Tuesday, November 23, 2010

But who is playing?

The "K" concert performers are the VOT (Very Old Time) Music Group: Cynthia Albers, Maria Caswell and David Bowes on violins, violas and more. Gwyneth Davis on cello and viola da gamba. Judiyaba, cello, and Karen Clark, contralto.
The program starts with "Sage mir...." (tell me) and ends with "Es ist genug" (That's enough!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kirnberger gets the axe.....

We had a Kirnberger Ricercar planned. And we know that Ricercar means searching....
But we couldn't even figure out what he was searching for! So out it went, and in it's place we found another piece for Karen to sing with us. It's by Klingenberg (are you keeping all these K's straight?) and is titled "Es ist genug". Seemed very fitting for the day after Thanksgiving!
Don't worry about a lack of Ricercare, we still have one by Krieger that we like much more,
as well as pieces by the Earl of Kelly and Keller and Kellner and a slightly more modern piece we think you will recognize......
See you soon!

Friday, November 12, 2010

"K" for kith and kin......

The "K" concert is going to be an hour for kindred spirits to meet and unwind with the kind voices of the baroque era. .....so no living composers this concert! In fact it has been a chance to explore some lesser known composers: Johann Krieger is the oldest, born in 1651 (34 years before Bach!) And one of the pieces of his that we are doing is for contralto, violin, viola da gamba and cello. We also have, Keller, The Earl of Kelly (He is listed in the catalogs under "K"!) and we get positively modern with Kirnberger, born in 1721.
We will be at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, 4-5pm Friday November 26. An alternative to shopping....or maybe post shopping!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"J" was a varied concert!

There were 7 composers represented on this concert! And as many different instrument groupings! Fun, but tricky logistically! Here is the trio of Marilyn, Roy and Yaba.
And thanks again to the man with the camera: Charlie Lucke!

"J" composer...Warner jepson

Three pieces of Warner 's were played last Sunday.
Two from his 20's: "Thinking" and "Snow Room" and one...finished last week! was a wonderful duet for 2 cellos called "Twins".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

..and something for our audience......

Elly Lichenstein, director of Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, and fan of A-Zed Concerts, would like to offer our audience 2 for the price of 1 tickets to the Supernatural Double-Bill at Cinnabar this weekend! A one act play by Jack Paglen: We (heart) you, Nosferatu or At Home With The Draculas. Followed by The Medium, a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti (which the Eloquence quartet members are playing)
Sharpen your fangs and call Cinnabar at 763-8920, mention the "alphabet special" to enjoy these strange tales.

The audience starts arriving.........

One never knows who will show up at an A-Zed Concert!!! A fun loving audience!
..more pictures to follow.....