June 28, 2017

News & Events Archive

2013 – 2014 Season

THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR – THE POEM, THE PLACE, THE OPERA
The San Francisco Bay Area premiere of the Newport Classic Ltd. film will be shown at the Century 7 Cinema in San Jose, CA. The 90 minute documentary includes a complete performance of Central City’s performance of the opera under the composer’s musical direction, along with interviews with David Del Tredici, Sheldon Harnick, Erie Mills, Julius Rudel, Gunther Schuller, Barbara Day Turner, Frederica Von Stade, and others.
Date: September 29th, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Camera 7, 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA (Pruneyard)
Tickets and further information

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra’s opening season program will include works by Verdi, Weber, Ives, and Copland. Soloist Tina Tsai will be featured in Weber’s clarinet concerto. The concert will be conducted by Michael DiGiacinto and Henry Mollicone.
Concert No. 1:
Date: Saturday October 19th, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N. Second St., San Jose, CA
Concert No. 2:
Date: Sunday October 20th, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: West Valley College Theater
1400 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR DAY WORKERS OF MOUNTAIN VIEW
Henry Mollicone’s new cycle, “Sueños de Esperanza” (Dreams of Hope) will receive its world premiere, sung by soprano Elena Galvan. Proceeds from the concert will go to Day Workers of Mountain View, CA, an organization that assists immigrants.
Date: October 25th, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA

WORLD PREMIERE OF “CHILDREN OF THE SUN”
Texas State University at San Marcos will present the premiere performances of the newly orchestrated version of the Mollicone opera. Mr. Mollicone will be working with the university, giving lectures and attending the premiere performances.
For more information: Children of the Sun
Dates: Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: MacCallum Academy, Austin, TX

“ALL GOD’S CHILDREN” PREMIERE IN VANCOUVER, WA
This new work by HM, commissioned by the Vancouver USA Singers and music director Jana Hart, is based upon sacred Latin texts and additional English texts by the composer. Forces include soprano solo, full chorus, and small orchestra. Besides the performances of the work, a showing of the new documentary “The Face on the Barroom Floor, the Poem, the Place, the Opera” will be shown at the historical Kiggins Theater.
Film Showing:
Date: Thursday November 21st, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Kiggins Theater, Vancouver, WA
Choral Concert:
Date: Friday November 22nd, Saturday November 23rd, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: First Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, 4300 Main Street, Vancouver Washington

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra’s holiday season program will include works by Mozart and Mussorgsky. Soloist Josephine Chou will be featured in Mozart’s piano concerto No. 9. The concert will be conducted by Philip Lenberg.
Concert No. 1:
Date: Saturday December 14th, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N. Second St., San Jose, CA
Concert No. 2:
Date: Sunday December 15th, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: West Valley College Theater
1400 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra’s spring season program will include works by Lalo, Dvorak, and a newly commissioned work, “In Paradiso”, by Henry Mollicone for strings and violin solo, featuring violinist Stephen Waarts. The concert will be conducted by Tony Clements and Henry Mollicone.
Concert No. 1:
Date: Saturday March 15th, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N. Second St., San Jose, CA
Concert No. 2:
Date: Sunday March 16th, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: West Valley College Theater
1400 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA

HENRY MOLLICONE CONDUCTS SOUTH VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Mr. Mollicone will be conducting two of his own works, “Behind Me Dips Eternity”, and a portion of “In Time of War” on a program with the South Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Date: Saturday May 11th, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Mission San Juan Bautista, CA

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra’s season summer program will include works by Strauss, Adams, Schumann, and Mollicone’s, “In Time of War”. The concert will be conducted by Joseph Ordaz and Henry Mollicone.
Concert No. 1:
Date: Saturday May 17th, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N. Second St., San Jose, CA
Concert No. 2:
Date: Sunday March 18th, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: West Valley College Theater
1400 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA

Preview of 2014-2015 Season

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF “EMPEROR NORTON”
Chelsea Opera will present a double bill of two Mollicone chamber op
eras: “Emperor Norton”(NY premiere) and “The Face On the Barroom Floor”, with Mr. Mollicone as music director.
Dates: Friday November 7th, Saturday November 8th, 2014
Times: Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm
Places: St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street, NYC
for more info:  ChelseaOpera@aol.com or call 212-260-1796

ELEGY PREMIERES AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND IN EUROPE

Organist Douglas Cleveland, organist, will perform this new work for saxophone and organ.
Dates: tba
Times: tba
Places: tba

 

2012 – 2013 Season

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA conducted by music director HM will open its season with the brilliant young prize-winning violinist Stephen Waarts in a program including Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto #2, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and Brahms’ Symphony #1.
Dates: Saturday Oct. 20, Sunday Oct. 21 2012
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA (Saturday);
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, CA (Sunday)

“ABOUT FACE” AT FESTIVAL OPERA
HM’s opera THE FACE will be included in a very unique production on an operatic program called ABOUT FACE, which will highlight the effects of affliction. Soprano Heidi Moss, who was stricken with Bell’s Palsy resulting in facial paralysis, will play the role of Madeline/Isabelle; Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and tenor Jorge Garza will be in the cast with Ms. Moss. HM will be music director and Keith Nealy, director. Composer Kurt Erickson
will have his new work MR. MERRICK performed on the program.
Date: Wed., Dec. 5, 2012
Times: 4pm and 8pm (two performances)
Place: The Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Tickets and further information regarding related events: www.festivalopera.org

FINAL BENEFIT FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM THE FACE
A gala benefit celebration including a program of vocal music, and some excerpts from the new feature documentary film The Face on the Barroom Floor – The poem, the place, the opera, being produced by NEWPORT CLASSIC, will sponsored by the Orchard Valley Fine Arts Foundation (501 c3 non-profit). $19,000 has already been raised for the film, which will include a full production of THE FACE, filmed at The Central City Opera in July, 2012. Wine and food will be served. The film, which will be released later in the year, will also include interviews by various people in the opera world including Frederica Von Stade, Erie Mills, Maria Spacagna, Sheldon Harnick, Julius Rudel, Gunther Schuller, David Del Tredici, John Moriarty, Robert Darling, and several other professionals.
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2012
Time: 7pm
Place: St. Andrews Church, Saratoga, CA
Tickets: 408 866 5302

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
HM will be soloist in the theme from The Premonition, a feature film with music by HM, on the Holiday concert of the orchestra, which will be guest conducted by Eric Choate. The program will include music from popular musicals, as well as excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and a young soloist in a concerto performance (tba).
Dates: Saturday Dec. 15, Sunday Dec. 16, 2012
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA (Saturday);
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, CA (Sunday)

MISTERIA PERFORMED IN VIRGINIA AND TEXAS
Internationally known concert pianist Daniel Del Pino will be performing selections from HM’s MISTERIA, a major work for solo piano based upon the mysteries of the rosary.
Date: January 12, 2013
Time: 7PM
Place: St Paul United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, VA
Date: January 13, 2013
Time: 4PM
Place: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Falls Church, VA
Date: January 20, 2013
Place: Carrollton Music Teachers Association
Details: Contact lianabramlett@att.net

SCREENING OF THE FACE DOCUMENTARY, ROUGH CUT
The first screening (rough cut) of the new feature documentary film The Face on the Barroom Floor – The poem, the place, the opera, being produced by NEWPORT CLASSIC, will be shown.
Date: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
Time: 4pm
Place: St. Andrews Church, Saratoga, CA
Details: admission free

SONGS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT AT SANTA CLARA
Soprano NANCY WAIT KROMM will perform HM’s new song cycle, SONGS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, based upon Native American texts, on a faculty recital. Flutist MIMI CARLSON will participate in the performance.
Date: January 18, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Santa Clara University Music Department, Santa Clara, CA
Details: Box Office Phone: 408-554-4015

MARNIE BRECKENRIDGE RECITAL TO INCLUDE MOLLICONE SONGS
Soprano Marnie Breckenridge, who is being honored as alumni of the year at San Francisco Conservatory, will give a vocal recital including songs by several American composers, including HM.
Date: January 19, 2013
Time: 8pm
Place: San Francisco Conservatory
Details: Box Office Phone: 415 503 6275

WILSON FELLOW VISIT TO ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY (BEATITUDE MASS PERFORMANCE)
HM, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will be in residence at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas visiting various classes and having his BEATITUDE MASS (mass for the homeless) among other works performed for the public. Music and social justice shall be the main theme of the visit.
Time: HM will be in residence from February 18-22, 2013
Place: Various venues
Details: Info regarding public performances of works by HM: call 855 468 6738 (toll-free telephone), or 512 448 8400

MISTERIA PERFORMED AT FESTIVAL MUSICA SACRA, MADRID
Internationally known concert pianist Daniel Del Pino will be performing the European premiere of HM’s MISTERIA, a major work for solo piano at the festival.
Date: February 21, 2013
Time: TBA
Place: Teatro de La Escuela Superior de Canto; Madrid, Spain

BEATITUDE MASS PREMIERE IN AUSTIN
The Austin Texas premiere of HM’s BEATITUDE MASS will be given by the combined choirs of the St. Edward’s University under the direction of Dr. H. Morris Stevens, Jr. The baritone soloist is Kelan Latimer.
Dates: Sunday, March 3, 2013, and Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Times: 7:30 pm (both performances)
Places:
March 3: St Edward’s University Campus, Ragsdale Center Building. 3001 So. Congress Ave, Austin Texas 78704
March 7: St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas 78731
More information: morris_stevens@yahoo.com

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra will feature The West Valley College Choirs (Lou De La Rosa, director) in a performance of Bruckner’s TE DEUM. The concert will also include works of Copland and Bay area composers Anica Galindo and Robert Cornejo.
Dates: Saturday March 23, Sunday March 24, 2013
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA (Saturday);
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, CA (Sunday)

FLOWERS OF THE SOUL AT COPLAND HOUSE
HM’s song cycle FLOWERS OF THE SOUL, based on poems of Dickinson, will be performed my the ensemble MUSIC AT COPLAND HOUSE, (MICHAEL BORISKIN, Artistic and Executive Director), featuring soprano AMY BURTON, in a concert of songs based upon Dickinson’s poetry. The program will also feature composers Aaron Copland, Tom Cipullo, Gregg Kallor, Craig Urquhart, and others.
Date: Sunday April 7, 2013
Times: 3PM
Place: Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY
Tickets: office@coplandhouse.org (map)

BEATITUDE MASS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Times: TBA
Place: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra will feature works by Beethoven, Suppe, Verdi, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.
Dates: Saturday June 8, Sunday June 9, 2013
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA (Saturday);
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, CA (Sunday)

2011 – 2012 Season

WILSON FELLOW VISIT TO SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE
HM, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, will be in residence at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, visiting various classes and having some of his works performed.
Dates: Oct. 10-14, 2011
Further Information: phone 1-800-846-1543

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
(HM will be on leave as music director this season; interim conductor will be Dale King.)
THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA conducted by Dale King will open its season with program including Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring a young soloist, along with works by Rossini and Beethoven.
Dates: Saturday Oct. 22, Sunday Oct. 23, 2011
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA (Saturday);
TRINITY CATHEDRAL, San Jose CA. (Sunday)
Tickets: www.winchesterorchestra.com

BEATITUDE MASS PREMIERE IN CHICAGO
HM’s BEATITUDE MASS (“Mass for the Homeless”) will receive it’s Chicago premiere on October 23, 2011. Concurrent with photographic artist Michael Nye’s striking exhibit, “Hunger and Resilience,” featuring the portraits and voices of the hungry and homeless, the St. James Cathedral Choir and Chamber Orchestra present the Chicago premiere of Beatitude Mass. Rosalind Lee and Evan Bravos will be the soprano and baritone soloists. The concert will also include works by Howard Helvey and Avro Part. Bruce J. Barber II will conduct.
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time: 3 PM
Place: St. James Cathedral, at the corner of Huron and Wabash
Tickets: Donations will be accepted.

SONGS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT:
Concerts with Nancy Wait Kromm and Choir
Soprano Nancy Wait Kromm and the Stone Church Choir of Willow Glen will perform a concert of vocal and choral music by HM, including BEATITUDE MASS. Funds raised will go to organizations that support people living in poverty and homelessness. Ms. Wait Kromm will premiere Songs of the Human Spirit, a new song cycle by HM composed for her, along with performing other HM song cycles for soprano. The choir will perform BEATITUDE MASS with Ms. Wait Kromm as soprano soloist and Leroy Kromm as baritone soloist, along with a few shorter choral pieces. HM will conduct and accompany Ms. Wait Kromm as pianist.
Dates and time:
Saturday, October 29,2011 7:30 pm
Place: Stone Church, 1937 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
A voluntary donation will be accepted
Sunday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Place: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 81 North Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113

CONCERT WITH VANCOUVER USA SINGERS
Vancouver USA Singers, directed by Jana Hart, will perform HM’s A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, and works by Pinkham, Vaughan Williams, and Biebi.
Dates: Saturday Dec. 10, 2011, Sunday Dec. 11, 2011
Times: 730pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday
Places: First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver, WA
Tickets: TBA

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA, HM Music Director, will perform its HOLIDAY CONCERT in December. The program will include Gershwin’s RHAPSODY IN BLUE with pianist Daniel Glover, along with music from Broadway shows. Dale King will conduct.
Dates: Saturday Dec. 17, Sunday Oct. 18, 2011
Times: Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA (Saturday);
TRINITY CATHEDRAL, San Jose CA. (Sunday)
Tickets: www.winchesterorchestra.com

World Premiere of A SONG FOR OUR PLANET
A cantata for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus of mixed voices, and small orchestra, A SONG FOR OUR PLANET has been commissioned by Seattle First Baptist Church (Vicky Thomas, director of choirs) and Plymouth Church, UCC (Douglas Cleveland, music director). The work is based upon a multi-faith text from various traditions, expressing the beauty of the earth and warning of the ecological dangers that exist.
Friday, March 16, World Premiere of A Song for Our Planet for ACDA NW Conference – 6:00 pm.
Sunday, March 18, World Premiere of A Song for Our Planet at Seattle First Baptist Church – 2:00 pm.
Places: Friday at PLYMOUTH CHURCH (UCC) in Seattle; Sunday at Seattle First Baptist Church
Tickets: For the Sunday concert, a voluntary donation will be taken at the door.

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA, HM Music Director, will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Dale King (guest conductor tba). Dale King will conduct the rest of the program, including works by Brahms and Schubert.
Dates: Saturday March 17, Sunday 18, 2012
Times: Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA (Saturday);
Tickets: www.winchesterorchestra.com

THE PREMONITION: FREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Fremont Symphony Orchestra under music director David Sloss will perform a concert of film music. HM will be the piano soloist in music from CASABLANCA. As an encore, HM and the orchestra will perform the theme from THE PREMONITION, a feature film for which which HM composed the score.
Date: Saturday May 12, 2012
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Smith Center for the Performing ArtsOhlone College, Fremont, CA
Information: tickets@fremontsymphony.com

WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA
THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA, HM Music Director, will perform its Spring concert, which will include music by San Jose composers Anica Galinda and Robert Cornejo, along with works by Schubert and Hayden. Dale King will conduct.
Dates: Saturday May 19, Sunday May 20, 2012
Times: Saturday at 730pm, Sunday at 7pm
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA (Saturday);
TRINITY CATHEDRAL, San Jose CA (Sunday)
Tickets: www.winchesterorchestra.com

MISA DE LOS INMIGRANTES
THE SAN JOSE SYMPHONIC CHOIR under the direction of Leroy Kromm will present this work (for mezzo soprano, choir, narrator, and instrumental ensemble), which recounts the story of a local immigrant family’s arduous journey from Mexico to California. Nova Jimenez will appear as narrator. S.J. Lowens wrote in San Francisco Classical Voice: “The music for the mass takes its rhythmic and melodic sources from Latin-American music, but has the flavor of the original voice that is Henry Mollicone…I can report a spontaneous standing ovation from the approximate 1,000 people that filled the mission for the event. It was a privilege to be present for this world premiere, and I can recommend it to any music lover.”
Date: June 9, 2012
Time: 8:00PM
Place: St. Mary’s Church, 219 Bean Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Information: 408-354-4061 ex.121

About Face — An Opera Experience
Festival Opera in Walnut Creek, CA, presents About Face — An Opera Experience, designed to increase awareness of a widespread medical condition, facial paralysis. Centered on a performance of Henry Mollicone’s chamber opera, The Face On the Barroom Floor, it stars soprano Heidi Moss, who lives with one form of facial paralysis, and former Adler Fellows tenor Thomas Glenn and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu. Act one is a new opera pastiche exploring the human dynamics of affliction, acceptance and compassion with a multimedia experience that blends classic opera and creative screen projections to take the audience on a visual journey through an emotional landscape. Act two is the iconic Face on the Barroom Floor, featuring the composer at the piano. Don’t miss this unique, thought-provoking presentation. Stage director and designer for About Face is Keith Nealy.
Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 4PM and 8:00PM
Place: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Information: 925.944.9610

2010 – 2011 Season

Final Light
The Fremont Symphony conducted by Music Director David Sloss will perform Mollicone’s Final Light on the opening program of the season.
Date: 9/25/10
Time: 8PM
Place: Chabot College; Fremont, CA
Tickets: www.fremontsymphony.com

Beatitude Mass premiere in Oregon
The First Baptist Church of Seattle Choir conducted by Music Director Vicky Thomas will perform the Oregon premiere of Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass.
Date: 10/8/10
Time: 8PM
Place: First Baptist Church, McMinnville, OR

Winchester Orchestra
The opening concerts of the Winchester Orchestra (conducted by HM) will include music from Carmen, along with The Paganini First Violin Concerto featuring the brilliant young violinist Stephen Waarts.
Dates: 10/23/10, 10/24/10
Times: 730PM, 7PM
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA
Trinity Cathedral, San Jose CA
Tickets: Order season tickets and receive a 25% discount off the regular price. Offer good until October 24.
www.winchesterorchestra.com

Winchester Orchestra
The December concerts of the Winchester Orchestra (conducted by HM) will present the Christmas section of Handel’s Messiah, featuring The West Valley Masterworks Chorale directed by Lou De La Rosa, and Beethoven’s Mass in C. Soloists TBA.
Dates: 12/18/10, 12/19/10
Times: 730PM, 7PM
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA
Trinity Cathedral, San Jose CA
Order season tickets and receive a 25% discount off the regular price. Offer good until October 24.
www.winchesterorchestra.com

Lecture at Saratoga Foothill Club
Henry Mollicone will give a talk at the Saratoga Foothill Club on the topic of composing this Beatitude Mass.
Date: 1/11/11
Place: The Saratoga-Foothill Club, Saratoga, CA
Time: 1:15PM
(Not open to the public)

The Face on the Barroom Floor

The Face on the Barroom Floor

FACE in Palm Springs
The Face on the Barroom Floor will be produced by OPERAWORKS in Palm Springs, CA. Ann Baltz will be music director, and stage direction is by Zeffin Quinn Hollis.
DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011
PLACE: Palm Springs Art Museum (Annenberg Theater)
INFO: ngaudreau@psmuseum.org for more information or to buy tickets.

Misa De Los Inmigrantes in Palo Alto, CA
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Choir will perform the Palo Alto premiere of Mollicone’s Misa De Los Inmigrantes with soprano soloist Kathy Parmentier and mezzo-soprano soloist Mayo Tsuzuki, conducted by HM.
Dates:1/29/11, 1/30/11
Times: 730PM, 2PM
Place: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Tickets: 650-858-8062

Premiere of Fantasia para Cuerdos
The San Jose Chamber Orchestra will present the premiere performance of this new work for string quartet, string orchestra, and percussion, featuring violinist Jeremy Cohen and Quartet San Francisco and conducted by music director Barbara Day Turner. The work was commissioned by The San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
Date: 3/5/11, 3/6/11
Time: 8PM, 7PM
Place: The Petite Trianon Museum
San Jose, CA
Tickets: 408-295-4416 sjco@sbcglobal.net

Winchester Orchestra
The March concerts of the Winchester orchestra (conducted by HM) will feature performances of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with Spanish pianist Daniel Del Pino, Mozart’s Symphony #40 in G Minor, and the western premiere of Zae Munn’s Time to Face the Music.
Dates: 3/19/11, 3/20/11
Times: 730PM, 7PM
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA
Trinity Cathedral, San Jose CA
Order season tickets and receive a 25% discount off the regular price. Offer good until October 24.
www.winchesterorchestra.com

Une Puce Dans L’Oreille (“A Flea in the Ear”)

Flutists Robert Stallman and Isabelle Chapuis will perform this duet for two flutes composed for them by HM for at their Stanford University master class and recital.
Date: Saturday, 4/2/11
Time: 4pm (recital), 11:30 PM (master class)
Place: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University
Tickets: at the door

Beatitude Mass Premiere in Santa Cruz
CADENZA, formerly the Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra, will perform BEATITUDE MASS by HM under music director Maya Barsacq on their concert “Compassionate heart” with the ARIOSE SINGERS and soloists Rochelle Bard, soprano, and Jason Detwiler, baritone. The composer will be performing as pianist in the orchestra. Proceeds go to the Homeless Shelter of Santa Cruz County.
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 8PM
Place: Cabrillo College Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Ave, Aptos, CA
Tickets: Streetlight Records 1.800.838.3006

Beatitude Mass in Saratoga, CA

The combined choirs of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the San Jose Symphonic Choir, the Monterey Symphony Choir (Leroy Kromm, director), and the Saratoga Symphony (Jason Klein, director) will perform BEATITUDE MASS under the composer’s direction in a concert that will benefit local homeless shelters. The program also includes works by Mozart and Bruch.

Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 3PM
Place: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA
A free-will donation may be given at the door.

Winchester Orchestra
The May concerts of the Winchester orchestra (conducted by HM) will feature performances of Mozart’s Concerto #3 for horn and orchestra with soloist Jesse Chou, Dvorak’s Symphony from “The New World”, and Brian Holmes’ Death’s Jest-Book Overture.
Dates: 5/21/11, 5/22/11
Times: 730PM, 7PM
Places: West Valley College Theater, Saratoga CA
Trinity Cathedral, San Jose CA
Order season tickets and receive a 25% discount off the regular price. Offer good until October 24.
www.winchesterorchestra.com

Beatitude Mass New Mexico premiere
The premiere of Beatitude Mass in New Mexico will be performed by Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, Maxine Thévenot, Artistic Director, in a benefit concert for a women’s and children’s shelter. The program will also include the premiere of a new organ concerto by Andrew Ager.
Date: 6/18/11
Time: 6PM
Place: The Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM
Tickets: www.polyphonynm.com.

The Face on the Barroom Floor in Central City
The Face on the Barroom Floor will be given its annual production at the Central City Opera in July and August, 2011. Details will be available at:
Tickets: www.centralcityopera.org

2009 – 2010 Season

YOLANDA RHODES, soprano and story-teller and HENRY MOLLICONE in CONCERT
Sunday September 13, 2009; 3PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Rd,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Goodwill offering at the door
A family concert of music and story telling from various cultures

Beatitude Mass BEATITUDE MASS IN MONTEREY
Saturday, October 10, 2009
For more information, call: 831-646-8511Henry Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass (“Mass for the homeless”) will be performed in Monterey, CA by the Monterey Symphony Chorus under Leroy Kromm’s direction in a concert to benefit the homeless.
Alison Collins SONGFEST! A concert of arias from the concert hall and songs from the cabaret
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 3PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto for more
505 East Charleston Rd, Palo Alto CA 94306
For more information, call: 408 866 5302
Soprano Alison Collins and Henry Mollicone will perform a concert featuring lieder of Schubert, Bellini, and Mollicone, along with great American popular songs from the 30s and 40s by Kern, Rodgers, Strayhorn, Carmichael, and others. The concert will be repeated on November 8 at the Trinity Cathedral in San Jose (see listing below)

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA OPENING CONCERT:
The Romance of Italian Opera! (Henry Mollicone, music director)
October 24, 2009, 730PM, West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA
October 25, 2009, 7PM, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose, CA
For more information visit www.geocities.com/winchesterorchestra/ or call 408 866 5302

SONGFEST! A concert of arias from the concert hall and songs from the cabaret (see Oct. 18 description above)
Sunday, Nov. 8, 7PM
Trinity Cathedral, San Jose
For more information, call: 408 866 5302

ANNUAL CONCERT
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF PALO ALTO
505 East Charleston Rd, Palo Alto CA 94306
Saturday, December 5, 730PM
Sunday December 6, 3PM
For more information, please call 650 858 8062, or email music-info@uucpa.org
Featuring the UUCPA Choir in a performance of Britten’s CEREMONY OF CAROLS, the Palo Alto Premiere of FIVE LOVE SONGS by Henry Mollicone with soprano soloist Alison Collins, vocal soloists Kathy Parmentier and Richard Heydt, and holiday solos by harpist Ruth Ann Adams.

Beatitude Mass ENGLISH PREMIERE OF BEATITUDE MASS
Saturday December 11
Bristol Phoenix Choir
Tyndale Baptist Church
Whiteladies Road, Bristol (England)
The Bristol Phoenix Choir under the direction of Leslie Bunt will present Beatitude Mass in its English premiere.
For more information, visit their website at: www.bristolphoenixchoir.org.uk/index.htm

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
(Henry Mollicone, music director)
December 12, 2009, 730PM, West Valley College Theater
Saratoga, CA
December 13, 2009, 7PM, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose, CA
For more information visit www.geocities.com/winchesterorchestra/ or call 408 866 5302
The concert features a Vivaldi concerto for four violins, the West Valley College Masterworks choir (directed by Lou De La Rosa) in choruses from Borodin’s PRINCE IGOR, and a performance of the popular WARSAW CONCERTO with soloist Paul Davies.

World Premiere:
Misa de los Inmigrantes (MASS FOR THE IMMIGRANTS)
BY HENRY MOLLICONE
San Jose Symphonic Choir and instrumental ensemble, Leroy Kromm, director; Santa Clara University Choir, Ryan Brandau, director
Layna Chianakas, mezzo soprano solo
Nova Jimenez, narrator
Conducted by Leroy Kromm

Friday, March 5, 2010, 7:30 PM
Mission Santa Clara, on the campus of Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
For this performance, tickets, although free, must be reserved.
Please call: 408 554 4015

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 7:30 PM
Trinity Cathedral
81 North 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Admission to both concerts: FREE
San Jose Symphonic Choir
72 North 5th St, Suite 19
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 995-3318
Donations will be given to local charities that support immigrants and immigration reform

BEATITUDE MASS: DETROIT PREMIERE
(performed by the Rackham Symphony Choir directed by Suzanne Mallare Acton)
Sunday, March 14, 2010, time TBA
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan
For more information, please visit www.rackhamchoir.org/
This concert will benefit three local charities that work with people in situations of poverty.
Voices of the Homeless

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA MARCH CONCERT:
“CONCERTO FEST” (Henry Mollicone, music director)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 730PM, West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA
Sunday, March 21, 7PM, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose, CA
for more information visit www.geocities.com/winchesterorchestra/ or call 408 866 5302
This concert will feature Bach’s Double Concerto for two violins and orchestra with soloists Sally Dalke and Judith Kmetko, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto #1 for piano and orchestra with pianist Daniel Glover, and Schubert’s Symphony #8 (“The Unfinished”)

Washington premiere of Beatitude Mass

SING US HOME
Featuring Beatitude Mass for the Homeless

Sunday, March 28; 3pm
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave.
Seattle, WA
206.325.6051
www.SeattleFirstBaptist.org/Beatitude
A classcial concert to raise awareness about homelessness

CHILDREN OF THE SUN: The Story of La Senora de Guadalupe
A workshop of Children of the Sun, composed by Henry Mollicone with libretto by William Luce, is a new music theatre work based on the story of Juan Diego’s vision of the Virgin Mary in Tepeyac, Mexico, in 1531.
DETAILS:
Saturday, May 1, 2010, Chapel, Notre Dame de Namur University, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Box Office at 650-508-3456, or boxoffice@ndnu.edu

THE WINCHESTER ORCHESTRA SEASON FINALE
(Henry Mollicone, music director)
Saturday May 22, 2010, 730PM, West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA
Sunday, May 23, 7PM, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose, CA
for more information visit www.geocities.com/winchesterorchestra/ or call 408 866 5302
The concert will feature a full performance of Mendelssohn’s powerful Symphony #2, “The Lobgesang”, featuring the Masterworks Chorale under the direction of Lou De La Rosa.

TWO NEW ENGLAND PREMIERES AT NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL
FLOWERS OF THE SOUL, a song cycle for soprano and piano trio, and MISTERIA, a major piano work, will be performed at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Teresa Cincione will be featured as soprano soloist, and Daniel del Pino as piano soloist. Details will soon be available on the website: www.newportmusic.org.

THE FACE AT CENTRAL CITY OPERA

In July and August, 2010, the annual performances of THE FACE will be given at the Central City Opera. The work has been performed annually as part of their summer festival since 1978.
Information: boxoffice@centralcityopera.

Publishing News

The following movements from Beatitude Mass are now available from ECS Publishing as individual octavos:

Blessed (SSATB & Pno.) #7321
Kyrie (SATB & Pno.) #7322
Gloria (S & Bar Soli, SSAATBB and Pno.) #7323
Sanctus (SSAATBB & Pno.) #7324
Meditation and Benedictus (S solo, SAATBB and Pno.) #7325
Agnus Dei (SSATBB & Pno.) #7326
Finale (S & Bar Soli, SATB divisi & Pno.) #7327

Works Soon to be Available from ECS Publishing:
(release dates are tentative and subject to change)

Choral Anthems (satb):
Super Cuncta – Fall 2009
National Weather Report – Winter 2009
Alleluia – Spring 2009
Dreaming of Faith – Winter 2010
Glory Day – TBA
Colorado – TBA
Gotta work it our my way – TBA

Song Cycles:
Five Love Songs (soprano and piano) – Winter 2009
Songs of Love and Departure (tenor and piano) – Winter 2009
Images and Reflections (soprano and piano) – Winter 2009

Opera:
Gabriel’s Daughter (two act opera, piano vocal score) – TBA