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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