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Arts at Plymouth 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season

Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Intermezzo!
Lighten it Up with Puccini & Mascagni
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 7:30pm (Immersive Seating)

Music holds all things together – ­it’s the connective tissue. With the help of the Ars Nova Singers, Stratus will perform for you magnificent and famous music written specifically to connect: Intermezzo from Mascagni’s “Cavaleria Rusticana” and Puccini’s “Humming Chorus” from Madame Butterfly. As these pieces served to connect acts and scenes, Randall Thompson uses music to connect text, music and the human heart, setting music to the poetry of Robert Frost.

Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org/stratusco/

 

Kantorei
Fire and Ice
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30P

Acclaimed composer, Ola Gjeilo joins Kantorei in this program featuring the world premiere of his new “The Road” an expanded musical portrait of his homeland, Norway with texts by renowned poet, Charles Anthony Silvestri. Written for Kantorei for these concerts, Ola will accompany the choir along with string orchestra.

Also included on the program are Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali: Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems and songs by Frank Ticheli, John Rutter, Katerina Gimon and Eric Whitacre.

Tickets at www.kantorei.org

 

Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00P

We pay tribute to Amy Rice-Blumenthal for her contributions to flutists throughout Colorado and beyond.  During her time in Colorado in the 1980’s, Amy formed the ALRY flute choir.  None of the names that were originally suggested for the group were acceptable to all of the members, so she finally decided to use her own initials as an acronym:  Amy Lucetta Rice Young. Amy began arranging music for the ALRY flute choir because there was of lack of interesting music available for larger flute ensembles.  Amy also formed the ALRY Publishing Company in order to make flute choir literature more widely available.

The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir is an important part of Amy’s legacy. RMFC will perform several of Amy’s arrangements including two early pieces, Wild, Wild West and Bach’s Bourree in addition to Postcards from Pikes Peak, commissioned by the Pikes Peak Flute Choir, and Cloud Forms which was written for the ALRY Flute Choir.

This concert is free and open to the public. www.rockymountainflutechoir.org

 

Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Danza! Beguiling the Dance Immersive Concert with Harpist, Dani Bash
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30P (Immersive Seating)

Join us for an evening of great music inspired by dance in Stratus’s signature immersive format where the audience sits within the orchestra, next to the musicians, enveloped in sound. Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copland’s iconic homage to Americana, Debussy’s light and beautiful Sacred and Profane Dances, and sultry tangos are evening highlights.

Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org/stratusco/

 

Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Taste of Tango
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:30P

Wow!  Tango with the Symphony?  How can you say no!  This concert will feature tangos by famous composer Astor Piazzolla and the talented dancers from Tango Colorado and Parasol Arts!  Also on the program is the winner of the DYAO Wind Concerto Competition.

Tickets at www.dyao.org

 

Kantorei
Star in the East
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30P

Kantorei celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the release of our popular holiday CD “little tree” by reprising many of the selections on the recording, including its namesake by Eric Whitacre. We’ll also remember the late, great American vocal jazz composer and arranger, Phil Mattson with some holiday favorites. Finally, we’ll bring the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies in a delightful suite by Malcolm Dalglish for choir and hammered dulcimer.

Tickets at www.kantorei.org

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir
The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Narrative of Carols
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30P

St. Martin’s Christmas concerts are a holiday tradition for many hundreds – this year’s concert adds a dramatic, narrative aspect. ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – referring to the length of the Yuletide Season of the Church calendar – is depicted by St. Martin’s in Twelve scenes, each fashioned around an episode in the Christmas story.  Each scene will be preceded by a dramatic or poetic reading, and then musically portrayed by carols, some familiar, some soon-to-be-favorites, and a few sing-along opportunities.

Tickets at www.stmartinschamberchoir.org

  

Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Serenade: Of Love & Enchantment
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30P (Immersive Seating)

The Serenade is the “music of the evening.” A lover sings below his lady’s open window, a violinist spins a tune to intertwine the hearts of the couple in the restaurant. However you picture it, the Serenade uses the language of love. Stratus’s serenade includes Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne, Strauss’s Serenade for Winds, and Johannes Brahms’s youthful and expansive Serenade No. 1.

Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org/stratusco/

 

Denver Young Artists Orchestra
DYAO FUN-draiser!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00P

We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you and help pay it forward for future musicians. Have fun and support DYAO today! Check back for an updated time of events, we’ll see you there!

www.dyao.org

 

Kantorei
Mass Appeal
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30P

Double your pleasure in these concerts featuring works for double and expanded chorus, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor for double chorus, and Thomas Tallis’ monumental motet “Spem in Alium,” written for 40 individual voice parts. Experience it in surround sound with us!

Tickets at www.kantorei.org

 

Kantorei
Salon: One Night Only
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:00P

Let the singers of Kantorei serenade you as you snack on nibbles and sip your favorite beverage in a cabaret atmosphere. From arias and art songs to musicals and popular favorites, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Seats are limited for this “one night only” event. Ticket price for Salon is a suggested donation of $100 per attendee, available now.

Reserve YOUR seat at www.kantorei.org

 

Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Quartetto: Great Quartet Masterpieces
Schumann for Horns, Vivaldi for Violins,
Peck for Cellos, Sejourné for Mallets
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30P (Immersive Seating)

Amazing things come in fours. Stratus wraps up the season with a set of four concertos with the spotlight on our musicians! Schumann’s Concert Piece for Four Horns, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, Russell Peck’s Voice of the Wood for Four Cellos, and Sejourne’s Marimba Concerto for Four Mallets. And just to give you a hint, you might notice that this is our fourth and final concert of the season.

Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org/stratusco/

 

Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:00P

www.rockymountainflutechoir.org

 

 

Kantorei
Vox Femina
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30P

Contemporary women composers hold the spotlight in our final concert of the season. Vox Femina (the female voice) features some of the most creative and active composers working today.

“Night Flight” for choir and cello was written by Cecilia McDowall to mark the centenary of Harriet Quimby’s pioneering flight across the English Channel. Ysaÿe

Barnwell (of Sweet Honey in the Rock) sets her popular “Wanting Memories” for unaccompanied choir. “Panda Chant” is a section from The Games: A Science Fiction Opera by Meredith Monk, who is considered a pioneer in extended vocal technique and interdisciplinary performance. We are also excited to premiere a new work by Jocelyn Hagen, commissioned by Kantorei for these concerts.

Tickets at www.kantorei.org

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir
A Mystical Vision: Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor
Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:30 PM

The first great a cappella Mass setting of the 20th century is almost undoubtedly be considered Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor for Double Choir of 1922.   And Vaughan Williams is increasingly being appreciated as not just the writer of a handful of perennial orchestral favorites, but as one of the truly great composers of the early 20th century. Introducing the masterwork are a selection of shorter choral works by Vaughan Williams’ teachers, Hubert Parry, Charles Stanford, and Charles Wood.

Tickets at www.stmartinschamberchoir.org