OUR NEXT CONCERT: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
THEMES AND VARIATIONS
Sun. NOV. 17, 2013 / 2 pm / Community Schoool of Music and Art, Third Floor, 330 East State St, Ithaca NY. Tickets available at the door, $8, or family pass $22.
MUSIC’S RECREATION PRESENTS THEMES AND VARIATIONS
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," “America,” and the ubiquitous "Chopsticks" have inspired a variety of bubbly delights from the likes of Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Charles Ives. MUSIC'S RECREATION will explore variations both profound and amusing from tunes ranging from children’s songs to opera arias on Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm at the Community School of Music and Arts, Third Floor Performance Space, Ithaca, NY.
Tour guide Rosalind Feinstein will explore how composers ornament and transform original tunes and their harmonic underpinnings using variations by Beethoven on Mozart; Halvorsen on Handel, a Purcell aria and Charles Ives on “America”. William Cowdery will also comment on Bach’s incomparable Goldberg Variations.
As an additional treat, post-concert refreshments will feature variations on a theme of chocolate. Don’t worry, vanilla lovers and those eschewing gluten and sugar will also get their just desserts!
Tickets $8; $22/family. Children of all ages welcome. Further information at: www.musrec.org. and IthacaEvents.com Tickets at the door, $8, or $22 for a family pass.
Yes, it's THEMES AND VARIATIONS!
AND, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! COMING LATER THIS SEASON:
February 16, 2014
INCORRIGIBLE NEGLIGENCE: The Music of Bohuslav Martinu.
Born in a bell tower in Bohemia, booted from the Prague Conservatory for "incorrigible negligence," the composer/violinist Bohuslav Martinu was fated to have an interesting life. The sway of Paris Bohemians blended with American rhythms and classical forms inspired Martinu to create the "Kitchen Revue", a ballet of kitchen utensils that Music's Recreation will bring to life for our audience, along with a selection of other Martinu chamber works. You will hear music that, through a hurricane of influences and a lifetime of travel, survives as a unique, melodious, and proudly Czech creation.
April 6, 2014
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by Camille Saint-Saens
Written as a light diversion from his serious music, Saint-Saens did not allow this now-beloved work to be published during his lifetime- Saint-Saens feared it would tarnish his serious reputation. Music's Recreation will perform the Carnival, accompanied by new texts to introduce all the animals, written by children in our local schools!