Fwd: THIS Friday Oct. 11, American Music 1750-1940, Trevor Stephenson and Vocal Quartet

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> From: Trevor Stephenson <trevor@trevorstephenson.com>
> Subject: FW: THIS Friday Oct. 11, American Music 1750-1940, Trevor Stephenson and Vocal Quartet
> Date: October 8, 2019 at 10:30:31 AM CDT
> Dear Friends,
> I’m thrilled to announce that THIS FRIDAY evening October 11 we’ll present: American Music 1750-1940–Masterworks for piano and vocal quartet by Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, William Billings, Scott Joplin, Amy Beach, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, and Kim Oler. I’ll bring my 1855 Bösendorfer piano and will be joined by four simply amazing singers from NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Des Moines: Nola Richardson soprano from NYC, Clara Osowski from Minneapolis, Scott Brunscheen from Des Moines, and Michael Hawes from Chicago. Their bios and the concert program and bios are below.
> We will be filming this special presentation tomorrow, Wednesday, at WI Public Television for airing in 2020. And again the public concert is this Friday night, 7:30 pm in the marvelous acoustics at West Middleton Lutheran Church. Tickets $25, are available at the door.
> West Middleton Lutheran is at the intersection of Middleton Road and Pioneer Rd., (3763 Pioneer Rd.) approximately 2 miles west of the Beltline. There is construction on Mineral Point Road. Near Blackhawk church there will be signs saying “Road Closed: Local Access Only” It is absolutely fine to continue west from there to intersection at Pioneer Rd. where you’ll see West Middleton Lutheran on your right side. You can also easily get there by taking Old Sauk Rd. west and then Pioneer Rd. south to the church lot. Plenty of parking there.
> Hope to see you Friday evening for this fabulous program!
> all best,
> Trevor Stephenson
> trevorstephenson.com <trevorstephenson.com/>
> American Music 1750-1940
> <>October 11, 2019
> 7:30 pm
> West Middleton Lutheran Church
> 3763 Pioneer Road, Verona WI
> Trevor Stephenson, piano
> Nola Richardson, soprano
> Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
> Scott Brunscheen, tenor
> Michael Hawes, bass-baritone
> Anacreon in Heaven William Stafford Smith
> Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key (words)
> The Bird William Billings
> Africa
> Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Quaker tune
> My Life Flows on in Endless Song Quaker tune
> Give Good Gifts
> Hard Times Come Again No More Stephen Foster
> O Susanna
> I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
> The Voices that are Gone
> The Cage Charles Ives
> Two Flowers
> At the River
> He is There!
> The Year’s at the Spring Amy Beach
> Peace I leave with you
> Maple Leaf Rag Scott Joplin
> My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
> Anything Goes Cole Porter
> For the Earth Forever Turning Kim Oler
> Intermission
> I’ll Trust God’s Word William East
> Listen to the Mockingbird R. Milburn, S. Winner
> under pseudonym Alice Hawthorne
> Just before the Battle, Mother George F. Root
> Remembrance Charles Ives
> The Alcotts from Concord Sonata
> Body and Soul Johnny Green, Ed Heyman
> Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off George & Ira Gershwin
> The One-Horse Open Sleigh James Pierpont
> Trevor Stephenson—harpsichordist, fortepianist, and pianist—is the artistic director and founder of the Madison Bach Musicians. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance of 18th-Century Music from Cornell University, where he studied fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson. With his colleague, Norman Sheppard, he has made and refurbished a series of historical keyboard instruments ranging from Italian Renaissance harpsichords to Victorian pianos. He has released sixteen recordings on the Light & Shadow label and tours throughout the United States as performer and lecturer. Every July since 2000, he has taught Road Scholar courses on Bach at Hidden Valley Institute of the Arts in Carmel Valley CA. Information and tour schedule at trevorstephenson.com <trevorstephenson.com/>.
> Australian soprano Nola Richardson has been praised for her “beautiful tone” (The New York Times) and “astonishing balance and accuracy,” “crystalline diction,” and “natural-sounding ease” (Washington Post). A prizewinner in both the 2016 Bethlehem Bach and the 2016 Handel Aria Competitions, Nola has performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles around the country including the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Pops, the American Bach Soloists, Clarion Music Society, and the Colorado Bach Ensemble among others. She has been a guest soloist at the Norfolk, Blue Hill Bach, and Screen Door Summer Music Festivals, and a vocal fellow at Tanglewood, Songfest, and the Boston Early Music Festival. Nola is currently completing work on a DMA at Yale. NolaRichardson.com <nolarichardson.com/>.
> Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, most recently recognized for her international excellence in her home state of Minnesota, was a recipient of the prestigious 2018-2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Musicians. With pianist Tyler Wottrich in 2017, Clara placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied Competition, and in September, 2019 was awarded the Vaughan Williams Prize in the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition. Clara recently won the Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award and third place in the song division at the 2018 Concours Musical International de Montréal. In addition, Clara teaches at the Aspen Music Festival in partnership with Seraphic Fire and is co-artistic director of Source Song Festival. For more information, visit claraosowski.com <claraosowski.com/>.
> Tenor Scott Brunscheen has received national acclaim for recent performances of Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, Marais’ Ariane et Bachus, and Cesti’s L’Orontea with Haymarket Opera in Chicago. Past seasons baroque and early classical presentations have included Purcell’sThe Fairy Queenwith Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera, Bach’s Coffee Cantata (Great Lakes Baroque), Haydn’s The Creation (College of DuPage) and Handel’s Messiah (Madison Bach Musicians) and Judas Maccabaeus (North Shore Choral Society). Other performance highlights include Rossini’s Mose in Egitto, Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher, the world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s The Invention of Morel(Chicago Opera Theater); Dialogue des Carmelites (Caramoor Festival); La Cenerentola (Lyric Unlimited); Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (Opera Theater of St. Louis); Don Giovanni(Opera New Jersey); Die Zauberflote, La fille du regiment, andTosca (Madison Opera); and The Turn of the Screw and The Rape of Lucretia (Chicago Fringe Opera).
> Michael Hawes is a Bass-Baritone singer and Trumpeter living in Chicago, Illinois. Michael is the Music Director at St. Cornelius Church in Chicago, where he leads music from the Piano, a member of Axiom Brass; an award-winning touring Brass Quintet based in Chicago, and sings around the city in various ensembles. He has sung recently with the Crossing Choir in Philadelphia, as well as the Clarion Choir of New York, and Seraphic Fire of Miami. In his free time, you can find him playing and singing through Schubert lieder, and chasing frisbees into Lake Michigan.

concert opportunity!

Hi again, friends!

Trevor Stephenson is recording with a vocal quartet tomorrow morning at Vilas – the program will be broadcast some time in 2020. They are looking for more folks to be in the audience. If you want to attend, please let me know – they need to know who is showing up. My instructions are…”Be at Vilas Hall 2nd floor TV studio, in place by 11:45 am.” I believe the actual recording begins at 12:00 and it could last until 2:30.

I will follow this message with the email announcement of the Friday night program – many or all of the same songs will be performed tomorrow in the studio.

Thank you for considering! And let me know, please, if you plan to attend.


Fwd: MBM 16th season begins TOMORROW NIGHT

In case you hadn’t heard…this should be a wonderful concert!

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> Subject: MBM 16th season begins TOMORROW NIGHT
> Date: October 4, 2019 at 7:05:16 PM CDT
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> “Telemann’s Tales” – October 5 & 6
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> Our 16th season begins tomorrow night!
> Telemann’s Tales: Quixote, Gulliver, and a Canary
> Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6
> Preview the concert here:
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> Madison Bach Musicians’ 16th season opens with a tribute to one of the most celebrated German composers of the 18th century – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Born just four years before J.S. Bach, Telemann was astonishingly prolific, and his music – unlike Bach’s – was widely published and performed throughout Europe during the composer’s lifetime.
> MBM will present three of Telemann’s programmatic or story works and three purely instrumental selections. With narration and graphics, we’ll walk you through how Telemann cleverly depicts scenes from Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels: tiny Lilliputians dancing a heavy chaconne and the Brobdingnagian giants doing their rendition of a light-footed gigue! We’ll also present the marvelous Suite Burlesque based upon Cervantes’ Don Quixote: Quixote’s love for Dulcinea, his jousting with windmills, and the world-weariness of his faithful servant Sancho Panza. To top it off, guest artist mezzo soprano Clara Osowski (below left)—recently awarded the Vaughn Williams prize at the 2019 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition—will sing the droll and sweetly amusing cantata about the demise of a favorite canary. The concert includes non-programmatic works for string band: the dramatic Sonata à 6 in F minor for two violins, two violas, cello and continuo, and the sparkling Sinfonia Spirituosa. Trevor Stephenson (below right) will perform some fascinating Fantasy miniatures for solo harpsichord, and he will give a pre-concert lecture for both events.
> Quintet in D major, TWV 44:1 – Sinfonia-Spirituoso
> Intrada-Suite for two violins in D major, “Gulliver’s Travels”, TWV 40:108
> Two Fantasies for Solo Harpsichord from TWV 33, C major, E major
> Trauermusik eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels—Eine tragikomische Kantate, TWV 20:37
> Cantata 42—Weicht, ihr Sünden, bleibt dahinten, TWV 1:1538
> Sonata à Six in F Minor for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello, and continuo, TWV 44:32
> Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:15 pm lecture/ 8:00 pm concert
> First Unitarian Society of Madison – Atrium Auditorium
> 900 University Bay Drive, Madison
> Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:45 pm lecture/ 3:30 pm concert
> Holy Wisdom Monastery
> 4200 County Road M, Middleton
> Advance-sale discount tickets: $35 general, available at Orange Tree Imports and Willy Street Co-op (East & West)
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> Tickets at the door: $38 general, $35 seniors (65+)
> Student Rush $10 if performance not sold-out.
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Madison Bach Musicians summer workshop faculty concert

*Hi Winds,*

*Lisette will be playing at this faculty concert tomorrow night.

*The public is invited to an evening Faculty Concert and various
afternoon classes exploring continuo playing, specific instrument master
classes, stage presence for musicians, sight-reading, baroque dance, and

*The Faculty Concert on will feature works by Carl Heinirch Graun (below
top), Francesco Turini, Jean-Henri D’Anglebert (below  bottom), Georg
Philipp Telemann, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Henry Purcell on
period instruments. Admission is $15 at the door.*

Faculty Concert: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
West Middleton Lutheran Church
3763 Pioneer Road, Verona

more info here:

what do the little eights mean?

Hi Winds,

You may have wondered about what the little eights written above (or
below) the clefs mean. Making this page helped me understand this
better. Notes that are aligned are exactly the same pitch, so you can
see how the different instruments overlap.

The eights indicate that the notes should sound an octave higher (or
lower) than the what is considered “normal” for the clef. The lowest
note on a tenor is middle C (often called “C4”). A soprano will sound an
octave higher, so there should be an octave clef on the soprano part to
distinguish it from the tenor part. Bass parts should really have an
octave clef, too, because the notes sound an octave higher than a normal
bass clef.

A reminder that we’ll meet on Monday as usual, and hope to see you there!

– Randy