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Haller Lake Music Series presents: Play On! in ‘Tipping Point’

Past event
$20 suggested donation ($5 students/children)

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mary Jo DuGaw, soprano
Mary Kantor, clarinet
Martha Garrett, violin
RoseMarie Tamburri, piano
Kristof Iverson, piano
Nick Iverson, trumpet, percussion, guitar
David Ketter, actor

With music, song, and poetry, Tipping Point performed by Play On! explores the struggles of the human condition and the strength of the human spirit – the immigrant seeking a new life, the cry of a frightened child, the exploitation of a woman’s love, the finality of a gunshot. These stories are told through the works of Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Giacomo Puccini, Alfredo Casella, Gustav Mahler, Leonard Bernstein, Woody Guthrie, and Kristof Iverson, among others. Against a visual backdrop of real-life events, the message of Tipping Point is one of possibility, transformation, and hope.

The repertoire presented in “Tipping Point” spans the musical spectrum:

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)

Rockin’ the Boat excerpt (“Guys and Dolls”) by Frank Loesser (1910-1969)

America (“West Side Story”) by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) by Kristof Iverson (1951- )

America is a Gun by Brian Bilston

A Revolver by Iverson

Pages of War – Four Musical “Films”, Opus 25 by Alfredo Casella (1883-1947)

In Belgium; procession of heavy German artillery
In France; in front of the ruins of the Cathedral at Reims
In Russia; Cossack cavalry charge
In Alsace; wooden crosses . . .

The Times They Aren’t a-Changin’ by Gershon Wolf

Scene from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)


From “An Inconvenient Truth”

Snow Plow by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Words of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg

In This Weather (No. 5 from “Songs on the Death of Children”) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Words of Nelson Mandela

The Erl King by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Litany for the Feast of All Souls by Schubert

Words of survivors of the Parkland school shooting

Continue by Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Something’s Coming (“West Side Story”) by Bernstein

All musical selections (except “Snow Plow”) composed or arranged by Kristof Iverson © 2019, 2020

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