2015 HIGHLIGHTS


New York Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

December 19, 2015 | 7:30pm
December 18, 2015 | 11am
December 17, 2015 | 7:30pm
December 16, 2015 | 7:30pm
December 15, 2015 | 7:30pm

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

New York Philharmonic
Jane Glover, Conductor

G.F. Handel: Messiah

Heidi Stober, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Paul Appleby, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1516/handels-messiah


Service of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 04, 2015 | 6pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Matin Reponsory- Palestrina, adapt. Philip Ledger
Hark the glad Sound – Richmond, arr. David Willcocks
This is the truth sent from above – Vaughan Williams
Prepare the way O Zion – Bereden väg för Herran
Adam lay Ybounden –Peter Warlock
Drop down, ye heavens – Richard Lloyd
Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending, desc. by John Scott
On Jordan’s bank – arr. Malcolm Archer
Angelus ad Virginem – arr. Andrew Carter
Vesper Responsory - Palestrina, adapt. Philip Ledger
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – arr. Andrew Carter 


Metropolitan Museum of Art

November 4, 2015 | 2:30pm
New York, NY

Recital on the Thomas Appleton Organ (built 1830)

Dietrich Buxtehude: Fugue in C major, BuxWV 174
George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 1
Herbert Howells: Dalby’s Fancy, Dalby’s Toccata (1959)
Samuel Wesley: Air & Gavotte
Percy Whitlock: Dolcezza (from Three Quiet Pieces)
Louis Vierne: Divertissement from 24 Pièces en Style Libre, Op. 31
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata II in C Minor, Op. 65, No. 2


Choral Evening prayer
with orchestra

November 1, 2015 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem


Susan Graham, Mezzo Soprano with Mercury Baroque

September 19, 2015 | 8pm

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, Houston, TX

Mercury Baroque Orchestra
Antoine Plante, Music Director

Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 "The Queen"
Mozart’s Symphony No. 33, K. 319.

Arias including “When I’m laid in earth" from Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and “Ombra ai fu" from Handel’s Serse.

Further info here


Choral Evensong

September 13, 2015 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A Major - Charles Villiers Stanford
Preces and Responses - Richard Ayleward
Hail, Gladdening Light - Charles Wood


Bay Chamber COncerts
Summer Festival Finale

August 23, 2015

Camden, Maine

VIVALDI: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
JONATHAN DOVE: L’Altra Euridice

Douglas Williams, bass-baritone
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Anna Elashvili, Nicholas Tavani, Rachel Shapiro, John Marcus, violins; Nathan Schram, Gregory Luce, violas; Jeffrey Zeigler, Claire Bryant, Alan Richardson, cellos; Kris Saebo, double bass; Julietta Curenton, flute; Kathleen McNerney, oboe; Barry Saunders, soprano sax; Timothy Burris, theorbo; Gerald Steichen, conductor

The premiere of British composer Jonathan Dove’s one act opera performed by acclaimed baritone Douglas Williams to a text by Italo Calvino. Calvino inverts the Orpheus myth; the "other Euridice" of the title is Pluto’s consort, Persephone, lured to earth from the underworld by Orpheus’s spellbinding music, leaving Pluto to deliver a passionate harangue to the audience about the treachery of "the world outside." Taking the form of a Baroque cantata, the opera for solo baritone is accompanied by strings and harpsichord, while offstage woodwind picks out the distant voices of Orpheus and Euridice.

http://www.baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/candlelit-baroque-concert/


Bay Chamber Concerts
All-Bach Harpsichord Recitals

August 19 to 23, 2015 

Pascal Hall, Camden, Maine

“Bach & Breakfast” hour-long lecture-recitals at Pascal Hall

August 23, 2015 | 10am
English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808

August 22, 2015 | 10am
Ouverture nach Französischer Art, BWV 831

August 21, 2015 | 10am
French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 815
Italian Concerto, BWV 971

August 20, 2015 | 10am
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817

August 19, 2015 | 10am
Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

www.BayChamberConcerts.org


Choral Evensong
for Trinity Sunday

May 31, 2015 | 4pm
 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Prelude & Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 - J.S. Bach
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B-flat - C.V. Stanford
Psalm 29 - H.G. Ley
Jubilate - David Ashley White
  composed for St. Paul's Choir


Camerata Pacifica:
Bach - The complete Brandenburg Concerti

May 16, 2015 | 2pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

May 15, 2015 | 7:30pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA

May 14, 2015 | 8pm
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

May 12, 2015 | 8pm
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

May 10, 2015 | 3pm
Ventura, CA

Performers including:
Catherine Leonard, Violin
Raman Ramakrishnan, Cello
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
Martin Owen, Horn
John Steinmetz, Principal Bassoon
Timothy Eckert, Bass
Adrian Spence, Artistic Director & Principal Flute
Nicholas Daniel, Principal Oboe
Ani Aznavoorian, Principal Cello
Richard Yongjae O’Neill, Principal Viola
Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord

http://cameratapacifica.org/_events/may-2015/


Choral Evensong in Eastertide

April 26, 2015 | 4pm

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

Let Thy Hand be Strengthened - John Blow
Preces & Responses - William Smith
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G Minor - Henry Purcell
Psalm 119 - William Crotch
Lord's Prayer - Robert Stone

O God, Thou Art My God - Henry Purcell
Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 545 - J.S. Bach


New York Philharmonic:
Bach, Escaich, Shostakovich

April 11, 2015 | 8PM
April 10, 2015 | 8PM
April 09, 2015 | 7:30PM
April 08, 2015 | 7:30PM

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

 

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
François Leleux, Oboe

J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Thierry Escaich Concerto for Violin and Oboe
 (U.S. Premiere “New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1415/batiashvili-bach-and-shostakovich-with-alan-gilbert

The New York Times

The New Yorker

 


Mercury Baroque with
Laura Claycomb
& David Daniels

February 22, 2015 | 4pm

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, Houston, TX

Mercury Baroque Orchestra
Antoine Plante, Music Director

Laura Claycomb, soprano
David Daniels, counter-tenor

An afternoon of arias and repertoire of George Frideric Handel

Article on Opera World website


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
at Carnegie Hall

February 7, 2015 | 7pm

Carnegie Hall, New York

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin soloist

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E Minor
Timo Andres: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission
Franz Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat Major

http://orpheusnyc.org


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
in Easton

February 06, 2015 | 8PM

Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin soloist

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in e minor
Timo Andres: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Commission
Franz Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat Major

http://orpheusnyc.org


Music in Context:
Harpsichord Recital

January 25, 2015 | 4pm

Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

French double harpsichord by Marc Ducornet, Paris
Flemish double harpsichord by Gerald Self, San Antonio, TX

"Music in Context" recital series
Brian Connelly, Artistic Director

Louis Couperin: 
Suite en La Mineur, including Prélude a l'imitation de M. Froberger

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Deuxième Suite (Pièces de Clavecin, 1724)

Jacques Duphly: Deuxième Suite (Premier Livre de Pièces de Clavecin, 1744)

J.S. Bach: Ouverture nach Französischer Art," BWV 831 (1735)

www.musicincontext.org