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Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet at the Church of the Resurrection

22nd September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

PROGRAM: MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS

Three Pieces                                           William Grant Still (1895–1978)

Summerland for quintet

Here’s One for violin and harp

Incantation and Dance for flute and harp

Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello               Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979)

The Song of the Black Swan for cello and harp          Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959)

L’Histoire du Tango                                   Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

    Bordel, 1900

    Café, 1930

    Nightclub, 1960

                                  Intermission

Three Preludes for Piano for quintet                  George Gershwin, arr. Joseph Scheer (1898–1937)

    Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

    Andante con moto

    Agitato

Two Arias for violin, cello and harp                     Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

    Vissi d’arte (from Tosca)

    O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Selections from Don Giovanni for flute and strings    W.A. Mozart (1756–1791)

2–4 arias (To be determined)

Meditation from Thais for violin and harp               Jules Massenet (1842–1912)

Limestone and Felt for viola and cello                 Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana for quintet       Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945)

ABOUT THE KENNEDY CENTER OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA

Established in 1978, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the beautiful Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. It is the only orchestra in the country dedicated solely to the performance of three musical genres: opera, ballet and musical theater.

The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Quintet’s touring program showcases compositions from America as well as beloved international pieces with a special focus on ballets and operas. Their repertoire include selections from William Grant Still, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel, Myroslav Storyk as well as George Gershwin.

Classical Movements has been presenting the annual Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival across the country since 2009 and is the same company that brought the Minnesota Orchestra, as the first professional US Orchestra to tour to Africa, on their groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018. This time, they are bringing two renowned American chamber ensembles to the country.

Details

Date:
22nd September
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Church of the Resurrection
24 David Profit St, Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, 7764
Stellenbosch, 7600 Stellenbosch
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