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2018

January 7, 2018 11 am
Igreja da Matriz, Mococa – São Paulo
ECHOS: Journey Together

The works in our community concert are all about togetherness.  Here we perform works where instruments echo each other’s voices and we celebrate our community in uniting young artists with soloists.

David Popper [1843-1913]   
Requiem op.66 [arr for six cellos]

Bartholomew Lafollette, cello
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
David Carrasco, cello
Lucas Santos, cello
Lucas Muramoto, cello
Haziel Cândido, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]    
Io ti lascio, oh cara, addio, K 621a

Matthew Rose, bass
Festival Artists

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]    
Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor BWV 1043

Roman Simovic & Hanan Santos, violin
Alexandra Soumm & Bogdan Hudzelaits, violin
Tai Murray & Thierry De Lucas Neves, violin
Festival Artists

Improvisation on Choro

Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinet
Pedro Gadelha, double bass

Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1847]
Quintet No.2 in B Flat Major opus 87

Tai Murray & Alexandra Soumm, violin
Asbjørn Norgaard & Jennifer Stumm, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
 

January 12, 2018 20:00
MASP, São Paulo
SOUVENIR: Journey of Inspiration

From one idea, another. Souvenir follows pathways of inspiration. Where do ideas come from?  We look at how composers borrow from each other, like Bartok did from Ravel and Halvorsen did from Handel.  How Bach borrowed from himself.  How journeys as young men inspired creative courage, like Olivier Toni and Samuel Barber.  And how a place itself can inspire, as Florence did in Tchaikovsky’s greatest chamber work.


Olivier Toni [1926]                                             
Recitativo IV for solo violin
Samuel Barber [1910-1981]                
Dover Beach op.3

Matthew Rose, bass
Alexandra Soumm, solo violin
Nathan Oliveira, violin
Abner Brasil, viola
Lucas Santos, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach [1685-1750]          
Three-Part Inventions in G minor and major BWV 787-801
Georg Friedrich Händel [1685-1759]
Sarabande from Suite in G Minor HWV 432
Händel- Halvorsen
Passacaglia in G minor (after Handel’s Suite in G Minor)

Alexandra Soumm & Roman Simovic, violin
Jennifer Stumm & Asbjørn Norgaard, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Tom Poster, piano

Maurice Ravel [1875-1937]
Blues: Moderato from Sonata (1937) for Violin and Piano
Bela Bartók [1881-1945]                                 
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

Tai Murray, violino
Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinete
Tom Poster, piano

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky [1840-1893]                     
Souvenir de Florence, op.70

Roman Simovic & Alexandra Soumm, violin
Jennifer Stumm & Asbjørn Norgaard, viola
Bartholomew Lafollette and Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Pedro Gadelha, double bass

January 13, 2018 15:00
MASP, São Paulo
WINTERREISE: Journey Alone

Perhaps the greatest cycle of songs ever written, finished only just before Schubert died age 31, Winterreise is a mesmerizing story told in 24 songs of a young man’s journey alone— of lost love, the search for meaning and identity, and the coldness of a world that doesn’t quite understand. A story as relevant today as when it was written.

Franz Schubert [1797-1828]
Winterreise, D 911

Matthew Rose, bass
Tom Poster, piano

January 13, 2018 20:00
MASP, São Paulo
FINAL FRONTIER: Journey of Love

Final Frontier is a love story, experienced as a “he said/she said” narrative journey through a series of “Intimate Letters” and songs spanning 400 years.

Leos Janácek [1854-1928]                               
Intimate Letter 1 (From String Quartet no 2 “Intimate Letters”)

He Said    
Robert Schumann [1810-1856]                                 
Widmung op.25 n.1

Leos Janácek                 
Intimate Letter 2: Adagio - Vivace

Different Stars
Karlheinz Stockhausen [1928-2007]                     
From “Tierkreis:” Sagitarius and Scorpio

She said
Nina Simone [1933-2003]                                    
Wild Is the Wind

He Said
Anônimo Francês (séc. XVII)
J'avais crû qu'en vous aymant

(She flew)
Ernest Chausson [1855-1899]                      
Decide from Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D major, opus 21

Leos Janácek                  
Intimate Letter 3: Moderato

He said
Improvisation on Separation

(He flew)
Leos Janácek
Intimate Letter 4: Allegro

The end is also a beginning
Richard Wagner [1813-1883]                         
Prelude to Tristan and Isolde (Arr. Sebastian Gürtler)

Um beijo de despedida
 

Tai Murray, Roman Simovic, Alexandra Soumm, viollin
Jennifer Stumm, Asbjørn Norgaard, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, Bartholomew Lafollette, cello
Pedro Gadelha, double bass
Tom Poster, piano
Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinet
Matthew Rose, bass
Músicos do Festival

 

January 14, 2018 16:00
MASP, São Paulo
WHERE ARE WE GOING? Spiritual Journey

 The Unanswered Question is all about spiritual journeys and the questions of our time. Who are we?  Where have we come from? Where are we going?

I. Questions & Answers

Charles Ives [1874-1954]                                           
The Unanswered Question

Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinet
Festival musicians

Arvo Pärt [1935]                                                
Frätres

Roman Simovic, violin
Tom Poster, piano

Georg Friedrich Haendel [1685-1759]      
From The Messiah and Te Deum    
      Before you know it, I will shake up sky and earth
      But who will be able to stand up to that day?
      Vouchsafe, Oh Lord.
      Why do nations so furiously rage together?

Matthew Rose, bass
Festival musicians
 

II. “Take my hand

Maurice Ravel [1875-1937]                              
La Valse

Tom Poster, piano

Improvisation on Chorinho

Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinete
Pedro Gadelha, contrabaixo
Músicos do Festival

III. I once was blind, but now I see

Paul Hindemith [1895-1963]                 
Rasendes Zeitmass from Sonata for Solo Viola op.25 n.1

Jennifer Stumm, viola

Ludwig Van Beethoven [1770-1827]
Heiliger Dankgesang from String Quartet in c minor op 132

Festival Musicians

2017

January 7, 2017 20:00
MASP, São Paulo

 

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)

“Aurora” from Violin Sonata No. 5 opus 27

Tai Murray, violin

 

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, opus 45

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio non troppo

IV. Allegro molto

 

Tai Murray, violin

Jennifer Stumm, viola

Giovanni Gnocchi cello

Cristian Budu, piano

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Sonata for cello and piano in d minor

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Sérénade: Modérément animé

III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux

 

Giovanni Gnocchi, cello

Cristian Budu, piano

 

Robert Schuman (1810-1856)

Piano Quintet in E flat Major, opus 44

I. Allegro brillante

II. In modo d’una Marcia. Un poco largamente

III. Scherzo: Molto vivace

IV. Allegro ma non troppo

 

Andrej Bielow, violin

Tai Murray, violin

Jennifer Stumm, viola

Johannes Rostamo, cello

Cristian Budu, piano

 

January 8, 2017 16:00
MASP, São Paulo

 Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Selections from The Fairy Queen Z.629
Festival Musicians

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 Adagio from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, opus 115
Jennifer Stumm, viola and Festival Musicians

Improvisations on Shadows

 George Crumb (b. 1929)
From Makrokosmos I “Music of Shadows (For Aeolian Harp)” for Amplified Piano
György Kurtag (b. 1926)
Schatten (Shadows) from “Signs, Games and Messages” for Solo Bass
George Crumb (b. 1929)
From Makrokosmos I “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” for Amplified Piano
Johannes Bach (1685-1750)
Largo from Violin Sonata in C Major BWV 1005

Pedro Gadelha, double bass
Andrej Bielow, violin
Cristian Budu, piano

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Trio in E flat Major D. 897 “Nottorno”
Andrej Bielow, violin
Johannes Rostamo, cello
Cristian Budu, piano

 Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, opus 4
Tai Murray, violin
Andrej Bielow, violin
Jennifer Stumm, viola
Abner Brasil, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Johannes Rostamo, cello

 

January 12, 2017
Mococa, SP

Georg Philipp Telemann
Selected Fantasias for Solo Violin
Alexandra Soumm, violin

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Selections from The Fairy Queen Z.629
Festival Musicians

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531

Johannes Rostamo, cello
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Festival Musicians

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Alexandra Soumm, violin
Tai Murray, violin
Jennifer Stumm, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Johannes Rostamo, cello

January 13, 2017
São José do Rio Pardo, SP

 Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, opus 76 no. 4 “Sunrise”

Nathan Amaral, violin
Monique Cabral, violin
Jennifer Stumm, viola
Guilherme Moraes, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, opus 18 no 4

Victor Bigai, violin
Ariel Polycarpo, violin
Eder Assunção, viola
Johannes Rostamo, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

String Quartet No 8 in c minor, opus 110

Alexandra Soumm, violin
Maressa Portilho, violin
Abner Brasil, viola
Guilherme Moraes, cello

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

From Five German Dances, D. 90
Henrique Oliveira, violin
Jamile Costa, violin
Clara Santos, viola
Davi Marconi,cello
Pedro Gadelha, bass

Felix Mendelssohn

String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, opus 13
Diego Adinolfi, violin
Ana-Carolina Rebouças, violin
Gabriel Polycarpo, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello

 

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) opus 4
Festival Musicians

 

2016

 

JANUARY 08, 2016
FAZENDA SERRINHA, Bragança Paulista, SP

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio in Bb Major, Opus 97 “Archduke"
Alexandra Soumm, violin
Giovanni Gnocchi, cello
Cristian Budu, piano

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Octet in Eb Major, Opus 20

Tai Murray, Alexandra Soumm, Maressa Portilho, Nathan Amaral, violin

Julia Gartemann, Jennifer Stumm, viola
Giovanni Gnocchi, Guilherme Moraes, cello
Joseph Conyers, double bass

 

 

JANUARY 09, 2016
Santo Antonio da Cachoeira, Piracaia
Francois Couperin  (1887-1959)
from Troisième leçon de tènébres pour le mercredi saint: I Yod
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Cantata 140: Wachtet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Francois Couperin
from Troisième leçon de tènébres pour le mercredi saint: VI Jerusalem
Johann Sebastian Bach
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 734

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Viola Sonata, op. 11, n.4
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Langsamer Satz for Strings
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ, op. 51

 

10 de JANEIRO 2016
MASP Unilever Hall, São Paulo, SP

Ilumina created an all-day chamber music residency at Brazil’s foremost art museum, consisting of the festival’s closing concert as well as pop-up concerts throughout the museum and public areas, including the Avenida Paulista, São Paulo’s main thoroughfare.

CHAMBER MUSIC DAY
Nico Muhly (1981-)
Drones
Luigi Boccherini (1843-1805)
La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid, op 30 no 6
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Prélude No.12 in G# Major, op. 28
Pizzicato: Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
from Quartet No. 4: Allegretto pizzicato
Frédéric Chopin
Prélude No. 3 in G Major, op 28
Pizzicato: Maurice Ravel
from String Quartet in F, assez vif, très rythmé
Frédéric Chopin
Prélude No.15 in D-flat, op. 28
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Quintet no. 2 in G Major, op. 111 for strings

2015

The Ilumina Festival was born from a radical investment of time, spirit and resources of a special group of people who decided to change the future, one musician at a time. Obrigado a todos.

JANURY 04, 2015
São Bento do Sapucaí, SP

Thomas Adès (*1971)                   
Darknesse Visible
George Fridric Handel(1685-1759)  
 “As with rosy steps the morn” from Theodora HWV 68
Bright Sheng (*1955)
The Stream Flows for viola solo
Marcos Balter (*1974)
Vision Mantra for String Trio
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Lark Ascending
Arrangement for solo violin and String Quintet by Martin Gerigk
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”

 

JANUARY 07, 2015
São Bento do Sapucaí, SP

Heitor Villa Lobos  (1887-1959)
from Two Chôros bis W227: Moderé
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
from Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano: Gavotte
Heitor Villa Lobos
Chôros 2, W198 for piano
Dmitri Shostakovich
from Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano: Waltz
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
From Duetto in D Major for Violoncello and Bass: Allegro

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
String Quartet No. 2 in a minor opus 35

Heitor Villa Lobos  (1887-1959)
From Ciclo Brasileira W 374: Impressões seresteiras
 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor, opus 60

 

JANUARY 08, 2015
Campos do Jordão, SP
 

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Battalia (the Battle) a 10 in D major, C. 61

Osvaldo Golijov (born 1960)
Tenebrae for String Orchestra
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet No. 2 in G Major, opus 36