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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5200 on: January 04, 2018, 10:30:02 PM »
Seeing Joshua Bell with ASMF in three weeks.  Its like a "dream come true" for me. 
They will be performing
Vivaldi   Four Seasons
Guest Edgar Meyer  TBA
Beethoven 2nd symphony

Nice. I have seen Bell twice. Once playing Mendelssohn early in his career (around 1990) and then playing Glazunov in 2011.

TD: I was gifted tickets to see Gil Shaham play Tchaikovsky, plus Rachmaninov’s 3rd Symphony, later this month.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5201 on: January 05, 2018, 07:05:40 AM »
TD: I was gifted tickets to see Gil Shaham play Tchaikovsky, plus Rachmaninov’s 3rd Symphony, later this month.

Conductor? Orchestra?
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5202 on: January 05, 2018, 08:37:00 AM »
Conductor? Orchestra?
Yes. #allofthem  ;)
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5203 on: January 05, 2018, 12:44:25 PM »
Conductor? Orchestra?

John DeMain. Madison Symphony.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5204 on: January 08, 2018, 06:22:10 AM »
On Jan. 12th: Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

Kammerorchester Basel/Mario Venzago
Khatia Buniatishvili piano

Robert Schumann Ouvertüre zur Oper "Genoveva" c-Moll op. 81
Robert Schumann Klavierkonzert a-Moll op. 54
Robert Schumann Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 97 "Rheinische"
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5205 on: January 10, 2018, 10:50:52 AM »
Bought some tickets for some exciting new productions at Paris Opera

Hector Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, with a exciting staging by Terry Gilliam

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MQykzRi7CfE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MQykzRi7CfE</a>

A new production of Parsifal with Philippe Jordan conducting

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/UV1EeQUMKH8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/UV1EeQUMKH8</a>

and a new production of Boris Godunov with Vladimir Jurowski conducting

https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-17-18/opera/boris-godounov

This cleaned the wallet but I am delighted to the prospect of these live performances
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5206 on: January 10, 2018, 11:06:57 AM »
Bought some tickets for some exciting new productions at Paris Opera

Hector Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, with a exciting staging by Terry Gilliam

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MQykzRi7CfE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MQykzRi7CfE</a>

A new production of Parsifal with Philippe Jordan conducting

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/UV1EeQUMKH8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/UV1EeQUMKH8</a>

and a new production of Boris Godunov with Vladimir Jurowski conducting

https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-17-18/opera/boris-godounov

This cleaned the wallet but I am delighted to the prospect of these live performances
These all look very exciting, Spineur! I’m glad for you  :) (and a little bit envíous as well  ;) )
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5207 on: January 10, 2018, 11:39:20 PM »
Bought some tickets for some exciting new productions at Paris Opera

Hector Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini, with a exciting staging by Terry Gilliam

A new production of Parsifal with Philippe Jordan conducting

and a new production of Boris Godunov with Vladimir Jurowski conducting
https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-17-18/opera/boris-godounov

This cleaned the wallet but I am delighted to the prospect of these live performances

Nice indeed! Bought some opera tickets recently, too ... amonst others for "Parsifal", re re-run with Simone Young conducting and Nina Stemme (Kundry) among the cast!

https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/parsifal/season_11232/
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5208 on: January 10, 2018, 11:52:25 PM »
Nice indeed! Bought some opera tickets recently, too ... amonst others for "Parsifal", re re-run with Simone Young conducting and Nina Stemme (Kundry) among the cast!

https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/parsifal/season_11232/
Great, king ubu! That's the Claus Guth production I saw in Madrid a couple of years ago... Lot's of Parsifal for GMGers over the coming months  :) (you in Zurich, Alberich in Helsinki, Spineur in paris and me in Bayreuth) ...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5209 on: January 11, 2018, 12:00:43 AM »
Great, king ubu! That's the Claus Guth production I saw in Madrid a couple of years ago... Lot's of Parsifal for GMGers over the coming months  :) (you in Zurich, Alberich in Helsinki, Spineur in paris and me in Bayreuth) ...

Regards,

I didn't even read up about the production yet ... same for "Der fliegende Holländer" (Homoki there, Markus Poschner conducting, Bryn Terfel doing the title part, Camilla Nylund as Senta). I'm sure I'll find reviews in "my" daily paper, but so far GioCar just told me to get tickets and I obeyed  ;D

https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/der-fliegende-hollaender/season_11232/

The other ones I got in the recent buying spree:

L'Heure espagnole/L'Enfant et les sortilèges:
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/lheure_espagnole_lenfant_et_les_sortileges/season_11232/

Idomeneo:
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/idomeneo/season_11232/

La scala di seta:
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/la-scala-di-seta/season_11232/

Maria Stuarda (with Diana Damrau!):
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/maria-stuarda/season_11232/

L'incoronazione di Poppea (Dantone ... and what a cast!):
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/lincoronazione-di-poppea/season_11232/

also, earlier, got me a ticket for Lunea, the new one by Heinz Holliger (with Christian Gerhaher):
https://opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/calendar/lunea/season_11232/

Guess that'll be the rest of my opera season until summer, hopefully in fall there'll be Kurtág in Milan, when all other houses are in their new season already.

Will have to check Lucerne festival in summer, but not sure I'll go there again this year, heavily depends on the programme - it's not a festival I feel like visiting regularly just because, only when there's concerts I really want to catch.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5210 on: January 12, 2018, 09:39:08 PM »
It's several months away, but I've just received confirmation that I've been awarded the tickets I requested for Bayreuth this summer!  Parsifal (Semyon Bychkov - Uwe Eric Laufenberg), Tristan und Isolde (Christian Thielemann - Katharina Wagner)  and Die Meistersinger (Philippe Jordan - Barrie Kosky) on three successive nights (August 18 to 20).

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)



Lucky! My girlfriend and her family has been trying for years and I think are taking a break from applications at the moment. Hopefully one day I can get in too but I feel it might be more likely that I conduct something there before I see something for the pleasure of it. :-\

Actually I bought myself a copy of Laufenberg's production on DVD of the Parsifal because I have heard so much about it and also because I am a fan of KF Vogt. The trailers certainly make it look very fascinating.

The only Wagner coming up for me soon is a rather more cheap and accessible production of Tristan und Isolde my Melbourne Opera (first performance here in 17 years—outrageous imo), but Opera Australia is doing Meistersinger later on which I might go see with a friend of mine if not on my own. In the meantime I am thinking of getting some freebies to see Stuart Skelton as Siegmund in a concert performance of Act 1 of Walküre (a satisfying story even on its own) with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in March. Around March I also get to sing in the chorus for Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Skelton in the title role and Sir Andrew Davis conducting, so at least I definitely have some Skelton in the near future!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5211 on: January 12, 2018, 09:41:45 PM »
.......Christian Thielemann............

Well at least this makes me feel a little less jealous anyway. To be blunt, I never found him particularly interesting in any repertoire. :P

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5212 on: January 13, 2018, 02:08:27 AM »
Lucky! My girlfriend and her family has been trying for years and I think are taking a break from applications at the moment. Hopefully one day I can get in too but I feel it might be more likely that I conduct something there before I see something for the pleasure of it. :-\

Actually I bought myself a copy of Laufenberg's production on DVD of the Parsifal because I have heard so much about it and also because I am a fan of KF Vogt. The trailers certainly make it look very fascinating.

The only Wagner coming up for me soon is a rather more cheap and accessible production of Tristan und Isolde my Melbourne Opera (first performance here in 17 years—outrageous imo), but Opera Australia is doing Meistersinger later on which I might go see with a friend of mine if not on my own. In the meantime I am thinking of getting some freebies to see Stuart Skelton as Siegmund in a concert performance of Act 1 of Walküre (a satisfying story even on its own) with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in March. Around March I also get to sing in the chorus for Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Skelton in the title role and Sir Andrew Davis conducting, so at least I definitely have some Skelton in the near future!
Long time no see, jessop! Hope your doing well...You”ve been missed!

This will be my fourth visit to Bayreuth, but my first Meistersinger and Tristan on the Green Hill. Am looking forward to it...

You’re upcoming Wagner calendar in Australia looks very enticing as well. I hope you enjoy it. We do get Tristan  relatively often here in Madrid, but Meistersinger has only been given once in the past 30 years (when Barenboim came with his Berlin forces).

Well at least this makes me feel a little less jealous anyway. To be blunt, I never found him particularly interesting in any repertoire. :P
I’m not particularly keen on Thielemann either, but did find things to admire in his Tristan when the premiere of the current Bayreuth production was broadcast over the radio three years ago...
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5213 on: January 13, 2018, 03:51:03 AM »
Giuseppe Verdi, MacBeth Opéra de Lyon

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Snatched some of the last tickets.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5214 on: January 13, 2018, 01:48:46 PM »
RSNO Chamber Series - 'Nordic Viola'

http://www.rsno.org.uk/concert-listing/concert-information/?c_id=744&action=Read+More

"When it comes to music, the North speaks its own language. Today, led by Katherine Wren, RSNO players take an extraordinary journey: contemporary tales of the Faroes, Shetland, Iceland and the Arctic sit side by side with music from the father of Faroese classical music (Heinesen) and new reflections by Katherine Wren and Composers’ Hub alumni Lillie Harris. Folk roots, personal testimonies, melodies shaped by the elements and new sounds from vast landscapes: it all adds up to something that’s simultaneously timeless, modern and utterly compelling."

I've just bought tickets for this.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5215 on: January 13, 2018, 04:20:51 PM »
I’m not particularly keen on Thielemann either, but did find things to admire in his Tristan when the premiere of the current Bayreuth production was broadcast over the radio three years ago...

Oh well that is good! Will it be the same Tristan as a 2015 production from Bayreuth? That one looks very nice on stage.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5216 on: January 15, 2018, 01:16:42 AM »
On Jan. 12th: Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

Kammerorchester Basel/Mario Venzago
Khatia Buniatishvili piano

Robert Schumann Ouvertüre zur Oper "Genoveva" c-Moll op. 81
Robert Schumann Klavierkonzert a-Moll op. 54
Robert Schumann Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 97 "Rheinische"

Somewhat ambiguous about that ... the Ouverture was great, punchy, ambiguous, effective, Venzago is quite energetic indeed. Then on comes the star, she does her thing - a mix between pensive moments and wild outbursts - the public is wild about her, of course (many old men, young lady with the looks on the podium) ... there was this dude click-clacking away with a camera nearby, the old dudes (and their dudettes) nearby probably can't hear that frequency any longer, but effin' can and I couldn't do much about it (it would have been a major disturbance of the concert) and after all wanted to listen, too ... either way, after the break, the obnoxious dude was gone, and they tackled the "Rhenish" with verve again. However, somehow to me it felt a bit as if the band wasn't quite up to deliver the punchy stuff that Venzago was trying to get from them. It was nice, for sure, but even though the group was smaller, I think the version I heard with Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle last season had more punch and more precision and was maybe even more chamber-music-like.

So, good it was, great it wasn't - that goes for all components, I think, group, conductor and soloist.

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Luba Orgonášová sopran o
Marianna Pizzolato mezzo-sopran o
Michael Spyres tenor
Gianluca Buratto bass
Monteverdi Choir
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Giuseppe Verdi "Messa da Requiem"


Estonian Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi
Viktoria Mullova violin

Arvo Pärt "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten"
Jean Sibelius Violinkonzert d-Moll op. 47
Arvo Pärt "Fratres" für Streichorchester und Schlagzeug
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Sinfonie Nr. 6 h-Moll op. 54
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5217 on: January 15, 2018, 06:53:36 PM »
The Verdi looks unusually tasty.  My favorite recording happens to be


The same soprano, too, twenty two years later! That may be good or bad, I suppose.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5218 on: January 16, 2018, 05:15:12 AM »
Well, less than a week till I see Joshua Bell live with ASMF.  Hair done,beautician done, dentist and chiropodist.  Well, have to look nice for him just in case lol

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5219 on: January 16, 2018, 06:07:31 AM »
If everything goes well, next week's Wednesday I'm going to see La Traviata for the first time live (surprisingly long it took, considering it is one of the most often performed operas in the world) in Finnish National Opera. Among with La forza del destino, this is one of the very few mature Verdi operas I haven't warmed to that much, apart from a few catchy numbers here and there. Let's see if seeing it live makes a difference!  8)
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