Left Coast Chamber Ensemble - Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30PM

Brilliant Palette

Ernest Chausson
Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 for Soprano, String Quartet, and Piano

Caroline Shaw
Boris Kerner for Cello, and Percussion

George Crumb
Madrigals I for Soprano, Vibraphone, and Contrabass

Martin Matalon
Short Stories for Vibraphone

Gabriel Fauré
La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61, for Soprano, String Quintet, and Piano


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m’M - Sunday November 20, 2016

8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat


Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West


George Crumb (U.S.A.) A Haunted Landscape (1984)*

Marc-André Dalbavie (France) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2013)*

Zosha Di Castri (Canada) Alba (2011)

Philippe Leroux (Canada/France) m'M (2003)

Alex Pauk - conductor

Joseph Johnson

*Canadian Premiere

“M” represents the phonetic sense of “love” in the French language, and in Leroux’s work, a concerto grosso, “m” represents the little orchestra and “M” the big orchestra. Alba reflects dawn in winter on the prairies of Northern Alberta, calling up “the majestic beauty in this quilted silence and stunning flatness”. Dalbavie’s cello concerto demands a wide range of virtuosic playing and confirms this composer’s musical genius. Crumb’s work creates almost ritualistic sonic impressions expressing that certain places on Earth “are imbued with an aura of mystery” and of ancient histories that still penetrate contemporary consciousness.

Artists and repertoire subject to change without notice.

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Project TenFourteen: Concert #1 - Sunday, November 16, 2014

The opening concert of Project TenFourteen included the World Premiere of two works by George Crumb – Yesteryear and The Yellow Moon of Andalusia  as well as his Five Pieces for Piano; the World Premiere of Corpórea by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz; and the World Premiere of Elena Ruehr’s It’s About Time. Also on the program: Georges Aperghis‘s Récitations 9 and 10 for solo voice. Special guest soprano Tony Arnold joined the SFCMP ensemble members led by Steven Schick, at Cal Performances Hertz Hall in Berkeley.

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SPOTLIGHT #1 @Joe's PUB - IN A DISTANT LAND - Nov 5, 2016 9:30pm

Joe's PUB at the Public, Astor Place

We are so excited to announce that on November 5th, Cantata Profana has been invited to debut at NY's premier cabaret, Joe's PUB at the Public, where headliners range from fabulous drag artists to world music stars and indie folk legends. For a classical music ensemble, this is a rare treat! In a Distant Land features vocalist JOHN TAYLOR WARD, pianist LEE DIONNE, percussionist DOUG PERRY, and guest guitarist DAN LIPPEL in a one-night-only fantasia of songs, poems, and instrumentals that speak to each other from across centuries and continents. CP brings its inimitable programming style to this new venue with a show that spans Romantic Lieder, classic Ranchero songs of Mexico, Baroque English songs, contemporary Chinese solo works, the world premier of Daniel Schlosberg's arrangements of Charles Ives songs from New England, and American composer George Crumb's new song cycle Ghosts of Alhambra. 


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