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Sunday, September 19, 2010 4:00 pm

BACH AND HIS FRENCH CONTEMPORARIES

The internationally acclaimed Baroque ensemble—Music's Re-creation—celebrating a career of more than thirty years: "an accomplished sense of style and freshness of approach…. extremely attractive music".

Louise Carslake, Baroque Flute
Carla Moore, Baroque Violin
John Dornenburg, Viola da Gamba
Lorna Peters, Harpsichord


Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038
for flute, violin and basso continuo
Largo
Vivace
Adagio
Presto


Marin Marais
(1656-1728)
Sonnerie de Ste. Genevieve du Mont de Paris
for violin, gamba, and basso continuo


J.M. Leclair
(1697-1764)
Deuxième Recreation de Musique
for flute, violin, and basso continuo 
Ouverture
Badinage
Chaconne


Georg Phillipp Telemann
(1681-1767)
Concerto II, "Paris Quartet"
for flute, violin viola da gamba and continuo 
Allegro
Affetuoso
Vivace


François Couperin
(1668-1733)
Sonade "La Paix du Parnasse" (The Peace of Parnassus)
for flute (Lully, and the French muses),
violin (Corelli, and the Italian muses), and basso continuo
Gravement
Saillie, vivement
Rondement
Vivement


Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
Trio Sonata in G Major ("Organ Trio" in E flat), BWV 525
for flute, violin, and basso continuo
(Vivace)
Adagio
Allegro

$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Friday, October 1, 2010 8:00 pm  Littlefield Concert Hall

DARIUS MILHAUD AND LOU HARRISON: IN PRAISE OF MELODY

When famed songwriter Burt Bacharach was studying with him in the 1940s, Milhaud told him: "Don't be afraid of writing something people can remember and whistle. Don't ever feel discomfited by a melody." Tonight's concert is dedicated to two composers who were never "discomfited by a melody!"

Darius Milhaud: String Quartet No. 2. Op. 16
Darius Milhaud: Elegie for Cello and Piano, op. 251
Lou Harrison: String Quartet Set
Lou Harrison: Solo to Anthony Cirone

Mills resident artists Eclipse Quartet
Sarah Parkins, violin
Sarah Thornblade, violin
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola
Maggie Parkins, cello
with
William Winant, percussion
Robert Schwartz, piano

In conjunction with an exclusive screening of

DARIUS MILHAUD ET SA MUSIQUE: de la Provence au monde

A film by Cécile Clairval-Milhaud
produced by ARTE France and STEINVAL and partly shot at Mills!
[in French with English subtitles]
3:30 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall
Free admission

 


Saturday, October 9, 2010 8:00 pm  Littlefield Concert Hall

LORE OF MOMENTS

Joel Ryan/Evan Parker
Esteemed pioneer in the design and performance of real-time interactive digital instruments meets legendary British improviser described as "the most formidable saxophonist since John Coltrane."
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

DAVID DUNN

(David Tudor Composer-in-Residence)
"…at once an ecologist, a philosopher, a member of the new 'science', a performer, an integrator of human values with technological ones, and an artist."      Kenneth Gaburo
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Friday, October 29, 2010 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Focus on the New Song movement, music written and performed by recent alumnae/alumni of Mills, featuring JACK O' THE CLOCK, MOLLY THOMPSON, and others to be announced.
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students


Saturday November 13, 2010 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

AFRICA, AFRICA

Powerful double bill with the brilliant performer, choreographer, composer and scholar CK Ladzekpo, and Master drummer Thione Diop from Senegal.
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students


Saturday, November 20, 2010 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

MILLS RESIDENT ARTISTS
ECLIPSE QUARTET

Sarah Parkins, violin
Sarah Thornblade, violin
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola
Maggie Parkins, cello
Performing works by Meredith Monk and Annie Gosfield
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students



Upcoming Concerts

Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

MILLS PERFORMING GROUP

Homage to the music of Robert Erickson
"…skillful in drawing out the best abilities of his students….tireless in his investigation of music" (Pauline Oliveros), Erickson had "already studied—and abandoned—the twelve tone system before most other Americans had taken it up!"
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

CHRISTIAN WOLFF

(Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence)
Revered composer and scholar whose desire "to turn the making of music into a collaborative and transforming activity…(and) to stir up, through the production of the music, a sense of social conditions in which we live and of how these might be changed" continues to resonate with musicians all over the world.
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Thursday–Sunday, March 10–13, 2011 Various times/Locations

  SIGNAL FLOW

A festival of cutting-edge music and sound art from current Mills graduate students.
Free admission

 


Saturday, April 2, 2011 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

FOREIGN EXPERIENCES, an opera by Robert Ashley, featuring Sam Ashley and Jacqueline Humbert

Performed by Sam Ashley and Jacqueline Humbert, Foreign Experiences portrays life in America, focusing on an individual's search for self-realization within the lonely, isolated Californian cultural landscape. Presented in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera's Ring Festival: http://sfopera.com/ring/


Robert Ashley will also give two talks during the previous week:

"Selected Lectures Written to be Sung"
Wednesday, March 29 10:30 AM

"Answers"
Thursday, March 31 7:00 PM.

Both talks are free to the public.

$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students
Free to Mills students/faculty/staff and alumnae/alumni (with AAMC card)

 


Friday, April 15, 2011 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

with special guest Yasunao Tone—Fluxus composer,  manipulator of malfunctions, and champion of experimentalism for almost 50 years, performing MP3 Deviations. With music by Center for Contemporary Music composers John Bischoff, Chris Brown, James Fei, and Maggi Payne.
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

 


Friday, April 22, 2011 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

ROBERT SCHWARTZ

(Dewing Piano Recital)
Isaac Albéniz: Iberia
Albéniz's masterpiece: "…a marvel…. at the summit among the more brilliant pieces for the king of instruments" (Olivier Messiaen)

 


Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, 2011 4:00 pm Ann Hamilton Tower at Oliver Ranch Geyserville, CA

PAULINE OLIVEROS: TOWER RING

Legendary composer launches World Premiere of new work in Ann Hamilton’s Tower at famed Oliver Ranch in Sonoma County, California.
For Tickets visit: deeplistening.org/site/content/tower-ring

 

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