2022-2023 Season

63nd Season, 2022-2023 as of 2/15/2023
Jeffrey A. Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director
Dr. Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director

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Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Concert 1 – Orchestra
Brandon Halberg, guest conductor

SBM Auditorium, Manchester Community College
Program notes
Dana Kaufman: Greyed Rainbow
Telemann: Viola Concerto with student soloist, Will Sotiriou
A. Dvorak: Symphony No. 7

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Concert 2 – Chorale
“Music She Wrote”: A Musical Journey: Women Composers Through Time

St. Bartholomew’s Church, 736 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
Hildegard von Bingen: “O Virtus Sapientiae”
Maddalena Casulana Madrigal: “Morir non puó il mio cuore”
Caterina Assandra: “Ave Verum Corpus”
Isabella Leonarda: “Ave Regina Caelorum”
Maria Xaveria Perucona: “CessateTympana”
Marianna von Martines: “Dixit Dominus – Psalm 110” (first movement)
Fanny Mendelssohn: “Im Herbste, Op. 3, no. 3”
Clara Schumann: “Abendfeier in Venedig” from Three Mixed Choruses
Amy Beach: “Peace I Leave With You”
Florence Beatrice Price: “Praise the Lord”
Margaret Bonds: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
Gwyneth Walker: “Crossing the Bar”
Eva Ugalde Alvarez Begi Urdin, Arr. Poelinitz: “City Called Heaven”
“Yemaya,” Afro-Cuban chant, arr. by Diana V. Sáez
Elaine Hagenberg: “O Love”
Samih Choukeir: “Lao Rahal Soti” arr. Shireen Abu Khader
Rosephanye Powell: “Non Nobis, Domine”
Abbie Betinis: “Love is Love is Love is Love” (audience participation)

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Concert 3 – Orchestra
Black Excellence
Jeff Spenner, guest conductor

Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm
Nkeiru Okoye: “Voices Shouting Out”
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Concertante in G Major
Carlos Simon: “The Block”
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Chorale/Orchestra – Concert 4
Masterworks of Underrepresented Composers

Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
Robert Nathaniel Dett: “The Chariot Jubilee”
Marianna von Martines: “Dixit Dominus” from concert #2
José Mauricio Nuñez García: “Requiem”

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Concert 5 – Chorale/Orchestra
Pops Concert – Jazz Favorites
Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director
Jeff Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director

Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
Nidaros Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott
Embraceable You by Ira and George Gershwin, arr. Tenna Chinn.
Jazz Trio by Cole Porter. Medley arr. By Jay Althouse
And All That Jazz, arr. By Kirby Shaw
A Gershwin Portrait, arr. by MacHuff
I Will by Lennon/McCartney
Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, arr. by Paris Rutherford
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington
Take The “A” Train by Billy Strayhorn, arr. by Kirby Shaw
Ellington Medley
“Tico Tico” by Marty Gold
An American in Paris by George Gershwin