SYMPHONY OF CAROLS: THE WORKS OF RANDOL BASS AND PEPPER CHOPLIN
Nov
18
8:30 PM20:30

SYMPHONY OF CAROLS: THE WORKS OF RANDOL BASS AND PEPPER CHOPLIN

Choplin: Christmas Presence (World Premiere)
                Come, Emmanuel!

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor

The Music of Randol Bass 
Bass: Carols from a Victorian Fireside, Mvmt II & III (World Premiere)
           Laus Nativitatis (World Premiere)
           Symphony of Carols 
           Gloria

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

Randol Bass, DCINY Composer-in-Residence

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THE GREAT WAR: COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS
Nov
11
8:30 PM20:30

THE GREAT WAR: COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS

Paul Mealor, Composer/Conductor

Mealor: Requiem: The Souls of the Righteous (US Premiere)

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Patrick Hawes, Composer/Conductor

Hawes: The Great War Symphony (Joint US Premiere)

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Diana McVey, Soprano

Scott Joiner, Tenor

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GREATER WASHINGTON SUZUKI INSTITUTE
Jun
25
to Jun 29

GREATER WASHINGTON SUZUKI INSTITUTE

For over 40 years, the GWSI has been building a community of teachers, students and families focused on making the best musical education available to children. GWSI offers students and their families, as well as teachers seeking professional development, the opportunity to work with an award-winning faculty renowned for its expertise as performers, teachers and leaders in the application of the Suzuki approach. Teachers, students and their parents enjoy a stimulating and motivating environment that offers them the opportunity to supplement their musical education, enhance their recognition within the Suzuki community, network with families invested in musical education and establish life-long friendships.

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DCINY Presents The Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

DCINY Presents The Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana

This Memorial Day, join DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griffith and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers International in an unforgettable performance experience of Carl Orff's 1937 composition, Carmina Burana, one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. William Powell conducts composer Rosephanye Powell’s soulful and uplifting vocal masterwork Gospel Trinity. This event will be recorded and live streamed on Facebook. Elizabeth will be principal cellist.

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Dreamweaver
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Dreamweaver

Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s soaring Dreamweaver and inspirational Song of the Universal is performed and conducted by James M. Meaders, DCINY conductor. Meaders also leads the choir and orchestra in composer Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo. Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in a variety of pieces including Danube Rhapsody featuring the composer, Matej Meštrović, on piano.

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Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé

On February 19, Elizabeth will be principal cellist in DCINY's Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé.

Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflé’s choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.

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The Music of Karl Jenkins
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Music of Karl Jenkins

DCINY honors UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. The program includes Sing! The Music was Given, a new work commissioned for DCINY’s 10th Anniversary, and The Armed Man, which is presented with film. The performance is conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and features Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

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Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Messiah... Refreshed!

Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

George Frideric Handel: Messiah

Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for full symphony orchestra

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Elizabeth Mikhael, Principal Cello

Penelope Shumate, Soprano
Claudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano
John McVeigh, Tenor
Christopher Job, Baritone

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Nov
19
8:30 PM20:30

The Suite Sounds of Christmas

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The Music of Randol Bass

Maestro Jonathan Griffith conducts The Night Before ChristmasSeasonal Sounds, Gloria, and A Feast of Carols narrated by composer Randol Bass. Both acts feature the Distinguished Concerts Singers International and Distinguished Concerts Orchestra.

Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

Elizabeth Mikhael, Principal Cello

Randol Bass, DCINY Composer-in-Residence

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Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Elizabeth Mikhael & Santiago Piñeirúa: Brahms & Shostakovich

After sold-out performances at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, American Cellist, Elizabeth Mikhael and Mexican Pianist, Santiago Piñeirúa reunite at Carnegie Hall. The duo performs Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in e minor, the composer's own homage to J.S. Bach, and the emotionally turbulent Cello Sonata in d minor by Shostakovich, written during the composer's brief separation from his wife.

  • BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40

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Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Song/Play

Commissioned by the DCINY Premiere Project, this performance includes the world premiere of La Avispa Brava for children’s voices by Venezuelan composer Alberto Grau, conducted by choral conductor Maria Guinand. Graus’ La Doncella is conducted by Venezuelan choral conductor Cristian Grases. The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra also performs directed by Dr. Ernest Pereira.

Dr. Ernest Pereira, Director
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (NC)
Emmanuel Chabrier: España, Rhapsody for Orchestra

Jules Massenet: Ballet Music from Le Cid
         Aragonaise
         Castillane
         Catalane
         Madrilène
         Navarraise

Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo

Joaquín Turina: Orgía from Danzas fantásticas, Opus 22
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (NC)
Cristian Grases, Guest Conductor
Alberto Grau: La Doncella
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
María Guinand, Guest Conductor
Alberto Grau: La Avispa Brava (WORLD PREMIERE)
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

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Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Portraits of Healing: Tyler's Suite and the Music of Ola Gjeilo

The music of Norwegian Composer Ola Gjeilo conducted by DCINY Associate Artistic Director James Meaders will include the New York Premiere of Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. The set will also include Gjeilo’s well known work, The Ground from his Sunrise Mass.

Watch Elizabeth's solo cello introduction to Luminous Night of the Soul.

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Viva La Musica De Argentina

Atahualpa Yupanqui: Camino del Indio
Éber Lobato: Malambo
Rafael Rossi: Viva Jujuy
Alfredo Zitarrosa: Doña Soledad
Pocha Barros & Enrique N. Farias Gomez: El Huajchito

Cuerda y Voz, Guest Artists

 

Martín Palmeri: Tango Credo (WORLD PREMIERE)

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Saul Zaks, Guest Conductor

Martin Palmeri, DCINY Composer-in-Residence

Carla Filipcic Holm, Soprano

Daniel Binelli, Bandoneón

 

Ariel Ramírez: Misa Criolla

Cuerda y Voz; George Hemcher, Piano
Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Reflections of Peace

James Meaders, DCINY Associate Artistic Director and Conductor

Kim André Arnesen: Requiem (NYC Premiere)

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Catherine Sailer, Guest Conductor

Joseph Haydn: Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Dr. Jennifer Lapple, Director

Flutopia Wind Ensemble
 

Finale from Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 (Tchaikovsky)

L'isle joyeuse (Debussy) 

Armenian Dances, Part 1 (Reed) 

Lux Aurumque  (Whitacre)

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Go Sing It On The Mountain: A Christmas Cantata

Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor

Pepper Choplin: Go Sing It on the Mountain

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

James D. Moyer, Director

David Enlow, Organ

Fauré Requiem

Pennsbury High School Concert Choir

North Carolina based Composer/Conductor Pepper Choplin guides the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his newest work, “Go Sing It On The Mountain.” James Moyer conducts Pennsbury High School Concert Choir in Fauré Requiem.

Pepper Choplin, full time composer, conductor and humorist has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published work includes over 250 anthems for church and school choir with 16 church cantatas and a book of piano arrangements.  Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies. Each week, thousands of singers present his music in churches and schools in the United States and around the world. This performance marks Choplins’ third appearance on the DCINY concert series.

LOCATION

Alice Tully Hall

PRICING

From $20

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Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Messiah....Refreshed!

DCINY ushers in the holiday season with the sixth annual presentation of its signature version of Handel’s Messiah, the Beecham/Goossens’ 1959 reorchestration for full symphony orchestra. The performance is led by Maestro Jonathan Griffith, featuring an international choir made up of singers from five different continents.

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Cello and Piano Recital: Elizabeth Means and Santiago Piñeirúa
Palacio de las Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

REPARTO: Elizabeth Means, violonchelo y Santiago Piñeirúa, piano.

Programa:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata para violonchelo y piano en mi menor op. 38

  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Allegretto quasi menuetto
  • Allegro

Intermedio

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Sonata para violonchelo y piano en re menor op. 40

  • Allegro non troppo
  • Allegro
  • Largo
  • Allegro
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Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Rez Abbasi's Invocation

Abbasi’s Invocation was formed in 2008 with the mission of cultivating and applying more directly his Indian-Pakistani influences. Calling upon colleagues who sympathize with this paradigm, Rez asked his long time collaborators, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, pianist Vijay Iyer, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer/tabla player Dan Weiss to form Invocation. Each musicians brings to Abbasi’s compositions their own experiences in hybrid music and expansive knowledge of both jazz and Indian classical music . For their December 19th performance, this all-star line up will be in full attendance, with the addition of New York cellist Elizabeth Means.

Invocation has released two groundbreaking albums. Their debut, Things To Come (rated 4.5 Stars by Downbeat),  emphasized Hindustani music and featured Indian Vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. 2012’s Suno Suno (rated 4 Stars by Downbeat) emphasized Qawwali, a musical strand popularized in Pakistan by the great, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

For their Painted Bride performance, Invocation will debut new compositions from their as yet untitled forthcoming album, which will draw from on Carnatic (South Indian) music. Painted Bride’s Jazz and World Music Curator, Lenny Seidman, says, “Rez Abbasi is moving the jazz genre forward with his distinctive, intercultural vision. Invocation is truly an all star band that is grounded in both traditions. No matter what your holiday schedule looks like, you’ve got to see this show.”

“The band that Abbasi has assembled here is ideal, including his South Asian comrades on alto saxophone and piano: Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer, who have been two of the most important jazz musicians in the last decade. Dan Weiss is on drums, bringing a huge backbeat combined with scholarly knowledge of South Asian rhythms, and Johannes Weidenmueller brings wide experience on bass. This band, which has recorded together before, certainly sounds great.” – PopMatters

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