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Offline TheGSMoeller

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2019/20 Concert Season
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:22:28 AM »
Here's a new thread dedicated to the 2019/20 concert season! I'm seeing many orchestras recently announcing their upcoming season and this will be a great home for posting some of the highlights, and create some discussions.

I'll start with the Nashville Symphony, their season consists of 14 classical series, along with a Pops series, movie series and more that can all be viewed here..
https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/seasontickets

Here are the highlights for me...

Sept:
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 4


Oct:
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Karen Gomyo, violin
Dvořák – Slavonic Dance No. 1, Op. 46
Brahms – Violin Concerto
John Adams – My Father Kn`ew Charles Ives  Live Recording
Ives – Three Places in New England


Nov:
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Paul Jacobs, organ | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Parker – Organ Concerto Live Recording
Rachmaninoff – The Bells


April:
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Mahler | Cooke – Symphony No. 10


Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor | Daniil Trifonov, piano
Mosolov – Piano Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 9

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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 11:51:20 AM »
Very nice selection, Greg ! Why does the grass always seem greener across the fence ?  :D

The only concerts that caught my attention from our 2 symphony orchestras will be played...in New York  ???. The Montreal Symphony under Nagano will perform Shostakovich’s Babi Yar symphony (no 13). Mikhail Pletnev will play Schumann’s concerto. As for the Orchestre métropolitain, Nézet-Séguin will lead them in Bruckner’s 4th symphony. Joyce Di Donato will sing Mozart arias in the first part. Both concerts will be held in Carnegie Hall.

The rest of the next season’s programs are mixed bags. Some old, some new, nothing to make the mouth water. >:(


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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 12:06:08 PM »
Wowsers, that is great stuff, Greg!  Shostakovich 4th, Mahler 10th and Bruckner 9th all in one season.   8)

Bruckner's 9th in a live performance will be unforgettable.  One of my most memorable concerts of all time, if not, the.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 12:16:31 PM »
Dallas Symphony just announced a couple hours ago. Six women conductors, including new principal guest conductor Gemma New. The season as a whole skews towards pops - Martinu Symphony No. 4 is buried in the first half of a program where the "big" piece is Tchaikovsky R&J - but Fabio Luisi is doing Strauss Alpensinfonie and Schmidt Book of Seven Seals, we'll have a complete Berlioz R&J (with Jun Markl, whom I'm not a fan of), and James Ehnes is doing an English festival Mirror Image might fly in for, including playing Elgar VC and playing and conducting (!!) on a program that includes Holst double violin concerto, Elgar Intro & Allegro, and Lark Ascending.

Lots of new work on the roster, including concertos by Steven Mackey, George Tsontakis.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 12:24:45 PM »
Dallas Symphony just announced a couple hours ago. Six women conductors, including new principal guest conductor Gemma New. The season as a whole skews towards pops - Martinu Symphony No. 4 is buried in the first half of a program where the "big" piece is Tchaikovsky R&J - but Fabio Luisi is doing Strauss Alpensinfonie and Schmidt Book of Seven Seals, we'll have a complete Berlioz R&J (with Jun Markl, whom I'm not a fan of), and James Ehnes is doing an English festival Mirror Image might fly in for, including playing Elgar VC and playing and conducting (!!) on a program that includes Holst double violin concerto, Elgar Intro & Allegro, and Lark Ascending.

Lots of new work on the roster, including concertos by Steven Mackey, George Tsontakis.

Brian, I get to see guest conductor Gemma New on March 1st, conducting Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.  Looking forward to that!
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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
Very nice selection, Greg ! Why does the grass always seem greener across the fence ?  :D

The only concerts that caught my attention from our 2 symphony orchestras will be played...in New York  ???. The Montreal Symphony under Nagano will perform Shostakovich’s Babi Yar symphony (no 13). Mikhail Pletnev will play Schumann’s concerto. As for the Orchestre métropolitain, Nézet-Séguin will lead them in Bruckner’s 4th symphony. Joyce Di Donato will sing Mozart arias in the first part. Both concerts will be held in Carnegie Hall.

The rest of the next season’s programs are mixed bags. Some old, some new, nothing to make the mouth water. >:(

Darn, André.  My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Ottawa and Montreal in Fall 2019, and we were wanting to potentially hit up an orchestral concert in either city.  Too bad these aren't on the potential menu.  :)
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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 01:05:40 PM »
Wowsers, that is great stuff, Greg!  Shostakovich 4th, Mahler 10th and Bruckner 9th all in one season.   8)

Bruckner's 9th in a live performance will be unforgettable.  One of my most memorable concerts of all time, if not, the.

Surprisingly this will only be my second Bruckner symphony to see live, the first being the 6th. But I'm excited! Even though it's over a year away.

Who performed the B-9 you saw, Ray?

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 01:09:29 PM »
I see that New York Phil has announced their new season as well, which includes the interestingly cool Project 19.

The multi-season Project 19, celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment, launches in the 2019–20 season with World Premieres by women composers plus collaborations with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts performance series, The Juilliard School, the Academy of American Poets, and other partners.

Here's more info on the Project 19, and the rest of their 2019/20 season...

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/explore/1920/season-highlights

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 01:10:56 PM »
Surprisingly this will only be my second Bruckner symphony to see live, the first being the 6th. But I'm excited! Even though it's over a year away.

Who performed the B-9 you saw, Ray?

One year ago, my Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  With Alexander Mickelthwate, who was our conductor for 12 years.  He has since moved on to the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.

I've only heard two Bruckner live performances, the 9th and the 7th (about 7 years ago).
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 02:59:21 PM »
I've seen Bruckner 7 live twice - Dallas and Houston, the latter in a cathedral - and none of the others.

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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 06:58:20 PM »
Darn, André.  My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Ottawa and Montreal in Fall 2019, and we were wanting to potentially hit up an orchestral concert in either city.  Too bad these aren't on the potential menu.  :)

Yep. I would have bought tickets.  :P

I haven’t looked to the fall season programming in detail, will start examining the options in the spring. If something of interest shows up on the radar I’ll let you know  ;).

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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 07:46:34 PM »
Dallas Symphony just announced a couple hours ago. Six women conductors, including new principal guest conductor Gemma New. The season as a whole skews towards pops - Martinu Symphony No. 4 is buried in the first half of a program where the "big" piece is Tchaikovsky R&J - but Fabio Luisi is doing Strauss Alpensinfonie and Schmidt Book of Seven Seals, we'll have a complete Berlioz R&J (with Jun Markl, whom I'm not a fan of), and James Ehnes is doing an English festival Mirror Image might fly in for, including playing Elgar VC and playing and conducting (!!) on a program that includes Holst double violin concerto, Elgar Intro & Allegro, and Lark Ascending.

Lots of new work on the roster, including concertos by Steven Mackey, George Tsontakis.

To the bolded text, that’s fantastic! But it’ll take me a lot more than Elgar and RVW to get me on a plane to Dallas!
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Re: 2019/20 Concert Season
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 04:13:07 PM »
The Pittsburgh Symphony season is, predictably, more of the same core Austro-Germanic repertoire that they like to recycle every single year (granted, they played it extremely well under Honeck). Nevertheless, a few programs caught my eye, namely one including Khachaturian's Concerto-Rhapsody for cello with Narek Haknazaryan, one including Nielsen's Helios Overture and Sibelius 3 with Vänskä, and another including Prokofiev's 3rd Symphony with Juraj Valčuha. Other than that, yawn......
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 05:26:56 AM »
The Pittsburgh Symphony season is, predictably, more of the same core Austro-Germanic repertoire that they like to recycle every single year (granted, they played it extremely well under Honeck). Nevertheless, a few programs caught my eye, namely one including Khachaturian's Concerto-Rhapsody for cello with Narek Haknazaryan, one including Nielsen's Helios Overture and Sibelius 3 with Vänskä, and another including Prokofiev's 3rd Symphony with Juraj Valčuha. Other than that, yawn......

I'm sorry to hear you are generally disappointed.  I've checked the 2019/20 Pittsburgh Symphony season, and it looks to me to be quite varied for programming.  I didn't get a sense that it was excessively Austro-Germanic, but that's just my opinion.   :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 07:11:32 AM »
I'll check out their programming because I want to see Honeck in Pittsburgh before he goes - I think they're the best orchestra-conductor tandem in the world right now - and can't imagine any season Honeck programs being THAT boring.

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 07:19:06 AM »
Ugh, I have to visit Pittsburgh in JANUARY??? That's gonna be brutal, gross.

Puccini arr. Honeck/Ille: Turandot suite
Liszt: Concerto 2
Prokofiev: all the good bits from R&J

Seong-Jin Cho, piano!
Honeck

Or maybe I'll do Missa Solemnis in April since I have still never heard that piece and have to imagine Honeck is an ideal interpreter.

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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:28 PM »
My local orchestra, the Atlanta SO, have been in steady decline for years. I miss the days of Yoel Levi. But I think I’d rather see a chamber or solo piano recital nowadays anyway. I don’t listen to as much orchestral music as I used to.
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