Past FCO Concerts and Readings

2015 – 2016
2014 – 2015
2013 – 2014
2012 – 2013
2011 – 2012
2010 – 2011
2009 – 2010
2008 – 2009

2010 – 2011

Our twelfth concert:

Saturday March 19,  2:30 PM
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor

Sopranos: Margaret Felice, Heidi Freimanis
Altos: Christina Calamaio, Jacque Wilson
Tenors: Eric Christopher Perry, Christopher Aaron Smith
Basses: James C.S. Liu, James Dargan
In this performance, the soloists also formed the chorus.


Our eleventh concert:
Saturday Nov. 20, 3:30 PM
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings


Our tenth concert:

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 3 PM
First Church in Boston

Haydn: Symphony No. 8, Le Soir
Igor Tkachenko: Concerto alla Breve (world premiere; composer in attendance)
Bizet: “Habanera” from Carmen
Gounod: “Que fais tu, blanche tourterelle?” from Romeo et Juliette
Massenet: “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther
St. Saens: “Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse” from Samson et Dalila
Christina Calamaio, Mezzo-Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto in F, K. 459
Natalie Erlich, Soloist


Readings:
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Jan. 17, 2011)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (May 11, 2011)

2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009

2011 – 2012

Our fourteenth concert:

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 1:30 PM
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (sung in German)

Featuring

Heidi Freimanis, Anna Ward, Ellen Allen, Farah Darliette Lewis, Sopranos

Grace Allendorf, Shannon Rolbiecki, Yuan Zhou, Altos

Sean Lair (Evangelist), Brendan Daly, Martin Thomson, Tenors

RaShaun Campbell, Jeremy Collier, Basses


In this performance, the soloists formed the chorus.


Our thirteenth concert:

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2:30 PM
First Church in Boston

Debussy: Danses (for harp and string orchestra)
Amanda Romano, Harp Soloist
Vasiliy Medved: A New England Autumn (2011)
(world premiere; composer in attendance)
Italian Arias:
Mozart
: “Un’aura amorosa” from Cosi fan tutte
Donizetti
: “Spirto Gentil” from La Favorita
Leoncavallo
: Harlequin’s “Serenata” from Pagliacci
Encores
: Fly me to the Moon, A Foggy Day
Martin Bakari, Tenor, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Haydn
: Symphony No. 7, Le midi

Readings:
Stravinsky: Petrushka, 1911 version
Debussy: La mer (Nov. 14,  2011)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (May 17, 2012)

Our fifteenth concert:

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2 PM

Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)


Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K. 314

Oboe Soloist: Nathan Swain

Dan Shore: Bergen Variations (2012)

(world premiere; composer in attendance)

Berlioz: “O blonde Cérès” from Les Troyens

Delibes: “Ah! Viens dans la forêt profonde” from Lakmé

Halévy: “Loin de son amifrom La Juive

Donizetti: “Ah! mes amis” from La fille du régiment

Sean Lair, Tenor, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Haydn: Symphony No. 45, “Farewell”


Readings:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with Soloists Kay Patterson Shaw, Thea Lobo, Eric Christopher Perry, and Miles Rind (May 16, 2013)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in A (April. 3, 2013)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathetique
Schoenberg Five Orchestra Pieces, Op. 16, full 1909 orchestra version (Jan. 16, 2013)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Nov. 13, 2012)

Our ninth concert:

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 2:30 PM
Old South Church (Copley Square)

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (sung in German)

Evangelist: Gregory Zavracky
Soprano: Kay Patterson-Shaw
Alto: Christina English
Tenors: Jason Connell (incl. arias), Francisco Javier Rivera Serrat
Bass: Jarvis Wyche
In this performance, the soloists also formed the chorus.


Our eighth concert:

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 5 PM
First Church in Boston

Haydn: Symphony No. 6, Le matin
Mila German: Four Seasons (world premiere; composer from Connecticut [via NY, and Ukraine] in attendance)
Italian Arias:
Donizetti: “Regnava nel Silenzio” from Lucia di Lammermoor
Verdi: “Sempre Libera” from La Traviata
Yelena Dudochkin, Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb
Jonathan Bass, Soloist


Our seventh concert:

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 2:30 PM
Old South Church (Copley Square)

Suk: Serenade for Strings
Kam Morrill: Elegy for Strings (world premiere; composer from Seattle in attendance)
Dvorak: Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Anonymous: Ukranian folk song
Menotti: Monica’s Waltz from The Medium
Olga Lisovskaya, Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Britten: Simple Symphony
Wiren: Serenade for Strings


Our sixth concert:

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8 PM
First Church in Boston

Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn:
Es sungen drei Engel; Rheinlegendchen, Urlicht, Lob des hohen Verstands
Thea Lobo, Mezzo-Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire  
Thea Lobo, Mezzo-Soprano
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Reading:
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (June 10, 2010)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 8:30 PM 

Boston University Concert Hall

Luiz Castelões: Siren Etude for String Orchestra (2009 revision)


Our fifth concert:

Saturday, March 14, 2009, 8 PM
First Church in Boston

Antonio Vivaldi: Spring (from the Four Seasons)
Abigail Karr, Violin Soloist
Donald Denniston: Normandie (world premiere; composer in attendance)
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Eubie Blake: I’m Just Wild about Harry from Shuffle Along
Abel Meeropol: Strange Fruit
Spiritual (arr. Freisinger), Let My People Go
George Gershwin: My Man’s Gone Now from Porgy and Bess
Fats Waller: Aint Misbehavin’ from the musical revue
Spiritual (arr. Freisinger) Ride on, King Jesus
Sarita Lilly, Soprano, and Jarvis Wyche, Baritone
Peter Freisinger, Piano
Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra


Our fourth concert:

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, 2:30 PM 
Old South Church (Copley Square)

Matti Kovler: Nineveh (for String Orchestra)
(world premiere; composer in attendance)
Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G minor, La Poule
Mozart: “Torna di Tito a lato” from La Clemenza di Tito
“Deh, per questo istante solo” from La Clemenza di Tito
“Voi che sapete” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Thea Lobo, Mezzo-Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in Bb, K. 450
Eunyoung Kim, Soloist


Our third concert:

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 8 PM
First Church in Boston

Mohammed Fairouz: Memoriam (2004); composer in attendance
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Grieg: Ich Liebe Dich
Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt
Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir
Sonntag
Sarah Bellott, Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
Amira Acre, Soloist


Our second concert:

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 4 PM
First Church in Boston

Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony, Op. 9
Kreisler: Liebesleid
Bloch: Simchas Torah 
from Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chassidic Life 
Victor Romanul Violin, Peter Freisinger, piano
Tchaikovsky: Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Zhanna Alkhazova, Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Moshe Shulman: Vibrations (world premiere; composer in attendance)
Vivaldi: Autumn (from the Four Seasons) 
Victor Romanul, Violin Soloist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)


The inaugural concert of the
Freisinger Chamber Orchestra:

Saturday, June 28, 2008, 8 PM
First Church in Boston

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Luiz Castelões: Siren Etude for String Orchestra (world premiere; 
composer in attendance)
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons
Arie Yaacobi, Violin Soloist
Two improvisations at the piano by Peter Freisinger
Anthony Green: Instinct (world premiere; composer in attendance)
Haydn: Symphony No. 85, La Reine

2013 – 2014

Our sixteenth concert:

Sunday, September 21, 2013, 2 PM
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
Aaron Rosenberg: To Finish the Moment (world premiere, composer in attendance)
Thomas: “O vin, dissipe la tristesse” from Hamlet
Donizetti: “Bella siccome un angelo” from Don Pasquale
Leoncavallo: “Si puo? Prologue from I Pagliacci
Philip Lima, Baritone, Peter Freisinger, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Artem Belogurov, Soloist


Readings:
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Feb. 12, 2014) 
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 (March 26, 2014)
Debussy: Nocturnes
Strauss: Don Juan
Ravel: La Valse (May 14, 2014)

2012 – 2013

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2014 – 2015

Our seventeenth concert:

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:30 PM 
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a  Rococo Theme

Edevaldo Mulla, Violoncello Soloist

Jakov Jakoulov: The Horizon (world premiere, composer in attendance)

Meyerbeer: “Nobles Seigneurs” from Les Hueguenots

Chabrier: “Romance de l’etoile” from L’etoile “

Saint Saens: “Mon coeur s’ouvre” from Samson et Dalila

Grace Allendorf, Mezzo-Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Readings:
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D (Nov. 20, 2014) 
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 with Heidi Freimanis, Soprano (Jan. 19, 2015)
Elgar: Enigma Variations (May 14, 2015)

2015 – 2016

Our eighteenth concert:

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:30 PM 
Old South Church, Boston (Copley Square)

Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)

Bizet: “Je dis” from Carmen

Puccini: “Mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme

Mozart: “Come scoglio” from Cosi Fan Tutte

Samina Aslam, Soprano, Peter Freisinger, Piano

Benjamin Park: “It Only Goes Forward”

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb, K. 456

Constantine Finehouse, Soloist

Readings:
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb (March 19, 2015) 
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 (Jan. 18, 2016)