The Starks Go for Baroque

Darel Stark, violin and Georgine Stark, soprano

Darel Stark, violin and Georgine Stark, soprano

Next weekend (Saturday, Jan. 15, 7:30 and Sunday, Jan. 16, 4:00) is the third concert in our Abendmusiken series, “The Starks Go for Baroque,” a play on the phrase “Go for Broke.” “Go for broke” came from the world of professional gambling and is over one hundred years old. It means to risk everything, no matter what the outcome. “Go for broke” was the motto of the segregated Japanese-American volunteers of the 442nd Battalion during the Second World War. At first considered enemy aliens, these soldiers fought so well that they became the most decorated unit in American military history.

When we first suggested the title of the concert, Darel laughed and said, “No, the Starks are Broke!” in a reference to the recent demise of the Honolulu Symphony. Whatever, it will be another “over-the-top” concert — a display of amazing virtuosity and phenomenal performance. Here’s the program:

Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons “La primavera” (Spring)
Allegro • Largo e pianissimo sempre • Danza pastorale (Allegro)

Georg Friedrich Händel, Gloria
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Et in terra pax
Laudamus te
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Quoniam tu solus sanctus

Vivaldi, Concerto “L’estate” (Summer)
Allegro non molto – Allegro• Adagio – Presto • Presto

INTERMISSION

Vivaldi Concerto “L’autunno” (Autumn)
Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro assai • Adagio molto • Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach, Church Cantata, BWV 51
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Aria “Jauchzet Gott”
Recitativo “Wir beten zu dem Tempel an”
Aria “Höchster, mache deine Güte”
Chorale “Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren”)
Aria “Alleluja”

Vivaldi, Concerto “L’inverno” (Winter)
Allegro non molto • Largo • Allegro – Lento – Allegro

Darel Stark and Georgine Duncan moved to Hawaii in August 1994 from Baltimore, where they first met as neighbors and students at the famed Peabody Conservatory. They moved to Hawaii, of course, because of Darel’s position with the Honolulu Symphony where he was violinist for 16 years. Georgine contacted us right away, and the timing was fortuitous, since that first Christmas, it seemed like all the sopranos were either gone or sick. Our LCH music program took a lightning leap forward from that point, and we are indeed blessed that Georgine and Darel Stark have been so much a part of the music-making at the church. Now the second-generation of Starks are making their musical mark, with the musically-gifted Sophia and Raphael (watch for them at the next Heifer Concert!)

Tickets to the Starks’ concert may be obtained by calling the church office at 941-2566 or by clicking here:

www.lchwelcome.org/music2010

About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.
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