The Starry Night Chamber Orchestra is a group of Northwest professional musicians, comprised of soloists and music educators who perform for the Starry Night Chamber Series centered in Mount Vernon Washington.
This year the Lincoln Theatre welcomes back the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra for a special series of concerts for our 2016-17 season.
June 10, 3PM at the Lincoln Theatre
Life after Coffee?
The Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach
Staged as an opera in a small café, a daughter strategizes to gain a dowry, (and a husband) from a Father who detests her caffeine addiction!
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211,[a] also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it probably between 1732 and 1735. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee. Bach regularly directed a musical ensemble based at Zimmermann's coffee house called a collegium musicum, founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1702. The libretto suggests that some people in eighteenth-century Germany viewed coffee drinking as a bad habit. However, the work is likely to have been first performed at the coffee house in Leipzig. The cantata's libretto (written by Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander), features lines like "If I couldn't, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat".
A distraught Father (Riddell) tries in vain to cure his Daughter (Lydia Randall) of her caffeine addiction, by denying her all of her normal pleasures . This does not work, but when he offers her a husband, she relents, but sneakily.
Kimberley has built a rewarding career as a private flute instructor and free-lance performer in northwest Washington. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, maintaining active studios in Oak Harbor and Burlington, and is on the faculty of Peterson International School of Music in Mount Vernon. A new addition to her teaching studio is the Enchanted Flute Choir. Kimberley also has a great love of chamber music. Her company, Enchanted Flute Productions, offers various chamber ensembles for all types of events, from concert appearances to weddings and other celebrations. Kimberley has released a recording with pianist Sharon Skidgel-Ringer entitled “Faces of Romance,” which features a rich collection of romances for flute and piano encompassing two centuries.
February 25, 3PM at the Lincoln Theatre
Starry Night String Quartet:
Sharyn Peterson & Celia Rosenberger - violins
Lisa Humphrey - viola, Matthew Rehfeldt - cello
and The Brass Menagerie Quintet
Sunday, September 25th at 3pm
Music inspired by the 18th century Gypsies of Europe
Richard Rorex-guitar, Sharyn Peterson-violin,
Jeffrey Cohan-flute, Colin Meek-Cello
October 8, Saturday, 7:30PM at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt Vernon
Trios by Schoenfield, Schubert and Amy Beach
Trio Seattle: Mayumi Tayake-piano, Mannfried Funk-cello, Sharyn Peterson-violin
November 12, 3PM at the Lincoln Theatre
Featuring the Beethoven Wind Octet and
assorted works by Bozza, Haydn, PDQ Bach, and Rossini
Brian Madsen and Kristine Kiner, oboes
Mary Kantor and Deborah Colyn, clarinets
Robin Stangland and Beverly Soler, French horns
Phillip Thomas and Jackson Stewart, bassoons
April 1, 3PM at the Lincoln Theatre
Music of Franz Schubert
The Starry Night CHAMBER MUSIC Series continues with a Romantic concert featuring the music of the great Viennese composer, Franz Schubert. Guest Young Artist, Hugh Davis, baritone, performs songs (lieder) from Schubert's prodigious creative outpouring. The composer's last work, the gorgeous C major String Quintet, for two violins, viola, and two celli, will be the grand finale. It is a stunning testament to Schubert's joy in his life of musical expression, even while facing imminent death.