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D Major International Music Festival
www.DMajorInternationalMusicFestival.com
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
www.VivianConejero.com April 8-12, 2013 - Poland

 

Program for November 4, 2014

Grosser Saal, Konservatorium Bern

Kramgasse 36, 3000 Bern 8

 

OPERA VOX ORCHESTRA

 

Luigi Cherubini, Overture to Medea – 6:30  mins.

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero (USA)

 

W. A. Mozart, “O, Isis und Osiris” from Die Zauberflote - 3 mins.

Bass/Baritone: Bohao Xie

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto Nr. 1, Op.15 – 36 mins.

Piano soloist: Lynn Czae (Korea/USA)

Conductor: Walvatore Cicero (ITALY/CH)

(Part I: 45-46 mins.)

 

Pause

 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Overture to Die Hebriden, Op. 26 - 10 mins.

Conductor: William Norris (UK/CH)

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Evelyn Stroobach (CANADA), Aria for Strings, - 10 Mins.

Conductor: Salvatore Cicero (ITA/CH)

 

Lehar, “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” - 4 mins.

Tenor: Yves Kammermann

Conductor: Salvatore Cicero (ITA/CH)

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Edward Elgar, “Salut d’Amour,” Op. 12 - 5 Mins.

                         “Sevillana,” Op. 12 – 4 Mins.

Conductor: William Norris (UK/CH)

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Mozart, “Voi che sapete” from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO – 2-3 mins.

Mezzo-soprano: Jana Markovic

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

G. Verdi, “Libiamo!” from La Traviata, ACT I – 3 mins.

All Singers

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

Program for November 6, 2014

Musik Container, Im Werk 8,

8610 Uster

OPERA VOX ORCHESTRA

 

W. A. Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo - 4 mins.

                          “Padre, Germani, Addio” – 3-4 mins.

Soprano: Daniela Stoll

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero (USA)

 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto Nr. 1, Op.15 – 35 mins.

Piano soloist: Lynn Czae (Korea/USA)

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero (USA)

(Part I: 43 mins.)

 

Pause

 

Luigi Cherubini, Overture to Medea - 6:30  mins.

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero (USA)

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Evelyn Stroobach (CAN), Aria for Strings - 10 mins. 

Conductor: Salvatore Cicero (ITA/CH)

 

G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi. “O mio babbino caro” - 3 mins.

Conductor: Salvatore Cicero Soprano Huayu Li

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W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni. Overture - 4-5 mins.

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni. “Madamina, il catalogo e questo” - 6 mins.

Bass/Baritone: Bohao Xie

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni. “La ci darem la mano” - 4 mins.

Soprano: Daniela Stoll Bass/Baritone: Bohao Xie

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

G. Puccini, La Boheme. “Quando m’en vo” – 3 mins.

Soprano: Huyau Li 

 

G. Verdi, “Libiamo!” from La Traviata, ACT I – 3 mins.

All Singers

Conductor: Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

Concert on September 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM – Aula Magna, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università Roma Tre (Via  Ostiense 234, Rome, Italy)
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor (CUBA/USA)
Howie Ching, Guest Conductor (USA/CHINA)

 

Wagner, Overture to DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURENBERG            (9’45)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero
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Beethoven, Overture to THE CREATURES OF PROMETHEUS                  (5'00) 
Tchaikovsky, EUGENE ONEGIN:  Waltz                                                       (6'00)   
Conductor:  Howie Ching
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Puccini, MANON LESCAUT:  Intermezzo                                                      (4’00)
Verdi, NABUCCO - Overture                                                                           (8’30)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero

INTERMISSION


Mendelssohn, DIE SCHONE MELUSINE – Overture                                 (11-12’00)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero

Evelyn Stroobach (CANADA),  AURORA BOREALIS                             (5’10)
Conductor:  Howie Ching
Rimsky-Korsakov, THE SNOW MAIDEN:  Dance of the Tumbler's              (3'15)  
Mascagni, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA:  Intermezzo                                  (3’50)
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 6                                                                       (3'05)  
Conductor:  Howie Ching
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F. von Suppe, LIGHT CAVALRY – Overture                                                  (6’30)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero

Concert on July 31, 2013 – Duomo in Massa, Toscana, Italy

Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
Salvatore Cicero, Guest Conductor
John Cuk, Guest Conductor

Program

Verdi, NABUCCO – Overture (8’30)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero
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Gounod, Ballet Music from F    AUST (17:30)
Conductor:  Salvatore Cicero
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Rossini, LA GAZZA LADRA – Overture (9:30)
Conductor:  John Cuk

Intermission

Wagner, DER FLIEGENDER HOLLANDER - Overture (11:30)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero
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Bernstein, CANDIDE - Overture (4:25)
Conductor:  Salvatore Cicero
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F. von Suppe, LIGHT CAVALRY – Overture (6:30)
Conductor:  Dr. Vivian Conejero

 

April 12, 2013 - Poland
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Conductor (USA/Cuba)
Program Theme:  the Supernatural Portrayed in Music

Tchaikovsky, Introduction to QUEEN OF SPADES/PIQUE DAME (4”15’)
Weber, OBERON Overture (11”)
Tchaikovsky, HAMLET, Fantasy-Overture  (18")

INTERMISSION

Schumann, Overture  to MANFRED (12”-13”)
Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre  (7”12’)
Wagner, Overture to THE FLYING DUTCHMAN  (11”30’)

 

March 11-14, 2013 - RomaniaThe D Major International Music Festival
Program for March 14, 2013 – Bacau, Romania
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor (USA/Cuba)
Howie Ching, Guest Conductor (USA/Taiwan)

Mendelssohn, Overture to DIE SCHONE MELUSINE (8-9”)
Conductor:  Dr. V. Conejero

Verdi, Overture to LA FORZA DEL DESTINO  (8”)
Ponchielli, “Dance of the Hours” from LA GIOCONDA  (9”40’)
Conductor:  Howie Ching

Tchaikovsky, Introduction to QUEEN OF SPADES/PIQUE DAME  (4”15’)
Mascagni, Intermezzo from CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA  (4"50’)
Puccini, MANON LESCAUT:  Intermezzo (Prelude to Act III)  (4"50’)
Conductor:  Dr. V. Conejero

Intermission

Tchaikovsky, HAMLET Fantasy-Overture  (18")
Conductor:  Dr. V. Conejero

Mendelssohn, Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night's Dream”  (4"10’)
Rimsky-Korsakov, “Polonaise” from CHRISTMAS EVE SUITE  (4”20’)
Tchaikovsky,  Swan Lake, Op. 13 No. 6 -  Danse  (1”20’)  
Tchaikovsky,"Polonaise" from EUGENE ONEGIN  (4"50')
Conductor:  Howie Ching

Wagner, Overture to RIENZI  (11”)
Conductor:  Dr. V. Conejero

D Major International Music Festival
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor

Late-Summer 2012                                                                                                       Program for September 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM - at the Basilica di Martellago, Venice (Italy)
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
Cyrene Paparotti, Guest Soprano Soloist

Puccini, Manon Lescaut:  Intermezzo (Prelude to Act III) (5:30 mins.)
              Madama Butterfly:  “Un bel di (4:40 mins.)
              La Boheme:  “Quand me’n vo…soletta per la via” (2:30 mins.)
Sylvia Constantinidis, Fandango Espagnol - World Premiere - Dedicated to the Bacau Philharmonic - (3 mins.)
Sylvia Constantinidis, Zeit für das Orchester – Venice Premiere (7 mins.)
Puccini, Tosca:  "Vissi d'arte" (4 mins.)
Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana:  Intermezzo (4 mins.)
Verdi, Il Trovatorre:  “Tacea la notte placida” (6-7 mins.)
Intermission
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Hamlet Fantasy-Overture (17-18 mins.)
Christian Wenzel, Tänze für das Orchester Suite (7 mins.) –Venice Premiere - Dedicated to Sylvia Constantinidis
Puccini, Gianni Schicci:  “Oh! Mio Babbino, Caro”  (2:30 mins.)
Evelyn Stroobach, Aurora Borealis – Italian Premiere (7 mins.)
Wagner, Overture to Tannhauser (14 mins.)                                                     

 

Summer 2012                                                                                                                Program for July 24, 2012 at the Trani Cathedral, Trani, Italy (Maestra Conejero and guest artists):

Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino (7 mins.)
Sylvia Constantinidis, Zeit fur das Orchester (Excerpts – 7 mins.)
Christian Wenzel, Funf Orchestra Stucke (7 mins.) – World Premiere (Composition dedicated to Sylvia Constantinidis)
Villa Lobos, A Floresta do Amazonas (song cycle):  
    “Cancao de amor/Love Songs (4:37 mins.)
    “Melodia Sentimental/Sentimental Melody” (3:34 mins.)
Gounod, Faust:  “Air des Bijoux” (“The Jewell Song”)  (Recit.:  4:30 and Aria:  5:30 mins.)
Zauberflöte Overture (7 mins.)
Intermission
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Hamlet Fantasy-Overture (17-18 mins.)
Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana:  Intermezzo (4 mins.)
Puccini, La Boheme:  “Quand me’n vo…soletta per la via”  (“Musetta's Waltz “)  (2:30 mins.)
Puccini, La Boheme:  “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” (4:35 mins.)
Puccini, Gianni Schicci:  “Oh! Mio Babbino, Caro”  (2:30 mins.)
Wagner, Overture to Tannhauser (14 mins.)

 

Spring 2012
Pleven, Bulgaria
Program for Friday, June 1st, 2012 (Maestra Conejero and guest artists):

Tchaikovsky, Hamlet - Fantasy-Overture (17/18 mins.)
E. Stroobach (Canada), Aurora Borealis (5 mins.) - Bulgarian Premiere
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol (15 mins.)
Intermission
Schubert, Rosamunde - Overture (10 mins.)
Lu Qiming (China), Red Flag Ode (9 mins.) - Bulgarian Premiere
Sylvia Constantinidis, Zeit für das Orchester (13 mins.) - World Premiere
Wagner, Overture to Tannhauser (14 mins.)

 

D Major International Music Festival
Fall 2011
Kiev, Ukraine
Dr. Vivian Conejero, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor

Orchestral Concerts (Maestra Conejero and guest artists):

Selections for Concert on Friday, November 25, 2011--4 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven, Konig Stephan Overture
Alexander Glazunov, Saxophone Concerto
De Falla, El Sombrero de Tres Picos:  La Molinera and El Molinero
A. Marquez, Danzon No. 2
---Intermission---
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Hamlet Fantasy-Overture
E. Stroobach, Crepuscle for Orchestra – Ukrainian Premiere
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture

Selections for Concert on Friday, November 25, 2011--6 PM
W. A. Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo
R. Strauss, Don Juan
---Intermission---
Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino
Stephen Dankner, Meditation for Saxophone and Strings
E. Stroobach, Dark Blue for Saxophone and Orchestra – World Premiere
Enescu, Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2
Wagner, Overture to Tannhauser

Recital for Saxophone and Piano

Thursday, November 24, 3PM
Kiev University - School of Music

Program
G.F. Handel:  Sonata, op 1, no. 2 (HWV 370), orig. violin  (11 min)
Arr. Rascher     
Adagio
Allegro
Largo
Allegro

S. Rachmaninoff:  Vocalise, op. 34, no. 14   (5 min)
Arr.  Finney

Roger Vogel (b. 1947)
Partita for Solo Saxophone (1979)
Allegro  (1' 25")
Lento  (2' 10")
Scherzo (55")
Berceuse (2' 25")
Vivace (1' 05")