Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

Program
Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (Actus tragicus”)
Johann Schein: Herr, nu lässt du deinen Diener
Telemann: Excerpts from Du aber, Daniel, gehe hin

Laura Heimes, soprano
Ashley Mulcahy, alto
Carl Johengen, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, bass
Aika Ito, violin
Beth Kelly, recorder
Luke Conklin, oboe and recorder
Lisa Terry, viola da gamba
Charlie Reed, viola da gamba
Deborah Fox, theorbo

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"This Land is Ours"
Apr
27
3:30 PM15:30

"This Land is Ours"

  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre (map)
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This land is ours. But what is this land, and who are we? Or—in the words of Maxwell Anderson—how can you tell an American?
— Ariadne Lih

The Mirror Visions Ensemble’s newest program includes premieres of works by composers Adolphus Hailstork, B. E. Boykin, Braxton Blake, H. Leslie Adams, Harold Meltzer, Mohammed Fairouz, and others.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Grant Wenaus, piano

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Nicolaus Bruhns: De profundis clamavi
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Nicolaus Bruhns: De profundis clamavi

Mischa joins Publick Musick for a performance of Bruhns’s De profundis clamavi, Schein’s Herr, nun lässt du deinen diener, and Schütz’s Ich liege und schlafe at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester. The MAG houses the only full-size antique Italian Baroque organ in North America.

Publick Musick
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Boel Gidholm, baroque violin
Mary Riccardi, baroque violin
Christopher Haritatos, baroque cello
Naomi Gregory, organ
Deborah Fox, theorbo

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"This Land is Ours"
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

"This Land is Ours"

This land is ours. But what is this land, and who are we? Or—in the words of Maxwell Anderson—how can you tell an American?
— Ariadne Lih

The Mirror Visions Ensemble’s newest program includes premieres of works by composers Adolphus Hailstork, B. E. Boykin, Braxton Blake, H. Leslie Adams, Harold Meltzer, Mohammed Fairouz, and others.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Justine Aronson, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Grant Wenaus, piano

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"This Land is Ours"
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

"This Land is Ours"

This land is ours. But what is this land, and who are we? Or—in the words of Maxwell Anderson—how can you tell an American?
— Ariadne Lih

The Mirror Visions Ensemble’s newest program includes premieres of works by composers Adolphus Hailstork, B. E. Boykin, Braxton Blake, H. Leslie Adams, Harold Meltzer, Mohammed Fairouz, and others.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Grant Wenaus, piano

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"Journeys"
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

"Journeys"

In a delightful program featuring travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc, Porter and Schubert, the Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) sings its way to far-flung destinations, real and imaginary. The program includes MVE commissions by Tom Cipullo and Gilda Lyons, and settings of texts by Baudelaire, Joyce, Metastasio, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Justine Aronson, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Grant Wenaus, piano

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Francine Trester: An Oman Odyssey
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Francine Trester: An Oman Odyssey

  • David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music (map)
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The Mirror Visions Ensemble performs Francine Trester’s An Oman Odyssey—a cycle inspired by the etchings of reclusive artist Sheridan Oman—at the Berklee Composition Department Faculty Concert.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Justine Aronson, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Sara Kohane, piano

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"Of Beasts and Brutes"
Jan
20
5:30 PM17:30

"Of Beasts and Brutes"

An evening of art song that playfully and seriously explores the animalizing (and humanizing) that can arise under the sway of beasts and brutes. This program includes works by Handel, André Caplet, Libby Larsen, Shostakovich, Federico García Lorca, Harry Somers, Saint-Saëns and others, and features four Mirror Visions Ensemble commissions from composers Scott Wheeler, Richard Pearson Thomas, Francine Trester and Christopher Berg.

This concert takes place in the Music Room at the House for an Art Lover, a building constructed in 1996 based on a 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Margaret Kampmeier, piano

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"Of Beasts and Brutes"
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

"Of Beasts and Brutes"

An evening of art song that playfully and seriously explores the animalizing (and humanizing) that can arise under the sway of beasts and brutes. This program includes works by Handel, André Caplet, Libby Larsen, Shostakovich, Federico García Lorca, Harry Somers, Saint-Saëns and others, and features four Mirror Visions Ensemble commissions from composers Scott Wheeler, Richard Pearson Thomas, Francine Trester and Christopher Berg.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Margaret Kampmeier, piano

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"Of Beasts and Brutes"
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

"Of Beasts and Brutes"

The Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) returns to the American Church in Paris for an evening of art song that playfully and seriously explores the animalizing (and humanizing) that can arise under the sway of beasts and brutes. This program includes works by Handel, André Caplet, Libby Larsen, Shostakovich, Federico García Lorca, Harry Somers, Saint-Saëns and others, and features four MVE commissions from composers Scott Wheeler, Richard Pearson Thomas, Francine Trester and Christopher Berg.

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Margaret Kampmeier, piano

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Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Mischa joins the TENET Vocal Artists and the Dark Horse Consort for performances of Monteverdi’s monumental Vespers of 1610. Scott Metcalfe conducts.

Vocalists
MISCHA BOUVIER, bass
SARA COUDEN, alto
JOLLE GREENLEAF, soprano
STEVEN HRYCELAK, bass
ENRICO LAGASCA, bass
JASON MCSTOOTS, tenor
MOLLY QUINN, soprano
JAMES REESE, tenor
AARON SHEEHAN, tenor
SUMNER THOMPSON, bass
VIRGINIA WARNKEN KELSEY, alto

Instrumentalists
DONGMYUNG AHN, viola
DANIEL ELYAR, viola
JEFFREY GROSSMAN, chamber organ
HANK HEIJINK, theorbo
GREG INGLES, sackbut / recorder
SCOTT METCALFE, violin / conductor
ALEXANDRA OPSAHL, cornetto
ADRIANE POST, violin
MACK RAMSEY, sackbut / recorder
ERIK SCHMALZ, sackbut / recorder
DANIEL SWENBERG, theorbo
KIRI TOLLAKSEN, cornetto
ANNE TROUT, violone
EMILY WALHOUT, bass violin

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Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Jan
3
7:30 PM19:30

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Mischa joins the TENET Vocal Artists and the Dark Horse Consort for performances of Monteverdi’s monumental Vespers of 1610. Scott Metcalfe conducts.

Vocalists
MISCHA BOUVIER, bass
SARA COUDEN, alto
JOLLE GREENLEAF, soprano
STEVEN HRYCELAK, bass
ENRICO LAGASCA, bass
JASON MCSTOOTS, tenor
MOLLY QUINN, soprano
JAMES REESE, tenor
AARON SHEEHAN, tenor
SUMNER THOMPSON, bass
VIRGINIA WARNKEN KELSEY, alto

Instrumentalists
DONGMYUNG AHN, viola
DANIEL ELYAR, viola
JEFFREY GROSSMAN, chamber organ
HANK HEIJINK, theorbo
GREG INGLES, sackbut / recorder
SCOTT METCALFE, violin / conductor
ALEXANDRA OPSAHL, cornetto
ADRIANE POST, violin
MACK RAMSEY, sackbut / recorder
ERIK SCHMALZ, sackbut / recorder
DANIEL SWENBERG, theorbo
KIRI TOLLAKSEN, cornetto
ANNE TROUT, violone
EMILY WALHOUT, bass violin

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Handel: Messiah
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Handel: Messiah

  • Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer (map)
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TENET Vocal Artists and the Sebastians join forces for a rare presentation of Handel’s beloved masterwork, performed without a conductor, and with just 12 singers.

TENET Vocal Artists
Jolle Greenleaf, Margot Rood and Molly Quinn, soprano
Doug Dodson, Helen Karloski and Elisa Sutherland, alto
Stephen Sands, Aaron Sheehan and Gene Stenger, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, Charles Wesley Evans and Michael Maliakel, bass

Sebastians
John Thiessen, Steven Marquandt, trumpet
Mike Compitello, timpani
Meg Owens, Caroline Giassi, oboe
Daniel S. Lee, Edson Scheid, Chloe Fedor, Nicholas DiEugenio and Katie Hyun, violin
Jessica Troy, viola
Hannah Collins, cello
Wen Yang, bass
Jeffrey Grossman, organ / harpsichord

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Handel: Messiah
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Handel: Messiah

  • Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TENET Vocal Artists and the Sebastians join forces for a rare presentation of Handel’s beloved masterwork, performed without a conductor, and with just 12 singers.

TENET Vocal Artists
Jolle Greenleaf, Margot Rood and Molly Quinn, soprano
Doug Dodson, Helen Karloski and Elisa Sutherland, alto
Stephen Sands, Aaron Sheehan and Gene Stenger, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, Charles Wesley Evans and Michael Maliakel, bass

Sebastians
John Thiessen, Steven Marquandt, trumpet
Mike Compitello, timpani
Meg Owens, Caroline Giassi, oboe
Daniel S. Lee, Edson Scheid, Chloe Fedor, Nicholas DiEugenio and Katie Hyun, violin
Jessica Troy, viola
Hannah Collins, cello
Wen Yang, bass
Jeffrey Grossman, organ / harpsichord

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Handel: Messiah
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Handel: Messiah

  • Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals, Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mischa returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico for a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals in the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan.

María Laetitia, soprano
Gabrielle Timofeeva, mezzo-soprano
Jehu Otero, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, bass

Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico
Maximiano Valdés, conductor

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"Sound and the City: Street Cries from Renaissance London"
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

"Sound and the City: Street Cries from Renaissance London"

  • The Fuentidueña Apse, The Met Cloisters (map)
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“Hot codlings, hot! Ha' ye any old bellows or trays to mend?”

Mischa joins Sonnambula for a concert of music of Renaissance London, including street cries, catches and quodlibets by Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes, Cobbold, Dowland and Byrd.

Molly Quinn, soprano
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
James Kennerley, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone

Sonnambula
Jude Ziliak, violin
Toma Iliev, violin
Elizabeth Weinfield, viols / direction
Amy Domingues, viols
Shirley Hunt, viols

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Bach: “Hunting Cantata”
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Bach: “Hunting Cantata”

“Off to the Hunt! The opening concerts of the 30th All-Bach Season will feature the sonorous corno da caccia or “hunting horn” in two works that reveal Bach’s playful dispositions while employed in Weimar and Cöthen. The joyful “Hunting Cantata,” Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (“What pleases me is the lively hunt!”) is Bach’s earliest surviving secular cantata, composed for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels whose wise governance and adept hunting skills are allegorically praised in song. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major brings the Baroque horn to the foreground in some of Bach’s most robust instrumental music, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major for three groups of string instruments matches violins, violas, and ‘cellos in a rally of friendly competition, a tour de force volley of virtuosity.” (American Bach Soloists)

Hélène Brunet, Diana
Julie Bosworth, Pales
Derek Chester, Endymion
Mischa Bouvier, Pan

American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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Bach: “Hunting Cantata”
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Bach: “Hunting Cantata”

“Off to the Hunt! The opening concerts of the 30th All-Bach Season will feature the sonorous corno da caccia or “hunting horn” in two works that reveal Bach’s playful dispositions while employed in Weimar and Cöthen. The joyful “Hunting Cantata,” Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (“What pleases me is the lively hunt!”) is Bach’s earliest surviving secular cantata, composed for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels whose wise governance and adept hunting skills are allegorically praised in song. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major brings the Baroque horn to the foreground in some of Bach’s most robust instrumental music, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major for three groups of string instruments matches violins, violas, and ‘cellos in a rally of friendly competition, a tour de force volley of virtuosity.” (American Bach Soloists)

Hélène Brunet, Diana
Julie Bosworth, Pales
Derek Chester, Endymion
Mischa Bouvier, Pan

American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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Bach: “Hunting Cantata”
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Bach: “Hunting Cantata”

  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Off to the Hunt! The opening concerts of the 30th All-Bach Season will feature the sonorous corno da caccia or “hunting horn” in two works that reveal Bach’s playful dispositions while employed in Weimar and Cöthen. The joyful “Hunting Cantata,” Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (“What pleases me is the lively hunt!”) is Bach’s earliest surviving secular cantata, composed for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels whose wise governance and adept hunting skills are allegorically praised in song. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major brings the Baroque horn to the foreground in some of Bach’s most robust instrumental music, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major for three groups of string instruments matches violins, violas, and ‘cellos in a rally of friendly competition, a tour de force volley of virtuosity.” (American Bach Soloists)

Hélène Brunet, Diana
Julie Bosworth, Pales
Derek Chester, Endymion
Mischa Bouvier, Pan

American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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Bach: “Hunting Cantata”
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bach: “Hunting Cantata”

“Off to the Hunt! The opening concerts of the 30th All-Bach Season will feature the sonorous corno da caccia or “hunting horn” in two works that reveal Bach’s playful dispositions while employed in Weimar and Cöthen. The joyful “Hunting Cantata,” Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (“What pleases me is the lively hunt!”) is Bach’s earliest surviving secular cantata, composed for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels whose wise governance and adept hunting skills are allegorically praised in song. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major brings the Baroque horn to the foreground in some of Bach’s most robust instrumental music, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major for three groups of string instruments matches violins, violas, and ‘cellos in a rally of friendly competition, a tour de force volley of virtuosity.” (American Bach Soloists)

Hélène Brunet, Diana
Julie Bosworth, Pales
Derek Chester, Endymion
Mischa Bouvier, Pan

American Bach Soloists
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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Steffani: Duetti da camera (RECORDING)
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Steffani: Duetti da camera (RECORDING)

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour leads an accomplished group of players and singers in a second recording of Agostino Steffani duetti da camera (chamber duets).

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano
Reginald Mobley, counter-tenor
Thomas Allen, tenor
Deborah Fox, lutenist
Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque cello
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord

Dan Merceruio, producer
Sono Luminus Studios

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"Dialogues - Handel, Stuck & Rameau"
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

"Dialogues - Handel, Stuck & Rameau"

  • Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church (map)
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Mischa returns to Bach Collegium San Diego to perform a set of secular cantatas—Handel’s well-know Apollo e Dafne, and the lesser-know Héraclite et Démocrite by Italian-French composer and cellist Jean-Baptiste Stuck. Instrumental works by Jean-Philippe Rameau round out the program.

Clara Rottsolk, Dafne/Héraclite
Mischa Bouvier, Apollo/Démocrite

Bach Collegium San Diego
Michael Sponseller, conductor

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"Dialogues - Handel, Stuck & Rameau"
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

"Dialogues - Handel, Stuck & Rameau"

Mischa returns to Bach Collegium San Diego to perform a set of secular cantatas—Handel’s well-know Apollo e Dafne, and the lesser-know Héraclite et Démocrite by Italian-French composer and cellist Jean-Baptiste Stuck. Instrumental works by Jean-Philippe Rameau round out the program.

Clara Rottsolk, Dafne/Héraclite
Mischa Bouvier, Apollo/Démocrite

Bach Collegium San Diego
Ruben Valenzuela, conductor

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"Words and Music"
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

"Words and Music"

Mischa premieres Richard Wilson’s “Words and Music: An Argument” (for two voices, two clarinets and piano), and Jeremy Gill’s 3 Songs About Words (in a new arrangement for baritone, piano and clarinet). Also on the program are works by Michael Brown, Jake Heggie and Paul Moravec.

Sarah Wolfson, soprano
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Yoonah Kim, clarinet
David Shifrin, clarinet
Renate Rohlfing, piano

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