Mozart, Madrigals and More! Showcase Concert 2017

 

Free Pasadena Conservatory of Music  Concert, June 11 

Features  Works by Mozart, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Hindemith, and Madrigals from the Renaissance



The Pittance Chamber Music, celebrates a successful 2016/17 concert season, with the free annual Showcase ConcertMozart, Madrigals and More!   The performance comprised of distinguished artists from the ranks of the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

The events takes place  on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, the program includes repertoire by Mozart, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Hindemith, as well as Madrigals from the Renaissance.

In the tradition of the Showcase Concert, performers are invite to submit their own ideas for repertoire. This year, the result of that process has yielded a diverse array of compositions spanning time from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

The ensembles range in size from as few as two to as many as nine performers in number. In addition, Pittance Chamber Music is pleased to welcome back dancer Damara Titmus, who creates the choreography as well as dances in Syrinx, a piece by Debussy which is scored for solo flute, played by Heather Clark.

The program will also include the Los Angeles premiere of a rarely heard song, “Wie Es Waer, Wenns Anders Waar” (How It Would Be If It Were Different), by Paul Hindemith.

Violinist Lisa Sutton, who is the Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, founded Pittance in 2013.  Sutton explained, “The original idea behind Pittance was to raise up the extraordinary yet invisible musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles – hence the name “Pittance”, a play on words referring to these smaller offerings from the orchestra pit. By performing in smaller groups and smaller venues we endeavor to personalize opera, allowing audiences a more intimate view of the wonderful artists who are the heart and soul of the opera company.  We also endeavor to have as much fun as possible in the process!”

Tickets are FREE; reservations are available online at PittanceChamberMusic.org, or at the venue on the night of the concert. Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music is located at 100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91106.

 

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Pittance Chamber Music Showcase Concert

WHAT:
Pittance Chamber Music, coming off of its successful 2016-17 concert season, presents its annual Showcase ConcertMozart, Madrigals and More! – a FREE live performance comprised of distinguished artists from the ranks of the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus with repertoire by Mozart, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and Hindemith, as well as Madrigals from the Renaissance.


ARTISTS:  Members of the LA Opera Orchestra and LA Opera Chrous:
Flute:                     Heather Clark
Oboe:                    Leslie Reed

Violin:                    Ana Landauer, Irina Voloshina
Viola:                     Shawn Mann
Cello:                     Helen Zheng Altenbach
Bassoon:               William Wood
Soprano:               Rebecca Tomlinson
Mezzo-Soprano:   Helene Quintana
Tenor:                   Arnold Livingston Geis, Sal Malaki
Baritone:               Steven Pence
Conductor:            Paul Floyd
and

Dancer:                 Special Guest Damara Titmus

PROGRAM:
W.A. MOZART            Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285
Various Composers    Madrigals from the Renaissance

  1. VILLA-LOBOS        The Jet Whistle for Flute and Cello
  2. DEBUSSY              Syrinx for Solo Flute and Dancer (Choreography by Damara Titmus)
    A. GINASTERA           Duo for Flute and Oboe, Op. 13
    P. HINDEMITH            “Wie Es Waer, Wenns Anders Waar” (How It Would Be If It Were
    Different)


WHEN:               Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm


WHERE:            Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music
100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91106

 

TICKETS/INFORMATION:    FREE Admission (donations gratefully accepted at the door); www.PittanceChamberMusic.org