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 201 1-2012 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 5 6 8 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 SEASON AT A GLANCE THE WORLD OF THE PIANO SERIES PERFORMING ARTS LIVE SERIES THEATRE SERIES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SERIES OPERA SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE JAZZ DANCE SPECIAL EVENTS AND FREE CONCERTS SUPPORT SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY PATRON INFORMATION TICKET ORDER FORM Subscribe and SAVE! As a subscriber, you'll receive many great benefits including: � 20%offsingleticketprices � Priorityseatingforreservedseatevents � Noticketfeesever!* � Advancenoticeonticketdealsandnewevents beforethegeneralpublic Selectapre-packagedseriesorcreateyourownseries offiveormoreevents. Go online! 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O R G 3 Season at a GLANCE september M Ravi Coltrane Quartet T february 9/18 7:30p.m. 9/22 8p.m. 9/24 8p.m. 9/30 8p.m. T Metamorphoses (OPENS) 2/9 8p.m. Peer Gynt (OPENS) M Jazz Ensemble M Grieg Piano Concerto M Faculty Jazz Concert M Ladysmith Black Mambazo M Percussion Showcase 2/10 8p.m. 2/11 8p.m. 2/12 7p.m. 2/14 7:30p.m. 2/18 8p.m. 2/23 8p.m. 2/26 3p.m. 2/29 7:30p.m. M Symphony Orchestra M Jazz Ensemble october M Symphonic Wind Ensemble M John O'Conor, piano M Concert Band T 10/1 8p.m. 10/2 3p.m. 10/5 7:30p.m. 10/6 8p.m. 10/12 7p.m. 10/21 8p.m. 10/28 8p.m. 10/28 8p.m. T The Who's Tommy (OPENS) M Anton Nel, piano M Concert Band The Boy Friend (OPENS) M Chamber Winds M Bach-Handel Festival (OPENS) M Brass Ensemble D T march M Symphonic Wind Ensemble D 3/3 3/8 8p.m. 8p.m. Ailey II Fall Dance Concert (OPENS) M Shenandoah Singers M Alexej Gorlatch, piano D 3/24 7p.m. 3/25 3p.m. 3/30 8p.m. 3/30 8p.m. 3/31 11a.m. 3/31 8p.m. James and the Giant Peach (OPENS) 10/29 11a.m. 10/29 8p.m. Spring Dance Concert (OPENS) M Symphony Orchestra november M Jazz Ensemble M Percussion Ensemble M The Pridonoff Duo M Bass Ensemble M Jazz Combos M Ear Candy M Symphonic Wind Ensemble M Tafelmusik M Chamber Music Recital M The Curious Women (OPENS) M Concert Band M Jazz Ensemble T The Stinky Cheese Man (OPENS) 11/4 8p.m. 11/5 8p.m. 11/6 3p.m. 11/9 7p.m. 11/10 7p.m. 11/11 8p.m. 11/12 8p.m. 11/16 7:30p.m. 11/17 7p.m. 11/188p.m. 11/20 3p.m. M Brass Ensemble april M Conservatory Choir 4/1 4/5 3p.m. with Symphony Orchestra M Chamber Music Recital M Jazz Combos M Chamber Winds M Ear Candy M Shenandoah Chorus M Symphonic Wind Ensemble M Ann Schein, piano M Guitar Ensemble 7p.m. 4/11 7p.m. 4/12 7p.m. 4 /13 8p.m. 4/14 3p.m. 4/14 8p.m. 4/15 3p.m. 4/17 7p.m. 4/18 7:30p.m. 4/20 8p.m. 4/25 7p.m. 4/26 8p.m. 4/27 8p.m. 4/28 8p.m. 4/29 3p.m. december M Opera Workshop M Festival of Lessons & Carols 12/3 3p.m. 12/4 7:30p.m. M Concert Band M Opera Up Close (OPENS) M Bass Ensemble T january T D Pride and Prejudice (OPENS) Assassins (OPENS) Senior Dance Concert (OPENS) 1/19 8p.m. 1/27 8p.m. 1/29 3p.m. M Spring Choir Concert M Symphony Orchestra M Percussion Ensemble M String Faculty Recital D dance M music T theatre *Programs, artists and schedule are subject to change without notice. 4 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 The World of the Piano Series Risingstars,competitionwinnersandcriticallyacclaimedartistsmakeupthis prestigiouspianorecitalseries.AllperformancestakeplaceinArmstrongConcertHall onSundaysbeginningat3p.m.Formoreinformationaboutpre-andpost-concert lectures,visitconservatoryperforms.org. JOHN O'CONOR October 2 Shenandoah Conservatory's DistinguishedArtist-In-Residence JohnO'ConorreturnstoTheWorldof thePianoSerieswitharecitalfeaturing themajesticSonata in C Minor by Schubert and Beethoven's beloved "Pathetique"sonata.Otherprogram highlights include a sonata by Haydn andthreenocturnesbyIrishpianistandcomposerJohnField. THE PRIDONOFF DUO November 6 ANN SCHEIN April15 AfavoriteonTheWorldofthePiano series,AnnScheinhasperformedwith many great conductors and orchestras includingtheNewYorkPhilharmonic, thePhiladelphiaOrchestra,theLos AngelesPhilharmonic.Shehasalso performedandrecordedwithfamed contraltoJessyeNorman.Inthis program,sheperformsmonumental worksofthepianorepertoireincluding Beethoven's Eroica Variations, Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy in C major, Op. 15, and Etudes Tableaux, Op. 33,agroupofmagnificentbutrarely performedworksbyRachmaninoff. This program is funded in part by the Adams Foundation. Recognizedasoneoftheworld's premierepianoduoteams,Elizabeth andEugenePridonoffmaketheir WorldofthePianoSeriesdebutwith anexcitingfour-hand/two-piano programwhichincludesSaint-Saens' Variations on a Theme of Beethoven andPercyGrainger'svirtuosicsettingofGeorgeGershwin's Porgy and Bess. ANTON NEL February 26 Prize-winningpianistAntonNelhas beenconcertizingworldwideformore thanfourdecades,performingrecitals inmajorvenuesandperformingasa soloistwithmanyoftheworld'sgreat orchestras.Anacclaimedinterpreter ofBeethoven'smusic,Nelwillperform Beethoven's"LesAdieux"sonataaswellastranscriptionsof SchubertsongsbyRomantic-erapianovirtuosi,J.S.Bach's Partita No. 4 in D Major and Suite Bergamasque by Claude DebussyfeaturingthefamousClaire de lune. 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! ALEXEJ GORLATCH March 25 Twenty-three-year-oldpiano sensationAlexejGorlatchhasbeen wowingaudiencesandcriticswith hissensitiveandmatureplaying. The New York Times said "Gorlatch playedwithfinesseandmaturitythat beliedhisyouth."Inthisprogram heperformsBrahms'richlycolorfulBallades, Op.10aswell asmajorworksbyChopinandBeethoven.Asfirstprize winnerofthe2009DublinInternationalPianoCompetition, Gorlatch'sperformancesforTheWorldofthePianoareone thecompetition'sspecialrecitalprizes. PHOTO BY: Akira Muto 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 AstheShenandoahConservatory'ssignatureprofessionalartistseries,Performing ArtsLivebringsthebestofperformingartstoWinchesterandtheShenandoahValley. FeaturingGrammyAward-winnersandinternationallyrenownedartists,the20112012seriesfeaturesaneclecticarrayofthefinestperformersinworldmusic,dance, jazzandclassicalmusic. RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET Michael Weintrob with special guests: Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble Sunday,September18,7:30p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall SonofjazzlegendJohnColtraneandpianistAliceColtrane,RaviColtane isacriticallyacclaimedandGrammy-nominatedsaxophonistwhoNational PublicRadiosays"blowsanoriginalanddistinctlymodernstrainofjazz, distillingbutneverseekingtoimitatehisfamily'sadventurousimprovisingspirits." Inthisprogram,Coltraneperformswithmembersofhisquartet:pianistLuisPerdomo, bassistDrewGressanddrummerE.J.Strickland.TheShenandoahConservatoryJazz Ensembleopenstheprogram. ThistourengagementofRaviColtraneisfundedthroughtheAmericanMasterpiecesprogram oftheMid-AtlanticArtsFoundationwithsupportfromtheNationalEndowmentfortheArts. PHOTO BY: TAFELMUSIK Wednesday,November16,7:30p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall Canada'saward-winningorchestraonperiod instruments has become an internationally recognized ensemblelaudedbyGramophoneMagazineas"one oftheworld'stopbaroqueorchestras."Delighting audiencesworldwideformorethanthreedecades, Toronto-basedTafelmusiknowreachesmillions ofpeoplethroughitsextensivetouring,criticallyacclaimedrecordings,broadcasts,newmedia,and artistic/communitypartnerships.Inthisprogram,theensembleperformsBaroquestandardsbyJ.S.Bach, Lully,J.F.FaschandVivaldi. Cyclla Von Tiedemann PHOTO BY: GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO John O'Conor, P I AN O Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Jan Wagner, C O N D UC TO R Saturday,February11,8p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall ShenandoahConservatory'sDistinguishedArtist-In-ResidenceJohn O'ConorjoinsforceswiththeShenandoahConservatorySymphony Orchestra,underthedirectionofJanWagner,inaperformanceof Grieg'swell-knownPiano Concerto.Theprogramalsocelebratesthe 150thanniversaryofthebirthofthebrilliantFrenchImpressionist ClaudeDebussywithtwoofthecomposer'ssymphonicmasterpieces: thelushlyorchestratedmulti-movementworkLa mer and the enchantingsymphonicpoemPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. 6 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Tuesday,February14,7:30p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall InaspecialValentine'sDayappearance,theGrammy Award-winningSouthAfricanvocalensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo fills the Armstrong ConcertHallwiththeirworld-famousSouthAfrican rhythmsandharmonies.Theacapellaensemble firstcametopopcultureattentionaspartofPaul Simon'sfamous1986recording,Graceland.The ensemblehassincerecordedwithnumerousmusic icons including Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and Ben Harper.Theyhaveprovidedsoundtrackmaterialfor numeroustelevisionprograms,commercialsand films including The Lion King II,aswellasEddie Murphy'sComing To America, Marlon Brando's A Dry White Season and James Earl Jones' Cry The Beloved Country. AILEY II � Thursday,March8,8p.m. Ohrstrom-BryantTheatre Sylvia Waters ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Troy Powell ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Underthedirectionofartisticdirectorandformer AileydancerSylviaWaters,AileyIIdancecompany featuresthecountry'stopemergingdancetalent, undertheauspicesoftheAlvinAileyAmericanDance Theater.Startedin1974astheAlvinAileyRepertory Ensemble,AileyIIisknownforitselectrifying performancesanddiverserepertoireofnewworks andcontemporarydanceclassics. Eduardo Patino, NYC 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 PHOTO BY: 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. TheatreDivisionproduction ofDamn Yankees, 2010 8 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 MAIN STAGEAllproductionstakeplaceintheOhrstrom-BryantTheatre. Thursdaysat8p.m.�Fridaysat8p.m. Saturdaysat2:30p.m.and8p.m.�Sundaysat2:30p.m. THE BOY FRIEND Book by Sandy Wilson Lyrics by Sandy Wilson Music by Sandy Wilson Directed by Jonathan Flom Trueloveconquersclassinequalityinthisfunspoof ofa1920'smusical.Light-heartedhumor,catchysongs andCharlestondancingwillhaveyousmilingasyouleave thetheatre. Kelsy Stone October6-9 THE WHO'S TOMMY Book by Pete T ownshend and Des McAnuff Music by Pete T ownshend Lyrics by Pete T ownshend Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon Based on The Who's rock-opera Tommy Directed by Jonathan Flom February23-26 The Who's Tommyistheelectrifyingstory ofa"deaf,dumb,blind"kid'striumph overpainandhardship.Theshowbroke boxofficerecordsandinauguratedrock `n'rollontheGreatWhiteWay.The Who's Tommyisbasedontherock-opera TommybyPeteTownshend. THIS PLAY CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT AND MAYNOTBESUITABLEFORCHILDREN. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Adapted by Jon Jory From the novel by Jane Austen Directed by Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby April26-29 Inthisfast-pacedadaptationofJaneAusten's 19th-centurynovel,headstrongElizabethBennet mustcopewithfoursisters,anoverzealousmatchmakingmotherandherconflictedfeelingsaboutthe handsomebutenigmaticMr.Darcy.Isitpossiblefor ElizabethandDarcytolookbeyondhisprideandher prejudicetomakethebestmatchofall? C O N S E R VAT O R Y P E R F O R M S . O R G 9 ART BY: Kelsy Stone ART BY: SECOND STAGE Allproductionstakeplacein GlaizeStudioTheater. THE PRODUCTIONS IN THIS SEASON'S SECOND STAGE THEATRE SERIES CONTAIN MATURE CONTENT AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLEFORCHILDREN.VIEWER DISCRETIONISADVISED. Thursdaysat8p.m. Fridaysat8p.m. Saturdaysat8p.m. Sundaysat2:30p.m. PEER GYNT By Henrick Ibsen � Translation by Rolf Fjelde Directed by Mark Kittlaus September22-25 BasedonaNorwegianfairytale,Peer Gynt revolves around oneman'slifelongsearchforfame,identityandtruelove. Notoriginallywrittenfortheconfinesofthestage,thislarger thanlife,globe-trottingtalerepresentsIbsen'svisionofthe humantransition:mythicmanintomodernman.Filledwith unexpectedmusic,humorandviolence,thisstorybelongs amongthegreatestliteraryidentityjourneysofalltime. ASSASSINS 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 January19-22 Thisprovocative,twistedanddarklyhumorousmusical fromStephenSondheimexploresthemindsand motivationsofassassinsandwould-beassassinsof AmericanPresidents.AssassinsreceivedtheTonyAward forBestRevivalofaMusicalin2004. 10 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 METAMORPHOSES By Mary Zimmerman Directed by Kirsten Trump February9-12 BasedontheepicpoembyOvid, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses isafreshretellingofclassicGreek mythswhichdepictsthephysical andspiritualtransformationofman. Metamorphosesexposestheflaws, ordealsandachievementsofhumanity overthecourseofhistory."Letme diestillloving,andso,neverdie." ART BY: Dan Rader YOUTH THEATRE AllproductionstakeplaceintheGlaizeStudioTheaterandaresuitableforchildrenofall ages.Saturdaysat11a.m.and2p.m.Sundaysat3p.m. JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Dramatized by Richard R. George Directed by Wade J. Fransen October29-30,November5-6 RoaldDahl'sFantasyAdventureforChildren THE STINKY CHEESE MAN andotherFair(l)y(stoopid)Tales Book by Kent Stephens Adapted from the book by Jon Scieska Directed by Wade J. Fransen March31-April1,April14-15 "Run,run,runasfastasyoucan!Youcan'tcatchme.I'm theStinkyCheeseMan!"InthisadaptionofJonScieska's famouschildren'sstory,The Stinky Cheese Man takes you onawackymusicaljourneythroughajumbleoffamiliar fairytales. Dan Rader ART BY: TheatreDivisionproductionof 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 ART BY: Basedonthebelovedchildren'snovelbyRoaldDahl, James and the Giant Peachisthefantasticaljourneyofan orphanJames,whoescapeshiscruelauntsandbegins anexcursiontosaveapeachfromaclevergrasshopper, acynicalearthwormandotherfantasticcreatures. Dan Rader 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 ArtisticDirectorJanWagnerandtheConservatorySymphonyOrchestralaunchanexcitingnewseason featuringthebestofthesymphonicclassicalrepertoire.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. Ryan Romine B A S SO O N C L AR IN ET Garrick Zoeter Saturday,September24,8p.m. John Adams: The Chairman Dances R YAN R O MIN E G AR R ICK Z O E T E R (FoxtrotforOrchestra) MusicDirectorJanWagnerkicksoffthesymphonyseason Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das Sete Notas withadazzlingprogramfeaturingmusicbycomposersfrom Copland: Concerto for Clarinet theNorthandSouthAmericas.FacultymemberRyanRomine Evencio Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua takescenterstagetoperformCiranda das Sete Notas (Ciranda of the Seven Notes),avirtuosicworkforbassoonandstringorchestrawhichcelebratestheextensive rangeandcolorofthebassoon.FacultymemberGarrickZoeterperformsAaronCopland'slyricalandexpressive Concerto for Clarinet,whichthecomposeroriginallywroteforfamedjazzclarinetistBennyGoodman. RUSSIAN TREASURES Timothy Roberts SAXOPHONE PHOTO BY: SallyBrewer PHOTO BY:ShawnMyrda MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS Inside the Music... Santa Cruz de Pacairigua by Evencio Castellanos was recently recorded on the NAXOS recording label by Jan Wagner with the Venezuela Symphony. Saturday,October29,8p.m. Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Glazunov: Concerto for Saxophone Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 FeaturingmusicbyRussianclassicalgiants,Glinka'splayfulovertureto theoperaRuslan and Ludmilaopenstheprogram,followedbyGlazunov's Concerto for SaxophonefeaturingconservatoryfacultymemberTimothy Roberts.Prokofiev'spopularSymphony No. 5 servesasthefinaleofthis program,whichwasoncecharacterizedbythecomposeras"ahymntofree andhappyman,tohismightypowers,hispureandnoblespirit." GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO John O'Conor P I A NO Saturday, February 1 8 p.m. 1, Debussy: Grieg: Debussy: Pr�lude � l'apr�s-midi d' un faune Piano Concerto La mer Visit www.naxos.com to download the recording or subscribe to the symphony series and get the download for free! Shenandoah Conservatory's Distinguished Artist-In-ResidenceJohnO'Conorjoinsforces withtheShenandoahConservatorySymphonyOrchestra,underthedirection ofJanWagner,inaperformanceofGrieg'swell-knownPianoConcerto.The programalsocelebratesthe150thanniversaryofthebirthofthebrilliant FrenchImpressionistClaudeDebussywithtwoofthecomposer'ssymphonic masterpieces:thelushlyorchestratedmulti-movementwork La merandtheenchantingsymphonicpoemPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. 12 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 PHOTO BY: Lisa-MarieMazzucco ALLPERFORMANCESTAKEPLACEINARMSTRONGCONCERTHALL. REQUIEM Shenandoah Conservatory Choir Robert Shafer CH O I R D I R E C T O R A N D C O N D U C TO R Sunday,April1,3p.m. Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine Poulenc: Gloria Durufle: Requiem Based on Gregorian chant themes, Durufle's brilliant Requiemforchoirandorchestra servesasthefoundationofthisall-French sacredchoralmusicprogram,whichalso featuresPoulenc'sGloriaandoneofFaure's earlyworks,Cantique de Jean Racine. PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Student Concerto Competition Winners Saturday,April28,8p.m.�Mussorgsky/Ravel:Pictures at an Exhibition InspiredbythesketchesofhisclosefriendVictorHartmann,Mussorgskycreatesamusicallandscapeforten colorfulsketchesincludingeverythingfromaballetofpeepingchickshatchingfromtheirshellstoapicture ofamajesticgatetothegreatcityofKiev.Originallyashowpieceworkforpiano,Mussorgsky'sfamous Pictures at an ExhibitionreceiveditscolorfulorchestraltreatmentfromFrenchcomposerMauriceRavel. Alsofeaturedonthisprogramarethe2011-2012winnersofShenandoahConservatory'sprestigious concertocompetition. 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 OperaUpClose2011,Gianni Schicchi PHOTO BY Rhianna Nissen Threeuniqueoperaofferingsilluminatethe stagesofShenandoahConservatorythis seasonwitheverythingfromafully-staged productionwithfullorchestratointimate operascenes.Allproductionsfeaturetop emergingvocaltalentunderthedirectionof leadingartisticdirectorsintheoperaworld. MAINSTAGE OPERA LE DONNE CURIOSE (THE CURIOUS WOMEN) by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Pat Diamond D I R EC TO R Jan Wagner C O N D U CTO R Friday,November18,8p.m. Saturday,November19,8p.m. Sunday,November20,2:30p.m. Ohrstrom-BryantTheatre SunginItalianwithEnglishsupertitles. ThiscomicalItalianoperatellsthetaleofdesperate housewiveswhogotogreatlengthstodiscover theirhusbands'goings-inatamen'sonlyclub.This productionofThe Curious Womenwasoriginally createdfortheWolfTrapOperaCompany. Meet the Creative Team Pat Diamond STAGE DIRECTOR AND VISITING ARTIST FOR LE DONNE CURIOSE 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 O R Pat Diamond has directed numerous projectsinboth theoperaand theatreworld. Hehasworked withmany prestigiouscompaniesincludingtheDallas Opera,BaltimoreOpera,WolfTrapOperaand theAspenMusicFestival.AgraduateofTufts University and Yale University, Diamond is alsocurrentlyDirectoroftheYaleSummer Dramaprogram. Lauren Flanigan VISITING ARTIST AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR OPERA UP CLOSE Byron Jones A S S I S TA N T D IR EC TO R Friday,April20,8p.m. Saturday,April21,8p.m. Sunday,April22,2:30p.m. ShingletonDanceSpace Backbypopulardemand,OPERAUPCLOSEreturns foranentirelynewandentertainingoperadouble billfeaturingtwoone-actoperasbyAmerican composers.NedRorem'sFablesisacollectionof fivemini-operasbasedonthefablesofJeandela Fontaine.Vinkensport (The Finch Opera) byup-andcomingcomposerDavidT.Little(withlibrettoby RoyceVavrek),tellsthestoryofthehumancondition andone'sobsessionwithwinningatallcosts. 14 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 SopranoLauren Flanigan has performed in numerous productionsat majoropera houses including theMetropolitan Operaand NewYorkCity Opera.Sheisachampionofworksbyliving composersandamentortoaspiringand emergingsingers. Symphonic Wind Ensemble Damon S. Talley A RT I S T I C D I R E C T O R A N D C O N D U C T O R AllperformancestakeplaceinArmstrongConcertHall RAISE THE ROOF Saturday, October 1 Earl Y owell T I M P A N I Andrew Rindfleisch G U ES T C O MP O S ER Featuringfacultymember EarlYowellinMichael Daugherty's evocative concertofortimpaniand windensemble,Raise the Roof is one the highlights E A R L Y O WELL ofthisseriesopening performance.GuestcomposerAndrewRindfleisch makesanappearancefortheworldpremiere performanceofhisnewworkAmericanSpiritual. WIND ENSEMBLE STANDARDS Saturday, March 3 Travis Cross GUEST CONDUCTOR Garrick Zoeter CLARINET Anna Marie Ignarro CLARINET Newclassicsandwindensemblewarhorses highlightthisprogramfeaturingSymphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli and Holst's Second Suite in F.Facultymember Garrick Zoeter and his student Anna MarieIgnarroperform Freebirds: Double Concerto for Two Clarinets by Americancomposer G AR R ICK Z O E T E R ScottMcAllister. NEW VOICES Saturday, November 12 Amy Murray, S O P R A N O Scott Lindroth, C O MP O S ER Inthisprogramfeaturing musicbylivingcomposers,the ensembleexploresthemusicof visitingguestcomposerScott Lindroth,withperformances ofhisworksPassage and Spin Cycle.Facultyguestsoloist A M Y MU R R A Y AmyMurrayperformswiththe ensembleincomposerJamesMobberley'sbeautiful workforsopranoandwindensembleWords of Love. SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS Saturday,April14 Stephen Bolstadt GUEST CONDUCTOR Timothy Roberts SAXOPHONE John Mackey GUEST COMPOSER Hindemith'smasterpieceSymphonic Metamorphosisservesasthefinaletothewind ensembleseason. Acclaimed young composerJohnMackey makesanappearance forperformancesofhis worksStrange Humors, Hymn to a Blue Hour and Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind J O H N MACKE Y Ensemblefeaturing facultysoloistTimothyRoberts. 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 DamonS.Talleyisanationallyrecognized conductor,teacherandadjudicatorwho comestoShenandoahConservatoryfromthe facultyofUniversityofTexas,Austin. Dr.Talleyhasalsoservedasafaculty memberattheUniversityofMichiganafter teachinginthepublicschools. 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 ShenandoahConservatory'spremierjazzensemble performsbigbandstandardsandcontemporary worksbytoday'sjazzgiants. Allperformancestakeplacein ArmstrongConcertHall. RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET withtheShenandoahConservatory Jazz Ensemble Sunday,September18,7:30p.m. Seepage6fordetails. Meet Alan Baylock SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY' S NEW JAZZ COMPOSER-INRESIDENCE JAZZ TRUMPET KINGS Friday,September30,8p.m. Thisprogramcelebratestrumpetlegendswith music by Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinson and CliffordBrown. AlanBaylockhaswrittencompositions and arrangements that have been performedandrecordedbyjazzgreats such as Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Lovano,DaveLiebmanandAlJarreau. Baylockisalsothechiefarrangerforthe UnitedStatesAirforceAirmenofNote. THE MUSIC OF MINGUS, MONK AND MILES Friday,November4,8p.m. ThissalutetojazzgreatsCharlesMingus, TheloniusMonkandMilesDavisfeaturesclassic hitslike"Monin,""BetterGetHit,""InYourSoul," "`RoundMidnight"and"SoWhat?." LUSH LIFE: THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN AND DUKE ELLINGTON Friday,February10,8p.m. Thelegendary30-yearcollaborationbetween composer/pianist/arrangerBillyStrayhornand famousbandleaderDukeEllingtonisthefocusof thisexcitingprogramfeaturingtheduo'smost popularhitsincluding"SatinDoll"and"TaketheA Train." NEW DIRECTIONS FEATURING THE MUSIC OF ALAN BAYLOCK Friday,March30,8p.m. Thefinaleconcertofthejazzseriesseasonfeatures themusicandarrangementsofrisingstarandnew conservatoryfacultymemberAlanBaylock. Meet Craig Fraedrich S H EN A N D O A H C O N S ER V A TO R Y 'S J AZZENSEMBLEDIRECTOR CraigFraedrichservedfor25yearsasasoloistwiththeArmyBluesJazz Ensemble.Fraedrich'sCD"SoinLove"reached#12ontheBillboardNational JazzRadiocharts.Hehasalsohadoversixtycompositionsandarrangements performedbytheArmyBlues. 16 BOX OFFICE 540 665 4569 Dance Experiencethepassionateinterplayofdanceandmusicinthesethreeexcitingprograms presentedbytheShenandoahConservatoryDanceDivision. FACULTY ARTISTS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS Erica Helm � Alan Arnett � Ting-Yu Chen Maurice Fraga � Elijah Alhadji Gibson � Linda Miller AllPerformancestakeplaceinOhrstrom-BryantTheatre. Fridaysat8p.m. Saturdaysat8p.m. Sundaysat2:30p.m. FALL DANCE CONCERT October28-30 With special guests: Cantus Singers, Karen Keating D IR EC TO R Bridgett Stuckey H A R P Asthedanceseasonopener,thisprogramfeatures facultymemberEricaHelm'scelebrationofthe contemporary"balletblanc"stylewithher workCeremonyofCarols,featuring BenjaminBritten'sglorioussetof Englishcarolsforwomen'schoirand PHOTO BY Anthony Miller harp.Alsofeaturedisanewworkby Ting-YuChen,whichexploresthepairingofdanceandnarrative,settoTaiwanesefolksongswithanew musicaltreatmentbyconservatoryfacultymemberandcomposerThomasAlbert. SENIOR DANCE CONCERT January27-29 Alwayscreativeandengaging,thecapstoneperformanceofthedancedivision'sgraduatingclassshowcases theirnewestworksinavarietyofcontemporarystyles.Bepreparedtobemovedandinspiredbytheworksof theseemergingdancestars. SPRING DANCE CONCERT March30�April1 Newworksinmodern,ballet,tapandjazzarefeaturedincludingaworkinspiredbytheclassicChineseopera Farewell, My Concubine. PHOTO BY Rick Foster 17 17 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 Free Performances CONCERT BAND October5,7:30p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall CHAMBER WINDS Special Events BACH HANDEL FESTIVAL Friday,October21,8p.m. Goodson Recital Hall Saturday,October22,8p.m. Goodson Recital Hall Sunday,October23,3:30p.m. FirstBaptistChurch Sunday,October23,7:30p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Shenandoah Conservatory's annual celebration ofthecomposers'mostsignificantworksof chambermusic,keyboardrepertoireandworks forchorusandchamberorchestra. October12,7p.m.,GoodsonRecitalHall VAN BUREN QUINTET BRASS ENSEMBLE October25,7p.m.,GoodsonRecitalHall October28,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE BASS ENSEMBLE JAZZ COMBOS EAR CANDY November5,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall November9,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall November10,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall November11,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL CONCERT BAND November17,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall November20,3p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall OPERA WORKSHOP Byron Jones DIRECTOR Saturday,December3,3p.m. Goodson Recital Hall Anafternoonofscenesfromclassicoperasand newworks.Admissionisfree. STRING FACULTY RECITAL FACULTY JAZZ SEPTET January29,3p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall February12,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall PERCUSSION SHOWCASE CONCERT BAND February18,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall February29,7:30p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS Sunday,December4,7:30p.m. Braddock Street United Methodist Church Conservatorychoirsandensemblesjointogether foratraditionalEnglishCeremonyofLessonsand Carols.Admissionisfree. SHENANDOAH SINGERS BRASS ENSEMBLE March24,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall March31,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL April5,8p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall JAZZ COMBOS April11,7p.m.,ArmstrongConcertHall AN AMERICAN QUILT SHENANDOAH CHORUS CANTUS SINGERS Karen Keating DIRECTOR Saturday,April14,3p.m. Armstrong Concert Hall Admissionisfree. 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ADULT QTY STUDENTS QTY SUBTOTAL $100 $125 $72 $48 $40 N/A $40 $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. $52 $48 $40 $32 CREATE A FLEX SERIES (Choose Five or More Performances) PERFORMING ARTS LIVE! Ravi Coltrane Quartet | 9/18 Tafelmusik | 11/16 Grieg Piano Concerto | 2/11 Ladysmith Black Mambazo | 2/14 Ailey II | 3/8 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $8 $8 $8 $8 $8 THE WORLD OF THE PIANO John O'Conor | 10/2 The Pridonoff Duo | 11/6 Anton Nel | 2/26 Alexej Gorlatch | 3/25 Ann Schein | 4/15 $14.40 $14.40 $14.40 $14.40 $14.40 $8 $8 $8 $8 $8 BACH-HANDEL FESTIVAL Performance 1 | 10/21, 8 P.M. Performance 2 | 10/22, 8 P.M. Performance 3 | 10/23, 3:30 P.M. 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