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Dumbarton Concerts

Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 pm
Dumbarton Concerts
Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton St, NW, Washington, DC
dumbartonconcerts.org

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Dmitri Berlinski, violin
Andrey Tchkmazov, cello
George Vatchnadze, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer.

Program
Largo from Shostakovich/Barshai String Symphony, Op. 110a
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Piano Trio No. 2

 

New posts for PCE’s Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Starting Fall 2012, Mr. Gil-Ordóñez will serve as the Principal Guest Conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and as the Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra in DC.

Friday Music Series. Georgetown University

Friday, October 5 at 1:15 pm
Georgetown University
Free admission

Russian songs and Shostakovich solo piano music.

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Katherine Keem, Soprano
Michael Sheppard, Piano

Film Events At the National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
Free admission
Commentary by Peter Rollberg and Roy Guenther

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Sat., Oct. 20, 2:30 pm: King Lear (1971), plus Shostakovich choral works sung by Georgetown University Chamber Singers (Frederick Binkholder, conductor)

Sun., Oct. 21, 4:00 pm: Hamlet (1964), plus Shostakovich Satires, performed by Irina Mozleva (soprano) and Vera Danchenko-Stern (piano)

Sun., Oct. 28, 4:30 pm: Five Days, Five Nights (1960)

Sat., Nov. 3, 3:30 pm: Tony Palmer’s Testimony (1988) with Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich. Additional commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer (Gold Medal, 1987 New York Film and Television Festival).

Sun., Nov. 4, 4 pm: Song of the Rivers (1954)

Interpreting Shostakovich

Interpreting Shostakovich

This three-week festival— interpreting Shostakovich the man, Shostakovich the composer, and specific Shostakovich compositions—comprises three concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Dumbarton Concerts, and Georgetown University, as well as four film events at the National Gallery. The participants include Solomon Volkov, author of Shostakovich’s memoirs; and the eminent British filmmaker Tony Palmer (“No one makes better films about musicians”—The London Times); film historian Peter Rollberg; and music historian Roy Guenther.

National Gallery of Art
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Dumbarton Concerts
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Dmitri Berlinski, violin; Andrey Tchkmazov, cello; George Vatchnadze, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer.

PostClasical Book Club. George Washington University
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am
An exclusive encounter with the celebrated Russian emigrée writer and music historian, Solomon Volkov.
Roy Guenther, host. Josseph Horowitz, moderator.

Friday Music Series. Georgetown University
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm
A Shostakovich lecture/recital featuring violinist Oleg Rylatko, concertmaster
of PCE.

Film Events at the National Gallery of Art
(all films scored by Shostakovich)
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 at  2:30 pm: King Lear (1971), plus Shostakovich choral works sung by Georgetown University Chamber Singers (Frederick Binkholder, conductor)
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm: Hamlet (1964),plus Shostakovich Satires, performed by Irina Mozleva (soprano) and Vera Danchenko-Stern (piano)
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012 at  4:30 pm: Five Days, Five Nights (1960)
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm: Tony Palmer’s Testimony (1988) with Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich. Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer. (Gold Medal, 1987 New York Film and Television Festival)
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012 at 4 pm: Song of the Rivers (1954)

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Dvořák and America

Dvořák and America

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
Tickets for March 1: $35 ($10 students). Box office 301-405-ARTS.

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Dvořák’s American sojourn (1892–95) is one of the most amazing chapters in the history of classical music in the United States. During this brief period he composed his best-known symphony, string quartet and concerto. And he uttered his most famous, influential and controversial words, that a “great and noble school” of American music would be founded upon “Negro melodies.”

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“Dvořák and America”
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Dekelboum Hall
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone; Benjamin Pasternack, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Tickets: $35 ($10 students).

Works by Dvořák, Horowitz and Bekerman

Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 pm / Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Dvořák’s American Suite performed by Benjamin Pasternack, piano. Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Michael Beckerman

Dvořák and Harry Burleigh
Friday February 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.
The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall
Free admission.

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“American Roots”
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez.
Free admission.
Music by Dvořák, Arthur Farwell, Ferruccio Busoni and Leonard Bernstein.

“Dvorak in Search of America”
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Free admission
Produced by David Salness in association with PostClassical Ensemble
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz, Patrick Warfield, and the performers

The New World Symphony
Friday,  April 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
3500 R Street, NW, Washington, DC
Box office: 202.337.4825 / website

Dvořák’s New World Symphony with Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducting the combined orchestras of Georgetown University and the Duke Elllington School of the Arts.

“Dvořák and America”

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Dekelboum Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Tickets: $35 ($10 students).

Purchase Tickets Box office 301-405-ARTS.
Single tickets go on sale Aug. 6.

Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Program
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
Dvořák: American Suite (version for orchestra with visual presentation)
Dvořák/Horowitz/Beckerman: Hiawatha Melodrama for narrator and orchestra (world premiere)

Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 pm / Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Dvořák’s American Suite performed by Benjamin Pasternack, piano. Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Michael Beckerman

NOTE: If you want to hear Dvorak at Clarice Smith — use the metro, green line, College Park stop. And get picked up right from the metro: Nite Ride operates seven nights a week from 5:30PM – 7:30AM, providing a free curb-to-curb service, which can drive you to and from the Metro station and the Clarice Smith Center. For service please call 301.314.NITE (6483).

Dvořák and Harry Burleigh

Friday February 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.
The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

Free admission.

Harry Burleigh, Antonin Dvorak’s assistant at the National Conservatory in New York City (1892-95), became the first composer to transcribe spirituals as art songs, and the first person to sing them. His spiritual arrangements, later used by such artists as Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson, remain in the active repertoire to this day.

Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Lura Johnson, piano

Dvorak: Humoresques in F and G-flat major
Dvorak: American Suite: Andante
Dvorak/Fisher: “Goin’ Home”
Burleigh (arr.): Selected Spirituals

 

“American Roots”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Gildenhorn Recital Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Free admission

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Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

Program
Dvorak: Two Humoresques; American Suite (excerpts)
Arthur Farwell: Navajo War Dance No. 2 and Pawnee Horses (DC area premieres)
Ferruccio Busoni: Indian Notebook No. 2
Bernstein/Pasternack: Three Dances from “On the Town”

 

“Dvorak in Search of America”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Free admission

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“Dvorak in Search of America”
— a University of Maryland faculty concert with readings and commentary

Produced by David Salness in association with PostClassical Ensemble.
Commentary by Joseph Horowitz, Patrick Warfield, and the performers.

Dvorak: Humoresque in G-flat Major, Op. 101
Sally McLain, violin
Rita Sloan, piano

Dvorak: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 100
David Salness, violin
Rita Sloan, piano

Dvorak: Biblical Songs and Gypsy Songs (selections)
Hall Johnson (arr.): “City Called Heaven”
John Carter: Prelude and Rondo (“Peter Go Ring Dem Bells”)
Carmen Balthrop, mezzo-soprano

Jose Caceres, piano

Dvorak: “American” String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96
The Left Bank String Quartet

NOTE: If you want to hear Dvorak at Clarice Smith — use the metro, green line, College Park stop. And get picked up right from the metro: Nite Ride operates seven nights a week from 5:30PM – 7:30AM, providing a free curb-to-curb service, which can drive you to and from the Metro station and the Clarice Smith Center. For service please call 301.314.NITE (6483).

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