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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5960 on: October 17, 2020, 08:05:39 AM »
Last night, caught an hour-long concert by ekmeles, the avant-garde vocal ensemble. Of the four expert performances, the Cage seemed like one for the ages, with some discreet sound processing to evoke a vast cathedral. But I was caught off guard by the vocal hijinks of the Eastman, which beautifully showed off the group's skill and versatility. (It also has a laugh-out-loud sequence near the end.)

The concert will be available for a week on the group's website, below.

Kaija SaariahoFrom the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
John CageLitany for the Whale (1980)
Agata ZubelAlphabet of the Ars Brevis (2016)
Julius EastmanMacle (1970-71)

http://ekmeles.com/stream.html

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5961 on: October 23, 2020, 07:06:23 AM »
Today and on Sunday:

Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
(at 30% capacity, 420 seats)


Cio-Cio-San
Ermonela Jaho (25/10/2020)
Kristīne Opolais (23/10/2020)

Suzuki
Chryssanthi Spitadi

Kate Pinkerton
Violetta Lousta

F.P.Pinkerton
Gianluca Terranova


Sharpless
Dionysios Sourbis

Goro
Nicholas Stefanou

Yamadori
Marios Sarantidis

Bonze
Yanni Yannissis

Yakuside
Petros Salatas

Imperial Commissioner
Dionisos Tsantinis (25/10/2020)
Georgios Papadimitriou (23/10/2020)

Official registrar
Theodoros Aivaliotis (25/10/2020)
Theodoros Moraitis (23/10/2020)

Cio-Cio-San’s mother
Amalia Avloniti (25/10/2020)
Zoe Apiranthitou (23/10/2020)

Aunt
Vaya Kofou (25/10/2020)
Elisaveta Klonovskaya (23/10/2020)

Cousin
Fotini Chatzidaki (25/10/2020)
Thei Stavrou (23/10/2020)

With the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the GNO

Conductor
Lucas Karytinos

Director, sets, costumes
Hugo de Ana

Video projection designer
 Ideogamma – Sergio Metalli

Lighting designer
Valerio Alfieri
     
Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos 


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5962 on: October 23, 2020, 10:41:33 AM »
Today and on Sunday:

Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
(at 30% capacity, 420 seats)


Envious that you're seeing live music -- pretty much anything -- even with reduced capacity. The U.S. isn't even close to doing that yet, alas.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5963 on: October 23, 2020, 10:51:07 AM »
Tomorrow at 6:00pm (EDT) this livestream from the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The concerts are free, but they ask for a small donation ($15).

Peter Stumpf, cello
Cynthia Raim, piano

Beethoven: Variations on Mozart’s Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen, WoO 46
Martinů: Cello Sonata No. 2
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/peter-stumpf-cynthia-raim/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5964 on: October 23, 2020, 12:00:21 PM »

Martinů: Cello Sonata No. 2


Nice to see that piece getting some love, always enjoyed the Martinu cello sonatas.

Pretty curious about this actual live concert I hope to attend this weekend:

M. Finnissy: Gershwin Arrangements
M. Finnissy: More Gershwin
G. Gershwin: I’ve got rhythm (variations for piano duo)

Pianists Lukas Huisman & Ivo Delaere.

Shout-out to our local concert-hall, which has been on a roll recently, with the Sorabji Toccata Seconda being played a few weeks ago.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5965 on: October 23, 2020, 12:50:35 PM »
Nice to see that piece getting some love, always enjoyed the Martinu cello sonatas.

Pretty curious about this actual live concert I hope to attend this weekend:

M. Finnissy: Gershwin Arrangements
M. Finnissy: More Gershwin
G. Gershwin: I’ve got rhythm (variations for piano duo)

Pianists Lukas Huisman & Ivo Delaere.

Shout-out to our local concert-hall, which has been on a roll recently, with the Sorabji Toccata Seconda being played a few weeks ago.

Ooh, that looks great. Just did a quick search, but couldn't find it -- do you know if it will be livestreamed?

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5966 on: October 23, 2020, 12:54:51 PM »
Is "More Gershwin" actually the title? I know Finnissy is playful with his titles.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5967 on: October 23, 2020, 01:00:23 PM »
Is "More Gershwin" actually the title? I know Finnissy is playful with his titles.

It is! I have this recording with Ian Pace; there may be others.



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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5968 on: October 23, 2020, 02:46:18 PM »
Ooh, that looks great. Just did a quick search, but couldn't find it -- do you know if it will be livestreamed?

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Unfortunately, I'm quite sure it won't be. There's a very small chance it might be recorded and appear at concertzender.nl later. I'm not sure but I think they sometimes record there.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5969 on: October 23, 2020, 05:02:22 PM »
It is! I have this recording with Ian Pace; there may be others.

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Hah! I read the entire five star review before looking up to see the name of the author.  ;D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5970 on: October 24, 2020, 05:31:28 PM »
Hah! I read the entire five star review before looking up to see the name of the author.  ;D

 ;D  ;D

Well, thank you. (I had completely forgotten about it until you posted this.)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5971 on: October 24, 2020, 05:38:24 PM »
Next Friday, Oct. 30, this livestream from the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society:

Catalyst Quartet
Harlem Quartet


Bunch: the still, small voice (World Premiere/PCMS Commission)
Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet
Montgomery: Strum [Arr.]
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/catalyst-harlem-quartets/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5972 on: October 28, 2020, 01:37:10 AM »
Went to a beautiful "covid safe" recital yesterday evening.
Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih
performed

Saint Saens Cello Sonata no 1 III Allegro Moderato
Ades Lieux retrouves
Chaminade Sommell d'enfant
Faure Berceuse
Franck Sonata in A major

Took place at Leeds Town Hall

Amazing performance. Enjoyed it so much🎼🎼

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5973 on: October 28, 2020, 12:31:05 PM »
Went to a beautiful "covid safe" recital yesterday evening.
Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih
performed

Saint Saens Cello Sonata no 1 III Allegro Moderato
Ades Lieux retrouves
Chaminade Sommell d'enfant
Faure Berceuse
Franck Sonata in A major

Took place at Leeds Town Hall

Amazing performance. Enjoyed it so much🎼🎼

How lucky you are! And though it would be nice to hear most anything (live) right now, that's an imaginative programme.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5974 on: November 03, 2020, 09:30:39 AM »
This Friday, the Brussels Philharmonic, Flemish Radio Choir, and conductor George Jackson in this fascinating program, livestreamed:

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Streaming Arhythmia
Claire-Mélanie Sinnhuber (b. 1973): Chahut (pour 15 musiciens) WORLD PREMIERE
Morton Feldman: Rothko Chapel

https://www.arsmusica.be/nl/events/feldman-rothko-chapel/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5975 on: November 03, 2020, 02:23:01 PM »
When I can find it BEETHOVEN: Septet and SIBELIUS: Suite for violin and string orch. op.117
The Sibelius is his last work, three short movements, about ten minutes long.
James Ehnes and members of the Vancouver S.O.    (streamed) 
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5976 on: November 12, 2020, 08:52:29 AM »
In about 2 hours (7pm GMT, 2pm EST), this great-looking concert from Psappha, based in Manchester, UK:

Program:
Betsy Jolas: Quatre Duos
Clare Elton: round and round and… (World premiere)
Berio: Naturale
Helmut Lachenmann: Serynade

Musicians:
Vicci Wardman  viola
Benjamin Powell  piano
Tim Williams  percussion

https://www.psappha.com/event/3x3-new-traditions/?psa_nrdr=1

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5977 on: December 03, 2020, 01:16:43 PM »
Tonight, this concert from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and will be available for a week at the link below:

Trevor Weston Shape Shifter for Cello (2011)
Helen Grime Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) for Violin, Viola, and Cello (2014) Original performance November 10, 2015
Zosha Di Castri Sprung Testament for Violin and Piano (2017-18)

https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/watch-and-listen/live/new-milestones-december-3-2020/

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5978 on: December 15, 2020, 02:07:19 AM »
Paik Kun-Woo is going to be starting an 8 day series of the complete LvB Sonatas, starting Thursday.  I'll have to take a high-speed rail to another town, but expect to see a few of them.  At least 2, maybe 7 8) I'm getting quite excited. 
    Taiwan hasn't had a local transmission or death from Covid in many months, but everyone will wear masks anyway.
It's all good...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #5979 on: December 15, 2020, 07:32:48 AM »
Paik Kun-Woo is going to be starting an 8 day series of the complete LvB Sonatas, starting Thursday.  I'll have to take a high-speed rail to another town, but expect to see a few of them.  At least 2, maybe 7 8) I'm getting quite excited. 
    Taiwan hasn't had a local transmission or death from Covid in many months, but everyone will wear masks anyway.
That is very exciting, lucky you!