Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
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A performance by the Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Gregory Ristow ’01, with guest Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor.
Entr’actes and Sappho Fragments (1964) 25' Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Entr’acte II (2nd version)
Entr’acte III (2nd version)
Entr’acte IV (2nd version)
Entr’acte V (2nd version)
Katherine Lerner Lee, soprano
William Adams, flute Willam Welter, oboe
Daphne Pickens, violin Josephine Stockwell, viola
Ina McCormack, harp Justin Gunter, percussion
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Tituli (1999) 42' Stephen Hartke
I. Lapis niger (The Black Stone) (b. 1952)
II. Dedicatio (Offering)
III. Columna rostrata (Triumphal Monument)
IV. Elogium parvuli (Epitaph for a Small Boy)
V. Tabula Panormi (Shop-sign from Palermo)
VI. Sortes (Oracles)
VII. Instrumenta (Inscriptions on Portable Objects)
Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor
Nicholas Music, Matthew Straw, Jedidiah Rellihan, tenor
Joseph Klinger, baritone
Liuwenji Wang, violin
Louis Pino, Justin Gunter, percussion
Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor, a DePaul University alumnus, received a Netherland America Foundation-Fulbright Fellowship to study from 2000-01 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. In the ensuing decade Mr. Schlesinger performed with the Netherlands Opera, the Dutch Reisopera, sang as a soloist in the Concertgebouw-Amsterdam and Palais des Beaux Arts-Brussels, and performed in Japan, Israel, and Europe. Upon returning to the United States Mr. Schlesinger sang as a soloist with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Madison Bach Musicians, and Seattle Pro Musica. He has recently joined local Cleveland choirs: Quire Cleveland, Contrapunctus, and Apollo's Fire. After many years of being a wanderlust troubadour he is finally settling down and raising three adopted children in Northeast Ohio.
Academic, Conducting and Ensembles, Administrative, Conservatory of Music
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