The San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra presents - "Spirit" - San Francisco
In this special program, the Orchestra will perform Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, with contralto singer, Twila Ehmcke. Stabat Mater is the musical setting for a medieval poem on the thoughts of Mary as she watched her son Jesus dying on the cross. It's a very moving work with words and music that express an array of emotions through distress, profound love, and resignation. In some ways similar to another Baroque piece, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater (performed by SFMO during Easter of 2010 and 2011), Vivaldi's version is shorter and requires only an alto. We pair this piece with Bach's Kunst der Fuge, the uninstrumented and incomplete work from the final decade of Bach's life. The contrapuntal lines lend themselves to the precise articulation of mandolins. We round out the program with the romantic, sweeping lines of Martucci's Nocturne and the elegance of Schubert's "Menuetto" from Symphony No. 5.
There will be three performances:
Sunday, April 13th at 4 pm
All Saints' Episcopal Church in Palo Alto
555 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA
Friday, April 25th at 7:30 pm
St. Alban's Church in Albany
1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA
Sunday, April 27th at 4 pm
Mission Dolores in San Francisco
3321 16th St, San Francisco, CA
Mission Dolores (View)
3321 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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