© 2018 by ALEXANDRA OLSAVSKY

SCHEDULE

2016-2017

21 JUL

"Scorrete le mie lacrime" with Ensemble La Chimera (Director: Eduardo Egüez)

9:00pm | Saluzzo, Italy (Antico Palazzo Comunale)

Alexandra joins Europe's leading early music fusion ensemble, La Chimera in a special concert for the Marchesato Opera Festival. This program features the works of John Dowland, structured around his hauntingly beautiful Lachrime.

24 JUL

The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell

9:00pm | Saluzzo, Italy (Teatro Politeama Civico, via Palazzo di Città)

The Marchesato Opera Festival presents Purcell's lively adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Experience the enchantment and trickery only fairies can bring under the mysterious shroud of nightfall.

21 AUG

A Musical Banquet with The Bacheler Consort

3:00pm | Stamford United Methodist Church; 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY

 

Alexandra debuts as a guest artist with early music ensemble, The Bacheler Consort (featuring Doc Rossi, Christopher Morrongiello, Diann Flanagan, Matthew Weinman).

25 AUG

Scottish Folk Night with the BBE

6:30pm | Big Bricks (3832 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago)

The Bach and Beethoven Ensemble (BBE) wants you to join this evening of Scottish music, food, poetry, and culture. Why? The BBE is preparing for an historic North American performance of The Gentle Shepherd, Scotland's first opera based entirely on Scottish folk and fiddle music, and we want you to be a part of that.

24 SEP

The Gentle Shepherd - A Scottish Folk Opera

8:00pm | Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625)

The Gentle Shepherd (published 1725) is the first Scottish opera. Written in Edinburgh by 18th century poet Allan Ramsay, it is unique amongst operas -- all the music is based in the Scottish fiddle and folk tunes!

This BBE production gives audiences a rare treat. For those living in North America, the show was last performed in Philadelphia in 1792, and has been seldom performed anywhere over the past 200 years. (So, you can think of it like a re-premiere!) The show features a 16-member ensemble of singers, instrumentalists, and actors from Chicago. Instrumentalists will perform on 200+ year old instruments and replicas of original period instruments. Audiences will feel as though they are traveling through time to hear the opera as concert-goers might have heard it in 1725. 

25 SEP

The Gentle Shepherd - A Scottish Folk Opera

7:00pm | Theater Wit (1229 West Belmont AvenueChicago, IL, 60657)

The Gentle Shepherd (published 1725) is the first Scottish opera. Written in Edinburgh by 18th century poet Allan Ramsay, it is unique amongst operas -- all the music is based in the Scottish fiddle and folk tunes!

This BBE production gives audiences a rare treat. For those living in North America, the show was last performed in Philadelphia in 1792, and has been seldom performed anywhere over the past 200 years. (So, you can think of it like a re-premiere!) The show features a 16-member ensemble of singers, instrumentalists, and actors from Chicago. Instrumentalists will perform on 200+ year old instruments and replicas of original period instruments. Audiences will feel as though they are traveling through time to hear the opera as concert-goers might have heard it in 1725. 

2 OCT

Ivan Moody's Greek Liturgy (World Premiere)

12:00pm | St. Andrew G. O Church (5649 N. Sheridan Chicago, IL 60660)

This world premiere of the Greek Liturgy is part of a series of events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. Don't miss this free event!

8 OCT - 18 OCT

Concerts for Hope (Boston Tour)

Various Locations

Alexandra rejoins acclaimed pianist/composer Eric Genuis on a Boston Tour of "Concerts for Hope" - presenting concerts for prisoners, rehab centers, inner-city schools, veterans that suffer, and for the elderly.

12 NOV

Bloomington Early Music Festival

Enjoy excerpts from the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble's recent production of Scotland's first opera, The Gentle Shepherd, in a special collaboration with the Alchymy Viols.

9 DEC

Joseph's Gift (World Premiere)

7:30pm | St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (2120 Lincoln Street Evanston IL 60201)

Don't miss the world premiere of this Christmas Chamber Opera in 2 Acts, singing the story of the nativity's unsung hero: Joseph.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE: AOLSAVSK

10 DEC

Joseph's Gift (World Premiere)

7:30pm | St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (2120 Lincoln Street Evanston IL 60201)

Don't miss the world premiere of this Christmas Chamber Opera in 2 Acts, singing the story of the nativity's unsung hero: Joseph.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE: AOLSAVSK

11 DEC

Joseph's Gift (World Premiere)

3:00pm | St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (2120 Lincoln Street Evanston IL 60201)

Don't miss the world premiere of this Christmas Chamber Opera in 2 Acts, singing the story of the nativity's unsung hero: Joseph.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE: AOLSAVSK

13 DEC - 19 DEC

Concerts for Hope (Michigan/Kentucky Tour)

Various Locations

Alexandra rejoins acclaimed pianist/composer Eric Genuis on a Michigan/Kentucky Tour of "Concerts for Hope" - presenting concerts for prisoners, rehab centers, inner-city schools, veterans that suffer, and for the elderly.

28 JAN

Women Who Rule (Preview)

7:30pm | First United Church of Oak Park (848 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301)

Leading vocal trio ARTEMISIA once more harnesses the strength of the female voice in a captivating new show heralding the world’s most POWERFUL WOMEN. Join them for their second return to the first united church of Oak Park for an EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at this brand new program.

23 MAR

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

8:00pm | Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center (220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604)

 

The Defiant Requiem is a concert-drama which combines a performance of Verdi’s Requiem with video testimony and actors telling the story of Jewish prisoners at the Terezin Concentration Camp.

8 APR

Big Muddy Folk Festival

7:00pm | Thespian Hall (Boonville, MO)

Join Artemisia for their debut at the Big Muddy Folk Festival. Enjoy a diverse evening of America's folk music, including Cathy Barton & Dave Para, The Creek Rocks, Pat Donohue, David Olney, The Adobe Brothers, Beyond Reach, and Liz Carroll.

23 APR

Indianapolis Early Music Festival

4:30pm | Indiana History Center (Indianapolis)

Artemisia makes their debut at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. This event is free and open to the public.

30 APR

Chicago Acadamy for the Arts Opera Project: Blue Glare

7:00pm | Chicago Academy for the Arts (Indianapolis)

Blue Glare is a student-composed new opera from the Chicago Academy for the Arts performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, soprano Kaitlin Foley, and soprano Alexandra Olsavsky.

19 MAY

Artemisia Presents: Women Who Rule

7:30pm | Musical Offering (Evanston, IL)

Join Artemisia for their brand new show - Women Who Rule -  featuring a robust roster of strong women who have claimed their right to a crown. Whether in the lavish court of 16th-century England or in the sun-drenched fields of the Republic of Georgia, Artemisia paints a reverent musical tribute to the strength of “woman.”

This program features new music composed by Artemisia's own Diana Lawrence, Kaitlin Foley, and Alexandra Olsavsky, alongside a broad spectrum of musical influences from around the world.

20 MAY

Artemisia Presents: Women Who Rule

7:30pm | Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (Chicago, IL)

Join Artemisia for their brand new show - Women Who Rule -  featuring a robust roster of strong women who have claimed their right to a crown. Whether in the lavish court of 16th-century England or in the sun-drenched fields of the Republic of Georgia, Artemisia paints a reverent musical tribute to the strength of “woman.”

This program features new music composed by Artemisia's own Diana Lawrence, Kaitlin Foley, and Alexandra Olsavsky, alongside a broad spectrum of musical influences from around the world.

21 MAY

Artemisia Presents: Women Who Rule

7:30pm | The Frontier (Chicago, IL)

Join Artemisia for their brand new show - Women Who Rule -  featuring a robust roster of strong women who have claimed their right to a crown. Whether in the lavish court of 16th-century England or in the sun-drenched fields of the Republic of Georgia, Artemisia paints a reverent musical tribute to the strength of “woman.”

This program features new music composed by Artemisia's own Diana Lawrence, Kaitlin Foley, and Alexandra Olsavsky, alongside a broad spectrum of musical influences from around the world.

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