Berkshires Chamber Music Ensemble Performs March 12

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC

presents
A Cultural Voyage to the East


THUS SPAKE


GERMAN ROMANTICISM

Saturday, March 12 at 6 PM

JENNIFER RIVERA, mezzo-soprano
WALTER PONCE, piano;
YEHUDA HANANI, cello

After Glow Reception following the performance on stage by Allium

 

NOW OFFERING $5 DISCOUNT TO  GUESTS OF BROOK FARM INN IN THE BERKSHIRES!

Please phone  our Lenox B&B for the discount password.

The MAHAIWE

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

GREAT BARRINGTON,  MA

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC

presents
A Cultural Voyage to the East


THUS SPAKE

GERMAN ROMANTICISM

Saturday, March 12 at 6 PM

JENNIFER RIVERA, mezzo-soprano
WALTER PONCE, piano;
YEHUDA HANANI, cello

After Glow Reception following the performance on stage by Allium

 

NOW OFFERING $5 DISCOUNT TO OLLI AND THE GUESTS OF INNS AND HOTELS IN THE BERKSHIRES!

Please pass this special offer along to your guests. The password is “Strauss.”

Jennifer Rivera

The MAHAIWE

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

GREAT BARRINGTON,  MA

PIANIST WALTER PONCE  AND

MEZZO SOPRANO JENNIFER RIVERA

JOIN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR YEHUDA HANANI

SATURDAY,  MARCH 12 AT 6 PM


Songs about lotus flowers and pagodas, chamber music by German Romanticist par excellence Richard Strauss, and the Berkshire debut of opera star Jennifer Rivera highlight  Thus Spake German Romanticism. “Radiant…ravishing mezzo soprano bloom from top to bottom” is how Opera News recently described Rivera’s opulent voice.

Also scheduled is the world premiere of Composer-in Residence Jorge Martin’s Four Noble Truths, a brilliant addition to the chamber music repertoire inspired by  Buddhist wisdom and following in the footsteps of late nineteenth century German Romantics.  According to artistic director Yehuda Hanani “Mr. Martin comes out of this tradition, and his musical language, sonorities and spiritual affinities are a continuation of this grand saffron-scented Silk Road that so influenced the 19th century arts.  That’s why this 2008 work is programmed alongside Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Mendelssohn.”

Award-winning composer Jorge Martin, continuing in the German Romantic tradition, leads his listeners through four stages, from suffering and strife, to enlightenment and nirvana, in the new Four Noble Truths, which receives its

world premiere on March 12.

For Tickets call The Mahaiwe box office at 413.528.0100.

Close Encounters With Music at 800.843.0778

or visit www.cewm.org.

Yehuda Hanani

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