Events
(for event listings older than 2005, click here)

July 17- 28, 2017:

Alpher and Jennie Litt teach cabaret at Summerkeys in Lubec, Maine.

June 24, 2017:

Alpher premieres his song set Between Twilights: Seven Songs on Poems by Marsden Hartley at Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Mass. at 8 pm, with Robert Osborne, bass- baritone. He also will perform Mozart's trio in Bb, K.502 and Schumann's trio in D minor, op.63, with Stephanie Chase, violin, and Sophie Shao, cello.

February 4, 2017:

Alpher music- directs Vassar College Modfest Cabaret, directed by Jennie Litt. Martel Recital Hall, 8:30 P.M.

February 1, 2017:

Alpher's quartet for piano and strings (Song Without Words) performed at Vassar College, 3:30 P.M.

July 28, 2016:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform a cabaret show at The Grange in Lubec, Maine.

July 18-29, 2016:

Alpher and Jennie Litt teach cabaret at Summerkeys (Lubec, Maine).

July 2, 2016:

Alpher and mezzo-soprano Anna DeGraff present a recital at Beacon Hill Concerts, Stroudsburg, Pa.

May 14, 2016:

Two songs by Alpher and Jennie Litt to be performed at the American Popular Song Society, New York City.

March 19 and 20, 2016:

Alpher and Jennie Litt present a cabaret workshop for BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists), in Framingham, Mass.

January 30, 2016:

Gregg Michalak, pianist, performs Alpher's Elegy for a Friend at Vassar College's Modfest. 8 PM in the Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of Music.

January 30, 2016:

Alpher and Jennie Litt present a master class at Vassar College on the art and techniques of cabaret performance. 11 AM in the Villard Room, Main Building.

September 15, 2012:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Things that Make Us Sing at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. The show is at 8 PM in the Rose Parlor, Main Building. Free admission.

August 18, 2012:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The People's Cabaret at the Dissident Arts Festival, New York City, at 4 PM at The Brecht Forum, 451 West St. in Manhattan.

August 8, 2012:

Alpher's chamber work The Walrus and the Carpenter performed at SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine. Performing: Suzanne Gilchrest, flute; Winslow Browning, narrator, and others on the SummerKeys faculty. 7:30 PM.

July 7, 2012:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform at Storefront Acoustic #10, A Monthly Songwriter Series. 7:30 PM at the R Patisserie Cafe & Tea Boutique, 302 Huguenot St. in New Rochelle, N.Y.

May 17, 2012:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Things that Make Us Sing at The Triad in Manhattan.

March 17, 2012:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show Composing Ourselves at The Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC.

August 13, 2011:

Bass-baritone Peter Walker and Alpher perform a recital of British art songs at Christ Church, Academy & Barclay Sts., Poughkeepsie, NY.

June 9, 2011:

Alpher and members of The Ikarus Chamber Players premiere his Song Without Words (a quartet for piano and strings) at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. The concert is at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. in Rockport, Mass., and starts at 7:30 PM.

April 16 and 29, 2011:

Cabaret artist Will Gaines performs Alpher's and Jennie Litt's The Voyage of the Manatee at Vassar College, with Alpher at the piano.

January 12 and 29, 2011:

Alpher and Jennie Litt bring their New York debut show Composing Ourselves to the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.

July 19, 26, 31, 2010:

Alpher and Jennie Litt present their official New York cabaret debut show, Composing Ourselves, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46 St. in Manhattan.

March 10, 2010:

Alpher and Jennie Litt will be featured cabaret artists at The Iguana, 240 West 54th Street, New York, presenting original songs.

March 10, 2010:

Alpher's Song of Witness will be performed at the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Tucson, Ariz. Performing will be Christopheren Nomura, Roger Chase, Carol Wincenc, Steven Doane, and Bernadene Blaha.

May 30, 2009:

An all-David Alpher concert will be presented by the Concerts Con Brio series, at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, NY at 7:30 PM. This will be a program of mainly vocal music, sung by Robert Osborne, Sarah Levine Simon, Lila Deis, Jennie Litt and others.

July 25, 2008:

Excerpts from Alpher's Land of the Farther Suns performed by Justin Kolb, pianist, and Mikhail Horowitz, narrator, at the Bellayre Festival in Highmount, N.Y. at 8 PM.

May 31, 2008:

Alpher's Las Meninas: Variations performed by Randall Ellis, oboe; Abby Newton, cello; Marc Wolf, guitar; and David Alpher, piano; at the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown in Stone Ridge, N.Y.

October 13, 2007:

Alpher's composition The Walrus and The Carpenter performed by Quartetto Sereno at the Altes Kurhaus in Aachen, Germany

March 17, 2007:

Alpher's composition The Walrus and The Carpenter performed by Quartetto Sereno at Wiehl (near Cologne), Germany

March 16, 2007:

Alpher's composition The Walrus and The Carpenter performed by Quartetto Sereno at Haltern am See (near Dortmund), Germany

January 5, 2007:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The People's Cabaret at PeaceSmiths Topical Atypical Coffeehouse in Amityville, N.Y.

August 26, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform Rodgers with Hart & Hammerstein: An Evening of Songs in Matched Pairs at Thompson House Resort, Windham, N.Y.

June 29, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein show at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Mass., at 8 P.M, as part of its 25th anniversary season.

June 28, 2006:

Alpher, Lila Deis and others perform a Viennese program as part of the 25th anniversary of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport, Mass., at 8 P.M.

June 17, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform Rodgers with Hart & Hammerstein: An Evening of Songs in Matched Pairs at Thompson House Resort, Windham, N.Y.

June 10—11, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their program of original songs, Smart-Alecky Songs For Serious Times, at the West End Theater, Gloucester, Mass. (June 10 at 8 PM, June 11 at 5 PM).

June 9—10, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform excerpts from Smart-Alecky Songs For Serious Times at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

June 3, 2006:

Alpher, Jennie Litt and Philip Furia present the premiere of their Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein show at the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, N.Y., at 8 P.M.

June 2, 2006:

Alpher's Land of the Farther Suns performed by Flute Force and Alpher (piano) at the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, N.Y.,at 8 P.M.

May 18, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform selections from Smart-Alecky Songs For Serious Times (Alpher/Litt all-original cabaret) at the High Falls Café, High Falls, N.Y.

March 29, 2006:

Alpher and Jennie litt perform their cabaret of original songs, Songs in a Moribund Idiom, at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at 8 P.M.

March 25, 2006:

Alpher, Jennie Litt, and Cantor Bob Cohen peform an all-Irving Berlin show, Another Servng of Irving, at Temple Emanuel, Kingston, N.Y., at 7 P.M.

February 24, 2006:

The Elegant and the Immigrant: Cole Porter and Irving Berlin Together, a show of songs in matched pairs, conceived of and performed by Alpher and Jennie Litt, at Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

February 17 and 18, 2006:

Performances of of Alpher's and Jennie Litt's cabaret of their original songs, Songs in a Moribund Idiom, at the West End Theater, 1 Washington St., Gloucester, Mass., both peformances at 8 P.M.

December 3, 2005:

Twentieth-anniversary celebration of Alpher's song Christmas in Rockport (lyrics by Dorothy R. Stoffa) at the tree-lighting ceremony in Rockport, Mass.

November 19 and 20, 2005:

World premiere of Alpher's Cantilena for flute and piano, performed by Sally Schlichting, flute, and Sam Williams, viola, at Aldersgate Methodist Church, Juneau, Alaska.

November 11, 2005:

Alpher's Land of the Farther Suns performed by Flute Force with Jennie Litt, narrator, and Alpher (piano) at the Bloomingdale School of Music, New York City.

October 15, 2005:

Premiere of Alpher's and Jennie Litt's cabaret of their original songs, Songs in a Moribund Idiom, at The Quest, Stone Ridge, N.Y.

September 16, 2005:

Alpher's Three Psalms performed as part of Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

August 11, 2005:

David Alpher's Three Psalms premiered at The Parish Church of Moseley, Birmingham, England.

June 4, 2005:

Alpher's Pathways for clarinet, violin and piano performed by the Verdehr Trio at the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, Stone Ridge, N.Y.

May 28, 2005:

Alpher's Ritornello for flute and piano performed by Christiane Meininger, flute, and Rainer Gepp, piano, at the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, Stone Ridge, N.Y.

May 27, 2005:

Debut of the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown (extending to June 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 4 PM); David Alpher is founder and artistic director; Howard Mont is founder and director of operations.

May 26, 2005:

Alpher's Ritornello for flute and piano performed by Christiane Meininger, flute, and Rainer Gepp, piano, at the Union College Concert Series, Schenectady, N.Y.

February 23, 2005:

Alpher, Soprano Harolyn Blackwell and baritone Christopheren Nomura perform art songs and duets at a private event, in New York City to benefit the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown.

February 2, 2005:

Alpher appears as pianist at the Cleveland Institue of Art's 25th Anniversary Gala Music Series. He plays Schubert songs with Christopheren Nomura, as well as Poulenc's Le Bal Masqué with Nomura and the Modus Ensemble. The concert is at 7:30 PM and will take place at The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio.

January 30, 2005:

Pianist Douglas Riva performs Alpher's Las Meninas: Variations at Teller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

 

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