New Discoveries

1. KIND OF BLUE

“Always leave room in your garden for the Angels to dance.” (Anon.) What is this?

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1936)

Nelson Riddle (1921-1985)
Theme & Variations (1971)

Nan Schwartz
Angels Among Us (2013)

INTERVAL

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
An American in Paris (1928)

Brenton Broadstock (1952- )

2. JOIE DE VIVIRE

“She wanted to live, and live fully, and to give life, she who loved life!” (Émile Zola) What is this?

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
En Saga, Op. 9 (1892)

John Kinsella (1932 – )
Symphony No. 3 “Joie de Vivre”
(1990)

Dublin born Irish composer, Kinsella has to date written 10 symphonies. He is an ouststanding, expressive and unique symphonic voice
Prologue: Adagio
Presto giocoso, Vivo
Intermezzo
Adagio tranquillo
Epilogue

INTERVAL

E. J. Moeran (1894-1950)
Lonely Waters (part of ‘Two Pieces for Small Orchestra’) (1931)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Symphony No. 5, D major (1943)

Preludio
Scherzo
Romanza
Passacaglia

3. TALES OF THE VERY GRIMM AND NOT SO GRIM

“In olden times, when wishing still helped….” (Brothers Grimm) The Frog King What is this?

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) (1903)

Zemlinsky was Schoenberg´s brother-in-law and only teacher, and had a romantic entanglement with Alma Schindler (later Alma Mahler). In 1938 he left Austria for New York and died in obscurity four years later. The re-appraisal of Zemlinsky’s work is much overdue. In the USA, this unjustly negelected piece has been championed by both James Conlon and Leon Botstein.

INTERVAL

Frank Loesser (1910-1969)
Suite: Hans Christian Andersen (Arr. K. Purcell) (1952)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose): 5 pièces enfantines (1911)

Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Petit Poucet
Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Le Jardin féerique

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1ros A concert with one rosette is an excellent program for engaging new audiences.

2ros Two rosette programs present either works of lesser-known composers whose works I particularly admire; or pieces that have been unjustly neglected over the years, and which should be performed more regularly.

3ros Three rosette programs are a deeply considered exploration of a composer, or works composed in response to, or contemporaneous with, significant moments in history.

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