December 1, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Candlelight Holiday with Pre-Concert Performance Admission: $25 / $5 Students with I.D.
After “Living Windows Festival” in downtown Columbia, drop by Odyssey at 7pm Frist Baptist Church, to bask in the sanctuary’s transformation, as it is engulfed in the warmth of candle lights and music. Program includes Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta performing Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for two pianos, and so much more!
Pre-Concert: Frederic Chopin (1810-1894): Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 (1842) [10'] Ryan Kee, piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Suite No. 2, Op. 17 (1901) [23'] I. Introduction II. Valse III. Romance IV. Tarantelle Peter Miyamoto, piano I Ayako Tsuruta, piano II intermission
Ulysses Kay (1917-1995): Suite in B for oboe and piano (1943) [10'] I. Prelude II. Recitative and Air III. Dance Alison Robuck, oboe Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Selections from The Nutcracker (1891-2) [4'] March Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Six Little Pieces for Piano Four-Hands (1926) [2'] IV. Natale, Natale! (Christmas! Christmas!) Yoshinao Nakada (1923-2000): “The Four Seasons of Japan (1977) [6'] VI. "Winter has come now, snow began to fall, and it froze over. Before long will be the sunshine of spring." Curtis Pavey and Helena Hyesoo Kim, piano
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903): [12'] "Nun Wandre, Maria" - concerning Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem (1890) "Führ mich, Kind, nach Bethlehem" "Schlafendes Jesuskind" - A tender portrait of the sleeping Christ child (1888) "Zum neuen Jahr" - To New Year's (1888) Steven Tharp, tenor Rachel AuBuchon, piano
February 2, 2024 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Trio Menil TheGrand Prize Winner of the 2023 Plowman Chamber Music Competition Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D. Sorry, no livestream. Odyssey welcomes the Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Plowman Chamber Music Competition to perform an entire program by themselves. Comprised of pianist Jonathan Mak, violinist Jeongwon Claire An, and cellist David Dietz, the trio is named after the Menil Collection, a museum and neighborhood of art in the heart of Houston, and shares the same mission to attract, educate, and inspire diverse audiences through art. More information: triomenil.com
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1 (1795) Allegro Adagio Scherzo. Allegro Finale. Presto
Charles Ives (1874-1954): Piano Trio (1904 / 1911) Moderato TSIAJ. Presto Moderato con moto
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (1845) Allegro energico e con fuoco Andante espressivo Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto Finale: Allegro appassionato
Trio Menil Jonathan Mak, Piano Jeongwon Claire An, Violin David Dietz, Cello
February 9, 2024 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Snow date - February 11 (Sun), 3pm M-Odyssey Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D.
A program expertly compiled by Odyssey Performance Fellows, you can expect unexpected musical treats at M-Odyssey concerts. Program will be announced in January 2024. Pre-Concert: To be announced.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 (1849) [9’] Dean Wibe, violoncello Tenson Liang, piano
David Lang (b. 1957) Stuttered Chant (2011) [4’] Dean Wibe, violoncello Olivia Sletteland, percussion
Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) Sonata for Cello and Piano (2004) [22’] I. Barcarole con variazioni II. Serenata III. Quasi l’utlimo tango IV. Il modo grave e Lirico – Epilogo Rachel AuBuchon, piano Dean Wibe, violoncello
Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) Boris Kerner (2012) [8’] Olivia Sletteland, percussion Dean Wibe, violoncello
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Piano Quintet in E flat Major Op. 44 (1842) [30’] I. Allegro brillante II. In modo d'una marcia, Un poco largamente III. Scherzo, Molto vivace IV. Allegro ma non troppo Alexandre Negrão, violin I Wendy Kleintank, violin II Elaina Maurer, viola Jennifer Lochhead, violoncello Tenson Liang, piano
Evelyn Simpson Curenton has been commissioned to write works for the American Guild of Organists, George Shirley, and Duke Ellington; she also arranged music for the Carnegie Hall Concert of Spirituals for Kalthleen Battle, Jessye Norman, and the Porgy and Bess Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. This event is made possible by Dr. Brandon A. Boyd.
The 2024 Pre-Collegiate Aria / Concerto Competition
Program to be announced on March 9, 2024
April 5, 2024 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Baroque Concerto with Pre-concert Performance sponsored by the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust Admission: $25 / $5 Students with I.D.
In collaboration with the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association (MMAMTA), Odyssey features amazing soloists for the 7th year. Prometheus makes Odyssey debut, led by director R. Paul Crabb in a J. S. Bach Cantata performance.
Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata Christen, ätzet diesen Tag BWV 63 (1723) [ca. 27'00] I. Chorus: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag II. Recitative: Oh, selger Tag! o ungemeines Heute III. Aria: Gott, du hast es wohl gefüget IV. Recitative: So kehret sich nun heut V. Aria: Ruft und fleht den Himmel an VI. Recitative: Verdoppelt euch demnach VII. Chorus: Höchster, schau in Gnaden an
Prometheus R. Paul Crabb, conductor Odyssey Chamber Ensemble
Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Trumpet I: Iskander Akhmadullin Trumpet II: Trumpet III: Trumpet IV: Oboe I: Dan Willett Oboe II: Oboe III: Violin I: Amy Appold, Erik Hassell, Anya Akhmadullina Violin II: Siri Geenen, Alexandre Negrão, Wendy Kleintank Viola: Leslie Perna, Grant Bradshaw Violoncello: Carol Elliott, Dean Wibe Double Bass: Sam Caldwell Timpani: Organ: Rachel AuBuchon
Odyssey Chamber Music Series is grateful for the continued support from the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust.
This performance has also been 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.
Apr 19 [Fri] 6pm, Dade-Yoo's Residence Scott Yoo's "Notable Encounter" In support of Odyssey Chamber Music Series. Sorry, no livestream. $125 for Friday only - LIMITED SEATING / $135 for both Friday & Saturday evenings. [$100 tax-deductible] April 19 & 20 tickets will be sold in January 2024.
Discover Brahms like you have never before, through Scott Yoo's highly insightful "Notable Encounter" with Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor with Scott Yoo, violin; Maurycy Banaszek, viola; Sophie Shao, cello; and Peter Miyamoto, piano. Odyssey Fundraiser, $125 includes hors d'oeuvres and wine; pay $10 more for Saturday's all-quartet concert the next evening. Be sure to secure your seat early, as this event sells out every year.
Apr 20 [Sat] 7pm, First Baptist Church of Columbia Quartets with Scott Yoo and Friends $25 General Admission / $5 Students April 19 & 20 tickets will be sold in January 2024. *We regret there is no livestream for this event.
In a program of Mozart Flute Quartet, Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, and Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Scott Yoo and Alice Dade gathers some of their friends to deliver this delightful concert. Performers include Alice Dade, flute; Scott Yoo, violin; Maurycy Banaszek, viola; Sophie Shao, cello; Ayako Tsuruta, piano (Faure) and Peter Miyamoto, piano (Brahms).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 (1777) I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Rondeau: Allegro Alice Dade, flute Scott Yoo, violin Maurycy Banaszek, viola Sophie Shao, violoncello
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 (1887) I. Allegro molto moderato II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo III. Adagio IV. Allegro molto Scott Yoo, violin Maurycy Banaszek, viola Sophie Shao, violoncello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 (1875) I. Allegro non troppo II. Scherzo: Allegro III. Andante IV. Finale. Allegro comodo Scott Yoo, violin Maurycy Banaszek, viola Sophie Shao, violoncello Peter Miyamoto, piano
May 3, 2024 (Fri) 7pm, First Baptist Church of Columbia Odyssey's 20th Celebration with Pre-concert Performance Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D. (with reception)
For the 20th Anniversary Season, Odyssey has invited a couple of past ensembles and performers to join the festive program, including baritone Darrell J. Jordan in Jake Heggie’s “Here and Gone,” and DRAX with percussionist Megan Arns and saxophonist Leo Saguiguit. Join us for a festive reception!
Pre-concert: TBA [ca. 6'] Hazel Keithahn, violin
TBA Columbia Handbell Ensemble (CHE) [ca. 10'] Edward S. Rollins, director
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse for two pianos (1920) [12'] Ayako Tsuruta, piano I Peter Miyamoto, piano II
TBA [ca. 20'] DRAX Leo Saguiguit, saxophone Megan Arns, percussion
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959): Three Madrigls, H. 313 (1947) [16']
Poco allegro - Poco vivo
Poco andante - Andante moderato
Allegro - Moderato
Eva Szekely, violin Leslie Perna, viola Jake Heggie (b. 1961): “Here and Gone” (2005) [20'] Text by A.E. Housman and Vachel Lindsay
The Farms of Home
In Praise of Songs That Die
The Factory Window Song
In the Morning
Because I Liked You Better
The Half-Moon Westers Low
Steven Tharp, tenor Darrell Jordan, baritone Ayako Tsuruta, piano
May 18, 2024 (Sat) 3pm, FBC Kids@Heart: Carnival of the Animals & Friends with 2pm Instrumental Petting Free Admission / Donations are accepted
Odyssey’s family friendly, children’s concert is also for the adults who are kids at heart. Join us for the Instrumental Petting Zoo at 2pm, then stay for 3pm concert featuring our community teachers, their students, and the Columbia Music School ensembles. Free Admission.
Program will be announced in May 2024
June 7, 2024 (Fri) 7pm, FBC The Schumann Play Admission: $25 / $5 Students with I.D.
The complex relationship established between Robert and Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms is beyond anyone’s imagination. Last year, playwright Alice Wiley Pickett staged this fascinating story of love, music, and respect, for performances by the Springfield and Topeka Symphonies. For Odyssey, she has crafted a chamber version, featuring the original cast, now with Odyssey chamber musicians, including pianist Peter Miyamoto.
Program: to be confirned in Spring 2024.
"The Schumann Play" Written and directed by Alice Wiley Pickett Shawn Teague - Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Jessica Bower - Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Bailey Diehl - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Max Duffy - Marie Schumann (1841-1929)
Peter Miyamoto - Piano TBA - Soprano TBA - Violin TBA - Cello with Ayako Tsuruta, orchestral accompaniment
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 - Mvt I (1851) Johannes Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 - Mvt I (1853) R. Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Op. 61 - Mvt IV (1841) R. Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 - Mvt I (1840) Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7 - Mvt I (1835) R. Schumann: Carnival, Op. 9, "Eusebius" and "Florestan" (1835) R. Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 - Mvt III (1844)
J. Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 - Mvt I (1854) J. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 - Mvt I (1858) R. Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 - Mvt. VIII (1840) R. Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish" (1851) J. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 - Mvt IV (1883)
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August 18, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Summer Music Admission: $20 / $5 Students
Enjoy a musical journey of chamber music, composed by Egyptian Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Blues by Ted Lucas, Afro-American Suite by Undine Smith Moore, an ethereal beauty by Czech composer Filip Holacky, virtuosic etudes by St. Louis-based Ghana composer, Fred Onovwerosuoke, and "The Yellow Pages" from totally fun work by Michael Torke from Milwaukee. Odyssey's 20th Anniversary begins with the Intercultural Music Initiative (IMI) chamber musicians from St. Louis. Performers includes Wendy Hymes (fl), Jessica Platt (vn) and Andrew Ruben (vc) from St. Louis, and Ayako Tsuruta (pn), Peter Miyamoto (pn) and Wesley Warnhoff (cl).
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Odyssey Executive/Artistic Director Ted Lucas (b. 1942): Blues for Flute, Violin, Cello (1988) [3:00] Wendy Hymes, flute Jessica Platt, violin Andrew Ruben, cello
Gamal Abdel-Rahim (1924-1988): Piano Trio (1986) [12:00] Ekhnaton’s Prayer Phoenician Dance Jessica Platt, violin Andrew Ruben, cello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989): Afro-American Suite for Flute, Cello and Piano (1969) [8:00] I. Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord II. I Heard the Preaching of the Elder, Preaching the Word of God III. Who is that Yonder? Oh, It Looks Like My Lord, Coming in a Cloud IV. Shout All Over God’s Heaven Wendy Hymes, flute Andrew Ruben, cello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
George Bizet (1838-1875): From Carmen (1875), transcribed by Peter Simpson [4:30] Aragonaise Danse Boheme Wendy Hymes, flute Andrew Ruben, cello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Intermission Fred Onovwerosuoke (b. 1960): From 24 Studies in African Rhythm [ca. 10'] X. Barka III. Udje V. Jali VI. Iroro XXIII. Sanza XXIV. Raging River Dance 2 Peter Miyamoto, piano
Michael Torke (b. 1961): from Telephone Book (1995) for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano I. The Yellow Pages [6:30] Wendy Hymes, flute Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Jessica Platt, violin Andrew Ruben, cello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
September 22, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC First Baptist Church Bicentennial Free Admission / Donations are accepted Founded in 1823, First Baptist Church was the first church in Columbia. Odyssey is honored to join its Bicentennial Celebrations, with the choirs from FBC, First Presbyterian Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Second Baptist Church, Broadway Christian Church, Missouri United Methodist Church, and First Christian Church. Join us!
“We’ll Walk by Faith” A Bicentennial Concert at First Baptist Church of Columbia
Pre-concert music by Judy Elliot, harp A Welcome from Pastor Carol McEntyre
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Arr. Dan Forrest) Ecumenical Chancel Choir (Hugh Emerson, soloist) with Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Colleen Ostercamp, organ
Reading Psalm 100 (responsive)
Now Thank We All Our God (Arr. Sigfrid Karg-Elert) Colleen Ostercamp, organ
Prelude on Thaxted (O God Beyond All Praising) (Arr. Michael Helman) Ecumenical Handbell Choir Noah Hartsfield, conductor
The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (R. Vaughan Williams) Ecumenical Chancel Choir with Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Colleen Ostercamp, organ
Reading Psalm 146:2
Holy Manna (Brethren, We Have Met to Worship) (Arr. Judy Phillips) Ecumenical Chancel Handbell Ensemble Noah Hartsfield, conductor
Order My Steps (Glenn Burleigh/Arr. Schrader) Ecumenical Chancel Choir Colleen Ostercamp, piano
Arioso (Thanks Be to God) (G. F. Handel) Colleen Ostercamp, organ Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Reading Psalm 104:1, 15
How Beautiful (Twila Paris/Arr. Courtney) Ecumenical Chancel Choir Christina Ray, soloist Becki Forsee, piano
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J. S. Bach/Arr. Victor Babin) Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta, pianos
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Arr. Mack Wilberg) Ecumenical Chancel Choir Collen Ostercamp, organ
Reading Psalm 143:8
By Faith (Arr. Larson) Ecumenical Chancel Choir, Ecumenical Chancel Handbell Ensemble Noah Hartsfield, conductor Colleen Ostercamp, piano
A Word from Jonathan Ray, Music Director of Traditional Worship at FBC
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Arr. Hayes) Ecumenical Chancel Choir Ecumenical Chancel Handbell Ensemble Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Colleen Ostercamp, organ
Featuring: The First Baptist Chancel Choir | Jonathan Ray, conductor The FBC Chancel Handbell Ensemble | Noah Hartsfield, conductor Colleen Ostercamp | organ, piano Current and Former First Baptist Church Scholarship Singers and Chancel Choir Members of First Presbyterian, Broadway Christian, First Christian, Sacred Heart, Community United Methodist Church, and Missouri United Methodist
Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Trumpet: John Perkins, Matt Hamilton, Iskander Akhmadullin Horn: Erica Ohmann Trombone: David Witter, Tim Howe Tuba: Angelo Manzo Percussion: Julia Gaines, Pete Zambito
October 13, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Fall Rhapsody with Pre-Concert Performance Admission: $20 / $5 Students
In this exciting program, enjoy Sergei Gavrilov’s “American poetic landscapes” (2022) for trumpet and piano, Bela Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 (1928) for violin and piano, Paul Seitz’s “Some Things That Fly” (2022) for voice and guitar; and Aram Khachaturian’s Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano (1932).
Pre-Concert: Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 [9'30] Ema Iwasaki, piano
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director
Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86 / BB 94 (1928) [10’30] I. Lassu: Moderato II. Friss: Allegretto moderato Amy Appold, violin Natalia Bolshakova, piano
Harry González (b. 1997): Medellín 1988: The Imaginary of What Never Happened [8'] for clarinet, violin, and piano Wes Warnhoff, clarinet Julie Rosenfeld, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
Sergei Gavrilov (b. 1959): American Poetic Landscapes (2022) [12'] 1. Edgar Allan Poe – Annabel Lee 2. Derek Walcott – Thanksgiving 3. Francis Bret Harte – Fate 4. George Arnold – September Iskander Akhmadullin, trumpet Natalia Bolshakova, piano
Stefan Freund (b. 1974): Saint Louis Reds [7'] Amy Appold, violin Siri Geenen, violin Andrew Stump, viola Carol Elliott, violoncello
Paul Seitz (b. 1951): “Some Things That Fly” [10'] - Poems by Emily Dickinson Hope The Gentian Weaves The Secret Christine Seitz, voice Paul Seitz, guitar
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Trio for clarinet, violin and piano (1932) [17'] I. Andante con dolore, con molto espressione II. Allegro III. Moderato Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Julie Rosenfeld, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
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