Overture Magazine - 2015-2016 Season March-April 2016 - Page 15

J osef M o li na { { program notes Brahms’ German Requiem Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Friday, March 4, 2016— 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016— 3 p.m. Music Center At Strathmore Saturday, March 5, 2016— 8 p.m. Presenting Sponsor: Markus Stenz, Conductor Lisette Oropesa, Soprano Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone University of Maryland Concert Choir Edward Maclary, Director Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 Ouverture Air Gavotte I – Gavotte II Bourrée Gigue INTERMISSION Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, opus 45, “Ein deutsches Requiem” “Selig sind die da Leid tragen” “Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras” “Herr, lehre doch mich” “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” “Denn wir haben hie” “Selig sind die Toten” LISETTE OROPESA ERIC OWENS UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CONCERT CHOIR Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall The concert will end at approximately 9:55 p.m. on Friday, and 4:55 p.m. on Sunday. Music Center At Strathmore The concert will end at approximately 10 p.m. Supporting Sponsor: Markus Stenz Markus Stenz is Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared at many of the world’s major opera houses and festivals. His previous positions have included Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony. Until the summer of 2014 he was General Music Director of the City of Cologne and Gürzenich-Kapellmeister and Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé. Recent guest engagements include concerts with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, London Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 BBC Proms. He continues a regular relationship with the Hallé. His extensive discography was recently enlarged by the addition of the Dutch première of K. A. Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus (Challenge Classics), the complete Mahler Symphonies (Oehms Classics) and Schönberg’s Gurrelieder. Markus Stenz last appeared with the BSO in October 2015, conducting an all-Mozart program. Lisette Oropesa Lisette Oropesa is a first generation Cuban American operatic soprano who makes regular appearances on concert and opera stages throughout Europe and North America. Ms. Oropesa has appeared in more than 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and has sung many major roles there, including Susanna and March– April 2016 | O v ertur e 13