Oct 13: Augusta Cello Society

Sundays at Four

October 13, 2019, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village
  • McCormick, SC 29835
  • Tickets: $25

Performers

Christopher Connolly
Christine Crookall
Lisa Pham
Justin Resley

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Oct: Lyric Intermezzo Performances

There are two upcoming opportunities to experience Lyric Intermezzo in a delightful program of popular classics from the salon, stage and screen, and contemporary favorites.

Fabulous tenor Jonathan Pilkington will be featured, along with pianist Carol Cook, violinist Jonathan Aceto and cellist Ruth Berry in a program including composers/lyricists Rodgers and Hart, Lerner and Loewe, George and Ira Gershwin, Lehar, Beethoven, Mozart, and Purcell.

Reid Arts Concert Series

October 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
  • Free admission and reception following the performance

Sundays at Four

October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378,
    Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Tickets: $20
  • Free Reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information about the performance, please call 864-391-8022

Program

If Music Be the Food of Love Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Folk Songs of the British Isles

  • Music, Love and Wine
  • No More, my Mary
  • Put Round the Bright Wine
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Un’aura amorosa ("A Loving Aura", from Cosi fan Tutte) Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Song to the Moon (from Rusalka) — Trio Intermezzo Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
À Chloris Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz ("My Heart Belongs to You"; from The Land of Smiles) Franz Lehar (1870-1948)
Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh, Kay!) George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Nice Work if You Can Get It (from A Damsel in Distress) George Gershwin
Porgy, I’s Your Woman/Bess, You is My Woman (from Porgy and Bess) –Trio Intermezzo Gershwin/arr.Aceto
Almost Like Being in Love (from Brigadoon) Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard (1915-2004)
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables) Claude-Michel Schonberg (b.1944)
Londonderry Air Frederick Weatherley (1848-1929)
When You Wish Upon A Star (from Pinnochio) Leigh Harline (1907-1969)

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Oct 9: Lyra Vivace, featuring harpist Vonda Darr

Sundays at Four

October 9, 2016, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378,
    Savannah Lakes Village
  • McCormick, SC 29835
  • Tickets: $20
  • Free Reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information about the performance, please call 864-391-8022

Program

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon (1749) George Frideric Händel
Concerto for Harp in B-flat, Op. 4 No. 6

  • Andante allegro
  • Larghetto
  • Allegro Moderato
  • Vonda Darr, harp
Händel
Excerpts from Ancient Airs and Dances Ottorino Respighi
Serenade for Strings in e, Op. 20

  • Allegro piacevole
  • Larghetto
  • Allegretto
Sir Edward Elgar
Intermission
Hungarian Dance No. 5, Op. Johnannes Brahms
Sacred and Profane Dances

  • Danse sacrée
  • Danse profane
Claude Debussy
Film Music by Michel Legrand

  • “The Summer Knows,” from Summer of ’42
  • “You Must Believe in Spring,” from les Demoiselles de Rochefort
  • “Little Boy Lost,” from Pieces of Dreams
 
Calambre Tango (This will be the encore) Astor Piazzolla

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Sundays at Four: Lyra Vivace with Vonda Darr

Kiokee String Quintet Performances

Dance Around the World

Kiokee String Quintet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola, mandolin and pennywhistle
  • Ruth Berry, cello
  • Sara Neal Lokey, double bass

Sunday, January 17, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake
  • 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission is $20
  • Free reception immediately following the performance

Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • 3131 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909
  • Free Admission
  • Masterclass: February 27, 2016, 10:00am

Program

Czardas Vittorio Monti, 1868 –1922
Rumanian Folk Dances

  • Poarga Româneascã — Mãrunțel
Bela Bartok, 1881-1945
Samiotisa Trad./arr. Economides
Largo al Factotum (from Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini, 1792-1868
Eine kleine Nachtmusik

  • Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Liebesfreud Fritz Kreisler,
1875-1962
Leading the In-Laws Home Naftule Brandwein, 1884–1963
It Don’t Mean A Thing Duke Ellington/arr. Braz, 1899-1974
West Side Story

  • Mambo
Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990
Oblivion Astor Piazzolla, 1921-1992
Hernondo’s Hideaway Richard Adler (1926-1955) and Jerry Ross (1921-2012)
Scaramouche

  • Brazileira
Darius Milhaud, 1892-1974
Danzas de Panama

  • Cumbia y Congo
William Grant Still, 1895-1978
Beltane Fire Dance Carl Purdy, b.1960
Old Dangerfield (Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield) Bill Monroe, 1911-1996

Upcoming Performances

In Praise of Music is a unique resource of professional music performers and educators based in Augusta, Georgia, and the Southeastern United States.

Please support In Praise of Music and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

In Praise of Music

Sunday, December 6, 2015: 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Wednesday, December 9, 6:15pm, Children’s Musicial

Robert Foster, flute


Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

First Violin
Ryan Kho, Concertmaster
Jonathan Aceto
Pawel Kozak
Laurin Smith
Ashley Horvat

Second Violin
Laura Tomlin, principal
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy, principal
Arthur Ross
Karl Schab

Cellos
Ruth Berry, principal
Justin Resley

Bass
Sara Neal Lokey, principal

Flute
Lorraine Jones, principal

Oboe
Kelly Odell, principal
Manda Cawthorn

Clarinet
Joe Eller, principal

Bassoon
Joy Hoffman, principal

Horn
Judy Thompson, principal
Rachel Misner

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins, principal
Paul Lott

Harp
Vonda Darr, principal

Percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, principal
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, December 13, 10:30am service

Joi McLellan, violin

Louisa Shepherd, violin


Sunday, December 13, 2015: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Mary Burndrett, concermaster
Pawel Kozak, violin
Marilyn Donnan, violin
Chris Burndrett, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Barry Garman, bass
John Wickey, harp

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Shadwa Mussad, violin
Arthur Ross, principal viola
Christopher Connolly, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelly Odell, oboe
Kent Hannibal, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 8:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Lai, concertmaster
Essena Setaro, principal second violin
Scotty Allen, violin
Debra Dupree, violin
Priscilla Hollingsworth, violin
Brenda Gustafson, violin
Amy Sawicz, cello
Jacob Sills, cello
Pam Dutch, bass

Sunday, December 13, 5:30pm service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Pawel Kozak, concertmaster
Angela Shaw, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Douglas Graves, cello
Kristi Faircloth, oboe

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:30pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, assistant concertmaster
Laurin Smith, violin
Debra Edens Schab, violin
Karl Schab, viola
Jeff Watson, viola
Paul Dainer, viola
Mary Ann Watson, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelli Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Joy Hoffman, bassoon
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Anne Marie Thomas, clarinet
Joseph Johnson, horn
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kathryn Cheney, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone
David Proctor, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, percussion
Kent Hannibal, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 6:30pm

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Thomas Lai, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello

Sunday, December 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin

Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 20, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Aceto, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola/penny whistle
Angela Shaw, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe


Thursday, December 24, 5:30pm and 9:30pm services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Thursday, December 24, 4:00pm and 6:00pm services

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Chris Connolly, cello

Two opportunities to hear the Kiokee String Quintet perform this program:

Dance Around the World

The Kiokee Quintet will take listeners on a toe-tapping tour of dances from around the world. Ever since humans began walking upright, we have felt the urge to move rhythmically and express ourselves through dance. From the elegant and refined French Minuet to the wild, uncontrolled Italian tarantella, from the sensual Argentine tango to the peasant dances of Romania, from the sophisticated Cuban/New York mambo to folksy Appalachian reels, the Quintet will choreograph a concert of delightful dances!

January 17, 2016, 4:00pm

  • Sundays at Four
  • Lutheran Church By the Lake
  • 100 Twelve Oaks Dr and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission: $20
  • Free reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information, call 864-391-8022

February 26, 2016, 7:30pm

Sundays at Four

Presents Event Horizons

Jennifer Parker: Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals

Carl Purdy: Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Border Pipes, Pennywhistles, Vocals

Travis Shaw: Double Bass, Vocals

Songs and Dances of Love and Celebration throughout the Centuries

January 19, 2014, 4:00 pm

Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378,
Savannah Lakes Village

McCormick, SC 29835

Tickets: $20

Free Reception on location immediately following the performance

For more information contact: 864-391-8022

Our music threads together a continuous evolution of themes, traditions, and original developments in music styles and cultures from antiquity through the 21st century. Click here for more information about Event Horizons.

Program: Music of Hope and Love

Dona Nobis Pacem Anon.
O Mistress Mine Shakespeare/Morley
Concerto for Two Violins J.S. Bach
Over the Waterfall/Cuckoo’s Nest Old Time Bluegrass
Tennessee Waltz Stewart/ King
Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her Traditional Irish
The Wee Weaver Traditional Irish
Within a Mile of Dublin/College Groves Traditional Irish
St. Louis Blues W.C. Handy
That’s a Plenty Lew Pollack
Stardust

Hoagy Carmichael
All of Me Simons and Marks
Ashokan Farewell Jay Unger

 

Lyric Intermezzo Performance

Sundays At Four Presents:

Lyric Intermezzo

As Time Goes By: A Harvest Celebration of Song

Diane Haslam, mezzo-soprano, Kelly Odell, oboe,
Kevin Pollock, Piano; Ruth Berry, Cello

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4:00 pm

Lutheran Church By The Lake: 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378
Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
Admission: $20

Free Reception on location immediately following the performance

For more information contact: 864-391-8022

As Time Goes By is a program that celebrates the importance of music in the cycles of our lives. Lyric Intermezzo (Diane Haslam, mezzo-soprano, Kelly Odell, oboe, Kevin Pollock, Piano; Ruth Berry, Cello) will perform unique arrangements of popular classics, contemporary standards, and creative settings of unforgettable music from stage and screen.

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March Performances

In Praise of Music Ensembles and Musicians in Performance
March 2013
Musicians Celebrating Music

Please support us and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

Sunday, March 17

Magellan String Quartet, 4:00 pm

  • Music Changes With The World
  • Sundays At Four Concert Series: Lutheran Church By The Lake, McCormick, SC

Wednesday, March 20: First Day of Spring!

Recital: Hartwig Eichberg – piano and Ruth Berry – ‘Cello, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Walton Way, Augusta, GA
  • Free admission: Donations gratefully accepted for the St. Stephen’s Ministry

Friday, March 22

Carl Purdy, strolling violin, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival: Ritz Carlton Linger Longer Ballroom, Greensboro, GA

Palm Sunday: March 24

Cantata by Mark Hayes (The Power of the Cross), 11:00am

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA
  • Magellan String Quartet: Harp – Katie Taylor, Percussionists – Kevin Baggott and Rebekkah Nordan, with the Aldersgate Choir – Linda Bradberry, directing

Works for string quartet, trumpet and choir, 10:30 am

  • Thomson United Methodist Church, Thomson, GA, Family Life Center (behind the church)
  • String Quartet: Laura Tomlin, Eliza Johnson, Pawel Kozak and Christopher Connolly, trumpet – Kathleen Fallin

Works for string quartet, organ and choir, 8:45 and 11:00 am

  • Aiken First Presbyterian Church, Barnwell Ave., Aiken, SC
  • String Quartet: Jason Economides, Jason Pooler; Constance and David Gee, Aiken Pres Choir;
    Ken Courtney, Organ and director

Maundy Thursday, March 28

Requiem by John Rutter, 6:30 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Walton Way, Augusta, GA
  • Angela Massey, Flute; Kelly Odell, oboe; Katie Taylor, Harp, Ruth Berry, cello; Matthew Jones and Rebekkah Nordan, percussion; with the Reid Memorial Choir. Richard Cook, directing.

‘Cello soloist and choir, 6:15 pm

  • Thomson United Methodist Church, Thomson, GA.
  • Justin Resley, ‘cello; Dale Hesse, organ with the Thomson Methodist Choir. Jeanie Joesbury,directing.

Good Friday, March 29

Karl Jenkins, Stabat Mater, 7:30 pm

  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta, GA
  • Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra with the Augusta Choral Society,
    Porter Stokes directing
    .

Easter Sunday, March 31

String Quartet, organ and choir, 8:30 and 11:00 am

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA
  • Magellan String Quartet, Aldersgate Choir: Linda Bradberry directing.

String Quartet, Brass Quartet, organ and choir, 11:00 am

  • Sandersville Methodist Church, Church St., Sandersville, GA
  • String Quartet: Pawel Kozak, Shadwa Mussad, Angela Shaw, Justin Resley
  • UGA Brass Quartet: Sandersville Methodist Choir, Shane McDonald, organist and director.
  • Trumpet: Giles Lemmens, Gillian Huff; trombone: Kevin Schoeller, Damon Haynie

Brass Quartet and Choir, 11:00 am

  • Martinez United Methodist Church, Washington Road, Martinez
  • Southern Brass Quartet, MUMC Choir, Nancy Cleveland directing.
  • Trumpet: Brian Dyson, Brandon Hall ; trombone: Sean O’Brien and Eric Spencer

Brass Quartet and Choir, 8:45 and 11:00 am

  • Aiken First Presbyterian Church, Barnwell Ave., Aiken, SC
  • Trumpets: Dave Hill, David Hamilton; horn, John Glaeser; trombone: Robert Slade
  • Aiken Pres Choir; Ken Courtney, Organ and director.

Full Orchestra and Choir, 8:00 and 9:30 am

  • Warren Baptist Church, Washington Rd., Augusta, GA.
  • Kevin Pollock, director

Te Deum, Otto Olsson, 6:00 pm

  • Christ Church Presbyterian, Southern Pines Drive, Evans, GA
  • Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, with the Christ Church Presbyterian Choir. Mark Nabholz, director.