CALENDAR OF EVENTS
iPalpiti Orchestra of International Laureates
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center
iPalpiti Artists International, Inc. & Soka Performing Arts Center
Orchestra of International Laureates
Eduard Schmieder, Music Director & Conductor
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Acclaimed for its “beauteous string playing”, “lustrous, polished tone,” and “vocal quality”, iPalpiti returns to Los Angeles for its 17th annual Festival.
“…This was an invigorating world-class performance by young players with technique to burn and a palpable desire to live every note." -Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
iPalpiti shines at Soka [Performing Arts Center at Aliso Viejo]
“ …splendid and colorful sound… and polished armor. The virtuosity was quite impressive.”
- Timothy Mangan, The Orange County Register, 2013
Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, the acclaimed ensemble of prize-winning musicians from around the globe has performed to sold-out audiences in major concert halls throughout the world. This summer they arrive in Los Angeles from Azerbaijan, Israel, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Canada and beyond.
Program will include:
- CPE Bach - Allegro assai (as an Overture)
- JS Bach - Aria (as Intermezzo)
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Stabat Mater* (1710-1736)
- Rodion Shchedrin - Carmen-Suite (after George Bizet)
*Stabat Mater [means "the Mother was standing" ] is the most popular piece of sacred music ever written. A thirteenth-century Latin hymn describing the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin at the Cross. The Stabat Mater musical sequence was composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in 1736 in the final weeks of his life. The work is divided into twelve movements, each named after the incipit of the text.
This performance will feature two young MET rising-stars: Icelandic soprano Disella Larusdottir and counter-tenor Daniel Bubeck. Both have great connection to LA: Disella as a winner of the Placido Domingo’s Operalia and Daniel as a soloist with LA Phil in 2013 season under Maestro Dudamel.
After intermission iPalpiti orchestra - augmented by a percussion battery of 22 instruments - will play Carmen-Suite by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, written on familiar tunes of Bizet’ opera Carmen. Such most unusual instrumentation influenced Shchedrin: "to be [as] totally far [as possible] from Bizet's scoring for the opera… without brass and woodwind ... giving many possibilities for timbral variety”.
Tickets: $29.00/$25.00 Students and Seniors (62+)
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