Vienna: Dream and Eternity
New York-based ensemble enCANTA Collective presents VIENNA: DREAM & ETERNITY at 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 6, at All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street, NYC. Open to children and adults of all ages, the concert celebrates the legacy of the "City of Music" Vienna, featuring Fritz Kreisler's operetta Lisa and works by Viennese composers such as Alban Berg, Erich Korngold, Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schubert, Joseph Marx, and Ernst Krenek to name a few. Performers include sopranos Sun Young Chang, Jessica Doolan, Amelia Elson, Anna Farysej, Jessi Goebel, Liana Graffanino, Shana Grossman, Kathleen Jasinskas, Megan Mashburn, Nina Riley and Ellen Teufel; mezzo-soprano Alanna Fraize; tenors Marques Hollie and Jon Thomas Olson; baritone Greg Hoyt; bass-baritone Victor Clark; bass Jonathan Dauermann; pianist Nobuko Amemiya; clarinetist Michael Dee; Violinist David Marks; actor Giancarlo Osaben, dancer/choreographer Danielle Harper and stage director Audrey Chait.
Tickets are available here at BrownPaerTickets.com or reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone 917-397-0129; at the door (limited number) for $20/10 seniors & students. All Saints Church is located at 230 East 60th Street between Third and Second Avenue. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit www.encantacollective.com.
ABOUT the PROGRAM
As the Habsburg capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna enjoyed the cultural grandeur of its powerful rulers. At the end of Hapsburg era, Fin-de-siècle Vienna became a unique historico-cultural nexus, from which many fundamental intellectual and artistic impulses for the modern Western world originated. Within the vibrant metropolitan life of the city, often in the cafés of Vienna, the cultural elitephilosophers, painters, composers, architects, writers and psychologistsgathered to voice opinions, debate ideas, and form schools of thought. The modern quest of the Secessionist artistsGustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschkato explore eroticism and the dark unconsciousness, was reflected in Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical theories, resulting in Vienna being named the "City of Dreams." Commemorating suchcultural rapture, the enCANTA musical celebration of Vienna promises to be rich and enchanting.
The program starts with a collection of Wienerlieder by Korngold, Berg, Webern, Schubert, Zemlinsky, Marx, Krenek, Franz Schreker, Franz Lehár, Robert Stolz and Rudolf Sieczyński; followed by Berg's aphoristic but intensely expressive Vier Stücke, op. 5 for clarinet and piano. Kreisler's Lisa, adapted by Ronald Hanmer, is a rarely performed operetta, loosely based on the true story of the romance between the young Emperor Franz Josef of Austria and Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria. Lisa includes the famed dreamy melodies Kreisler composed for violinAlte-Wiener Tanzweisen: Liebesfreud, Liebesleid and Schön Rosemarin, and Caprice viennois, that violinist David Marks renders with lush Viennese flavor. Director Chait captures the subtlety of humor and pathos, creating this charming stage treat which cannot be missed.
All Saints Church (View)
230 E. 60th (between 3rd and 2nd ave)
New York, NY 10022
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