MISSOURI CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL June 13-17, 2013 Webster Groves, MO mochambermusic.org 314.882.0053
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Welcome to Season 3! Season 3 of the Missouri Chamber Music Festival is a celebration of Stravinsky, Schubert, and more. From the resplendent grandeur of the Octet in F to the musical jewel of the Fantasie in F minor for piano 4-hands, we explore the romance of Schubert. Travel with Stravinsky from his seminal, tribal balletic masterpiece in its original form to a gem that opens his neo-classic period, an artistic trail he took less than 10 years to blaze. MOCM is also proud to present the world premiere of kiss to the earth by Amy Beth Kirsten, commissioned by MOCM for The Calyx Piano Trio with support by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program. In addition to a spectacular artist roster this season, MOCM brings you special guests including the inimitable David Robertson, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony and exquisite dancers of the Missouri Ballet Theatre. Suite Spring: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves Serenade: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves The Soldierâ€™s Tale: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8 pm CMS Concert Hall at Webster University Tickets are $20 to $35 with discounts when you buy two or all three concerts. Thank you for your continued support! Nina Ferrigno and Scott Andrews, MOCM Directors
MOCM Artists David Robertson, narrator Amy Beth Kirsten, composer-in-residence The Calyx Piano Trio Scott Andrews, clarinet Ellen dePasquale, viola Thomas Drake, trumpet Nina Ferrigno, piano Vanessa Fralick, trombone Catherine French, violin Erik Harris, double bass Hugh Hinton, piano Will James, percussion Jooyeon Kong, violin Jennifer Lucht, cello Dancers of Missouri Ballet Theatre Shawn Mouser, bassoon Adam Sage, choreographer Maria Schleuning, violin James Sommerville, french horn
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First row: David Robertson, Amy Beth Kirsten, The Calyx Piano Trio; Second row: Scott Andrews, Ellen dePasquale, Thomas Drake, Nina Ferrigno; Third row: Vanessa Fralick, Catherine French, Erik Harris, Hugh Hinton; Fourth row: Will James, Jooyeon Kong, Jennifer Lucht, Shawn Mouser; Fifth row: Maria Schleuning, James Sommerville
Artists and programming subject to change.
Suite Spring Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves 10 West Lockwood Avenue The MOCM 2013 season begins with two of Igor Stravinsky’s most transformative works. Suite Italienne (1925) for Violin and Piano represents the grace, balance, and clarity of the Neo-Classic aesthetic. In centennial celebration of The Rite of Spring, the chamber music of Stravinsky’s original two piano version is explored. This version served as blueprint for his revolutionary work which forever changed the landscape of music. Purcell Sonata No. 9 in F Major ‘Golden Sonata’ for two violins and piano Stravinsky Suite Italienne for violin and piano Rite of Spring for Two Pianos Catherine French, Maria Schleuning, violins Nina Ferrigno, Hugh Hinton, pianos
Serenade Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves 10 West Lockwood Avenue
Schubert Fantasia in F Minor, D. 940 for piano four-hands Nielsen Serenata in vano Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803 Nina Ferrigno, Hugh Hinton, pianos Scott Andrews, clarinet Shawn Mouser, bassoon James Sommerville, french horn Maria Schleuning, Jooyeon Kong, violins Ellen dePasquale, viola Jennifer Lucht, cello Erik Harris, double bass
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Written in the last year of Schubertâ€™s life, the Fantasia in F Minor takes us into the world of the tone poem and gives us an intimate look at a forward thinking artist. Two serenades by Nielsen and Schubert round out the program. The first by Nielsen featuring low voices is humorous and chivalric, while the Octet of Schubert is grand and orchestral in emotive scope.
The Soldier’s Tale Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8 pm CMS Concert Hall at Webster University 535 Garden Avenue MOCM presents its first commissioned piece with the world premiere of a new work by composer Amy Beth Kirsten. Inspired by the centennial of the Rite of Spring, Ms. Kirsten draws upon Stravinsky’s history in kiss to the earth, featuring The Calyx Piano Trio. The Faustian parable The Soldier’s Tale is brought to life with narration by St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson and dancers of the Missouri Ballet Theatre. Dancing with the devil in this cautionary tale is alluring with MOCM’s amazing Festival Artists under the baton of the multi-faceted James Sommerville. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Piazolla Primavera Porteña Amy Beth Kirsten kiss to the earth WORLD PREMIERE! Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale The Calyx Piano Trio David Robertson, narrator James Sommerville, conductor Catherine French, violin Scott Andrews, clarinet Shawn Mouser, bassoon Thomas Drake, trumpet Vanessa Fralick, trombone Erik Harris, double bass Will James, percussion Adam Sage, choreographer Dancers of the Missouri Ballet Theatre
Join us! Pre-concert talk with composerin-residence Amy Beth Kirsten at 7:30 pm.
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The “Suite Spring,” June 13 and “Serenade,” June 15 concerts are held at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue (unassigned seating). “The Soldier’s Tale,” June 17 concert is at the CMS Concert Hall at Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue (assigned seating). Questions? Call 314.882.0053.
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Seating at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves concerts (“Suite Spring,” June 13 & “Serenade,” June 15): Preferred Seating Section A offers a special seating section closer to the performers, but the seats within that section are not assigned. Seating Section B includes the remaining seats, not assigned. Seating at the CMS Concert Hall at Webster University concert (“The Soldier’s Tale,” June 17): Preferred Seating Section A includes Orchestra rows A-Q and Loge rows AA, BB, DD, and EE. Seating Section B includes Orchestra rows R-W and Loge rows CC and FF. Seats for this performance are assigned. FESTIVAL PASSES Save up to 15% on discounted festival passes All 3 concerts Suite Spring & Serenade Serenade & The Soldier’s Tale Suite Spring & The Soldier’s Tale SINGLE TICKETS Suite Spring (Unassigned seating) Serenade (Unassigned seating) The Soldier’s Tale (Best available within section, assigned seating) $2 fee for credit card payment Tax-deductible contribution TOTAL
Preferred Seating Section A $68
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