2011-2012 Shenandoah Conservatory Performances
2011-2012 Shenandoah Conservatory Performances season featuring more 80 performances of music, theatre and dance.
BOLD. AMBITIOUS. LIVE. 2011 - 2012 SEASON BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 1 Welcome I’m delighted to introduce the 2011-2012 Shenandoah Conservatory Performances season, which includes a year full of electrifying artists and performances. One of the most exciting aspects of this season is the start of a new chapter in the conservatory’s commitment to opera. I am pleased to announce two major opera offerings this season. In the fall, we are excited to present a fully-staged production of Ermano Wolf-Ferrari’s La donne curiose (The Curious Women). The spring semester will welcome the return of “Opera Up Close,” which features a double-bill production of chamber opera in an intimate setting. We are so fortunate to welcome famed soprano and actress Lauren Flanigan as creative director of “Opera Up Close” and New Yorkbased director Pat Diamond will serve as stage director for the fall production. Learn more about Pat and Lauren and our new opera initiative on page 14 of this brochure. We are also thrilled to welcome several new faculty members to the Conservatory including Damon Talley, who joins us from the University of Texas, Austin as the new director of bands. The celebrated jazz composer and arranger Alan Baylock will serve as the conservatory’s first-ever jazz composer-in-residence. On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of Shenandoah Conservatory, thank you for supporting this season. I look forward to seeing you at the performances! Dr. Michael Stepniak Dean and Professor of Music Shenandoah Conservatory FRONT COVER PHOTOS: TOP: Ravi Coltrane, PHOTO BY: Michael Weintrob LEFT TO RIGHT: Shenandoah Conservatory Dance Division 2010, PHOTO BY Rick Foster; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; A Chorus Line, Theatre Division 2010 2 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 SEASON AT A GLANCE 5 THE WORLD OF THE PIANO SERIES 6 PERFORMING ARTS LIVE SERIES 8 THEATRE SERIES 12 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SERIES 14 OPERA 15 SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE 16 JAZZ 17 DANCE 18 SPECIAL EVENTS AND FREE CONCERTS 19 SUPPORT SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY 20 PATRON INFORMATION 21 TICKET ORDER FORM Subscribe and SAVE! As a subscriber, you’ll receive many great benefits including: • 20% off single ticket prices • Priority seating for reserved seat events • No ticket fees ever!* • Advance notice on ticket deals and new events before the general public Select a pre-packaged series or create your own series of five or more events. Go online! 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O R G 3 Season at a GLANCE september february M Ravi Coltrane Quartet T 9/18 7:30 p.m. Peer Gynt (OPENS) M Symphony Orchestra M Jazz Ensemble 9/22 8 p.m. 9/24 8 p.m. 9/30 8 p.m. october M Symphonic Wind Ensemble M John O'Conor, piano 10/2 3 p.m. M Concert Band T 10/1 8 p.m. 10/5 7:30 p.m. The Boy Friend (OPENS) 10/6 8 p.m. M Chamber Winds 10/12 7 p.m. M Bach-Handel Festival (OPENS) 10/21 8 p.m. M Brass Ensemble 10/28 8 p.m. D Fall Dance Concert (OPENS) 10/28 8 p.m. T James and the Giant Peach (OPENS) 10/29 11 a.m. M Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. 2/10 8 p.m. 2/11 8 p.m. 2/12 7 p.m. 2/14 7:30 p.m. 2/18 8 p.m. 2/23 8 p.m. 2/26 3 p.m. 2/29 7:30 p.m. march M Symphonic Wind Ensemble 3/3 8 p.m. D Ailey II 3/8 8 p.m. M Shenandoah Singers 3/24 7 p.m. 3/25 3 p.m. D Spring Dance Concert (OPENS) 3/30 8 p.m. M Jazz Ensemble 3/30 8 p.m. T The Stinky Cheese Man (OPENS) 3/31 11 a.m. 11/4 8 p.m. M Brass Ensemble 3/31 8 p.m. 11/5 8 p.m. april november M Percussion Ensemble 2/9 M Alexej Gorlatch, piano 10/29 8 p.m. M Jazz Ensemble Metamorphoses (OPENS) M Jazz Ensemble M Grieg Piano Concerto M Faculty Jazz Concert M Ladysmith Black Mambazo M Percussion Showcase T The Whoâ€™s Tommy (OPENS) M Anton Nel, piano M Concert Band T M The Pridonoff Duo 11/6 3 p.m. M Bass Ensemble 11/9 7 p.m. with Symphony Orchestra M Jazz Combos 11/10 7 p.m. M Chamber Music Recital M Conservatory Choir 4/1 3 p.m. T Assassins (OPENS) 1/19 8 p.m. 4/5 7 p.m. M Jazz Combos 4/11 7 p.m. M Chamber Winds 4/12 7 p.m. M Ear Candy 4 /13 8 p.m. M Shenandoah Chorus 4/14 3 p.m. M Symphonic Wind Ensemble 4/14 8 p.m. M Ann Schein, piano 4/15 3 p.m. M Guitar Ensemble 4/17 7 p.m. M Concert Band 4/18 7:30 p.m. M Opera Up Close (OPENS) 4/20 8 p.m. M Bass Ensemble 4/25 7 p.m. T Pride and Prejudice (OPENS) 4/26 8 p.m. M Spring Choir Concert 4/27 8 p.m. D Senior Dance Concert (OPENS) 1/27 8 p.m. M Symphony Orchestra 1/29 3 p.m. M Percussion Ensemble M Ear Candy 11/11 8 p.m. M Symphonic Wind Ensemble 11/12 8 p.m. M Tafelmusik 11/16 7:30 p.m. M Chamber Music Recital 11/17 7 p.m. M The Curious Women (OPENS) 11/18 8 p.m. M Concert Band 11/20 3 p.m. december M Opera Workshop 12/3 3 p.m. M Festival of Lessons & Carols 12/4 7:30 p.m. january M String Faculty Recital D dance T theatre M music 4/28 8 p.m. 4/29 3 p.m. *Programs, artists and schedule are subject to change without notice. 4 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 The World of the Piano Series Rising stars, competition winners and critically acclaimed artists make up this prestigious piano recital series. All performances take place in Armstrong Concert Hall on Sundays beginning at 3 p.m. For more information about pre- and post-concert lectures, visit conservatoryperforms.org. JOHN O’CONOR October 2 Shenandoah Conservatory’s Distinguished Artist-In-Residence John O’Conor returns to The World of the Piano Series with a recital featuring the majestic Sonata in C Minor by Schubert and Beethoven’s beloved “Pathetique” sonata. Other program highlights include a sonata by Haydn and three nocturnes by Irish pianist and composer John Field. THE PRIDONOFF DUO November 6 Recognized as one of the world's premiere piano duo teams, Elizabeth and Eugene Pridonoff make their World of the Piano Series debut with an exciting four-hand/two-piano program which includes Saint-Saens’ Variations on a Theme of Beethoven and Percy Grainger’s virtuosic setting of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. ANTON NEL February 26 Prize-winning pianist Anton Nel has been concertizing worldwide for more than four decades, performing recitals in major venues and performing as a soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras. An acclaimed interpreter of Beethoven’s music, Nel will perform Beethoven’s “Les Adieux” sonata as well as transcriptions of Schubert songs by Romantic-era piano virtuosi, J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 4 in D Major and Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy featuring the famous Claire de lune. PHOTO BY: Akira Muto ALEXEJ GORLATCH March 25 Twenty-three-year-old piano sensation Alexej Gorlatch has been wowing audiences and critics with his sensitive and mature playing. The New York Times said “Gorlatch played with finesse and maturity that belied his youth.” In this program he performs Brahms’ richly colorful Ballades, Op.10 as well as major works by Chopin and Beethoven. As first prize winner of the 2009 Dublin International Piano Competition, Gorlatch's performances for The World of the Piano are one the competition's special recital prizes. ANN SCHEIN April 15 A favorite on The World of the Piano series, Ann Schein has performed with many great conductors and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has also performed and recorded with famed contralto Jessye Norman. In this program, she performs monumental works of the piano repertoire including Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, Schubert’s "Wanderer" Fantasy in C major, Op. 15, and Etudes Tableaux, Op. 33, a group of magnificent but rarely performed works by Rachmaninoff. This program is funded in part by the Adams Foundation. Become a member of Piano Society! Piano Society membership gives you exclusive access to events with guest artists, instrument demonstrations and “rusty musician” events. Your tax-deductible gift also helps to support The World of the Piano Series. Add on a Piano Society gift with your subscription! C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 5 Performing Arts Live Series As the Shenandoah Conservatory’s signature professional artist series, Performing Arts Live brings the best of performing arts to Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring Grammy Award-winners and internationally renowned artists, the 20112012 series features an eclectic array of the finest performers in world music, dance, jazz and classical music. with special guests: Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble Sunday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall Son of jazz legend John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltane is a critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated saxophonist who National Public Radio says “blows an original and distinctly modern strain of jazz, distilling but never seeking to imitate his family’s adventurous improvising spirits.” In this program, Coltrane performs with members of his quartet: pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland. The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble opens the program. This tour engagement of Ravi Coltrane is funded through the American Masterpieces program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. TAFELMUSIK Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments has become an internationally recognized ensemble lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” Delighting audiences worldwide for more than three decades, Toronto-based Tafelmusik now reaches millions of people through its extensive touring, criticallyacclaimed recordings, broadcasts, new media, and artistic/community partnerships. In this program, the ensemble performs Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Lully, J.F. Fasch and Vivaldi. GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO John O’Conor, P I AN O Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Jan Wagner, C O N D UC TO R Saturday, February 11, 8 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall Shenandoah Conservatory’s Distinguished Artist-In-Residence John O’Conor joins forces with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jan Wagner, in a performance of Grieg’s well-known Piano Concerto. The program also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant French Impressionist Claude Debussy with two of the composer’s symphonic masterpieces: the lushly orchestrated multi-movement work La mer and the enchanting symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. 6 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 Cyclla Von Tiedemann Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall PHOTO BY: PHOTO BY: Michael Weintrob RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Tuesday, February 14, 7:30 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall In a special Valentine’s Day appearance, the Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo fills the Armstrong Concert Hall with their world-famous South African rhythms and harmonies. The a capella ensemble first came to pop culture attention as part of Paul Simon’s famous 1986 recording, Graceland. The ensemble has since recorded with numerous music icons including Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and Ben Harper. They have provided soundtrack material for numerous television programs, commercials and films including The Lion King II, as well as Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America, Marlon Brando’s A Dry White Season and James Earl Jones’ Cry The Beloved Country. AILEY II ® Thursday, March 8, 8 p.m. Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre Sylvia Waters ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PHOTO BY: Eduardo Patino, NYC Troy Powell ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Become a Friend of Performing Arts Live (PAL)! Friends of PAL membership contributions help to raise the curtain on outstanding performances and provide community members with inspiring education and community programs. Friends of PAL receive a host of exclusive benefits including: • Recognition in PAL performance programs • Meet-the-artist opportunities • Invitations to members-only receptions and other events • Tickets for friends Under the direction of artistic director and former Ailey dancer Sylvia Waters, Ailey II dance company features the country’s top emerging dance talent, under the auspices of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Started in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II is known for its electrifying performances and diverse repertoire of new works and contemporary dance classics. Community Performs Live Dust off your instrument, pull out your dance shoes and start to vocalize! Here’s your chance to experience the performing arts first hand with workshops, master classes and other opportunities to work with professional artists on the Performing Arts Live series. For more information, visit conservatoryperforms.org / communityperformslive. THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 7 Theatre Series Subscribe to all three productions and receive a voucher for a free ticket to a Second Stage Series production or Main Stage Opera performance. Theatre Division production of Damn Yankees, 2010 8 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 MAIN STAGE All productions take place in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Thursdays at 8 p.m. • Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. • Sundays at 2:30 p.m. THE BOY FRIEND Book by Sandy Wilson Lyrics by Sandy Wilson Music by Sandy Wilson Directed by Jonathan Flom Kelsy Stone October 6-9 ART BY: True love conquers class inequality in this fun spoof of a 1920’s musical. Light-hearted humor, catchy songs and Charleston dancing will have you smiling as you leave the theatre. THE WHO’S TOMMY Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff Music by Pete Townshend Lyrics by Pete Townshend Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon Based on The Who’s rock-opera Tommy Directed by Jonathan Flom February 23-26 The Who’s Tommy is the electrifying story of a “deaf, dumb, blind” kid’s triumph over pain and hardship. The show broke box office records and inaugurated rock ‘n’ roll on the Great White Way. The Who’s Tommy is based on the rock-opera Tommy by Pete Townshend. THIS PLAY CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adapted by Jon Jory From the novel by Jane Austen Directed by Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby April 26-29 ART BY: Kelsy Stone In this fast-paced adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th-century novel, headstrong Elizabeth Bennet must cope with four sisters, an overzealous matchmaking mother and her conflicted feelings about the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all? C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 9 SECOND STAGE All productions take place in Glaize Studio Theater. THE PRODUCTIONS IN THIS SEASON’S SECOND STAGE THEATRE SERIES CONTAIN MATURE CONTENT AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Thursdays at 8 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. PEER GYNT By Henrick Ibsen • Translation by Rolf Fjelde Directed by Mark Kittlaus September 22-25 Based on a Norwegian fairy tale, Peer Gynt revolves around one man's lifelong search for fame, identity and true love. Not originally written for the confines of the stage, this larger than life, globe-trotting tale represents Ibsen's vision of the human transition: mythic man into modern man. Filled with unexpected music, humor and violence, this story belongs among the greatest literary identity journeys of all time. ASSASSINS ART BY: Dan Rader Book by John Weidman Music by Stephen Sondheim Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on an original idea by Charles Gilbert Directed by Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby January 19-22 This provocative, twisted and darkly humorous musical from Stephen Sondheim explores the minds and motivations of assassins and would-be assassins of American Presidents. Assassins received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 2004. 10 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 METAMORPHOSES By Mary Zimmerman Directed by Kirsten Trump February 9-12 Based on the epic poem by Ovid, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses is a fresh retelling of classic Greek myths which depicts the physical and spiritual transformation of man. Metamorphoses exposes the flaws, ordeals and achievements of humanity over the course of history. “Let me die still loving, and so, never die.” YOUTH THEATRE All productions take place in the Glaize Studio Theater and are suitable for children of all ages. Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Roald Dahl’s Fantasy Adventure for Children Dramatized by Richard R. George Directed by Wade J. Fransen October 29-30, November 5-6 ART BY: Dan Rader Based on the beloved children's novel by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach is the fantastical journey of an orphan James, who escapes his cruel aunts and begins an excursion to save a peach from a clever grasshopper, a cynical earthworm and other fantastic creatures. THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales Book by Kent Stephens Adapted from the book by Jon Scieska Directed by Wade J. Fransen ART BY: Dan Rader March 31-April 1, April 14-15 “Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Stinky Cheese Man!” In this adaption of Jon Scieska’s famous children’s story, The Stinky Cheese Man takes you on a wacky musical journey through a jumble of familiar fairy tales. Theatre Division production of Androcles and the Lion, 2011 C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 11 Symphony Orchestra Series SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jan Wagner A R T I S T I C D IR EC TO R A N D C O N D U C TO R Garrick Zoeter C L AR IN ET Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m. John Adams: The Chairman Dances R YAN R O MIN E G AR R ICK Z O E T E R (Foxtrot for Orchestra) Music Director Jan Wagner kicks off the symphony season Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das Sete Notas with a dazzling program featuring music by composers from Copland: Concerto for Clarinet the North and South Americas. Faculty member Ryan Romine Evencio Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua takes center stage to perform Ciranda das Sete Notas (Ciranda of the Seven Notes), a virtuosic work for bassoon and string orchestra which celebrates the extensive range and color of the bassoon. Faculty member Garrick Zoeter performs Aaron Copland’s lyrical and expressive Concerto for Clarinet, which the composer originally wrote for famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. RUSSIAN TREASURES Inside the Music... Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m. Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Glazunov: Concerto for Saxophone Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Featuring music by Russian classical giants, Glinka’s playful overture to the opera Ruslan and Ludmila opens the program, followed by Glazunov’s Concerto for Saxophone featuring conservatory faculty member Timothy Roberts. Prokofiev’s popular Symphony No. 5 serves as the finale of this program, which was once characterized by the composer as “a hymn to free and happy man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit." Brewer SAXOPHONE PHOTO BY: Sally Timothy Roberts Santa Cruz de Pacairigua by Evencio Castellanos was recently recorded on the NAXOS recording label by Jan Wagner with the Venezuela Symphony. GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO John O’Conor P I A NO Saturday, February 11, 8 p.m. Debussy: Prélude á l’aprés-midi d’ un faune Grieg: Piano Concerto Debussy: La mer Shenandoah Conservatory’s Distinguished Artist-In-Residence John O’Conor joins forces with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jan Wagner, in a performance of Grieg’s well-known Piano Concerto. The program also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant French Impressionist Claude Debussy with two of the composer’s symphonic masterpieces: the lushly orchestrated multi-movement work La mer and the enchanting symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. 12 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 PHOTO BY: Lisa-Marie B A S SO O N Shawn Myrda Ryan Romine PHOTO BY: MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS Mazzucco Artistic Director Jan Wagner and the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra launch an exciting new season featuring the best of the symphonic classical repertoire. Subscribe to all 5 performances and receive a free download of Evencio Castellanos’ Santa Cruz de Pacairigua performed by the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jan Wagner. Visit www.naxos.com to download the recording or subscribe to the symphony series and get the download for free! ALL PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE IN ARMSTRONG CONCERT HALL. REQUIEM Shenandoah Conservatory Choir Robert Shafer CHOI R D I R E C T O R A N D C O N D U C TO R Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m. Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine Poulenc: Gloria Durufle: Requiem Based on Gregorian chant themes, Durufle’s brilliant Requiem for choir and orchestra serves as the foundation of this all-French sacred choral music program, which also features Poulenc’s Gloria and one of Faure’s early works, Cantique de Jean Racine. PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Student Concerto Competition Winners Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Inspired by the sketches of his close friend Victor Hartmann, Mussorgsky creates a musical landscape for ten colorful sketches including everything from a ballet of peeping chicks hatching from their shells to a picture of a majestic gate to the great city of Kiev. Originally a showpiece work for piano, Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition received its colorful orchestral treatment from French composer Maurice Ravel. Also featured on this program are the 2011-2012 winners of Shenandoah Conservatory’s prestigious concerto competition. PHOTO BY Takahiro Yamashita C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 13 Opera Michael Forest and Byron Jones COORDINATORS OF OPERA ACTIVITIES Opera Up Close 2011, Gianni Schicchi PHOTO BY Rhianna Nissen Three unique opera offerings illuminate the stages of Shenandoah Conservatory this season with everything from a fully-staged production with full orchestra to intimate opera scenes. All productions feature top emerging vocal talent under the direction of leading artistic directors in the opera world. MAINSTAGE OPERA Meet the Creative Team by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Pat Diamond D I R EC TO R Jan Wagner C O N D U CTO R Pat Diamond LE DONNE CURIOSE (THE CURIOUS WOMEN) Friday, November 18, 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2:30 p.m. Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre Sung in Italian with English supertitles. This comical Italian opera tells the tale of desperate housewives who go to great lengths to discover their husbands' goings-in at a men's only club. This production of The Curious Women was originally created for the Wolf Trap Opera Company. OPERA UP CLOSE CREATING THE DRAMATIC CHARACTER Lauren Flanigan V IS ITIN G A R TIS T AND C R E A T I V E D I R E C T OR Byron Jones A S S I S TA N T D IR EC TO R Friday, April 20, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. Shingleton Dance Space Back by popular demand, OPERA UP CLOSE returns for an entirely new and entertaining opera double bill featuring two one-act operas by American composers. Ned Rorem’s Fables is a collection of five mini-operas based on the fables of Jean de la Fontaine. Vinkensport (The Finch Opera) by up-andcoming composer David T. Little (with libretto by Royce Vavrek), tells the story of the human condition and one's obsession with winning at all costs. 14 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 STAGE DIRECTOR AND VISITING ARTIST FOR LE DONNE CURIOSE Pat Diamond has directed numerous projects in both the opera and theatre world. He has worked with many prestigious companies including the Dallas Opera, Baltimore Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. A graduate of Tufts University and Yale University, Diamond is also currently Director of the Yale Summer Drama program. Lauren Flanigan VISITING ARTIST AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR OPERA UP CLOSE Soprano Lauren Flanigan has performed in numerous productions at major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. She is a champion of works by living composers and a mentor to aspiring and emerging singers. Symphonic Wind Ensemble Damon S. Talley A RT I S T I C D IR E C T O R A N D C O N D U C T O R All performances take place in Armstrong Concert Hall RAISE THE ROOF Saturday, October 1 Earl Yowell T I M P A N I Andrew Rindfleisch G U ES T C O MP O S ER Featuring faculty member Earl Yowell in Michael Daugherty’s evocative concerto for timpani and wind ensemble, Raise the Roof is one the highlights E A R L Y O WELL of this series opening performance. Guest composer Andrew Rindfleisch makes an appearance for the world premiere performance of his new work American Spiritual. NEW VOICES Saturday, November 12 Amy Murray, S O P R A N O Scott Lindroth, C O MP O S ER In this program featuring music by living composers, the ensemble explores the music of visiting guest composer Scott Lindroth, with performances of his works Passage and Spin Cycle. Faculty guest soloist A M Y MU R R AY Amy Murray performs with the ensemble in composer James Mobberley’s beautiful work for soprano and wind ensemble Words of Love. Meet Damon S. Talley SH E N A N D O A H C O N S ER V A TO R Y ’S NE W D I R E C T O R O F BA N D S Damon S. Talley is a nationally recognized conductor, teacher and adjudicator who comes to Shenandoah Conservatory from the faculty of University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Talley has also served as a faculty member at the University of Michigan after teaching in the public schools. WIND ENSEMBLE STANDARDS Saturday, March 3 Travis Cross GUEST CONDUCTOR Garrick Zoeter CLARINET Anna Marie Ignarro CLARINET New classics and wind ensemble war horses highlight this program featuring Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli and Holst’s Second Suite in F. Faculty member Garrick Zoeter and his student Anna Marie Ignarro perform Freebirds: Double Concerto for Two Clarinets by American composer G AR R ICK Z O E T E R Scott McAllister. SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS Saturday, April 14 Stephen Bolstadt GUEST CONDUCTOR Timothy Roberts SAXOPHONE John Mackey GUEST COMPOSER Hindemith’s masterpiece Symphonic Metamorphosis serves as the finale to the wind ensemble season. Acclaimed young composer John Mackey makes an appearance for performances of his works Strange Humors, Hymn to a Blue Hour and Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind J O H N MACKE Y Ensemble featuring faculty soloist Timothy Roberts. C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 15 Jazz SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Craig Fraedrich D I REC TO R Shenandoah Conservatory’s premier jazz ensemble performs big band standards and contemporary works by today’s jazz giants. All performances take place in Armstrong Concert Hall. RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET Meet Alan Baylock with the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY’ S NEW JAZZ Sunday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. See page 6 for details. JAZZ TRUMPET KINGS Friday, September 30, 8 p.m. This program celebrates trumpet legends with music by Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinson and Clifford Brown. THE MUSIC OF MINGUS, MONK AND MILES Friday, November 4, 8 p.m. This salute to jazz greats Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis features classic hits like "Monin," "Better Get Hit," "In Your Soul," "‘Round Midnight" and "So What?." COMPOSER-IN RESIDENCE Alan Baylock has written compositions and arrangements that have been performed and recorded by jazz greats such as Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Al Jarreau. Baylock is also the chief arranger for the United States Airforce Airmen of Note. LUSH LIFE: THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN AND DUKE ELLINGTON Friday, February 10, 8 p.m. The legendary 30-year collaboration between composer/pianist/arranger Billy Strayhorn and famous bandleader Duke Ellington is the focus of this exciting program featuring the duo’s most popular hits including "Satin Doll" and "Take the A Train." NEW DIRECTIONS FEATURING THE MUSIC OF ALAN BAYLOCK Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. The finale concert of the jazz series season features the music and arrangements of rising star and new conservatory faculty member Alan Baylock. Meet Craig Fraedrich S H EN A N D O A H C O N S ER V A TO R Y 'S J AZZ ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR Craig Fraedrich served for 25 years as a soloist with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble. Fraedrich’s CD ”So in Love” reached #12 on the Billboard National Jazz Radio charts. He has also had over sixty compositions and arrangements performed by the Army Blues. 16 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 Dance Experience the passionate interplay of dance and music in these three exciting programs presented by the Shenandoah Conservatory Dance Division. FACULTY ARTISTS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS Erica Helm • Alan Arnett • Ting-Yu Chen Maurice Fraga • Elijah Alhadji Gibson • Linda Miller All Performances take place in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. FALL DANCE CONCERT October 28-30 With special guests: Cantus Singers, Karen Keating D IR EC TO R Bridgett Stuckey H A R P As the dance season opener, this program features faculty member Erica Helm’s celebration of the contemporary "ballet blanc" style with her work Ceremony of Carols, featuring Benjamin Britten's glorious set of English carols for women's choir and PHOTO BY Anthony Miller harp. Also featured is a new work by Ting-Yu Chen, which explores the pairing of dance and narrative, set to Taiwanese folk songs with a new musical treatment by conservatory faculty member and composer Thomas Albert. SENIOR DANCE CONCERT January 27-29 Always creative and engaging, the capstone performance of the dance division’s graduating class showcases their newest works in a variety of contemporary styles.Be prepared to be moved and inspired by the works of these emerging dance stars. SPRING DANCE CONCERT March 30 – April 1 New works in modern, ballet, tap and jazz are featured including a work inspired by the classic Chinese opera Farewell, My Concubine. PHOTO BY 17 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 Rick Foster C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 17 Free Performances CONCERT BAND October 5, 7:30 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall CHAMBER WINDS October 12, 7 p.m., Goodson Recital Hall Special Events BACH HANDEL FESTIVAL VAN BUREN QUINTET Friday, October 21, 8 p.m. Goodson Recital Hall BRASS ENSEMBLE Saturday, October 22, 8 p.m. Goodson Recital Hall PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Sunday, October 23, 3:30 p.m. First Baptist Church October 25, 7 p.m., Goodson Recital Hall October 28, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall November 5, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall BASS ENSEMBLE November 9, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall JAZZ COMBOS November 10, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall EAR CANDY November 11, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL November 17, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall CONCERT BAND Sunday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Shenandoah Conservatory’s annual celebration of the composers’ most significant works of chamber music, keyboard repertoire and works for chorus and chamber orchestra. OPERA WORKSHOP STRING FACULTY RECITAL Byron Jones DIRECTOR Saturday, December 3, 3 p.m. Goodson Recital Hall FACULTY JAZZ SEPTET An afternoon of scenes from classic operas and new works. Admission is free. PERCUSSION SHOWCASE FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS November 20, 3 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall January 29, 3 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall February 12, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall February 18, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall CONCERT BAND February 29, 7:30 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall SHENANDOAH SINGERS March 24, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall BRASS ENSEMBLE March 31, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL Sunday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. Braddock Street United Methodist Church Conservatory choirs and ensembles join together for a traditional English Ceremony of Lessons and Carols. Admission is free. April 11, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall AN AMERICAN QUILT SHENANDOAH CHORUS CANTUS SINGERS CHAMBER WINDS Karen Keating DIRECTOR EAR CANDY Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall April 5, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall JAZZ COMBOS April 12, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall April 13, 8 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall GUITAR ENSEMBLE April 17, 7 p.m., Goodson Recital Hall CONCERT BAND April 18, 7:30 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall BASS ENSEMBLE Admission is free. SPRING CHOIR CONCERT CONSERVATORY CHOIR AND CHAMBER CHOIR April 25, 7 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall Robert Shafer CONDUCTOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Friday, April 27, 8 p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall April 29, 3 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall 18 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 Support Shenandoah Conservatory Performances Shenandoah Conservatory Performances make a significant cultural impact on the Winchester community and the Shenandoah Valley with more than 100 performances of music, dance and theatre annually. 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Package: 5 Concerts $100 $40 The World of the Piano Package & Piano Society Membership: 5 Concerts PLUS Membership $125 N/A The World of the Piano Package: 5 Concerts $72 $40 Mainstage Theatre Package: 3 Productions PLUS Free Opera Performance or Second Stage performance $48 $24 CIRCLE DATE: THURS,. 8 p.m. | FRI., 8 p.m. | SAT., 2:30 p.m. | SAT., 8 p.m. | SUN., 2:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Package | 5 CONCERTS $52 $40 Bach Handel Festival Package | 4 CONCERTS $48 $32 Ravi Coltrane Quartet | 9/18 $20 $8 Tafelmusik | 11/16 $20 $8 Grieg Piano Concerto | 2/11 $20 $8 Ladysmith Black Mambazo | 2/14 $20 $8 Ailey II | 3/8 $20 $8 John O'Conor | 10/2 The Pridonoff Duo | 11/6 Anton Nel | 2/26 $14.40 $8 $14.40 $8 $14.40 $8 Alexej Gorlatch | 3/25 $14.40 $8 Ann Schein | 4/15 $14.40 $8 Performance 1 | 10/21, 8 P.M. $12 $8 Performance 2 | 10/22, 8 P.M. $12 $8 Performance 3 | 10/23, 3:30 P.M. $12 $8 Performance 4 | 10/24, 7:30 P.M. $12 $8 $16 $8 CREATE A FLEX SERIES (Choose Five or More Performances) PERFORMING ARTS LIVE! THE WORLD OF THE PIANO BACH-HANDEL FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE THEATRE The Boy Friend CIRCLE DATE: 10/6, 8 P.M. | 10/7, 8 P.M. | 10/8, 2:30 P.M. | 10/8, 8 P.M. | 10/9, 2:30 P.M. The Who's Tommy $16 $8 CIRCLE DATE: 2/23, 8 P.M. | 2/24, 8 P.M. | 2/25, 2:30 P.M. | 2/25, 8 P.M. | 2/26, 2:30 P.M. Pride and Prejudice $16 $8 CIRCLE DATE: 4/26, 8 P.M. | 4/27, 8 P.M. | 4/28, 2:30 P.M. | 4/28, 8 P.M. | 4/29, 2:30 P.M. SECOND STAGE THEATRE Peer Gynt $8 $8 $8 $8 $8 $8 CIRCLE DATE: 9/22, 8 P.M. | 9/23, 8 P.M. | 9/24, 8 P.M. | 9/25, 2:30 P.M. Assassins CIRCLE DATE: 1/19, 8 P.M. | 1/20, 8 P.M. | 1/21, 8 P.M. | 1/22, 2:30 P.M. Metamorphoses CIRCLE DATE: 2/9, 8 P.M. | 2/10, 8 P.M. | 2/11, 8 P.M. | 2/12, 2:30 P.M. SUB-TOTAL PAGE 1: SUBTOTAL ADULT QTY STUDENTS QTY SUBTOTAL YOUTH THEATRE James and the Giant Peach $8 $8 CIRCLE DATE: 10/29, 11 A.M. | 10/29, 2 P.M. | 10/30, 3 P.M. | 11/5, 11 A.M. | 11/5, 2 P.M. | 11/6, 3 P.M. 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