January 7, 2018 11 am
Community Concert

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]                                                

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

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