Note: ALL December events, including the Concert, are held at the Yoo-Dade residence (NOT the First Baptist Church o Columbia). Address of the concert and event venue is provided with an advance ticket purchase.
December 15, 2022 (Thu) 6pm, The Dade-Yoo's Scott Yoo's Notable Encounter: Jet Whistle, Beethoven & Wine Fundraiser: $100 / $75 tax-deductible * Only 60 tickets will be sold. Sorry, there is no livestream for this event.
December 16, 2022 (Fri) 6pm, The Dade-Yoo's Scott Yoo's Notable Encounter: Dumky Trio & Dinner Fundraiser: $125 / $90 tax-deductible ~ Please scroll down using your right button to reach Friday ticket option ~ * Only 60 tickets will be sold. Sorry, there is no livestream for this event.
December 17, 2022 (Sat) 7pm, The Dade-Yoo's* Dumky Holiday Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D. *Advance ticket purchase is required: Limited to 60 seats per event. Address is provided to the ticket holders. Sorry, there is no livestream for this event.
Celebrate the holidays with flutist Alice Dade, violinist Scott Yoo, cellist Bion Tsang and pianists Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta, in Villa-Lobos’ Jet Whistle, Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and Dvorák’s “Dumky” Trio. This program follows two fundraising evenings of Scott Yoo’s popular Notable Encounter [click here for details]. “Dumky Holiday” evenings make a great gift of music!
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring" (1801) [22'] I. Allegro II. Adagio molto espressivo III. Scherzo: Allegro molto IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo Scott Yoo, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 "Dumky" (1891) [33'] I. Lento maestoso — Allegro quasi doppio movimento II. Poco adagio — Vivace non troppo — Vivace III. Andante — Vivace non troppo — Allegretto IV. Andante moderato — Allegretto scherzando — Quasi tempo di marcia V. Allegro VI. Lento maestoso
Scott Yoo, violin Bion Tsang, violoncello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Talented young Missourians compete at this annual concerto competition. Winners will perform as soloists with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble in February’s concert. Free Admission.
Program will be announced after January 5, 2023.
February 17, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC *Snow date: February 19 Baroque Concerto with Pre-concert Performance sponsored by the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D.
In collaboration with the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association (MMAMTA), Odyssey features amazing soloists for the 6th year. R. Paul Crabb also leads Bach Collegium Choir for a J. S. Bach Cantata performance. Snow Date:Concert – February 19, 2023 (Sun) 3pm
Complete program to be announced after January 15, 2023.
Pre-Concert TBA. Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, K. 498 (1786) [21'] I. Andante II. Menuetto III. Rondeaux: Allegretto Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Leslie Perna, viola Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Cantata for Christmas, BWV 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" (1742) [18'] I. Coro: Gloria in excelsis Deo II. Duetto: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui sancto III. Coro: Sicut erat in principio
Bach Collegium Choir R. Paul Crabb, conductor Odyssey Chamber Ensemble
March 23-27, 2023THE 10THPLOWMAN CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION & FESTIVAL Co-presented by the First Baptist Church of Columbia, the Missouri Symphony, and the University of Missouri
We are elated to bring back this special national event after a 4-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Which ensemble(s) will win the $5000 Grand Prize, and the coveted Audience Prize? Enjoy the suspense, the recitals and greeting the next generation of young musicians from across the country. For complete festival schedule that includes master classes, please visit plowmancompetition.org/festival.html .
SCHEDULE AT GLANCE: 3.23.2023, 7pm Thursday, *MUWhitmore Recital Hall LUCILLE CHUNG, PIANO RECITAL
3.24.2023, 7pm Friday, FBC AMIT PELED, CELLO RECITAL with Peter Miyamoto, piano
May 5, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Cinco de Mayo with Pre-concert Performance Admission: $20 / $10 Students with I.D. (with reception)
Enjoy chamber music by Mexican composers. Amy Appold and Ayako Tsuruta perform Silvestre Revueltas’ three violin pieces, Alice Dade and Daniel Velasco in Daniel Catan’s Encantimento for two flutes, and of course there will be some songs (and food) too. Join the festivities.
Program to be announced January 2023.
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director Introduction by Judy Elliott
Daniel Catán (1949-2011) Encantamiento [8'] Alice Dade and Daniel Velasco, flutes
May 20, 2023 (Sat) 3pm, FBC Kids@Heart FREE ADMISSION
Odyssey’s family friendly, children’s concert is also for the adults who are just kids at heart. Join us for the instrumental petting zoo at 2pm, then stay for 3pm concert featuring our community teachers, their students, and ensemble students from the Columbia Music School. Free Admission. Program to be announced in May 2023.
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director
SUPPORT ODYSSEY CHECKS payable to "Odyssey" or "Plowman" and Mail to Odyssey Chamber Music Series, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia MO 65201 OR, CLICK on one of the "DONATE" buttons.
September 23, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Fall Europa with Pre-concert Performance Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D.
Enjoy a nostalgic walk through old Europe, with Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson with tenor Steven Tharp, Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 with Julie Rosenfeld, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio with Leslie Perna and Wesley Warnhoff, with pianists Bomi Kim, Peter Miyamoto, Ayako Tsurua and more.
Program: Pre-Concert: Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 (1837) I. Des Abends (In the Evening) [5'] II. Aufschwung (Soaring) [3'] Ryan Kee, piano
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director ***Due to an unforeseen circumstances, Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio has been postponed to February 17, 2023.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Dan Willett Chorale, “Zion hort die Wächter singen” (Zion hears the watchmen sing) from Cantata BWV 140 (1731) [4']
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 (The Shepherd on the Rock, 1828) [12']
Dan Willett, oboe Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851) [18']
Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Julie Rosenfeld, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61 (1892-4) [21']
"Une sainte en son auréole"
"Puisque l'aube grandit"
"La lune blanche luit dans les bois"
"J'allais par des chemins perfides"
"J'ai presque peur, en vérité"
"Avant que tu ne t'en ailles"
"Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été"
"L'hiver a cessé"
Steven Tharp, tenor Bomi Kim, piano
Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) Sonate en ut# (Sonata in C-sharp, 1943) [15'] I. Très modéré, expressif II. Andante III. Fileuse IV. Nocturne et Final Leo Saguiguit, saxophone Rachel AuBuchon, piano
October 6, 2022 (Thu) 7pm, Second Missionary Baptist Church "Blessed Assurance" The Evolution of the African American Spiritual FREE Admission
Songs of Hope
Opening Poem: Credo W. E. B. DuBois
Steal Away Trad. Spiritual
Deep River H. T. Burleigh
Over My Head / Little David Play on your Harp Trad. Spiritual
Narration: On hope… Maya C. Gibson
Songs of Restoration
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Margaret Bonds
If I Can Help Somebody
Narration: On restoration… Maya C. Gibson
Give Me Jesus Moses Hogan
Songs of Joy
Narration: On Joy… Maya C. Gibson
My Good Lord’s Done Been Here arr. M. Hogan
Ride on King Jesus H. Johnson
Walk With Me arr. B. Boyd
Walk Together Children M. Hogan
Songs of Joy (continued)
Narration: On the road ahead… Maya C. Gibson
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho arr. M. Bonds
Scandalize My Name H. Johnson
Jolie A. Rocke, soprano Marques Jerrell Ruff, bass baritone Brandon A. Boyd, piano Maya C. Gibson, narration
* Special thanks to Rev. Clyde Ruffin and the Second Missionary Baptist Church for accommodating and supporting Odyssey and this special program.
October 7, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC The Evolution of the African American Spiritual: Finale Admission: $20 / $10 Students with I.D. (includes reception)
Capture the culmination of this special narrative, musical presentation beginning with field/work songs all the way to arranged spirituals. Co-curated by Dr. Maya C. Gibson, hear international artists, baritone Marques Jerrell Ruff, international Opera, Jazz & Gospel artist Jolie Rocke, and pianist Dr. Brandon A. Boyd.
Way Over in Beulah Land: The Evolution of the Negro Spiritual
Greetings, by Ayako Tsuruta, Odyssey Director
❖ Ndikokele Bawo* - arr. Lhente Pitout ❖ Steal Away - Trad. Spiritual ❖ Here’s One - arr. Boyd/Ruff ❖ Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? - arr. Edward Boatner
➢ NARRATION: In the Beginning
❖ Deep River - arr. H. T. Burleigh ❖ Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho - arr. Margaret Bonds
❖ Freedom Song Sing ■ Oh, Freedom ■ We Shall Overcome ■ Hold On! ■ Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
➢ NARRATION: The Great Migration
❖ Lord, How Come Me Here/Oh Glory! - Trad. Spiritual ❖ Walk Together Children - arr. Moses Hogan
~ INTERMISSION ~
❖ A Spiritual Medley - arr. Boyd ❖ Scandalize My Name - arr. H. Johnson ❖ Ride on King Jesus - arr. H. T. Burleigh ❖ Oh, What a Beautiful City - arr. Jacqueline Hairston
➢ NARRATION: Neo Spiritual
❖ Don’t Feel No Ways Tired - arr. Jacqueline Hairston ❖ City Called Heaven* - arr. J. Poelinitz
➢ NARRATION: Then there was Gospel
❖ Good News - by V. Michael McKay ❖ Thank You - by Walter Hawkins ❖ Let the Church Say Amen - by Andre Crouch *featuring the Sankofa Chorale; Brandon A. Boyd, conductor, Ronnie C. Wilson, asst. conductor
Program Notes (a section): - And here we are, back at the beginning of our journey armed with new knowledge and experiences. Like the analogy of the Ghanaian Sankofa—to go back and get it—we have gone back to retrieve the past so that we might move forward together. United. Culturally informed. Stronger than before. Way Over in Beulah Land represents a culmination of this journey. A summation of our experiences. A return to the circle of the history of spirituals. Tonight, we are once more looking back in remembrance of the shout and the cry for freedom. If you’re astute, you may have noticed that we’ve changed our tune a bit—we’re claiming this repertoire as Negro spirituals rather than using African American, as we did previously. You may wonder why. What’s in a name? you might ask. Well, to us, Negro is the chosen modifier our parents, grandparents, and great-grand parents used to reference this music, and it is in honor of them that we reappropriate the term for this evening. Should you prefer to think of these songs as African American spirituals, then we encourage you to keep calling them that, as long as you keep listening and educating yourselves about our shared history. We welcome you to this fourth and final concert of Negro Spirituals: Way Over in Beulah Land. May you be enlightened and refreshed, uplifted and recommitted to learning about what makes this music an integral part of the American story. We have so enjoyed walking this journey with all of you.
Conversely, if this is your first time encountering the series, we welcome you heartily and hope that you enjoy this unique artistic expression of our lives, our culture, and the sharing of our gifts with the citizens of Columbia, MO. WELCOME!
This performance was supported in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Missouri and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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