MSCO • 2014-15 • MASTERWORKS

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Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra

Great classical music with you in mind. MSCO’s performances are warm, inviting, and intimate experiences with the best music that mankind has created. Every concert is unique. Each performance is designed to bring you as close to the music as possible, entertain you, and give you something to remember.

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Four Great Concerts. Masterworks Galore.

To see what MSCO will feature on each of its concerts throughout the season,

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Respighi

Oct. 17-18, 2014

  • Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures
  • Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Dvorak: Serenade for Winds
  • Liadov: Mazurka

Copland

Jan. 30-31, 2015

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring (orig. 13 instruments)
  • Mozart: Flute Concerto in D (Tamara Maddaford, Flute)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture

Saint-Saëns & Beethoven

March 20-21, 2015

  • Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto (Rodney Farrar, Cello)
  • Beethoven: Symphony #5 in c minor
  • Quilter: Three English Dances

The Narrators

April 24-25, 2015

  • The NARRATORS – Special Guests!
  • Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Philip Ficsor, Violin)
  • Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture

It was the Lauridsen Lux aeterna (1997) that brought down the house in the end…the performance by MSCO and Kantorei, conducted by Rutherford, was exceptionally fine. This was an elegant and eloquent conclusion to this exploration of eternity and humanity’s relation to it, and both groups won new fans in this beautiful program.

Ruth L. Carver

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We loved the music, the delightful silent movies and the theatrical performance. It was especially funny in that the gentleman sitting behind us was selected to come up on stage and be filmed as part of the skit and then later we were surprised when he appeared in “The Pie” silent movie. He was laughing so hard that my mother and I were also laughing so hard we were almost crying.

Wendy Potthoff

Former SCFD County Cultural Council Member

Featured Composers This Season

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Mozart

Mozart

Flute Concerto #2 in D

January 30 & 31   Originally written for oboe, but it’s a favorite for flutists, too. Soloist: Tamara Maddaford, our Principal Flutist.

Beethoven

Beethoven

Symphony #5

March 20 & 21   The single most famous piece of music written. Period.

Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

April 24 & 25   Based on a poem by George Meredith. It’s about the wonder of things around us, many just beyond our reach. Soloist: Philip Ficsor, Violin.

Respighi

Respighi

Three Botticelli Pictures

October 17 & 18   The famous music created to sound like three incredible paintings by the master painter Botticelli.

Saint-Saëns

Saint-Saëns

Cello Concerto

March 20 & 21   One of the five most famous cello concertos of all time. Soloist: Rodney Farrar, Cello.

Copland

Copland

Appalachian Spring

January 30 & 31   The ballet he wrote for Martha Graham, in its original and very intimate 13-instrument version. This is the definition of exquisite.

Dvorak

Dvorak

Serenade for Winds

October 17 & 18   He wrote two incredible serenades – one for strings, and this one for winds. But don’t be surprised to see a cellist and double bassist playing. Dvorak wanted them, too.

Ravel

Ravel

Pavane for a Dead Princess

October 17 & 18   Musical impressionism at its finest. Written with the idea in mind of a fairy-tale princess. Sublime.

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Thank you so much for a wonderfully amazing evening. The movies and Buntport were great and the MSCO was flawless. I certainly hope that you will continue with that concept.

Arthur

It can best be summed up in one word: magnificent! From the Ives and its calling to take heed to the journey’s call, to Lauridson’s Lux Aeterna and being taken to a heavenly realm, the journey for me, and I hope many others, was both shamanic and Dantesque in nature.

Thank you very much for this adventure, and this opportunity to hear and learn.

Earl

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