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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6020 on: March 18, 2021, 04:34:37 PM »
NOT on line, but live - at long last : a concert from the Orchestre métropolitain in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Serenade in d minor for winds by Dvorak and the Symphony no 4 by Brahms. April 17, just in time for my birthday  :D

There were other offers (it’s part of a Brahms series) but at 106$Can apiece that’s all I could ask for a birtday present  ::)

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« Reply #6021 on: March 18, 2021, 06:05:15 PM »
NOT on line, but live - at long last : a concert from the Orchestre métropolitain in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Serenade in d minor for winds by Dvorak and the Symphony no 4 by Brahms. April 17, just in time for my birthday  :D

There were other offers (it’s part of a Brahms series) but at 106$Can apiece that’s all I could ask for a birtday present  ::)

Ooooh, that looks mighty tasty! And since I will likely forget, Happy Birthday, well in advance!  8)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6022 on: April 01, 2021, 11:42:53 AM »
A friend told me about some concerts that she has been listening to lately.  They're live-streamed by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.  She listened to one on Wednesday which is still available to listen to (for 72 hours after the concert if o.k. with the artist).  It's of Richard Goode....looking forward to listening to it!   :)

https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/richard-goode-piano-2021/

Note:  I noticed that they also have a separate pre-concert talk on the website.  Bach, Beethoven and Debussy.  ;D

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« Reply #6023 on: April 10, 2021, 08:39:09 AM »
A friend told me about some concerts that she has been listening to lately.  They're live-streamed by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.  She listened to one on Wednesday which is still available to listen to (for 72 hours after the concert if o.k. with the artist).  It's of Richard Goode....looking forward to listening to it!   :)

https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/richard-goode-piano-2021/

Note:  I noticed that they also have a separate pre-concert talk on the website.  Bach, Beethoven and Debussy.  ;D

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(Missed this first time around.) Those PCMS concerts are excellent. And I love the venue (never been there in person). How was Goode? His Beethoven sonatas cycle was my first, and still a favorite. Haven't heard in awhile, but thought it was clean, clear, unfussy.

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« Reply #6024 on: April 10, 2021, 08:44:36 AM »
Tonight at 7:00 pm (EDT), a livestream with the peerless mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, and her beguiling "special guest," Blythely Oratonio (Blythe dressed as a man!). Program title: "When April Showers Come Your Way," songs about spring.

I've seen Blythe several times at Carnegie Hall (and at the Met) and love her beautiful, powerful voice. Also saw her in a complete show as "Blythely Oratonio," and she not only sang beautifully, but was hilarious. One of her early fantasies was to be a rock star, which she explored with this character.

Tix are $20 here: https://ourconcerts.live/spring

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« Reply #6025 on: April 13, 2021, 08:48:16 AM »
On Friday, April 16 at 8:00pm on Harvard's Music Department YouTube Channel:

Miranda Cuckson, violin
Conor Hanick, piano

Rebecca Saunders, Duo for violin and piano (1996/1999)
Jeffrey Mumford, fleeting cycles of layered air for solo violin (2020, world premiere)
Dongryul Lee, A finite island in the infinite ocean (2020, world premiere)
I. Intonazione
II. A finite island in the infinite ocean
Natasha Barrett, Allure and Hoodwink for violin, piano, and electronics (2014)

https://frommfoundation.fas.harvard.edu/fromm-players-2021

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6026 on: April 14, 2021, 07:12:46 AM »
Saturday, May 1

Mahler 1
roughly 50/50 split of Dallas Symphony members AND Met Opera Orchestra members flying in from NYC
Fabio Luisi

This is a benefit concert with proceeds going to a Dallas-based fund for musicians in need and the Met Orchestra's union fund for members. The Met performers have not been able to play any concerts in 13-14 months, so Luisi arranged this benefit to help them. And then he chose Mahler 1 as a very deliberate, "the band's back together!" celebration of the decline of covid and the renewed possibility of live performance.

To celebrate and help them out, I splurged and got us two tickets "front row center" - because of social distancing and to keep the audience and musicians separate, "front row" is now row M, or roughly row 15. Parties of two will be staggered throughout the hall, but if you watch the free streaming broadcast of this afterwards, we'll be right in the middle of the floor.  :)

Can't imagine a better way to go back to live music than the best seats in the house to a big, splashy, happy chunk of Mahler, to help out some special guests.
NYTimes article about this performance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/arts/music/met-opera-orchestra-dallas.html

This will also be my girlfriend's first time seeing Mahler live, indeed her first time hearing any Mahler, and she really likes the big loud splashy stuff so she's gonna dig it.  :)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #6027 on: April 16, 2021, 01:29:50 AM »
Saturday, May 1

Mahler 1
roughly 50/50 split of Dallas Symphony members AND Met Opera Orchestra members flying in from NYC
Fabio Luisi

This is a benefit concert with proceeds going to a Dallas-based fund for musicians in need and the Met Orchestra's union fund for members. The Met performers have not been able to play any concerts in 13-14 months, so Luisi arranged this benefit to help them. And then he chose Mahler 1 as a very deliberate, "the band's back together!" celebration of the decline of covid and the renewed possibility of live performance.

To celebrate and help them out, I splurged and got us two tickets "front row center" - because of social distancing and to keep the audience and musicians separate, "front row" is now row M, or roughly row 15. Parties of two will be staggered throughout the hall, but if you watch the free streaming broadcast of this afterwards, we'll be right in the middle of the floor.  :)

Can't imagine a better way to go back to live music than the best seats in the house to a big, splashy, happy chunk of Mahler, to help out some special guests.
NYTimes article about this performance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/arts/music/met-opera-orchestra-dallas.html

This will also be my girlfriend's first time seeing Mahler live, indeed her first time hearing any Mahler, and she really likes the big loud splashy stuff so she's gonna dig it.  :)

Oh Brian, this is so cool. I got a press release about this concert, and wondered if anyone I know would be attending. So happy that someone is throwing a bone to the MET Orchestra musicians, since the Met itself seems AWOL (cough, cough). (Rant: E.g., why haven't they instituted chamber music concerts, which Levine used to do? They could have had small groups in musicians' homes, some of which are no doubt perfect for chamber music, and charged a reasonable fee for streaming. During the pandemic, others have done this with success; I'm not impressed that the company didn't at least give it a try. /rant)

Anyway, through the grapevine I hear that many of the MET musicians admire Luisi and like working with him -- he was quite good during his brief tenure in NYC -- so I'm doubly happy that he made this effort to reach out to them. (And not to ignore the DSO contributions, as well.) The whole thing sounds spectacular and fun. I'll be looking forward to watching it at some point, and now have a new, big TV to make the experience even better. Hope you both have a great time!

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