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Online Brian

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Plan some covid concert programs!
« on: March 03, 2021, 06:28:41 AM »
Inspired by DavidW:

That could be a fun thread topic.  Do to covid restrictions you have less than 20 performers.  What do you play?

You're running a symphony or chamber symphony and have to restrict seating on the stage. What repertoire do you want to play?

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Re: Plan some covid concert programs!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2021, 06:38:14 AM »
Quatuor pour la fin du temps and Schnittke's Piano Quintet.
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Re: Plan some covid concert programs!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 06:47:56 AM »
"Nine's Company"

Farrenc - Nonet
Martinu - Nonet
Brahms - Nonet (original version of Serenade No. 1)

"Mostly Cellos"

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Francaix - Aubade
Villa-Lobos - Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Poulenc/Riniker - Figure humaine (arrangement for 12 cellos)

"A Night at the Symphony...Just Smaller"

Haydn - Symphony No. 80
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Bartok - Divertimento

"Super Sad Hour for Emo Kids"

Barber - Adagio
Beethoven/Mahler - String Quartet No. 11 "Serioso"
R. Strauss - Metamorphosen

If the Beethoven quartet is too lighthearted, sub in Mahler/Stadlmair - Adagio from Symphony No. 10 arranged for string orchestra.

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Re: Plan some covid concert programs!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 08:33:21 AM »
Interesting program ideas, Brian. I would actually attend all of those concerts!

Here’s another possible idea:

Exotic Visions from the Americas

Castillo: Invocation
Forsyth: Sketches from Natal
Bernstein: Halil

-Intermission-

Ginastera: Cantata para América mágica

“Works of art create rules; rules do not create works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: Plan some covid concert programs!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 08:40:15 AM »
"Nine's Company"

Farrenc - Nonet


Heard this last week for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra livestream concert. What a nice treat!

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Re: Plan some covid concert programs!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 08:44:11 AM »
String Octet evening!
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