2013-2014 Concert Season
Moe CD Release Concert
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Pike School, Andover, MA
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.
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.
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)