Sunday, August 18, 2019
The Judaic Muse
2:30pm pre-concert conversation with Dr. José López
José López, piano
Celebrated Cuban-American pianist José López plays a program of works by composers with Jewish heritage.
“Alkan’s complete piano transcriptions of Mozart’s music make a sequence both diverting and profound. Lopez, who in the booklet explains Alkan’s treatment of the D minor Piano Concerto, K466, in extraordinary detail, plays captivatingly. One doesn’t miss the orchestra at all.”--Sunday Times (London)
Judith Shatin: Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
Fanny Hensel, née Mendelssohn: Selections from “Das Jahr”
Ferdinand Hiller: Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 59
Charles Valentin Alkan: Nocturne in B major, Op. 22
Charles Valentin Alkan: Symphony, Op. 39
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Now THAT'S a Viola Quintet!
2:30pm pre-concert lecture with 'cellist Claudio Jaffe
Delray String Quartet
Mei Mei Luo & Valentin Mansurov, violins, Felicia Besan, viola, Claudio Jaffe, ‘cello, with violist Chauncey Patterson
The Delray String Quartet begins its residency with Music at St. Pauls in a first of five concerts this season. Joined by guest violist Chauncey Patterson, the DSQ will perform a program of string quartets with two violas. Now THAT'S a viola quintet!
A string quartet concert becomes “a stirring experience in the hands of the Delray musicians.”
Mozart: String Quintet No.1 in B-flat major, K.174
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88
Max Bruch: String Quintet in E flat major, Op posth.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:30pm pre-concert conversation with pianist Yoko Sata Kothari
Trillium Piano Trio
Ruby Berland, violin, Susan Bergeron, ‘cello, Yoko Sata Kothari, piano
A Music at St. Paul’s audience favorite returns for a program of works old and new, including Beethoven’s first publication: his Op. 1, No. 1 Piano Trio.
“One aspect of Kothari’s playing that is appealing is her power; she has a strong, masculine approach that is refreshing in a piano market where delicacy and holding back is considered king.”--All Music Guide
Joaquín Turina: “Circulo”, Fantasy for Piano Trio Op. 91
David Lang: Wed (2018)
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 1
Bedřich Smetana: Piano Trio, Op. 15
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Choral Evensong for All Saints’ Sunday
The Chancel Choir of St. Paul's
Dr. Paul Cienniwa, director
A Musician’s Prayer: Charles Callahan (b. 1951)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Preces and Responses: Richard Shephard (b. 1949)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Cello & Calloway? Suite!
2:30pm pre-concert conversation with Dr. Paul Cienniwa
Jason Calloway, baroque ‘cello
A prizewinning ‘cellist and member of the Amernet String Quartet, Jason Calloway brings us three of Bach’s sublime and intimate Suites for solo cello.
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011