METROPOLITAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Luis Biava, Music Director

TWO WINTER CONCERTS

with

Chelsea Hart, soprano;

Carolyn Redman & Kimberly Draiblate, mezzo-sopranos;

Andrew Blosser, tenor; Robert Kerr, bass.

Ariane Sletner & Robert Firdman, violins.

Columbus Chamber Singers, Anne Todt, director.

 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: 250th Anniversary of his birth.

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7 PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7 PM

Maple Grove United Methodist Church

METROPOLITAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL

LUIS G. BIAVA, MUSIC DIRECTOR

 

 

PROGRAM

Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major Beethoven

Ariane Sletner, violin

Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve Manuel de Falla

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Mahler

Kimberly Draiblate, mezzo-soprano.

Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! from Italian Girl in Algiers Rossini

Carolyn Redman, mezzo-soprano

Romanza, Una furtiva lagrima from The Elixir of Love Donizetti

Andrew Blosser, tenor

Si, mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme Puccini

Chelsea Hart, soprano

Can-Can dance from Orpheus in the Underworld Offenbach

INTERMISSION

Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major Beethoven

Robert Firdman, violin

Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio from La Clemenza di Tito Mozart

Kimberly Draiblate, mezzo-soprano

Credo in un Dio crudel from Otello Verdi

Robert Kerr, baritone

*Overture to Fidelio Beethoven

Fidelio, Act One, No. 1, Duet

Chelsea & Andrew

Fidelio, Act One, No 3, Quartett

Chelsea, Carolyn, Andrew, & Robert

Intermedio, La Boda de Luis Alonso Gimenez

 

 

 

*This performance of the Overture to Fidelio honors MCO s commitment to play all Beethoven s overtures during this, his 250th anniversary year and into our next season.

 

VIOLINS

BASSES

FRENCH HORNS

Anne Zavaglia, concert master.

Dan Thyng*

Steve Molk*

David Harris, principal second

Doug Frank

Steve Burkey

Stephen Boyd

Aidan Terry**

Gary Davis

Sara Garnes

Gary Wasserman**

Martin Young*

Tara Gomez

 

Angela Buckley**

Ginger Haack

FLUTES

 

Kathy Isern

Sarah Luckay*

TRUMPETS

Morgan Page

Susan O Rourke

Kevin Wu*

Audrey Platt

Chip Wendell

Nicholas Stevens

Mary Rieder

 

 

Tamar Rudavsky

OBOES

TROMBONES

Gordon Shecket

Jan Dahlstrom*

Riccardo Ruotolo*

Mikana Tam

Becky Sigler

David Dowty

Justin Willis

 

Jan Sally

Lane Champa**

ENGLISH HORN

 

Erin Gilliland**

Becky Sigler*

TUBAS

Ashley Kleine**

 

Nick Hainen*

 

CLARINETS

Steve Hainen

VIOLAS

Jesse Rogers*

 

Lois Seward*

Bob Skinner

PERCUSSION

Ann Elliot

Doug Jennings (Bass)

Sara Robison

Kim Gerckens

 

Craig Hahn**

Ralph Hickok

BASSOONS

Marc Nawrocki

Elaine Selby

Warren Leslie*

 

 

Glenn Sigler

 

CELLOS

 

HARP

Ian Wei*

 

 

Glen Sejko

*Principal

 

Pablo Villa

**Honored guest

 

Stephanie Williams

 

 

Nancy Winebrener

 

 

Jane Van Voorhis**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra is more than grateful to Ascension Lutheran Church for giving us a home, for the privilege of rehearsing and performing in its Sanctuary, and for providing a place for our library and equipment. We thank Pastor Tim Muller, Chad Loomis, Ingrid Robb, Orin Scheumaker, and Cheryl Lyons for their welcome, cheerful patience, and support.

To support MCO s endeavors, many orchestra members have been generous with their time and effort, or with extra financial help or both. Sincere appreciation is due to all. In particular we thank Jan Dahlstrom, Doug Frank, Ralph Hickok, Kathy Isern, Sarah Luckay, Erik Meininger, Tom Pettenski, Jan Sally, Lois Seward, Glenn & Becky Sigler, Gordon Shecket, Michael Swinger, Dan Thyng, and John Wyckoff.

 

THIS CONCERT IS FREE BUT WE APPRECIATE DONATIONS.

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

A plate is by the door to receive donations and completed slips with your contact information