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Emmanuel Music Announces 2009-2010 Season

Haydn and Schoenberg: Fathers of Invention

Haydn and Schoenberg:  Fathers of Invention

Emmanuel Music has always been a flexible ensemble – in 2008-2009, around our core of Bach cantatas, we ranged from Josquin (1521) to Primosch (2008).  But in 2009-2010, with Bach still our weekly meeting place, and early and new music still stretching us out, we become even more limber by embarking with our friend Russell Sherman on an exploration of two Fathers of Invention: Haydn and Schoenberg. In chamber and orchestra programs designed to challenge, surprise, and delight, we will guide you through some of music’s most colorful terrain.

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After Hours
John Harbison and Friends
Emmanuel Music Opening Benefit Event

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 8:00 PM
Scullers Jazz Club

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On September 16, Emmanuel Music kicks off its new season with a benefit concert featuring the jazz and art songs of Acting Artistic Director John Harbison. This concert at Scullers Jazz Club is a unique opportunity to see a little-known side of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s musical expression. After Hours showcases Harbison performing with friends from his separate worlds of jazz and classical music, together for an unprecedented evening of music-making.

The songs performed were written over a period of 30 years, and celebrate the publication of Harbison’s songbook, After Hours (G. Shirmer). The songs reflect Harbison’s early career as a jazz musician and his use of jazz and popular idioms in his classical works. Two songs were written expressly for this concert and feature lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winners poet Louise Glück (a tough country ballad) and arts critic and poet Lloyd Schwartz (a sophisticated beguine), who will be in attendance at the event.

Harbison performs with his Token Creek Festival Jazz Ensemble members Tom Artin, Rose Mary Harbison, Nicole Pasternak, John Schaffer, and Todd Steward. They are joined by Emmanuel Music singers Roberta Anderson, Charles Blandy, Susan Consoli, Jason McStoots, and Krista Rivers, and by Associate Conductor Michael Beattie on piano.

To preview some sample audio tracks from the Token Creek Festival's upcoming album, Jazz at Token Creek 2008: One-hit Wonders. Click here.

Following the performance, Patron ticket-holders are invited to mingle with the artists at an After-Party generously provided by and hosted at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge.

Evening Concert Series:

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Inventing Genesis
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Schoenberg: Prelude, Op. 44 (Genesis)
Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung)

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Reinventing Vienna
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a Cinematographic (Film) Scene
Haydn: Symphony Concertante
Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No. 70

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Chamber Series:

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Sundays, October 25, November 1 & 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM

  1. Serenades
  2. Treasure Hunt
  3. Lovesongs

Sundays, March 28, April 11 & 25, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Russell Sherman, piano

Haydn: Piano Sonatas
Schoenberg: Complete Piano Pieces

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J.S. Bach

Bach Cantata Series

October 4, 2009 -
April 25, 2010
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Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series

February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, & 25 at noon

Bach: Six Harpischord Partitas
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Bach 325 Birthday Celebration

Saturday, March 20, 2010
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