CLASSICAL VIENNA 1: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL VIENNA 1: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

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CLASSICAL VIENNA 2: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL VIENNA 2: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

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CLASSICAL VIENNA 3: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL VIENNA 3: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

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CLASSICAL VIENNA 4: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL VIENNA 4: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

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CLASSICAL VIENNA 5: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL VIENNA 5: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 1—Winter Lecture Series
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 1—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 2—Winter Lecture Series
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 2—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 3—Winter Lecture Series
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 3—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 4—Winter Lecture Series
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 4—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 5—Winter Lecture Series
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 5—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 6—Winter Lecture Series
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 6—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 7—Winter Lecture Series
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 7—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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UpBeat Live
Feb
29
7:00 PM19:00

UpBeat Live

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Friday, February 28, 2020; 11AM

Saturday, February 29, 2020; 8PM

 Dudamel/LAMC

IVES: The Unanswered Question

IVES: Symphony No. 4

DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, "New World"

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Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 8—Winter Lecture Series
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Stravinsky Vs. Schoenberg 8—Winter Lecture Series

8  Wednesday   Evenings      7:00-9:00PM
January 15- March 11, 2019   Lectures in Encino, CA

Complete Series: $480
Individual Evenings: $65

RESERVATIONS

The Schoenberg students would be on one side of the aisle, and the Stravinsky students on the other, eyeing each other with contempt. Then Schoenberg and Stravinsky would enter on opposite aisles, obviously ignoring each other. That was how Leon Kirchner once described to me the Monday Evening Concerts here in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today it is difficult to imagine such enmity between these two master composers and their students. We hear similarities in their music and aesthetics. Difficulties with their music have softened over time. But back then, the entrenchment of music ideology was very real and took no prisoners. 

These evenings will explore Stravinsky’s and Schoenberg’s pivotal music that defined the path for musical modernism, as well as the ideologies that inspired it. We trace Schoenberg’s evolution from late Romanticism to his daring break from conventional harmony into atonality, then on to his formalized twelve tone method of composition. In parallel, we trace Stravinsky’s evolution from late Romanticism to his own revolutionary embrace of dissonance, then on to his astonishing “step backward” to reinvent tonality (neoclassicism), and finally, in his late works, to adopting the twelve tone method himself. You will find this music challenging, endlessly stimulating, and a key gateway for understanding and appreciating contemporary music. Curiosity and enthusiasm are a must, but previous knowledge of 20thcentury music is not necessary to enjoy this journey.

Lectures are in Encino, CA—5646 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316

Note: For multiple individual evenings, you must purchase each evening separately—sorry, that’s just how it works. You may also pay by mail. Please make your check payable to Masterwork Journeys and send to:
Masterwork Journeys
4924 Balboa Blvd. #162
Encino, CA 91316

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CAE—Contemporary Adventure Ensemble Inaugural Concert
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

CAE—Contemporary Adventure Ensemble Inaugural Concert

A contemporary music concert that combines top professional musicians with alums and current students of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. The contemporary sextet Brightwork newmusic and mezzo soprano Geeta Novotny join the LAYO alums and students in music by Villa Lobos, Shostakovich, Sean Friar, Russell Steinberg, and Aaron Copland.

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Russell Steinberg Appassionata Piano Recital in Westwood
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Russell Steinberg Appassionata Piano Recital in Westwood

This will be a special evening where I perform and talk about the transcendent energy of trills in some music I’ve been deeply pondering:
Bach Organ Sonata No. 2 (piano transcription)
Steinberg Water Rays (World Premiere)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F Minor, op. 57 “Appassionata”

Tickets $25. 
For reservations and directions, 
please email Elaine Albert—ehearstalbert@gmail.com

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Apr
15
7:30 PM19:30

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Brahms Symphony 4, Steinberg Cosmic Dust 2

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Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena

Program
Concert Orchestra
Funeral March for a Marionette by Gounod
Academic Festival Overture by Brahms
Sevilla and Granada by Albeniz
Symphony No. 99 mvt. 1 by Haydn

Symphony Orchestra
Cosmic Dust 2 by Steinberg (World Premiere)
Symphony No. 4 by Brahms

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Apr
14
4:00 PM16:00

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Brahms Symphony No. 4 and Steinberg Cosmic Dust 2

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Los Angeles Youth Orchestra UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Program
Concert Orchestra
Funeral March for a Marionette by Gounod
Academic Festival Overture by Brahms
Sevilla and Granada by Albeniz
Symphony No. 99 mvt. 1 by Haydn

Symphony Orchestra
Cosmic Dust 2 by Steinberg (World Premiere)
Symphony No. 4 by Brahms

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Evening 8 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 8 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 7 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 7 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

Purchase Tickets and More Info

In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 6 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 6 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

Purchase Tickets and More Info

In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Rucksack at Valle Verde Theater, Santa Barbara—Private Concert
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Rucksack at Valle Verde Theater, Santa Barbara—Private Concert

Private concert of Russell Steinberg’s Rucksack with Mezzo Soprano Geeta Novotny at the Valle Verde Theater in Santa Barbara. The piece is based on text by Juliane Heyman describing her dramatic escape from the Nazi’s during World War II. The program will also include Bach’s Organ Sonata No. 2

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Evening 5 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 5 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 4 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 4 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 3 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 3 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 2 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 2 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Evening 1 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Evening 1 Mahler's Symphonic World Part 2

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In eight evenings together, we explore five of Mahler's symphonies from his early, middle, and late periods using piano examples, recordings, and your participation and discussion. This class is a sequel to last year’s session and will cover the remainder of Mahler’s symphonic works (except for Symphony No. 8). We begin with his third symphony (the nature symphony), then on to the heroic fifth symphony, the seventh symphony, his great sublime farewell The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), concluding with his incomplete 10th symphony. Curiosity and enthusiasm is a must, but previous knowledge of music is not necessary to enjoy these evenings.

Week 1 January 16—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s longest symphony—a nature symphony!
Movements 1-3

Week 2 January 23—Mahler Symphony No. 3
Movements 4-6

Week 3 January 30—Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler’s heroic symphony obsessed with Beethoven.
Includes the famous adagietto

Week 4 February 6—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Mahler’s least well-known symphony,
sometimes called the Song of the Night
Mvts 1-3

Week 5 February 13—Mahler Symphony No. 7
Movements 4-5

Week 6 February 20—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
”The Song of the Earth”— Mahler’s “song” symphony
Movements 1-4

Week 7 February 27—Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Movements 5-6 concluding with Der Abshied (The Farewell)

Week 8 March 6—Mahler Symphony No. 10
Movement 1 only (the only movement Mahler completed)


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Bass Vocalise World Premiere with James Rapport
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bass Vocalise World Premiere with James Rapport

Gesellschaft für Musiktheater (Society for Music Theater)

Türkenstraße 19, Elevator 

1090 Wien (VIenna)

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

"Vocalise"

Double Bass-Piano Recital

James Rapport, Double Bass

Linus Köhring, Piano

Sergei Koussevitsky                                            Chanson Triste, Op. 2

Linus Köhring                                                      Song Without Words (2018) (premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff                                          Vocalise,  Op. 34 No. 14 (1915)

Eugene Hartzell                                                  Vocalise for Double Bass Solo (Monologue #21)

Russell Steinberg                                                Bass Vocalise for Double Bass and Piano (2018) (premiere)

Gustav Mahler                                                     Songs of a Wayfarer (1884-5)

Intermission

Alberto Franchetti                                              "De' soui detti il suon mi parvi" from the opera "Asrael"

  (von Linus Köhring bearbeitet)                         Three Melodies from the Opera "Don Bonaparte" (premiere)

Michael Paulus                                                    Vereint (United), Op. 60 (2018) (premiere)

Johannes Brahms                                               Four Serious Songs, Op. 121 (1896)

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