UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 or www.rockportmusic.org
WORDSONG FORUM VII: “DONA NOBIS PACEM”
FREE LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE
Thursday, May 12, 7:30 PM
Founded in 2008 by composers Howard Frazin and Tom Schnauber, Wordsong is a new concert format in which one text is presented in multiple, newly composed settings, and is the focus of directed conversation between composers, performers, and listeners. At the Shalin Liu Performance Center the Lorelei Ensemble will be premiering five new settings of “Dona Nobins Pacem” (Grant Us Peace). Dedicated to the expansion of repertoire for women’s voices, this choral ensemble of eight women, works to expose audiences to lesser-known music from the Medieval through Baroque periods as well as works by living composers.
Admission: Free and open to the public. Tickets not required.
LIVES IN THE LIMELIGHT
Sunday, May 15 at 5PM
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street in Rockport, MA
The acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer makes her Shalin Liu Performance Center debut on Sunday, May 15. Gfrerer and her band offer a program based on four divas–Judy Garland,Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf and Lotte Lenya — who found great celebrity and fame, but whose lives were fraught with great pain and disappointment. Ute sings such notable songs as "La vie en rose," “Mon Dieu” “Trolley Song,” "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Falling in Love Again," and "Stranger Here Myself."
Tickets: $18, $24, $32. 978-546-7391 or http://www.rockportmusic.org
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 (HD BROADCAST)
Monday, May 23, 8PM
Composed a century apart, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony both share a sense of pushing the symphonic genre into new areas, in both cases partly through the inclusion of chorus. But while Beethoven’s final work in the genre bears an outwardly "symphonic" structure–four movements and a big finale–Stravinsky’s from 1930 feels more oratorio-like. "It is not a symphony in which I have included Psalms to be sung," Stravinsky said. "On the contrary, it is the singing of the Psalms that I am symphonizing." In any event Stravinsky’s finale, "Alleluia-Laudate Dominum" delves the same celebratory spirit that made Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" an unprecedented expression of ecstasy in 1824. Maestro Dutoit is joined in this ingenious pairing by renowned soloists and the Philadelphia Singers Chorale.
General Admission: $15, $5 for students and youth 18 and under. 978-546-7391 or http://www.rockportmusic.org
ADDITIONAL EVENT — BENEFIT CONCERT
LISTEN TO THE FUTURE!
Saturday, June 4, 5PM-10PM
Concert to benefit Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach Program.
Live taping of NPR’s “From the Top” with pianist and host Christopher O’Riley and remarkable young guest artists. Hits from the Great American Songbook performed by musicians fromBoston Conservatory.
Individual Tickets: $200 per person ($100 tax-deductible)
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.rockportmusic.org or by contacting: Sara Young: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.546.7391 x106