Friday, March 16, 2007

Performance: Song of the Earth

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Performance: The Song of the Earth
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007
Time: 8:00 P.M. (Prelude at 7:00 P.M.)
Where: Kay Theatre of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland/College Park (directions)

Tickets: $30; students $7. Clarice Smith Center box office, call 301.405.ARTS, or to order online click here

Description: Experience what happens when cultural boundaries are crossed by intrepid creative spirits. Gustav Mahler's sublime "Der Abschied" (The Farewell) from The Song of the Earth in the context of the traditional Chinese music and poetry that inspired it. The program includes the premiere of a commissioned work by the master Chinese-American composer Zhou Long.

DELORES ZIEGLER: mezzo-soprano

The Post-Classical Ensemble
Angel Gil-Ordonez, musical director
Joseph Horowitz, artistic director

Gustav Mahler Min Xiao Wang Guowei

  • 7:00 P.M.
    • Prelude with Zhou Long, Min Xiao-fen, Wang Guowei, Angel Gil-Ordóñez, and Joseph Horowitz (host)
  • 8:00 P.M.
    • Traditional Chinese music, with Min Xiao-Fen (pipa) and Wang Guowei (erhu)
    • Poetry by Meng Hao-Ran and Wang Wei, with Shi hong Aldin, reader
    • Zhou Long: "The Farewell" (after Wang Wei, Meng Haoran) (2007)
      Premiere performance (Clarice Smith Center commission)
    • Gustav Mahler: "Der Abschied" from Das Lied von der Erde (1909)
      (as arranged for chamber orchestra for Arnold Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances)
    • Post-concert discussion
(The program has no intermission)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Screening/Discussion: The Plow that Broke the Plains - NYC

Naxos DVD of The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River
See it Again
... but ...
Hear it Anew!

Date: March 8, 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Where: Donnell Media Center, 20 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019 (directions)
What: The classic documentary film The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936)
Who: No-Host Reception: 8:15 P.P. at Sushiya Restaurant, 28 West 56th Street (R.S.V.P. 212-330-0450) (directions)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

P-CE's Joe Horowitz @ Library of Congress

Joseph Horowitz, artistic director of the Post-Classical Ensemble Joseph Horowitz, artistic director of the Post-Classical Ensemble will present a lecture on "The Classical Music 'Crisis' and What To Do About It" with music historian Karen Ahlquist and Washington National Opera director of artistic operations Christina Scheppelmann.

The lecture takes place on March 7 (Wednesday) at 7:00 P.M. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, free and open to the public. (directions)

For more details, please click on the following image from the Library of Congress:

Library of Congress 2006-2007 season