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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5820 on: June 26, 2019, 08:47:15 AM »
In order to escape the heatwave (France and the Low Countries are sizzlingly hot) I attended an afternoon concert at Antwerps "Vleeshuis" - the butchers guild building. It is at least 500 years old and houses a beautiful collection of instruments - from bells and harpsichords (Ruckers), to accordions and pianos. Thick walls: it was cool inside.
Anyway, the ensemble Cannamella performed  "Souterliedekens" and short instrumental works for lute by Pierre Attaignant.
 The acoustic of the hall wasn't always flattering to soprano Sarah Van Mol's quite big voice , nor to (the superb) lute of Sofie Vanden Eynde.
Still, a great way of escaping the heat and discovering some lovely psalms ( Clemens Non Papa, Symon Cock, Balthasar Resinarius...) and a very fun and very naughty "Tsou een meysken gaen om wijn". Willem Ceuleers (1962) wrote two little pieces in honor of Antwerp in a convincing 16th century style.
In Cannamella Aline Hopchet plays flutes and crumhorns, An Van Laethem is violinist and Luc Torremans has healthy lungs for badulcians and crumhorns.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5821 on: June 30, 2019, 04:27:55 AM »
My band are playing the program we performed at King's Chapel last month, at my church after this morning's service. Some 2019 pieces of my own, and of my friend Pam Marshall.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5822 on: July 03, 2019, 10:50:13 AM »
July 13 is going to be Big Music Day!

First, we go to the Square Roots Festival at Old Town School of Folk Music:

https://squareroots.org/

Then in the evening, it's up to Ravinia for this:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
Ravel: Mother Goose suite
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: Concerto in F
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5823 on: July 03, 2019, 10:15:44 PM »
In order to escape the heatwave (France and the Low Countries are sizzlingly hot) I attended an afternoon concert at Antwerps "Vleeshuis" - the butchers guild building. It is at least 500 years old and houses a beautiful collection of instruments - from bells and harpsichords (Ruckers), to accordions and pianos. Thick walls: it was cool inside.
Anyway, the ensemble Cannamella performed  "Souterliedekens" and short instrumental works for lute by Pierre Attaignant.
 The acoustic of the hall wasn't always flattering to soprano Sarah Van Mol's quite big voice , nor to (the superb) lute of Sofie Vanden Eynde.
Still, a great way of escaping the heat and discovering some lovely psalms ( Clemens Non Papa, Symon Cock, Balthasar Resinarius...) and a very fun and very naughty "Tsou een meysken gaen om wijn". Willem Ceuleers (1962) wrote two little pieces in honor of Antwerp in a convincing 16th century style.
In Cannamella Aline Hopchet plays flutes and crumhorns, An Van Laethem is violinist and Luc Torremans has healthy lungs for badulcians and crumhorns.
Great story! (Your lively description of these 'badulcians and crumhorns' made me think of a passage in 'Vespers', part of the Horae Canonicae by W.H. Auden:

'... and there I stand in Eden again, welcomed back by the krumhorns, doppions, sordumes of jolly miners and a bob major from the Cathedral (romanesque) of St Sophie (Die Kalte)'  ;D
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5824 on: July 06, 2019, 07:30:40 AM »

Looking BACK at this concert: I got to see the Ring in Budapest last month -- and Adam Fischer and his Hungarian Ntl. RSO were a marvelous surprise (almost as much as Concerto Budapest with Andras Keller). As was the cast, to the extent it was unknown: Superb! Pictures of Rheingold here: Bayreuth on the Danube: The Budapest Wagner Days. Production Photos from Das Rheingold

...and the first part of my review on ClassicsToday here: A Magnificent Budapest Ring: Prelude and Rheingold






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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5825 on: July 06, 2019, 12:06:03 PM »
Two proms concerts coming up:

Weinberg: Symphony 3 with Dorothy Howell 'Lamia' and Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Also a concert featuring Paul Ben Haim's First Symphony.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5826 on: July 08, 2019, 12:31:33 AM »
Mahler - Symphony No.8

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra - Stephen Threlfall conductor | Ailish Tynan soprano | Gweneth-Ann Jeffers soprano | Daniel Norman tenor | David Platt  bass | Ruby Hughes  soprano | Kitty Whately  mezzo soprano | Margaret McDonald soprano
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
With special guests: Chetham’s Chorus | Leeds Festival Chorus | St George’s Singers | Greater Manchester Hub Youth Choir | Manchester Cathedral Choristers | Hereford Cathedral School Children’s Choir


This was Friday night. Whilst impressive in its scale and with some decent playing and great singers, this concert sadly still hasn't converted me to this work. It just doesn't tickle me at all. Still glad I have attended it and crossed it off my concert list.

Best and somewhat unexpected moment of the evening was the opening rendition of God Save The Queen, the Benjamin Britten version. The concert was recorded for BBC Radio 3 (for broadcast on July 10th i believe) and was attended by Prince Edward as patron of Chetham School.

First time I am actually moved by this anthem  0:) and first Royal I see in flesh. Exciting times...  ;D 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5827 on: July 20, 2019, 01:00:23 AM »
Ben-Haim's Symphony No.1 on Tuesday.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).