Saturday, November 5, 2016

‘Mozart, Mendelssohn and more at the Concert Matinee’

It is time again for the School of Practical Philosophy’s annual concert in New York City. Tickets here. From the publicity:

Concert Matinee
Saturday, December 3
3 to 5 p.m.
Theatre of St. Jean
184 East 76th Street
$30 per person

Hosted by the School of Practical Philosophy Choir, and featuring professional singers and instrumentalists, the concert offers:

  • Magnificent music from the ninth to the 20th centuries, including works by Mozart, Handel, Mendelssohn, and Stravinsky
  • A jazz piano improvisation
  • A diverse array of solo repertoire
  • A festive reception for all after the concert

Join us for the first time in the Theatre at St. Jean, with its professional stage, grand piano, comfortable theater seating, wonderful acoustics, and an excellent view of the performance from every seat.

Delight in hearing the fine talent of students in the School of Practical Philosophy, many of whom have performed in prestigious venues in New York City.

The program:

Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
(selected movements)
Igor Stravinsky

“Thus Saith the Lord”
“But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?”
Solo Recitative and Aria for baritone
from The Messiah
G. F. Handel

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major (K.548)
(1st movement)
W. A. Mozart

“Rex Caeli Domine” (organum) for choir
(circa 850)
Scholia enchiriadis

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
(2nd movement)
Felix Mendelssohn

“Ombra mai fù”
Alto aria from Xerxes
G.F. Handel

from Missa Brevis in C (K. 259)
W. A. Mozart

“Dona Nobis Pacem”
for choir and instruments
Traditional round

A jazz piano improvisation

Songs of the Season
Audience and Choir

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