Sunday, May 14, 2000

Cincinnati May Festival.




        • Friday: — James Conlon, conducting; May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director; May Festival Youth Chorus, James Bagwell, director; Jane Adler, soprano; Kristine Jepson, mezzo-soprano; John Aler, tenor; John Cheek, bass. Handel, Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem); J.S. Bach, “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” from Cantata No. 147; Schubert, Two Choruses from Rosamunde, D. 797; Beethoven, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 122; Mozart, Mass in C Minor, K. 427, “The Great.” 8 p.m., Music Hall.

        Preconcert recital: John Aler, tenor; Thomas Muraco, pianist, 7:30 p.m.

        • Saturday — James Conlon, conducting; May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director; Concert Chorus of the City of Dusseldorf, Raimund Wippermann, chorus master; Cincinnati Boychoir, Randall N. Wolfe, director; Bridgett Hooks, soprano; Sharon Sweet, soprano; Catherine Keen, mezzo-soprano; Makiko Narumi, mezzo-soprano; Jon Fredric West, tenor; William McGraw, baritone; John Cheek, bass. Mahler, Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major, “Symphony of a Thousand.” 8 p.m., Music Hall.

        Preconcert recital: Kristine Jepson, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Muraco, pianist, 7:30 p.m.

        • Next Sunday — Robert Porco and James Bagwell, conducting; May Festival Chamber Choir, Robert Porco, director; May Festival Youth Chorus, James Bagwell, director; Jane Adler, soprano; Steven Rickards, countertenor; John Aler, tenor; John Cheek, bass; members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Scarlatti, Exultate Deo; Monteverdi Ecco mormorar l'onde (Hear the murmuring waters); Palestrina, Sicut Cervus; J.S. Bach, Motet No. 3, “Jesu, My Joy,” BWV 227; Cantata No. 106, “God's Time is the Very Best Time”; Carissimi, Jephte. 7 p.m., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington.

        • May 23 — Concert Chorus of the City of Dusseldorf, Raimund Wippermann, chorus master; Greater Cincinnati Children's Choir, Robyn Lana, artistic director; Franck, Da Pacem Domine; Dalglish, “Sail Away”; Lutkin, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”; Mendelssohn, Two Psalms, Op. 78; Agneta Skold, “Kyrie”; Lars Edlund, “Gloria”; Knut Nysted, “Sanctus” from Missa Brevis, Op. 102; Haydn, Five Four-Part Songs: “Eloquence,” “Everything Has Its Time,” “The Harmony of Marriage,” “The Moment” and “The Old Man”; Gunnar Hahn, Rondo Lapponico; Brahms, Selections from Gypsy Songs, Op. 103; Mendelssohn, “O Taeler weit, O Hoehen”; Alven, “Zum Tanze da geht ein Maedel.” 7:30 p.m., St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, downtown.

        • May 26 — James Conlon, conducting; May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director; Cincinnati Boychoir, Randall N. Wolfe, director; Sumi Jo, soprano; David Kaasch, tenor; Richard Paul Fink, baritone. Daniel Brewbaker, Cincinnatus Psalm (world premiere May Festival commission); Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Carl Orff, Carmina Burana. 8 p.m., Music Hall.

        Preconcert recital: Donald Kaasch, tenor; Thomas Muraco, pianist, 7:30 p.m.

        • May 27 — James Conlon, conducting; May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director; Concert Chorus of the City of Dusseldorf, Raimund Wippermann, chorus master; Cincinnati Boychoir, Randall N. Wolfe, director; Sharon Sweet, soprano (Tove); Florence Quivar, soprano (Waldtaube); Jon Fredric West, tenor (Waldemar); Donald Kaasch, tenor (Klaus-Narr); William McGraw, baritone (Bauer); Thomas Stewart, speaker. Schoenberg, Gurre-Lieder. 8 p.m., Music Hall.

        Preconcert recital: Richard Paul Fink, baritone; Thomas Muraco, pianist, 7:30 p.m.

Conlon celebrates success on a grand scale
- Cincinnati May Festival.



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