2013-2014 Concert Season

Moe CD Release Concert

Friday, September 6th, 2013 @8pm
First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA
 
Concert Repertoire:
Preamble & Dreamsong in the 4-5 a.m. REM Stage (2003)
Gong Tormented (2007)
Frozen Hours Melt Melodiously Into The Past (2009)
Lone Cello (1998)
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (2011)
 
 
 
Eric Moe's music has been variously described as "maximal minimalism", "Rachmaninoff in hell", and "music of winning exuberance". Moe's imaginative titles are little stories or images suggestive of parts of innumerable and widely scattered fictions.


YAMA Showcase featuring Firebird Ensemble
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
 
Pike School, Andover, MA

Concert Repertoire includes:
Eeyore Has a Birthday by Jon Deak

This year Firebird Ensemble is partnering with the
organization Young Audiences of Massachussets in order to bring our educational performances to younger audiences in the Greater Boston area. For more information about YAMA and the program we are offering please CLICK HERE.
To book a performance or schedule an event click here.
 
 
 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Jon Deak
Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Concert Repertoire:
A Christmas Carol by Jon Deak
Featuring soloist: Aaron Engebreth
A Not-So Traditional Xmas Medley
by Cameron Wilson 
Traditional Christmas Carols 

 

 

 

At 7pm on December 6th, the free-spirited Firebird Ensemble celebrates the holidays at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall with its dramatic presentation of A Christmas Carol, an entertaining musical setting of Charles Dickens' classic novel by the same name. Conceived and composed by Jon Deak, each character is depicted by its instrumental counterpart resulting in the musicians singing, acting, humming, and even clanking the chains of Marley's ghost.  Led by conductor Jeffrey Means, the 10-member Firebird Ensemble is joined by the exquisite vocal and acting abilities of highly acclaimed baritone Aaron Engebreth as narrator.  Other familiar holiday music on the program includes A Not-So Traditional Christmas Medley by Cameron Wilson and also a selection of Traditional Christmas Carols with an audience sing-along.

Eeyore has a Birthday by Jon Deak
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 

This concert program is a thrilling and delightful musical setting of A.A.Milne’s story Eeyore Has a Birthday from the Winnie-the-Pooh series, one of the most delightful literary collections for children. Composed by Jon Deak, each instrument assumes a role in the story; the ever-mournful Eeyore is personified by the viola; the gastronomically oriented Pooh Bear by the double bass; and the eager, bumbling Piglet by the piano.This program is presented in collaboration with Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) -an organization dedicated to bringing live music to school children in the Greater Boston area. 


OYAI LOS ANGELES 
Friday, May 16th, 2014 @ 7:30pm
MIMODA STUDIO in Paper or Plastik Cafe Los Angeles, CA

Concert Repertoire:
Flight Elegy by Jonathan HARVEY
Vessels by Ted HEARNE
Molly’s Song 3 by Rebecca SAUNDERS
Player Piano Etudes #6, #4, #9 and Sonatina by Conlon NANCARROW   (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff)
Aeolian Harp by Henry COWELL
A Companion Guide to Rome by Andrew NORMAN


 

 

 

 

 

 

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