SPECIAL EVENT – June 24, 2016
The Adventure Begins! – A First Hearing of New Music Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Paintings
Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Youth Singers, soloists Nellie Rustick, Jordan Rose Lee and Ron M’Sadoques and instrumentalists conducted by Christine Gevert will present excerpts of “Paintings in Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell,” with music and text composed by Dr. John Myers for Crescendo. The event takes place in the Norman Rockwell Museum galleries, in proximity to some of the same iconic paintings which are referenced in the extended work for full chorus and small jazz/chamber ensemble.
John Myers and Christine Gevert will offer insights into the creative process and explain some musical aspects of the composition.
The complete work will premiere in spring 2017, and will include projected large-screen animations by Alice Myers and Anna Sabatini.
The participation of the accompanying instrumentalists, all faculty members at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is supported by a grant from the College’s Faculty Development Fund.
Time and Date of Event: Friday, June 24 at 5:30 PM
The event is free of cost. A reception will follow the hour-long presentation.
Location: The Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Rt.183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
LISTEN TO EXCERPTS OF OUR RECENT CONCERTS:
♫ Gottlieb Heinrich Stoelzel Te Deum No.1 Herr Gott dich loben wir
♫ Michael Praetorius En natus est Emanuel and Psallite unigenito
♫ Giovanni Gabrieli Jubilate Deo a 8
PLEASE STAY TUNED for our 2016-17 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT (coming soon!)
OUR PAST 2015-2016 SEASON
- Crescendo goes to New York City!
“The Argentinian-Italian Bach,” Domenico Zipoli
October 15, 2015 – Saint Bartholomew’s Church, NY
D. Zipoli’s Misa & Vespers San Ignacio and J.S. Bach’s Cantatas BWV 150 & BWV 1127
- Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince
November 14 & 15, 2015 – Great Barrington MA and Lakeville CT
Two contemporaries of J.S. Bach: Stölzel’s Te Deum and P. Torri’s Missa Pro Defuncti
- Trumpets and Angels: A Baroque Christmas Story
January 2, 2016 – Kellogg Music Center, Bard College of Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington MA
H. Schütz’ Weihnachtshistorie and Motets by M. Praetorius for Choir and Brass
- Ars Perfecta – The Perfect Art of Renaissance Polyphony
March 18, 19 & 20, 2016 – Great Barrington MA, Salisbury CT and Litchfield CT
Motets by Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina and his contemporaries
- Elizabethan Music from the “Golden Age” in England and The Sounds of Hamlet
May 21 & 22, 2016 – Great Barrington MA and Lakeville CT
Motets by W. Byrd, J. Gibbons and T. Weelkes and the world premiere of a commissioned work by Juan Mesa on Shakespeare quotes from Hamlet