Spoleto Festival USA 2013: Spoleto Intermezzi & Westminster Choir

cl-130906-300This program features performances from two separate concerts, both performed at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, one of fourteen different venues used during the 2013 festival. The first is from the Intermezzi series of concerts and features the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra with conductor Aik Kai Pung in a program of Ives, Copland and Stravinski. The second features the festival’s long-time resident chorus, the Westminster Choir under the direction of Joe Miller, performing a program ranging from the Renaissance to the present day.

Listen to the entire program: Spoleto Intermezzi & Westminster





Billboard and introduction to Four Ragtime Dances by Charles Ives - Lauren Rico





CHARLES IVES – Four Ragtime Dances by Charles Ives
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Aik Kai Pung, conductor





Introduction to Music for the Theater by Aaron Copland – Lauren Rico





AARON COPLAND - Music for the Theater 
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Aik Kai Pung, conductor





Introduction to Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky - Lauren Rico





IGOR STRAVINSKY  - Pulcinella Suite
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Aik Kai Pung, conductor





Break, interview with Joe Miller, director of thet Westminster Choir, and introduction to Kyrie by Tomas Luis de Victoria and Nunc Dimittis by Gustav Holst - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA - Kyrie
GUSTAV HOLST - Nunc Dimittis
Westminster Choir, Princeton, NJ 
Joe Miller, conductor





Introduction to Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf by Johann Sebastian Bach - Lauren Rico





JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf
Westminster Choir, Princeton, NJ 
Joe Miller, conductor





Introduction to Hymn to St. Cecilia and The Ballad of Green Broom by Benjamin Britten - Lauren Rico





BENJAMIN BRITTEN - Hymn to St. Cecilia and The Ballad of Green Broom
Westminster Choir, Princeton, NJ 
Joe Miller, conductor





Interview with Joe Miller, followed by an introduction to Une Suele Fleur, Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!, Veronique, le printemps est la! 





MORTEN LAURIDSEN  - Une Suele Fleur
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!
WALTER JURMANN - Veronique, le printemps est la!
Westminster Choir, Princeton, NJ 
Joe Miller, conductor





Introduction to The Heart’s Reflection by Daniel Elder - Lauren Rico





DANIEL ELDER - The Heart’s Reflection
BRANDON WADDLES  - Ride in the Chariot
Westminster Choir, Princeton, NJ 
Joe Miller, conductor





End of show – Lauren Rico and Mike McKay






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