'La mer est infinie . . .'
'The Sea is endless . . .
Vista Lirica at
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Friday, 29 January 2010 at 8:00 pm
85 So. Oxford Street
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Vista Lirica will perform in this church's main sanctuary amid a large and magnificent collection of stained glass windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The collection's pièce de résistance - the 'Creation' - will be viewable in the room adjacent to the Sanctuary.
The star of the event is our oceans. 'La mer est infinie . . .' opens Fauré's song cycle L'horizon chimérique. Imbued with Nature's emotions, this song cycle harkens back to a mind set when the oceans were still revered for their majesty and grandeur. To quote Baudelaire, "Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer." ("Liberated man - you will always treasure the sea.")*
The word 'opalescence' characterizes Tiffany stained glass and the oceans' coral reefs, and also the repertory for this concert. In addition to Fauré's song cycle, we will perform music of Khachaturian, d'Indy, songs of our guest artist composer/pianist David del Tredici and . . .
we will raise funds for MCBI - Marine Conservation Biology Institute. MCBI (www.mcbi.org) spearheaded the creation of the world's largest oceanic preserve. Programme
Join us is in liberation - a global effort to revive our planet, with music as the centerpiece. Whatever happens (or doesn't happen) as a result of the Copenhagen Summit, we are working in the NOW.
- Aram Khachaturian - Trio in c-minor for clarinet, violin and piano
Neil Rynston, Omar Guey, Martin Perry
- Gabriel Fauré - L'horizon chimérique:
La mer est infinie . . .
Je me suis embarqué ~ Diane, Séléné ~ Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés
Christine Moore, Martin Perry
- David del Tredici - 'A Visitation' from 'On Wings of Song'
Courtenay Budd, David del Tredici
- Vincent d'Indy - Trio in B flat for clarinet, ’cello and piano, Op. 29
Neil Rynston, Lawrence Zoernig, Martin Perry
Omar Guey, violin ~ Martin Perry, piano ~ Neil Rynston, clarinet ~ Lawrence Zoernig, ’cellowith guest artists:
Courtenay Budd, soprano
Christine Moore, soprano& special guest artist: David del Tredici, piano
*thank you Bill Mudie