Eastern Music Festival: 50th Anniversary Opening Concert

ss11-WEB-susan-graham-150We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Music Festival with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. The program includes arias by Mozart, Handel, Bizet, Lehar and Brahms, as well as a world premiere work by Pierre Jalbert. Mike McKay and Lauren Rico host.

PIERRE JALBERT: Elegy for Strings
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

MOZART: “Parto, ma tu bene mio” from La Clemenza di Tito
HANDEL: “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

BIZET: Suite No. 1 from Carmen
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

BIZET: “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle”(Habanera) from Carmen
BIZET: “Près des remparts de Sévilla”(Séguidille) from Carmen
LEHÁR: Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow
GERSHWIN: "Summer Time" from Porgy & Bess (encore)
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op.73
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

(Original performance July 2nd, 2011)

J. S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV 1055
Eastern Philharmonic
Vladimir Feltsman, piano

(Original performance 2007)

Listen to the entire program: Eastern Music Festival: 50th Anniversary Opening Concert





Billboard and introduction to Jalbert's Elegy for Strings - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





PIERRE JALBERT: Elegy for Strings
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Mozart's“Parto, ma tu bene mio” - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





MOZART: “Parto, ma tu bene mio” from La Clemenza di Tito
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Handel's "Ombra mai fu" - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





HANDEL: “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conducto





Introduction to Bizet's Suite no 1 from Carmen - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





BIZET: Suite No. 1 from Carmen
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Bizet's Habanera and Séguidille from Carmen - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





BIZET: “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” and “Près des remparts de Sévilla” from Carmen
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Lehár's Vilja Lied - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





LEHÁR: Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Susan Graham's encore (Gershwin's Summer Time) - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





GERSHWIN: "Summer Time" from Porgy & Bess (encore)
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Brahm's Symphony no. 2 - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op.73
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor





Introduction to Bach's Keyboard Concerto in A - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





J. S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV 1055
Eastern Philharmonic
Vladimir Feltsman, piano





End of the show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay