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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6180 on: November 11, 2021, 05:54:38 AM »
I'm on Vashon Island (in the middle of Puget Sound, south of Seattle) for the weekend, to see an old college friend perform in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Vashon Opera, a small local company.

https://www.vashonopera.org/seasons/2021-2022-season/cavalleria-rusticana
https://www.limmiepulliam.com/

I tutored Limmie in music theory, thus his connection to little old me. What an amazing voice...
How was the opera?  And hope that you were able to catch up with your former student?

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« Reply #6181 on: November 16, 2021, 11:43:47 PM »
First orchestral concert in two years last weekend.

Local orchestra "Sinfonia of Leeds".

Walton arr. Mathieson - Suite 'Henry V'
Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem
Schumann - Piano Concerto

Soloist Danny Driver
Conductor David Greed

Wonderful to be back

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6182 on: November 17, 2021, 05:46:04 AM »
First orchestral concert in two years last weekend.

Local orchestra "Sinfonia of Leeds".

Walton arr. Mathieson - Suite 'Henry V'
Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem
Schumann - Piano Concerto

Soloist Danny Driver
Conductor David Greed

Wonderful to be back
Yeah!  Very happy for you!  Were there many people in attendance?

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6183 on: November 17, 2021, 11:09:18 AM »
I've been invited to hear Sir James MacMillan's 'Christmas Oratorio' (all 90 minutes of it) in London on 4th December.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6184 on: November 17, 2021, 11:24:22 AM »
I've been invited to hear Sir James MacMillan's 'Christmas Oratorio' (all 90 minutes of it) in London on 4th December.

Fantastic! As a big fan of MacMillan, I would love to hear your impressions.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6185 on: November 17, 2021, 01:10:28 PM »
I've been invited to hear Sir James MacMillan's 'Christmas Oratorio' (all 90 minutes of it) in London on 4th December.

Hopefully, you'll get a chance to chat with him.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6186 on: November 17, 2021, 01:34:38 PM »
I've been invited to hear Sir James MacMillan's 'Christmas Oratorio' (all 90 minutes of it) in London on 4th December.
Cool!

Hopefully, you'll get a chance to chat with him.
But is he conducting it?  Haven't checked out the concert.

May I ask who invited you Jeffrey?  Just curious.  :)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6187 on: November 17, 2021, 01:57:31 PM »
Hopefully, you'll get a chance to chat with him.
I doubt it John but if he comes to the school where I work to hear his 5 minute commissioned piece that might be different.
"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 #6188 on: November 17, 2021, 02:01:10 PM »
Cool!
But is he conducting it?  Haven't checked out the concert.

May I ask who invited you Jeffrey?  Just curious.  :)

PD
It's Sir Mark Elder conducting PD and it's the UK premiere of the work. The Head of Music at the school (who tragically lost his 28 year old wife a few months ago) invited me. He introduced me to MacMillan's 4th Symphony which I rate very highly.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6189 on: November 17, 2021, 04:58:25 PM »
How was the opera?  And hope that you were able to catch up with your former student?

PD

It was as good as I expected - Limmie and the female lead (Santuzza) were both outstanding; between them, the sheer vocal power was off the charts! The supporting cast was strong too. Unfortunately Limmie was flying out of Seattle Sunday night (he had a performance in Kansas City on Monday!), so he had to catch a ferry right after the performance. So I didn't get to see him this time, but he told me he wants to catch up the next time he's in the area.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6190 on: November 17, 2021, 05:01:35 PM »
I doubt it John but if he comes to the school where I work to hear his 5 minute commissioned piece that might be different.

A good point, Jeffrey.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6191 on: November 20, 2021, 10:10:11 AM »
Haven't been able to get out as much, but this month I did get to hear two of the more interesting programs available this season so far:

Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
William Schuman: New England Tryptich
Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers
William Grant Still: Symphony 1 in A-flat 'Afro-American'

Civic Orchestra of Chicago - Thomas Wilkins


and this week -

Buxtehude: Chaconne in E minor (arr. Carlos Chávez)
Piazolla: Aconcagua Concerto for Bandoneón
Beethoven: Symphony 1

Daniel Binelli
CSO - Giancarlo Guerrero


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6192 on: November 20, 2021, 12:50:22 PM »
Fantastic! As a big fan of MacMillan, I would love to hear your impressions.

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Of course, I'll report back Bruce.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6193 on: November 22, 2021, 10:42:12 AM »
Yeah!  Very happy for you!  Were there many people in attendance?

PD

Were quite a lot of people,  but very COVID safe. Everyone wore masks and no interval!

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6194 on: November 22, 2021, 10:42:57 AM »
Another local orchestra yesterday
Airedale Symphony Orchestra

Performing a wonderful

Humperdick  Hansel & Gretel
Sibelius  Violin Concerto
Beethoven  Symphony no 7

Soloist  Andy Long
Conductor  John Anderson

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6195 on: November 26, 2021, 02:57:01 AM »
Thanks to today's strike on the London Underground, I've had to return my tickets for this  >:(

Beethoven Violin Concerto
Dora Pejačević Symphony in F-sharp minor

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Vilde Frang violin

BBC radio will be broadcasting the concert live so it is not a total loss, but it is disappointing nonetheless.  We were only just getting back into the swing of concert-going. :(