I swear, this year, I've written more about concerts and professors in the Schwob School of Music than I ever had.
And I still miss stories.
On Sunday, “Les Noces,” a seldom-performed opera by Stravinsky, can be heard at 4 p.m. in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway.
I made a boo-boo in To Do. The first releases I got said that the opera was by Mozart. I got the correct information and I fixed it in the body of the blurb, but failed to notice the headline still said Mozart. Oh, well, I am human and make mistakes all the time.
The opera will feature soprano Michelle DeBruyn, mezzo-soprano Toni Anderson, tenor Andrew Skoog and baritone Kyle Hancock. The opera also features
CSU pianists Gila Goldstein, Tracy Xian and YienWang (believe it or not, I know that her name is two words, but our computer system won't let me publish her name as two words) and Auburn University pianist Henning Vauth. The CSU Choral Union will sing and the CSU Percussion Ensemble will also perform.
Pianists Goldstein, Xian, YienWang and Vauth, along with the CSU Percussion Ensemble, will be performing “Ballet Mécanique” by George Antheil. This piece will be accompanied by Fernand Leger’s 1923 film.
The third piece to be performed will be Lou Harrison’s “Mass to St. Anthony,” which features the CSU Chamber Singers, the CSU Concert Chorale and the CSU Percussion Ensemble.
Paul Vaillancourt, who heads the Percussion Ensemble said that the pieces are very difficult and just not performed very often. So it will be worth your time to go.
Tickets are just $5.