October 26 - The Opus Project presents Opus 10


Opus 10

8pm, Saturday, October 26, 2013
Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA

Op. 10, No. 1

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)  
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1908)
          III.  Litanie (Litany) (Stephan George)

                    Sarita Cannon, Soprano
                    The Opus Project Quartet

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)      
Two Images, Op. 10 (1910)
          II.  Village Dance (Allegro) - Part I

                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)      
Petrushka (1911)
          I.  First Tableau / The Shrovetide Fair: Russian Dance

                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Anton Webern (1883-1945)      
Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10 (1913)
          I.  Sehr ruhig und zart (Very calmy and tenderly)
          IV.  Fliessend, ausserst zart (Flowing, extremely tenderly)

                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) 
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 10 (1912)
         I.  Allegro brioso

                    Naomi Stine, Piano
                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)      
Three Poems of Lucile Chateaubriand, Op. 10 (1913)
          III. Innocence

                    Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano
                    Melissa Smith, Piano

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)      
String Quartet No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 10 (1918)
          I.  Sehr lebhaft, straff im Rhythmus (Very lively, tautly in rhythm)

                    The Opus Project Quartet

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)      
Frauentanz, Op. 10 (1923)
          I.  Andantino, quasi Tempo di Menuetto
                    Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano
                    The Opus Project Viola-Wind Quintet

Op. 10, No. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 (1925)
          II. ... [Trio] Meno mosso

                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      

Three Songs, Op. 10 (1936) (James Joyce)

           I.  Rain Has Fallen

                    Sarita Cannon, Soprano
                    Melissa Smith, Piano

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)  
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10, No. 1 (1937)
          Variation I

                    The Opus Project Strings

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
Ocean de Terre, Op. 10 (1973)
          I.  Misurato (Excerpt)


John Bilotta (b. 1948)

Electronic Composition No. 10 "The Lottery in Babylon" 
          (2000, Jorge Luis Borges)

                    John Bilotta, Electronics - Video

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)      
Nocturnes for Insomniacs, Op. 10 (1978)
          III.  Night Music II

                    Mark Alburger, Voice
                    Carole Cloud, Violin
                    The Opus Project Orchestra

Michael Stubblefield (b. 1987)  

Nightfall Dreams (2011)
          II.  Dream of the Sabbath

                    The Opus Project Piano Quintet

Austin Oz Graham (b. 1992)      

Arkantos, the Dark Father (2013)

          I.  Vrazhni Kalroz

                    The Opus Project Bassoon-Pierrot Ensemble


8pm, Saturday, November 30, 2013, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA
A Multi-Media Event, with Raphael Gold, Charith Premawardhana, and The Opus Project Orchestra

Scott Joplin (1867-1917)             Treemonisha: Overture (1911)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Piano Piece, Op. 11, No 1 (1909)
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)            Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11: Doorway (1911)
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11 (1913)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Toccata, Op. 11 (1912)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4 (1918)
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)            Recordare, Op. 11 (1923)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Two Pieces for Octet, Op. 11 (1925)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (1936)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        On This Island (Auden), Op. 11 (1937)
Terry Riley (b. 1935)        In C (in an 11-minute performance) (1964)
John Bilotta (b. 1948)            Electronic Composition No. 11 "The Ikariad " (2000)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Portraits of Three [Flute] Players, Op. 11 (1978)


Mark Alburger                  
Music Director and Conductor

Rhina Reese
Martha Stoddard*

Ashley Ertz
Eva Langfeldt
Anthony Perry

Michael Kimbell*

Michael Garvey*

Daniel Bao
Sally Johnson
Emily Sanchez*

Emily Sanchez

Sarita Cannon

Harriet March Page

Michael Stubblefield

Samantha Garvey

Lo Chau*
Melissa Smith*
Naomi Stine

Ken Crawford

Violin I
Corey Johnson
Carole Mooney*

Violin II
Carol Earley*
Rozalia Valentine

Carol Earley
Kat Walsh*

Austin Graham*

Michael Stubblefield

*The Opus Project String Quartet,
and Piano, Viola-Wind, and Bassoon-Pierrot Quintets

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)  
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1908)
 III. Litanie (Litany)
(Stephan George, 1868-1933, from Der sibente Ring [The Seventh Ring], 1907)

Tief ist die trauer die mich umdüstert,
Ein tret ich wieder, Herr! in dein haus.
Lang war die reise, matt sind die glieder,
Leer sind die schreine, voll nur die qual.
Durstende zunge darbt nach dem weine.
Hart war gestritten, starr ist mein arm.
Gönne die ruhe schwankenden schritten,
Hungrigem gaume bröckle dein brot!
Schwach ist mein atem rufend dem traume,
Hohl sind die hände, fiebernd der mund.
Leih deine kühle, lösche der brände.
Tilge das hoffen, sende das licht!
Gluten im herzen lodern noch offen,
Innerst im grunde wacht noch ein schrei.
Töte das sehnen, schliesse die wunde!
Nimm mir die liebe, gib mir dein glück!

Deep is the sadness that gloomily comes over me,
Again I step, Lord, in your house.
Long was the ride, my limbs are weary,
The shrines are empty, only anguish is full.
My thirsty tongue desires wine.
The battle was hard, my arm is stiff.
Grudge peace to my staggering steps,
for my hungry gums break your bread!
Weak is my breath, bringing the dream,
my hands are hollow, my mouth fevers.
Lend your cool, douse the fires,
rub out hope, send the light!
Fires in my heart still glow, open,
inside my heart a cry wakes.
Kill the longing, close the wound!
Take my love away, give me your joy.

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)      
Three Poems of Lucile Chateaubriand [1764-1804], Op. 10 (1913)
III. Innocence

Fille du ciel, aimable innocence,
Si j'osais de quelques-uns de tes traits
essayer une faible peinture,
Je dirais que tu tiens lieu de vertu à l'enfance,
De sagesse au printemps de la vie,
De beauté à la vieillesse
et de bonheur à l'infortune;
Qu'étrangère à nos erreurs,
tu ne verses que des larmes pures,
Et que ton sourire n'a rien que de céleste.
Belle innocence! Mais quoi! les dangers t'environnent,
L'envie t'adresse tous ses traits:
trembleras-tu, modeste innocence?
Chercheras-tu à te dérober
aux périls qui te menacent?
Non, je te vois debout, endormie,
la tête appuyée sur un autel.

Daughter of heaven, kind Innocence!
If I dared use some of your features
to attempt a weak portrait of you,
I would say that you substitute for virtue in childhood,
And for wisdom in the springtime of life;
For beauty in old age,
and for happiness in misfortune.
That, a stranger to our indiscretions,
you weep only pure tears,
And there is only divinity in your smile.
Beautiful Innocence! But wait! Dangers surround you;
Envy looks you full in the face.
Will you tremble, modest Innocence?
Will you seek to shy away
From the perils that threaten you?
No: I see you standing asleep,
your head resting upon an altar.

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)      
Frauentanz, Op. 10 (1923)
I. Andantino, quasi Tempo di Menuetto (Dietmar von Aist?, b. c. 1100)

Wir haben die winterlange Nacht
Mit Freuden wohl empfangen
Ich und ein Ritter wohlbedacht,
Sein Wille ist ergangen.

Wie wir es beide uns gedacht,
So hat ers an ein End gebracht,
Mit mancher Freude und Liebe viel,
Er ist wie ihn mein Herze will.

With joy did we bid welcome to
The lengthy winter's night
I and an admirable knight,
His will has fled from him.

His joy and mine did he foretell
In coming to an end
With certain gladness and much love
He's how I'd have him be.

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      
Three Songs, Op. 10 (1936) (James Joyce, 1882-1941)
 I. Rain Has Fallen (Moderato) (Chamber Music: XXXI [1907])

Rain has fallen all the day.
O come along the laden trees:
The leaves lie thick upon the way
Of memories.
Staying a little by the way
Of memories shall we depart.
Come, my beloved, where I may
Speak to your heart.


Out the door







to Cybercopy to produce the program and the last several scores,

then 24 through the Tunnel, 580,






San Francisco Community Music Center for another series of impressive and serendipitous presentations.

After, homeward to compose page 12 of Communist Manifesto,

on the 213th day of summer, high 81.