Season 18 Programs ~ Programs and artists are subject to change without notice ~
December 3, 2021 (Fri) 7 pm First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri "Grand Holiday" with Pre-concert Performance Enjoy the chamber masterpieces by Beethoven and Walker. “Archduke” is the timeless classics, whereas Walker’s Sonata exudes ultimate beauty and grandness made only possible with the combination of the two pianos.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 (1797-8) [4:00] I. Presto Richard Danielpour (b. 1956) "Mardi Gras" from Enchanted Gardens - Preludes Book I (1992) [4:00] Ryan Kee, piano
George Theophilus Walker (1922-2018) Sonata for Two Pianos (1956) [12:30] I. Adagio non troppo II. Presto III. Adagio IV. Allegretto tranquillo Ayako Tsuruta and Peter Miyamoto, pianos
Have yourself a merry Christmas [3:30] The Christmas Song [3:20] You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch - arr. Jack Kankiewicz Anthony Blatter, baritone Anthony Hernandez, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke” (1810-11) [41:00] Allegro moderato Scherzo. Allegro Andante cantabile ma però con moto - Allegro moderato Julie Rosenfeld, violin Emma Hoeft, cello Peter Miyamoto, piano
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January 8, 2022 (Sat) 3 pm First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri (Snow date: January 15, 3pm) "The MMAMTA/Odyssey Pre-Collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition"
In collaboration with MMAMTA (Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association), Odyssey leads the 5th annual pre-collegiate aria / concerto competition to provide an invaluable experience to the ambitious young musicians. Rather than requiring an entire concerto, we ask any one movement of the concerto memorized, so that the experience of both the preparation and achieving the highest quality is less stressful for these pre-collegiate students’ busy academic lives. The winner(s) of the Baroque/Classical category are given an opportunity of a lifetime: a performance with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble in February.
February 4, 2022 (Fri) 7 pm First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri (Snow date TBA) "The Evolution of the African American Spiritual"
In Season 15, we presented this special event free of charge; we overfilled the capacity of the Second Missionary Baptist Church; many folding chairs had to be accommodated.
Odyssey offered the second installment of “The Evolution of the African American Spiritual: Freedom Bound” at the First Baptist Church in Columbia that accommodated over 400 people. We hosted a reception catered by Mrs. G’s A Touch of Soul, an African-American female owned restaurant.
Due to the pandemic, the third and the final installment of “The Evolution” was postponed from Fall 2020 to 2022. At the request of Marques Jerrell Ruff, Odyssey is presenting the past “Evolution” performances back during the Black History Month in February 2022.
Bass-baritone Marques Jerrell Ruff visited Columbia for the first time as one of the vocalists of the renowned Chanticleer in Odyssey Season 13. Having fallen in love with Columbia, he decided to pursue choral conducting degree with Dr. R. Paul Crabb at the University of Missouri. Odyssey celebrates Marques’ immense talent and the rich history of the Spiritual. In his words, he “(would) like to tie in an educational component, so that it is concert curated by some of the leading scholars here in Columbia, e.g., Dr. Maya C. Gibson, and Dr. Brandon A. Boyd. I along with some of my good friends, would present and produce the musical segment beginning with field/work songs all the way to the arranged spirituals of H.T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, and Moses Hogan to name a few. Additionally, I would like to plan some sort of “talk back” or discussion that could occur in conjunction with the concert. I feel there is a vacuum for music of this tradition here in Columbia, and people are interested to learn more, and passionate about it.”
February 18, 2022 (Fri) 7pm (Snow date February 20) First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri "Baroque Concerto" with Pre-concert Performance “Baroque Concerto” features the three 2021 Pre-collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition Winners with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble led by a conductor, or with an orchestral accompaniment. The highlight of the concert is the annual Bach Cantata with Bach Collegium Choir directed by R. Paul Crabb, performed with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble.
Concerto 1 To be announced.
Concerto 2 To be announced.
Concerto 3 To be announced.
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809): Concerto for organ and strings in B-flat Major, with Colleen Ostercamp, organ with Odyssey Chamber Ensemble. I. Allegro moderato / II. Adagio / III. Finale. Allegro
Chevalier Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799): TBA
J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Cantata BWV 61 [18:00] with the Bach Collegium Choir and Odyssey Chamber Ensemble, with R. Paul Crabb. Conductor. Nun komm (Chor) / Der Heiland (Rezitativ) / Komm, Jesu (Arie) / Siehe, ich stehe (Rezitativ) / Öffne dich (Arie) / Amen (Choral)
March 18, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC M-Odyssey with Pre-concert Performance
April 29, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Spring Festival with Pre-concert Performance Spring programs calls for some exuberant emotions! Join the fun, and relish in ecstatic melodies and rhythmic delights in works by Amy Beach, Emi Lou Diemer, Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms, and more.
Amy Beach (1867-1944): Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23 [7:00] with Erik Hassell, violin; Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Oboe Sonata (1962) [14:00] with Alison Robuck, Ayako Tsuruta
Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927): Fiesta for two pianos [5:00], with Ayako Tsuruta and Peter Miyamoto, pianos
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Selections from Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op. 52 (1869) and Neue Libeslieder Waltzer, Op. 65 (1869-1874) for SATB and piano four hands [ca. 30:00], with vocalists Caroline Helton, Christine Seitz, Kyle Stegall and their friend, and Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta, piano. Op. 52 # 1,2 / Op. 65 # 2 / Op. 52 # 4 / Op. 65 # 4,5,6,7 / Op. 52 # 6,8,9,11,12,13,14,17,18 / Op. 65 # 17,18
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May 28, 2022 (Sat) 3pm, FBC Kids@Heart: Carnival of the Animals
October 15, 2021 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Fall Reunion* with Pre-concert Performance Truly "Fall Reunion" of friends and musicians since the pandemic began a year and a half ago, Odyssey's Season Premiere is a tribute to our community. Featured are musicians based in Columbia, who contribute greatly to the quality of our living here in mid-Missouri. *Previously scheduled as the Colorado String Quartet reunion concert. We hope to reschedule CSQ post-pandemic.
Pre-concert Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, D. 899 [7'00] Kristen Yu, piano
Greetings by Odyssey Director, Ayako Tsuruta
Franz Doppler (1821-1883) Andante et rondo, Op. 25 for two flutes and piano (1874) [10'00] Alice K. Dade and Valentina Arango Sanchez, flutes Peter Miyamoto, piano
Valerie Coleman (b. 1970) Danza de la Mariposa (Dance of the Butterfly, 2008) [6'00] Alice Dade, flute
Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Three Romances, Op. 22 (1853) [10'00] Andante molto Allegretto: Mit zartem Vortrage Leidenschaftlich schnell Holly Piccoli, violin Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Three Songs, Op. 45 (1972) [7'00] Now I have fed and eaten up the rose A green lowland of pianos O boundless, boundless evening Steven Jepson, baritone Bomi Kim, piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 for clarinet and piano (1894) [25'00] Allegro appassionato Andante un poco adagio Allegretto grazioso Vivace Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Peter Miyamoto, piano
November 5, 2021 (Fri) 7pm First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri "A Musical Cornucopia" with Pre-concert Performance
Pre-Concert Anton Arensky (1862-1901) Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32 (1894) I. Allegro moderato [7:30]
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 (1944) II. Allegro con brio [3:00] BNB Trio Brandon Kim, violin / Nicole Parker, violoncello / Benjamin Xu, piano
Greetings by the Odyssey Director, Ayako Tsuruta
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Grand Duo in A Major, Op. posth. 162 / D.574 (1817) for violin and piano [20:00] Allegro moderato Scherzo: presto Andantino Allegro vivace Amy Appold, violin Natalia Bolshakova, piano
Enjoy Diana Moxon's interview, "Speaking of the Arts" at KOPN 89.5 FM previewing Odyssey's 'Brahms Piano Trios' with violinist and maestro Scott Yoo and pianist Ayako Tsuruta:
November 21, 2021 (Sun) 2pm First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in Columbia, Missouri "Brahms Piano Trios" Odyssey director, pianist Ayako Tsuruta is joined by Scott Yoo and Bion Tsang in a colossal program featuring all three piano trios by Johannes Brahms. Scott Yoo is an international conductor and violinist who currently hosts “Now Hear This” on PBS, and Bion Tsang is a laureate of the 9th Tchaikovsky International Competition and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at Austin.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 (1880-1882) [30:00] Allegro moderato Andante con moto Scherzo: Presto Finale: Allegro giocoso
J. Brahms Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101 (1886) [23:00] Allegro energico Presto non assai Andante grazioso Allegro molto
J. Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854, rev. 1889) [35:00] Allegro con brio — Tranquillo — In tempo ma sempre sostenuto Scherzo: Allegro molto - Meno allegro - Tempo primo Adagio Finale: Allegro