“This is not your grandfather’s chamber music.” Spark is a quintet that plays at folk festivals, jazz clubs and the great concert halls of the world in Amsterdam, London, Shanghai, Berlin and Barcelona. Spark will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at Prior-Jollek Hall on the Antilles School campus.
The five young artists take over the stage with as many as 40 different instruments, from the 10-inch sopranino recorder to the 7-foot tall sub-bass. Their diverse program ranges from Handel and Bach to the percussive rhythms of Kenji Bunch, very much a 21st century composer. Spark combines the virtuosity and precision of a classical chamber music ensemble with the power and grit of a folk band.
Tickets cost: adults: $35; teachers: $10; students: free. On sale at Medicine Shoppe (Havensight), Frenchtown Deli, Chelsea Drugstore (Red Hook) and Antilles School Administration Office. Or purchase online at www.theforum.vi or www.instantseats.com.
For information, call 776-7828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays.
The full program follows:
Spark members are Andrea Ritter, recorder; Daniel Koschitzki, recorder and melodica; Stefan Balázsovics, violin and viola; Victor Plumettaz, violoncello and Blair McMillen, piano
“When the cock crowed his warning” (2007) by Chiel Meijering (1954- )
“The Arrival” (inspired by “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba) by G. F. Handel (1685-1759) /arr. Ritter
“Rain” by Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952- )
“Songs In Other Words” (2014): [Venezian Gondola Song] by Kamran Ince (1960- )
Beyoncé (2012) by Chiel Meijering (1954- )
“Greensleeves” by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Traditional English /arr. Koschitzki
“Concerto in E Minor, TWV 52: e1, Presto ” by G. Ph. Telemann (1681-1767) /arr. Koschitzki
“Scotch Club” (2017) by Victor Plumettaz (1986- )
“Sheep may safely graze” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [Hunting Cantata BWV 208, 1713]
Two Etudes (2006) by Marc Mellits (1966- ): “Medieval Induction” and “Defensive Chili”
“Stonehenge” (2002) by Péter Pejtsik (1968- )
“Alpha Dog” (2011) by Kenji Bunch (1973- ): Lively/ Moderate/ Interlude-Fast
“Candybox” (2009/2013) by Chiel Meijering (1954- )