Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rachelen & Cyril at Royal Lane Baptist


PROGRAM:

Prelude:
Corelli – “Concerto Grosso op. 6, No. 8”
Mozart – “Divertimento No. 1 in D”
Haydn/Brahms– “St. Anthony Choral”

Ceremony:
Family & Attendant Processionals
Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Bridal Processional
Wagner – “Bridal Chorus”

Congregational Hymn
“How Great Thou Art”

Congregational Hymn
Matt Redman “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”

Recessional
Beethoven –  Joyful, Joyful  from Symphony No. 9


GYROS STRING QUARTET:
Alexandr Snytkin, violin
Jennifer Sweetman, violin
Norbert Gerl, viola
Mitch Maxwell, violoncello


Friday, March 30, 2012

Haydn project, part IV


On Wednesday, March 28, we got together for the 4th installment of the Haydn Project.
On the menu - before and after dinner* - were the six quartets in the op. 17 series, written in 1771. Haydn was 39 years old, Mozart 15, Beethoven was one.

Some tidbits surrounding the op. 17 series:
The autograph was formerly owned by the Imperial-Royal Chief of Police Johann Nepomuk Neuwirth.  It seems that Haydn used to play the viola in the quartet get-togethers/rehearsals at the Neuwirths’ home in Vienna.

Aside from the business of composing music, the year 1771 was apparently made even more interesting by a bar brawl between the oboist Zacharias Pohl and the double-bass player Xavier Marteau, surely helped along by large amounts of beer, in which the oboe player lost an eye. It fell to Haydn, as Kapellmeister, to arrange peace between the two and to ensure that they kept their positions in the Esterházy musical establishment.
  • Quartet No. 17 in F major, Op. 17, No. 2, FHE No. 2, Hoboken No. III:26
  • Quartet No. 18 in E major, Op. 17, No. 1, FHE No. 1, Hoboken No. III:25
  • Quartet No. 19 in C minor, Op. 17, No. 4, FHE No. 4, Hoboken No. III:28
  • Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op. 17, No. 6, FHE No. 6, Hoboken No. III:30
  • Quartet No. 21 In E♭ major, Op. 17, No. 3, FHE No. 3, Hoboken No. III:27
  • Quartet No. 22 in G major, Op. 17, No. 5, FHE No. 5, Hoboken No. III:29
Some of the standout moments were: the Finale in No. 1 the Adagio in No. 5, and the C-minor quartet No. 4.


Our friend Craig Leffer, cellist and frequent collaborator, helped bring the evening to a close with the Brahms G-major sextet, for 2 violins, 2 violas and 2 violoncellos.

Swang Lin, violin
Amy Faires, violin
Jennifer Sweetman, viola
Norbert Gerl, viola
Mitch Maxwell, violoncello



*Mozzarella Caprese, arugula and cucumber salads, various antipasti, two kinds of Wensleydale (see Wallace & Gromit), Spaghetti Bolognese, Black Forest cake.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Rachel & Justin at the Fairmont Hotel


PROGRAM:

Prelude:
U2 - With our Without You
U2 - All I Want is You
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Coldplay - Fix You
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Nino Rota - Romeo and Juliet/A Time for Us

Ceremony:
Seating of Grandmothers and Great Aunt
Bach – “Arioso”

Attendant Processional
Bach – “Arioso”

Groom and his Parents, Flowergirl
Purcell –  Rondeau from“Abdelazar”

Bridal Processional
Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Recessional
Siman Tov / Mazel Tov **


GYROS STRING QUARTET:
Jing Wang, violin
Amela Koci, violin
Norbert Gerl, viola
Mitch Maxwell, violoncello

**with Eli Davidsohn, accordion 

Coordinator: Paige Chenault |  Paige Chenault Events


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lenten Music at St.Thomas Aquinas, March 23

The Gyros String Quintet performs Joseph Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” as part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Stations of the Cross and Concert Series. Stations begin at 7:00 PM and the concerts follow immediately at approximately 8:00 PM.



Admission is free. For more information, visit the parish website at www.stthomasaquinas.org

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
6306 Kenwood Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
(map)

Franz Joseph Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51 (Hob. III:50-56)
(version for string quintet)

The musicians: Gyros String Quartet * with bassist Jack Unzicker
  1. Introduzione
  2. Sonata No. 1 - Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt
  3. Sonata No. 2 - Hodie mecum eris in paradiso
  4. Sonata No. 3 - Mulier, ecce filius tuus
  5. Sonata No. 4 - Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me?
  6. Sonata No. 5 - Sitio
  7. Sonata No. 6 - Consumatum est
  8. Sonata No. 7 - In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum
  9. Il Terremoto - (The Earthquake)
* Aleksandr Snytkin, Filip Fenrych, violins, Norbert Gerl, viola, Mitch Maxwell, violoncello

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adriana & Ricardo at Christ the King


PROGRAM:

Seating of the Families
Bach/Gounod – “Ave Maria”

Attendant Processional
Bach – “Air” from the D Major Suite

Bridal Processional
Clarke – “Trumpet Voluntary”

Unity Candle
Schubert – “Ave Maria”

Presentation of the Gifts
Handel – “Passacaglia”

Communion
Franck – “Panis Angelicus”

Recessional
Mendelssohn – “Wedding March” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Postlude
Mouret – “Rondeau”


GYROS STRING QUARTET:
Amy Faires, violin
Jennifer Sweetman, violin
Norbert Gerl, viola
Craig Leffer, violoncello

Henry McDowell, organ

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lenten Music at St.Thomas Aquinas, March 9


Members of the Gyros Quartet will perform Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater” and “Salve Regina” as part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Stations of the Cross and Concert Series. Stations begin at 7:00 PM and the concerts follow immediately at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the parish website at www.stthomasaquinas.org

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
6306 Kenwood Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
(map)

Program:

Alessandro Scarlatti  (1660 - 1725)
Salve Regina 
Stabat Mater

Camille King, soprano
Natalie Arduino, contralto
Swang Lin, violin
Amy Faires, violin
Marie-Thaïs Levesque Oliver, violoncello
Michael Conrady, organ & harpsichord continuo

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