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** Update: We require all musicians and Argento staff to take a rapid covid antigen test on the first day of rehearsals for each project -- on April 17.

You may use your own test and email/text Kimmy a photo of the results. Otherwise, test kits will be provided by Argento and available at the rehearsal location. Michel and Steve have a supply. The entire process takes 10-15 minutes.

** Thank you so much for doing this for all of our health and peace of mind.

 

Mahler in Progress:

Alma, Patricia Alessandrini, Sang Song

 

April 20, 2022 8 PM

Dimenna Center

450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Program Order:

Semi-staged songs by Alma Mahler arranged for narrator, voice and piano

interspersed with texts from letters written by Gustav Mahler:

Laue Sommernacht

Ansturm

Ich wandle unter Blumen

Ekstase

Ariadne Greif, voice & Piers Playfair, narrator

Patricia Alessandrini - Canto d’Alma (2018/2020)

for soprano, chamber ensemble, and electronics

(inspired by Alma Mahler’s fünf Lieder)

Ariadne Greif, soprano

Gustav Mahler - Purgatorio and Scherzo: Nicht zu schnell from Symphony no. 10

Completed by Michel Galante (2022) for 15 musicians

World Premiere

-Intermission-

Sang Song - Gretel (2021) for ensemble

I. To the Little House - New York premiere
II. Vein of Shame - World premiere
III. Kindertotenmusik - New York premiere

(inspired by Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder)

Piece Assignments below. Please confirm the spelling of your name!

Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute (Alessandrini, Song, Mahler)

Lillian Copeland, oboe (Song, Mahler)

Carol McGonnell, clarinet (Alessandrini, Song, Mahler)

Nanci Belmont, bassoon (Mahler)

Sean Statser, percussion (Song, Mahler(timp))

Josh Perry, percussion (Alessandrini, Mahler (perc))

Mun-Tzung Wong, piano (Song, Mahler letters)

Jacqui Kerrod, harp (Mahler)

Brad Siroky, trumpet (Song, Mahler)

Karl Kramer, horn (Mahler)

Jen Baker, trombone (Song)

David Whitwell, trombone (Alessandrini, Mahler)

Doori Na, violin (Alessandrini (VII), Song, Mahler (VI)

Mari Lee, violin (Alessandrini (VI), Mahler (VII)

Will Hakim, viola (Alessandrini, Song, Mahler)

Madeline Fayette, cello (Alessandrini, Song, Mahler)

Tristan Kasten-Krause, double bass (Alessandrini, Song, Mahler)

Ariadne Greif, soprano (Alessandrini, Mahler letters)

Piers Playfair, narrator (Mahler letters)

Click here for scores & parts

Rehearsal Schedule by Day

 

April 17 (easter sunday) - National Opera Center - 330 7th Ave, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

—-2:30pm-3:00pm load-in ALL percussion (all 3 pieces) to building

3pm-4pm move all percussion into the rehearsal room and setup for Gretel

4:00pm- 7:00pm  Gretel rehearsal room

7:00pm-8pm  Dinner Argento orders dinner for everyone who stays for Alessandrini 

we can eat in the rehearsal room, but we are totally cleared out of that room by 8pm

7:30pm-8pm move ALL percussion into Scorca Hall, setup for Song for Alma (with no electronics)

8pm-9pm Song for Alma TUTTI, but no electronics - Scorca Hall

 

note for Sean: we can actually do the rehearsal for Alma on the east side of the room, if you want to set up the percussion for Gretel on the west side (stage)  for the following morning. 

April 18 - NOC - National Opera Center, whole day in Scorca Hall

10:00-10:30 setup buffer (they open at 10)

10:30-1:30 –Gretel 

  • Lunch break, 1:30-2:30

2:30-4pm Mahler 10 - tutti

4pm-5pm setup for tutti with Patricia 

4:30pm - soundcheck Patricia, Sound person, percussion, viola, and voice*

5pm-7pm rehearsal for Song for Alma

7pm-8pm load-out

 

April 19 - CHANGE IN RECORDING VENUE LOCATION: Studio C at Power Station at BerkleeNYC
441 West 53rd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues

10am-3pm: Gretel recording

April 20 - Dimenna Center (Cary Hall) 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

12:00- 2:00 - load in of percussion, all setups 

2:00-2:45 Sang Song

3:00-4:30 Mahler Scherzo/Purgatorio tutti

  • Argento serves dinner - 

5pm-6pm: Alma/Gustav - (I have to find someone to stage direct it a bit)

6:15pm-6:45pm Patricia, Sound person, percussion, viola, and voice - we will need a voice and 

6:45pm-7:30pm: Alessandrini full ensemble

8pm: concert

Rehearsal Schedule by Piece

Patricia Alessandrini, Song for Alma

Ensemble:  Flute (+ alto/bass), Clarinet (+bass), Trombone, Soprano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Percussion,

Patricia runs sound, conductor

April 17 (easter sunday) - National Opera Center

7:30pm-8pm move ALL percussion into Scorca Hall, setup for Song for Alma (with no electronics)

8pm-9pm Song for Alma TUTTI, but no electronics - Scorca Hall

April 18 - NOC - whole day in Scorca

4pm-5pm setup for tutti with Patricia 

4:30pm - soundcheck Patricia, Sound person, percussion, viola, and voice*

5pm-7pm rehearsal for Song for Alma

7pm-8pm load-out

April 20 - Dimenna 

6:15pm-6:45pm Patricia, Sound person, percussion, viola, and voice 

6:45pm-7:30pm: Alessandrini full ensemble

8pm: concert

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Gustav/Alma Letters

Piano, soprano, narrator

April 20 - Dimenna 

5pm-6pm: Alma/Gustav - (I have to find someone to stage direct it a bit)

8pm: concert

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Gustav Mahler - Purgatorio and Scherzo: Nicht zu schnell from Symphony no. 10

Flute (+ picc)

Oboe (+ E horn)

A clarinet (+ bass clarinet)

Bassoon (+ contra-B)

 

Horn

Trumpet 

Trombone 

 

Perc

 

Timp

Harp - or piano if necessary 

 

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

Double bass

April 18 - NOC - whole day in Scorca

2:30-4pm Mahler 10 - tutti

April 20 - Dimenna 

3:00-4:30 Mahler Scherzo/Purgatorio tutti​

8pm: concert

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Sang Song - Gretel (2021) for ensemble

Alto Flute (doubling (i) Piccolo, (ii) C Flute & (iii) Rocks I)

Oboe (doubling (i) Rocks II & (ii) English Horn)

Clarinet in A (doubling (i) Rocks III, (ii) Clarinet in B-flat« & (iii) Bass Clarinet in B-flat)

Trumpet in C (doubling (i) Rocks IV, (ii) Wood Block II & (iii) Death Whistle)

Trombone (doubling Rocks V)

Percussion (1 player)

Piano (doubling Rocks VII

Violin (doubling Rocks VIII)

Viola (doubling Rocks IX)

Violoncello (doubling Rocks X)

Contrabass (w/ C-extension) (doubling Tambourine II (+ Contrabass Stool))

Audio Playback

April 17 (easter sunday) - National Opera Center

—-2:30pm-3:00pm load-in ALL percussion (all 3 pieces) to building

3pm-4pm move all percussion into the rehearsal room and setup for Gretel

4:00pm- 7:00pm  Gretel rehearsal room

April 18 - NOC - whole day in Scorca

10:00-10:30 setup buffer (they open at 10)

10:30-1:30 –Gretel 

April 19 - CHANGE IN RECORDING VENUE LOCATION: Studio C at Power Station at BerkleeNYC
441 West 53rd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues

10am-3pm: Gretel recording

April 20 - Dimenna 

12:00- 2:00 - load in of percussion, all setups 

2:00-2:45 Sang Song

8pm: concert