Odyssey Chamber Music Series (Odyssey) sponsors a concert to provide an opportunity for the children and music teachers of all levels to participate in a formal event, with emphasis on having fun onstage while maintaining the quality of art performance.
Themes change, but every 2-3 years, we present concerts to include Saint-Saëns’ popular “Carnival of the Animals,” as we believe it captures the sprit of all of us ‘kids at heart’ of all ages perfectly.
2022 Theme: Carnival of the Animals and Friends (2 pianos with chamber ensemble)
When: May 27 (Fri) 6pm Required Dress Rehearsal (exceptions will be considered)
May 28 (Sat) 3pm Concert
Where: First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway in downtown Columbia
Who: All teachers and/or their students are invited to participate.
Friday, April 29
Submit your request to Ayako Tsuruta at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name(s) and composition(s) you are interested in performing. Length of the piece ideally should not exceed 4-5 minutes, but exceptions may be considered.
Thursday, May 5:
Your headshot (color recommended, in small - no more than 300 pxl, or 2 inches) and SHORT biography of 100-120 words. Let’s have fun – and create a ‘funny’ bio: consider including some fun facts about yourself.
No jeans, T-shirt, shorts or short skirts (knee-length OK but not any shorter – please wear long black pants if you cannot find any), sneakers and flip-flops. Colors are encouraged.
Really, anything goes! If you are not sure, run the idea by the director Ayako Tsuruta.
Programmed works are tentatively (as of 4/8):
· Henry Mancini: Pink Panther (Emery/TBA)
· Scott Joplin: The Entertainer (Emery/TBA)
· Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals (ca. 20 min): Lions (Jihyo/Sing); Hermione, Pianists, Finale (Anthony, Peter and Ryan); Elephant, Turtle (Ethan)
· Ravel: “Enchanted Garden” from the Mother Goose Suite (Jihyo, Sing)
· Tchaikovsky: “Russian Dance” (Jihyo, Sing)
· “Bohemian Rhapsody” arr. for four hands (Andrew, Ayako)
· Moszkowski “Spanish Dance No. 1” (Bram, Brandon)
· Jack Fina, “Bumble Boogie” for 2 pianos, 8 hands (Jihyo, Sing, Lauren, Songhee)
· Journey, arr. Bober “Don’t Stop Believing” for 2 pianos (Bram, Emery, Liam, Andrew)
· Mozart “Eine Kleine” (Bram, Liam)
· Tchaikovsky, “Swan” arr. (Aryan, Arya)
· Noona “Stomp On It” (Aryan, Arya)
· Noona: Schaboogie (Chesa, Tina)
· Vandall “So Suite - Prelude” (Chesa, Tina)
· Miyazaki “ Song arr. (Songhee, Lauren)
· Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1, III, Scherzo (Alexandre, James, Ayako)