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Never Forget You

Jonah Poplove

Caroga Arts Ensemble

 

 

 

Thank you to our concert sponsors Ellen Wood and Michael Durkee.

Thank you to our season sponsors Genia and Jim Meinhold and NBT Bank.

This project is made possible with funds from the NYS DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Updated 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Printed 100 copies.

Formatted for Firefox browser printing on letter size (11×8.5) paper in landscape orientation, folded in half to 5.5×8.5 in portrait orientation.

Comprises 4 printed pages, starting with page 4, then pages 1, 2, and 3.

Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Sherman's Park

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27 Steps

Caroga Arts Ensemble

 

27 Steps is an original immersive and curated performance piece conceived by Kyle Price and Julian Müller in collaboration with Matilda Sakamoto, Jordan Morley, Nancy Long, CLMF Artists, and lighting designer Elliott Lester. 27 Steps is inspired by the concept of starling poetry, invented by Fordham Professor of English, Christopher GoGwilt, where all words or scenes can be told and experienced in any order making every performance truly a one-of-a-kind experience for the performer and audience. The story of 27 Steps touches on the journey of love and loss between two individuals who meet in a chance encounter. Inspired by an original song and lyrics of the late Jonah Poplove, 27 Steps features original music by Kyle Price and Julian Müller, along with compositions from the classical music canon and popular songs. 27 Steps brings the audience into a theatrical immersive experience that blurs the lines of reality and imagination and spurs conversation on love and mental health.

 

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Artists

 

Kyle Price, cello, composer, and curator
Julian Müller, cello, composer, and curator
Jordan Morley, dancer, actor, and choreographer
Matilda Sakamoto, dancer, actor, and choreographer

Josh Henderson, violin
Bryson Karrer, violin
Anna Leunis, violin
Aaron Schwartz, violin
Dawning Welliver, violin
David Wong, violin
Tonya Burton, viola
Deborah Barrett Price, viola and conductor
Stephanie Price-Wong, viola
Mason Spencer, viola
Adrian Golay, cello
Brian Klickman, cello
Ken Kubota, cello
Kyle Motl, bass
Gabe Schnider, guitar, composer, and actor
Brian Shank, percussion and actor
Holly Bean, piano and voice
Ariadne Greif, voice
Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Rich Saunders, voice

Buglisi Dance Company:
Jacqulyn Buglisi, choreographer
Lindsay Phillips, dancer and actor
Zachary Jeppsen, dancer and actor

Utica Dance Ensemble:
Nancy Long, choreographer
Maya Brown, dancer
Bailey Harrer, dancer
Sean Morris, dancer
Violet Pedulla, dancer

Elliott Lester, lighting designer

 

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Biographies and additional program information

Music

 

Replace Wasted Night
Leaving Space Time
Talk Shadow Face
     
Seek Worth Now
Wishing Quarrel Feel
Demise Life Smiling
     
Never Here Find
Forget Near Tears
You Can't Courage

 

Julian Müller and Kyle Price composed the Leitmotifs 1-27 which are listed in random order. Selections may be performed in part or in its entirety.

Never Bolcom-Weinstein: Waitin’
Demise Elgar: Sospiri
Tears Robison-Conley: Cottage for Sale (sung by Judy Garland)
Wasted Schubert: Die Götter Griechenlands
Can’t Lennon-McCartney: Yesterday (sung by the Beatles)
Life Molly Drake: Happiness
Forget Molly Drake: Little Weaver Bird
Talk Nick Drake: River Man
Leaving Sibelius: Impromptu for Strings
Smiling Debussy: String Quartet II.
Feel Debussy: String Quartet III.
Space Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Strings and Percussion
Replace Aucoin: It’s all Different (arr. for string orchestra ‘23)
Seek Resphigi: Il Tramonto
Worth Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 7 (II mvt.)
Face Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 2
Shadow Aucoin: A Room Made Out of String (arr. for string orchestra ‘23)
Night Rich Saunders: G-Train
Time Nick Drake: Day is Done
You Connie Converse: Two Tall Mountains
Near Connie Converse: One By One
Courage Lomax: A Prayer for Love
Wishing Price: Awaken (excerpt)
Quarrel Janacek: Kreutzer Sonata 4th mvt.
Here Billy Strayhorn: Take the A Train (played by Ellington Orchestra)
Now (silence)
Find (silence)

 

(Leaving) Impromptu for Strings, Op. 19

Jean Sibelius

(1865–1957)

#2 4:36

Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Kyle Motl, bass

 

(Smiling) String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, L. 91

II. Assez vif et bien rythmé

Claude Debussy

(1862–1918)

#3 3:30

Josh Henderson, violin
Aaron Schwartz, violin
Tonya Burton, viola
Ken Kubota, cello

 

(Life) Happiness

Molly Drake

(1915–1993)

#4 2:06

Holly Bean, piano and voice

 

(Demise) Sospiri, Op, 70

Edward Elgar

(1857–1934)

#5 4:50

Lindsay Phillips and Zachary Jeppsen, dancer
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Jacqulyn Buglisi, choreographer

 

(Forget) Little Weaver Bird

Molly Drake

(1915–1993)

#6 2:00

Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Holly Bean, piano

 

(Talk) River Man

Nick Drake

(1948–1974)

#7 4:00

Julian Müller, guitar and voice
Gabe Schnider, guitar

 

(Time) Day is Done

Nick Drake

(1948–1974)

#8 1:56

Gabe Schnider, guitar and voice

 

(Space) Fratres for Strings and Percussion

Arvo Pärt

(b. 1935)

#9 2:33

Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Brian Shank, percussion

 

(Near) One by One

Connie Converse

(1924–1974)

#10 2:15

Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Feel) String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, L. 91

III. Andantino, doucement expressif

Claude Debussy

(1862–1918)

#11 2:52

Sileo Quartet
Bryson Karrer and Dawning Welliver, violin
Mason Spencer, viola
Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Night) G Train

Richard Saunders

(b. 1990)

#12 3:00

Richard Saunders, voice
Gabe Schnider, guitar

 

(Replace) It's All Different

Matthew Aucoin

(b. 1990)
lib. S. Ruhl

#13 4:30

Ariadne Greif, voice
Matthew Aucoin, piano
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Brian Shank, percussion

 

(Worth) String Quartet No. 7

II. Grave

Grażyna Bacewicz

(1909–1969)

#14 3:34

Sileo Quartet
Bryson Karrer and Dawning Welliver, violin
Mason Spencer, viola
Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Shadow) A Room Made Out of String

Matthew Aucoin

(b. 1990)
lib. S. Ruhl

#15 3:52

Matthew Aucoin, piano
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, Tonya Burton, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Brian Shank, percussion
Deborah Barrett Price, conductor

 

(Wishing) Awaken

Kyle Price

(b. 1992)

#16 missing duration

Aaron Schwartz, violin
David Wong, violin
Stephanie Price-Wong, viola
Kyle Price, cello

 

(Find) silence

#17 2:00

? ?, choreographer

 

(Wasted) Die Götter Griechenlands, D. 677

Franz Schubert

(1797–1828)

#18 4:30

Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Anna Leunis, violin
Josh Henderson, violin
Tonya Burton, viola
Kyle Motl, bass
Brian Shank, percussion

 

(Quarrel) String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”

IV. Con moto — Adagio — Più mosso

Leoš Janáček

(1854–1928)

#19 6:00

Sileo Quartet
Bryson Karrer and Dawning Welliver, violin
Mason Spencer, viola
Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Never) Cabaret Songs

Waitin'

William Bolcom

(b. 1938)

#20 2:00

Jazimina MacNeil, voice and piano

 

(You) Two Tall Mountains

Connie Converse

(1924–1974)

#21 2:30

Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Gabe Schnider, guitar

 

(Can't) Yesterday

Lennon–McCartney

arr. G. Schnider

#22 2:00

Gabe Schnider, guitar and voice
Stephanie Price-Wong, viola

 

(Tears) A Cottage for Sale

Willard Robinson

(1894–1968)
lyr. L. Conley

#23 3:00

Judy Garland, voice (recorded)

 

(Face) String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56

I. Moderato dolce e tranquillo

Karol Szymanowski

(1882–1937)

#24 7:20

Sileo Quartet
Bryson Karrer and Dawning Welliver, violin
Mason Spencer, viola
Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Here) Take the “A” Train

Billy Strayhorn

(1915–1967)

#25 3:00

Richard Saunders, voice
Holly Bean, piano and voice
Aaron Schwartz, violin
Josh Henderson, violin
Tonya Burton, viola
Gabe Schnider, guitar
Kyle Motl, bass
Brian Shank, percussion
Maya Brown, Bailey Harrer, Sean Morris, Violet Pedulla, dancer

 

(Courage) A Prayer for Love

Mark Lomax, II

#26 missing duration

Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Josh Henderson, violin
Anna Leunis, violin
Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, cello

 

(Seek) Il tramonto

Ottorino Respighi

(1879–1936)

#27 4:00

Ariadne Greif, voice
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello

 

(Now) silence

#28 2:00

? ?, choreographer

 

Never Forget You

#29 3:45

Gabe Schnider, guitar
Richard Saunders, voice
Jazimina MacNeil, voice
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Holly Bean, voice
Aaron Schwartz, Bryson Karrer, Anna Leunis, violin 1
Josh Henderson, Dawning Welliver, David Wong, violin 2
Stephanie Price-Wong, Mason Spencer, viola
Tonya Burton, Deborah Barrett Price, viola
Julian Müller, Kyle Price, Ken Kubota, Brian Klickman, Adrian Golay, cello
Kyle Motl, bass
Brian Shank, percussion
Jordan Morley, dancer
Matilda Sakamoto, dancer

 

Unknown duration, but at least 1:27:39 across 29 pieces.

With 28 breaks of 3:00 each, estimated concert is 2:51:39

Design and printing by James McMartin Long. Program archive at CACarchive.org