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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5120 on: September 18, 2017, 04:52:55 PM »
Really looking forward to this concert:

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2017-2018/CS13-Shostakovich-Rachmaninov

Two of my favorite works by two of my favorite composers.

You forgot to mention great conductor and soloist.  ;)
That was a concert I was definitely interested in if I had stayed in Atlanta.
Enjoy, John!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5121 on: September 19, 2017, 05:13:11 AM »
You forgot to mention great conductor and soloist.  ;)
That was a concert I was definitely interested in if I had stayed in Atlanta.
Enjoy, John!

Yes, of course. It does look like a fine program indeed. Thanks.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5122 on: September 20, 2017, 08:09:49 PM »
Really looking forward to a free concert tomorrow night at my university featuring the chamber music of Italian composer Franco Alfano (1875-1954), who is most famous for completing Puccini's Turandot (the title of the concert is Transcending Turandot). The artists, Elmira Darvarova (violin), Samuel Magill (cello), and Blair McMillen (piano), have recorded two discs of Alfano's chamber music for Naxos (which I haven't heard yet, but I've read some very positive reviews). I'll be sure to report back :)
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« Reply #5123 on: September 21, 2017, 07:52:43 AM »
Tonight, Blank Out, the 3-D opera by Michel van der Aa. Yes, we will be wearing special glasses.  8)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5124 on: September 22, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »
Solo piano is probably my favourite oevre currently. Next week I'm going to hear Benjamin Grosvenor perform the following:

Bach
French Suite no.5

Brahms
Four pieces for solo piano, op.119

Dean
Hommage a Brahms

Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Berg
Sonata, op.1

Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit

On paper I think I'm looking forward to the Ravel most but then I don't know one or two of the others.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5125 on: September 23, 2017, 05:28:51 AM »
Tomorrow night in Cardiff -

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Conductor: Michael Seal
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Cello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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« Reply #5126 on: September 23, 2017, 02:39:56 PM »
Tonight, Blank Out, the 3-D opera by Michel van der Aa. Yes, we will be wearing special glasses.  8)

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Would like to hear how this was, Bruce! Sounds very cool!

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« Reply #5127 on: September 23, 2017, 04:21:18 PM »
Would like to hear how this was, Bruce! Sounds very cool!

Since I'm doing a formal review for Musical America, I don't want to spill too many details, but yes, it was quite cool. Most of the show, soprano Miah Persson was singing in front of a giant screen, with baritone Roderick Williams recorded, appearing onscreen behind her. The tech work was often quite marvelous, but in a subtle way. Would love to see it again, and in the best of all worlds, a DVD would be in the works. (Have no idea whether that is planned or not.)

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« Reply #5128 on: September 27, 2017, 08:16:48 AM »
I don't often post my reviews here, since lately many of them are behind paywalls (e.g., Musical America and The Strad). But here's one on Seen and Heard, of a most interesting festival called Resonant Bodies, focusing on new vocal music.

http://seenandheard-international.com/2017/09/singers-curate-themselves-in-a-vocal-wonderland/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5129 on: September 30, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »
Tonight!

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5
Beethoven: Symphony No 3

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Dallas Symphony
James Feddeck (originally intended as a "Jaap Conducts Beethoven" part of Jaap van Zweden's farewell season, but Jaap is attending a family emergency in Amsterdam. I've never heard of James Feddeck)

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« Reply #5130 on: October 09, 2017, 07:33:13 AM »
Two operas are coming

Attila (Verdi) at the Opera de Lyon.  They are making a serie of Operas and concerts related to war.  They just did the war requiem (Britten) and they are also doing Janacek The Diary of the one who disappeared next january.

La Clemenza di Tito; Opera de Paris.  This is the teaser video

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5131 on: October 13, 2017, 06:51:56 AM »
31 OCT in the brand new spectacular National Opera Theatre-Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Richard Strauss: Elektra
Agnes Baltsa, Sabine Hofgreve, Dimitris Tiliakos
Conductor: Vassilis Christopoulos

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5132 on: October 14, 2017, 07:24:43 AM »
Royal Festival Hall, London.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada - conductor
Inon Barnatan - piano

(The following evening I'll be at the Royal Ballet to see 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland'.)
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5133 on: October 14, 2017, 09:39:52 PM »
Next Thursday:

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor   Daniele Gatti
Chorus Master   Bruno Casoni
Soprano   Miah Persson
Contralto   Christianne Stotijn

Gustav Mahler   Symphony No 2 in C min "Resurrection"
for soprano, contralto, mixed chorus and orchestra, from Klopstock's hymn "Resurrection"


Always a big fun seeing Mahler 2 live  :)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5134 on: October 14, 2017, 10:33:50 PM »
part of Jaap van Zweden's farewell season, but Jaap is attending a family emergency in Amsterdam
Jaap van Zweden's private live is often affected by that of one of their sons, who suffers from a heavy form of autism. 'In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation with the objective of supporting families of children with autism. Over the years, the support from Papageno has taken shape through a number of programs in which professional music therapists and musicians receive additional training in using music as a major tool for working with autistic children. Papageno House, a new home for autistic young adults and children, was opened in Laren, the Netherlands, in August 2015, with Her Majesty Queen Maxima in attendance.'
But this might well be about the older generation.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5135 on: October 15, 2017, 01:09:49 AM »
30 October at the Megaron Concert Hall, Athens

Beethoven - Leonore

Freiburger Barockorchester

Zürcher Sing-Akademie

René Jacobs - conductor

Tareq Nazmi - bass, Don Fernando

Johannes Weisser - baritone, Don Pizarro

Maximilian Schmitt - tenor, Florestan

Marlis Petersen - soprano, Leonore

Dimitry Ivashchenko - bass, Rocco

Robin Johannsen - soprano, Marzelline

n.t.b.


31 OCT in the brand new spectacular National Opera Theatre-Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Richard Strauss: Elektra
Agnes Baltsa, Sabine Hofgreve, Dimitris Tiliakos
Conductor: Vassilis Christopoulos

I have tickets for 26 October.  8)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5136 on: October 15, 2017, 03:08:35 AM »

I have tickets for 26 October.  8)

And 1 NOV Rigoletto  ;D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5137 on: November 01, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
So far November is looking good, with two works I'm seeing performed live for the first time.

Nov. 4th,

Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Haydn: The Creation
Nicholas McGegan - conductor
Ashley Valentine - soprano | Isaiah Bell - tenor | Anthony Reed - bass


Nov. 18th,

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Die Walküre
Sir Andrew Davis - conductor
Christine Goerke - Brünnhilde
Elisabet Strid - Sieglinde
Brandon Jovanovich - Siegmund
Eric Owens - Wotan
Ain Anger - Hunding


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5138 on: November 01, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »



Nov. 18th,

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Die Walküre
Sir Andrew Davis - conductor
Christine Goerke - Brünnhilde
Elisabet Strid - Sieglinde
Brandon Jovanovich - Siegmund
Eric Owens - Wotan
Ain Anger - Hunding


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/j5f8eQmaBwY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/j5f8eQmaBwY</a>

OOoooooh who is the stage director/production designer of this one and what do you think of their ideas here? Certainly looks interesting, somewhat like a circus? I would like to see how it complements the themes/libretto. Hope you have fun.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5139 on: November 01, 2017, 02:36:23 PM »
Dang, I have lost count of the concerts I have attended recently.  :(
However there is one tonight and tomorrow night where I am performing Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (preceded by Absolute Jest by John Adams) and I think this will be pretty good!