to their 54th Annual Summer Choir Tour. For more information about the concert series, contact Robin McEachern, Minister of Music at (954) 598-9322 or RobinM@firstpres.cc. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please visit www.firstpres.cc, call (954) 462-6200 or like the church’s Facebook page by clicking here. 

THE FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE
New York 2017 Concert Series

THREE VIEWS OF BACH

Three Mondays at 8 PM
MERKIN HALL
129 West 67 Street
between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave

January 30
BACH & HANDEL
Guest artist:
Aaron Sheehan, tenor

March 13
BACH & the ITALIANS
Guest artist:
Joshua Cohen, trumpet

May 8
BACH & the FRENCH
Guest artist:
Joshua Lee, viola da gamba


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Monument to J. S. Bach in Leipzig.

Monument to J. S. Bach in Leipzig.

 

Individual tickets $50
Subscriptions to all three concerts $125

 

CONCERT 1 Monday January 30 at 8 PM

Handel relaxing sans wig at home.

Handel relaxing sans wig at home.

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BACH & HANDEL

Pascale Beaudin, soprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Charles Brink, flute
Olivier Brault & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord

 

THE PROGRAM

Sonata for violin & bass in D major---Handel
Wo wird in diesem Jammerthale, tenor, flute & bass BWV 114---Bach
Sweet Bird from L’Allegro---Handel
Sonata for violin & harpsichord in G major, BWV 1019---Bach

Sonata for flute & bass in e minor, BWV 1034---Bach
Let me wander not unseen from L’Allegro---Handel
So schnell for tenor, flute, violin & bass, BWV 26---Bach
Entzücket uns beide Duo for soprano & tenor, BWV 208---Bach
Sonata for 2 violins & bass in C major---Handel

To purchase tickets to this concert alone
$50 general admission

 

CONCERT 2 Monday March 13 at 8 PM

Vivaldi, un-retouched!

Vivaldi, un-retouched!

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BACH and the ITALIANS
Pascale Beaudin, soprano
Joshua Cohen, Baroque trumpet
Olivier Brault & Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin
Henry Valoris, viola
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello
Anne Trout, bass
Andrew Appel, harpsichord

THE PROGRAM


Concerto for harpsichord in D minor BWV 1052---J. S. Bach
Su le sponde del Tebro Cantata for soprano, trumpet & strings---A. Scarlatti

Concerto for cello & strings in c minor, RV 401---A. Vivaldi
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata BWV 51---J. S. Bach


To purchase tickets to this concert alone
$50 general admission

 

CONCERT 3 Monday May 8 at 8 PM

Mondonville, a successful, happy, long lived composer who introduced the sonata for solo harpsichord and violin in France.

Mondonville, a successful, happy, long lived composer who introduced the sonata for solo harpsichord and violin in France.

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BACH and the FRENCH

Joshua Lee, viola da gamba
Olivier Brault, violin
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord

Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Mondonville

THE PROGRAM


7ieme Concert---F. Couperin
Sonata in D major for gamba & harpsichord BWV 1028---J. S. Bach
Sonata for violin & harpsichord in C Major---J. C. Mondonville

Sonata in G major for gamba & harpsichord BWV 1027---J. S. Bach
Le Dodo ou L’Amour au Berceau---F. Couperin
Second Concert---J Ph. Rameau


To purchase tickets to this concert alone
$50 general admission

 

With heartfelt thanks

The Four Nations Ensemble would not achieve its goals nor so joyfully do its work without the generous support of its patrons. Each season is nourished by modest and large gifts from friends who love Baroque and Classical music and recognize the Four Nations musicians' commitment to it. A list of those donors is included in each program.

As a sign of thanks, donors of $100 or more will be seated in central orchestra seats for our performances in New York City.

Special thanks to Christian Draz who underwrites Four Nations appearances at Merkin Hall and to an anonymous donors who has underwritten artist fees for our January concert.

Four Nations' concerts and programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Mme Boucon, Mondonville's wife, student of Rameau and partner in sonatas for harpsichord and violin.

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