Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fresh Voices XIII: Mischief and Mayhem

Goat Hall Productions Presents

Fresh Voices XIII: Mischief and Mayhem

Allan Crossman


Where Are You? (John McGrew)

Supriya Sanjay
Richard Mix
Molly Mahoney

Allan Crossman
Border Songs

Molly Mahoney

Mark Alburger  
The Decameron - First Day, Op. 200 (2012) (after Giovanni Boccaccio)
      Novel I. Ser Ciappelletto Cheats a Holy Friar

      Novel II. Abraham Sees the Depravity of the Clergy

      Novel III. Melchizedek, with the Story of the Three Rings,
            Escapes a Perilous Snare Set by Saladin
      Novel IV. A Young Monk, Lapsing into Sin,
             Justly Censures the Same Fault in his Abbot,
             and thus Evades Penalty
      Novel V. The Marchioness of Monferrato,
             by a Banquet of Hens Seasoned with Wit,
             Checks the Mad Passion of the King of France

Novel VI. A Worthy Man, by an Apt Saying,

            Puts to Shame the Hypocrisy of a Friar Minor
     Novel VII. Bergamino, with a Story of Primasso and the Abbot of Cluny,
           Censures a Sudden Avarice in Messer Cane della Scala

Novel VIII. Guglielmo Borsiere, by a Neat Retort,
           Sharply Censures Avarice in Messer Ermino de' Grimaldi
     Novel IX. The Censure of a Gascon Lady Converts the King of Cyprus from a
           Churlish to an Honorable Temper
     Novel X. Master Alberto da Bologna Honourably Puts to Shame a Lady
           Who Sought Occasion to Put Him to Shame in that He Was in Love with Her

Kate Bautch
     Lady I, Moneylender I, Abraham, Melchizedek,
     Worthy Man, Primasso, Gascon Lady,
     Other Lady I
Sarita Cannon
     Lady II, Holy Friar, Saladin, Boon Companion I,
     The Abbot of Cluny, Guglielmo Borsiere,               
     Certain Ruffian I, Other Lady II
Cass Panuska
     Lady III, Monylender II, Jehannot,
     The Marchioness of Monferrato, Boon Companion II,
     Bergamino, Cypriot, Madonna Malgherida de' Ghisolieri
Jill Wagoner
     Lady IV, Young Monk, Knight, Friar Minor, Cluniate Monk,
     Messer Ermino de' Grimaldi, Certain Ruffian II, Other Lady III
Mark Alburger - Giovanni Boccaccio, Young Man, Ser Ciappelletto,
     Old Abbott, The King of France, Reporter, Messer Cane della Scala,
     The King of Cypress, Master Alberto da Bologna
Keisuke Nakagoshi
Harriet March Page

MARK ALBURGER (b. 1957, Upper Darby, PA) is an award-winning, eclectic ASCAP composer of postminimal, postpopular, and postcomedic sensibilities -- whose music is played around the world, and who has become the subject of articles in The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.), Grove Online, and Wikipedia.  He began playing the oboe and composing in association with James and Dorothy Freeman, George Crumb, George Rochberg, and Richard Wernick.  His principal teachers were Gerald Levinson, Joan Panetti, and James Freeman (Swarthmore College, B.A.); Jules Langert (Dominican University, M.A.); Christopher Yavelow (Claremont University, Ph.D.); and Terry Riley.  He is Music Director of Goat Hall Productions, The Opus Project, and San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra; and Professor in Music Theory and Literature at Diablo Valley College.  Alburger serves as Editor-Publisher of 21st-Century Music, and New Music Publications and Recordings, which is issuing his complete works.  Other CD's of Alburger’s music are available on the North/South Consonance (Diversions / The Twelve Fingers and American Tapestry / Symphony No. 1) and I Kill Me Music (Camino Real) labels.  Composer of 215 major works, he is shooting for Op. 444, in his 93rd year.  Alburger's Interrupted Interludes, Op. 7 will be given on July 27 at DVC.

THE DECAMERON - FIRST DAY, Op. 200 (2012, after Giovanni Boccaccio), the first of an intended 10-opera cycle (through Fourth Day, Novel I to date), is an irreligious medieval sexual romp troped on Charles Ives's 114 Songs, with crusading invaders including 12-bar blues, the Gregorian chant Kyrie IV, swing and Latin-American rhythms, the Orkney Islands Hymn to St. Magnus, Maurice Jarre's Dr. Zhivago, Philip Glassian minimalism, Alban Berg's Wozzeck, Samuel Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra, and F.J. Haydn's Symphony No. 102 ("Clock").

John Bilotta

Quantum Mechanic (John McGrew)

Betina Smith
     Mrs. Schroedinger
Justin Marsh
     Quantum Mechanic
Sarita Cannon
Michelle Jasso
Molly Mahoney
     Quark Sisters

Mark Alburger