February 14, 2010 / 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC


Love Letter to Haiti

A Valentine's Day Benefit Concert for Partners in Health

Ashley Bathgate, Cello
Sarah Beaty, Clarinet
Mischa Bouvier, Baritone
Rachel Calin, Bass
Layla Claire, Soprano
Rachel Drehmann, Horn
Akimi Fukuhara, Piano
Jonathan Greenburg, Trombone
Conor Hanick, Piano
Dane Johansen, Cello
Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Taka Kigawa, Piano
Kristin Lee, Violin
Sean Lee, Violin
Britton Matthews, Percussion
Matt McDonald, Trombone
Edvinas Minkstimas, Piano
Guillaume Molko, Violin
Paul Murphy, Trumpet
Anna Polonsky, Piano
Yannick Rafalimanana, Piano
Gregorio Robino, Cello
Lance Suzuki, Flute
T-rio (de) La Plata
Avenue 9 Trio


On the Program

James Macmillan: After the tryst
Sarah Beaty, Clarinet, Yannick Rafalimanana, piano

Jan Sandstrom: Song for Lotta
Jonathan Greenburg, Bass Trombone, Hanako Yamagata, piano

Arvo Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel
Rachel Drehmann, French Horn, Gerard Clayton, piano

Eric Sammut: Rotation II
Britton Matthews, marimba

Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory
Paul Murphy, trumpet, Yannick Rafalimanana, piano

J. Brahms: Trio No. 3 in c-minor, op.101, Allegro Energico
Trio La Plata: Gregorio Robino, cello, Yannick Rafalimanana, piano, Guillaume Molko, violin

Maurice Ravel: Odine
Akimi Fukuhara, piano

Astor Piazzola: Primavero Protenta
Avenue 9 Trio: Dane Johansen, cello, Edvinas Minkstimas, piano, Sean Lee, violin

Piazzola: Oblivion
Avenue 9 Trio

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Dane Johansen, cello

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
Sean Lee, violin, Edvinas Minkstimas, piano

Ryan Francis: Loop
Akimi Fukuhara, piano

Anton Dvorak: Silent Woods
Ashley Bathgate, cello, Akimi Fukuhara, piano

Adam Schoenberg: One Aquainted with the Night
Lance Suzuki, flute, Akimi Fukuhara, piano

Richard Strauss: Morgen
Layla Claire, soprano, Taka Kigawa, piano

G.F. Handel: Endless Pleasure
Layla Claire and Taka Kigawa

Gyorgy Ligeti: Arc en Ciel
Taka Kigawa, piano

Claude Debussy: Feux d’Artifice
Taka Kigawam, piano

Johannes Brahms: Wie bist du, meine Königin"
Misha Bouvier, Baritone, Yegor Shevtsov, piano

Paul Bowles: Sugar in the Cane
Misha Bouvier, Yegor Shevtsov

David Bruce: “Caja de Musica”
Bridget Kibbey, harp

Andre Capulet: “A l’espangol”
Bridget Kibbey, harp

Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Sean Lee, violin, Bridget Kibbey, harp

Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio: 1. Modere
T-rio La Plata

Ryan Francis: Album for June
Conor Hanick, piano

Bach / Ryan Francis: Sillage
Kristin Lee, violin, Conor Hanick

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in Ab Major, Op. 47
Anna Polonsky, piano

Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
arranged by David Bruce, World Premiere
Metropolis Ensemble and Friends, Kristin Lee, solo violin


About the Concert

You're invited to a special Valentine's Day concert, featuring over a dozen musicians and soloists from Metropolis Ensemble playing love-infused works new and old, including Bach, Bowles, Debussy, Brahms, Chopin, Piazzolla, Rachmoninoff and Ravel, as well as Metropolis composers Ryan Francis, Adam Schoenberg, and special music composed for the occasion by David Bruce.

100% of ticket proceeds from the concert will benefit Partners In Health, providing world-class health care to one-third of Haiti's citizens for the past twenty-five years. This event is sponsored by (le) Poisson Rouge. Ticketing fees for this benefit have been generously waived courtesy of InTicketing.


Love Letter to Haiti