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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #520 on: February 26, 2008, 03:10:48 PM »
This next Thursday:

APN News & Media Premier Series 2008 Concert 2

Thu 6 Mar 2008 8:00pm - Auckland Town Hall THE EDGE®

Schumann & Sibelius
 
Okko Kamu Conductor
   
Richard Harwood Cello
   
Sallinen  At the Palace Gates                           
Sibelius   Scene with Cranes
Schumann  Cello Concerto
Sibelius   Symphony No.5

Your chance to hear Sibelius conducted by one of the finest interpreters of his work, Okko Kamu, who is also a master of the great romantic repertoire. He is joined for Schumann’s passionate cello concerto by Richard Harwood, whose performance in Don Quixote in 2007 was warmly acclaimed.

Should be grand  :)
 
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #521 on: February 27, 2008, 10:00:49 AM »
Sallinen  At the Palace Gates                           
Sibelius   Scene with Cranes
Schumann  Cello Concerto
Sibelius   Symphony No.5

That's a great program.  I don't know the first two at all.  (You rarely see any Sallinen on concert programs here.)

Tonight I'm looking forward to this one:

AXIOM
Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
Conor Hanick and Matthew Odell, Piano
James Ferree, French horn
Tomoya Aomori, Glockenspiel
Chihiro Shibayama, Xylorimba

MESSIAEN: Des Canyons Aux Étoiles ... (1974)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #522 on: February 28, 2008, 12:20:03 PM »
Pretty much most of the Nashville Symphony's lineup


John Corigliano - Triple Play: Concerto for Percussion Soloist and Strings
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

Roberto Sierra - Fandangos for Orchestra
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Grieg - Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16

Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96
Rachmaninoff - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Michael Torke - Jasper
Roy Harris - Symphony No. 3 in One Movement

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs!!!!!!
Mozart - Symphony No. 31 in D major,"Paris"
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
Bach - Piano Concerto in D major, BWV 1054
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London"

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Copland/D. Wilson Ochoa - Emblems
Mozart - Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #523 on: March 01, 2008, 02:32:50 PM »
I was looking forward to this concert but didn't post about it earlier because, first, Mrs. Rock and I were fighting colds all week and we didn't know if we'd be well enough to go; and second, when we finally got well it was too late to book seats and we just went to the concert hall this evening hoping it wasn't sold out. It wasn't. :)

Grigory Sokolov at the BASF Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen. The program:

Mozart Sonata F major, K.280
Mozart Sonata F major, K.332
Chopin 24 Preludes Op.28

Unusual for a German audience, he received a standing ovation, and blessed us with four encores.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #524 on: March 04, 2008, 03:08:14 AM »
Looking forward to this tomorrow evening:

ecat - New Music For Scotland presents
Peter Hill, piano recital

Messiaen: La Colombe; Morceau de lecture a vue; Le Tombeau de Paul Dukas
Le Merle Bleu, Le Traquet stapazin, Canteyodjaya, L’Alouette lulu


This is all new to me - the only Messiaen piano music I'm familiar with are his Vingt Regards and Visions de l'Amens. I do know, however, that Peter Hill is a great Messiaen interpreter. He came by last year to perform the Quartet with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and I really enjoyed that.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #525 on: March 04, 2008, 03:12:48 AM »
Since in my parts of the Netherlands there  are almost no live performances of any quality, exceptions excluded, my experience in that area is quite limited. :P

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #526 on: March 05, 2008, 09:34:37 AM »
Tonight, seeing this concert with Alan Gilbert, the conductor who will take over when Maazel leaves.  Gilbert is quite, quite good.

New York Philharmonic
Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 48, "Maria Theresia"
Berio: Folk Songs
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #527 on: March 05, 2008, 09:47:56 AM »
Sunday's Chamber Music Concert.  Actually bringing my fiancee to this one, as she likes Schubert.   :)

On the menu:

Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1/1
Schubert - Impromptu in B flat major, Op. 142/3
Schubert - String Quartet in A minor, D804 "Rosamunde"

Winnipeg Chamber Music Society

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #528 on: March 05, 2008, 11:58:59 PM »
Sunday's Chamber Music Concert.  Actually bringing my fiancee to this one, as she likes Schubert.   :)

On the menu:

Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1/1
Schubert - Impromptu in B flat major, Op. 142/3
Schubert - String Quartet in A minor, D804 "Rosamunde"

Winnipeg Chamber Music Society


Excellent! Your fiancee has impeccable taste.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #529 on: March 06, 2008, 06:36:19 AM »
Pretty much most of the Nashville Symphony's lineup

I had never even heard of the Nashville Symphony, but a few weeks ago while I was driving across the continent, we also went through Nashville and drove around there a little bit. We also saw the symphony hall (don't remember what the actual name was though).

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #530 on: March 06, 2008, 01:07:51 PM »
Next Mondays Chamber Music Concert  :)

Mon 10 Mar 2008 6:30pm - Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber THE EDGE®

Richard Harwood [Cello] & Caroline Almonte [Piano]
   
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Brahms - Cello Sonata in E minor
Shostakovich - Cello Sonata
Bridge - Cello Sonata

Brilliant young cellist Richard Harwood appears with, Melbourne based soloist and chamber musician Caroline Almonte, in a programme of lyrical masterpieces.

Especially looking forward to the Brahmns and the Bridge.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #531 on: March 06, 2008, 09:49:13 PM »
I'm looking forward to a concert dedicated to the Baroque flute this Saturday by a very good local baroque chamber music ensemble. I just hope it doesn't get canceled because of the upcoming snowstorm (the next one, I should say)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #532 on: March 06, 2008, 10:38:03 PM »
Anyone know if the Seattle symphony is any good? I'm going down to Washington and Oregon in early april during my orchestra tour, if I have free time i'll drop by the SSO a bit and check em out.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #533 on: March 07, 2008, 12:57:03 PM »
Anyone know if the Seattle symphony is any good? I'm going down to Washington and Oregon in early april during my orchestra tour, if I have free time i'll drop by the SSO a bit and check em out.

You should definitely check out the Seattle group.  While I've not heard them live, they have done some excellent recordings, and I hear that Benaroya Hall, where they perform, is quite good acoustically. 

That concert the first week in April looks like an excellent one:

Seattle Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Wagner: Three Excerpts from Act III of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Barber: Violin Concerto
R. Strauss: Don Juan 
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
 
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #534 on: March 08, 2008, 07:22:47 AM »
I am seeing Eugene Onegin on Monday at Covent Garden.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #535 on: March 09, 2008, 09:34:09 AM »
Tonight I´m going to a Nørgård concert, where Nørgård himself will come and play Turn on a special tuned piano.   8) That will be the 7th time I meet him!  ;D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #536 on: March 10, 2008, 06:17:17 AM »
Sunday's Chamber Music Concert.  Actually bringing my fiancee to this one, as she likes Schubert.   :)

On the menu:

Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1/1
Schubert - Impromptu in B flat major, Op. 142/3
Schubert - String Quartet in A minor, D804 "Rosamunde"

Winnipeg Chamber Music Society


Fantastic, all around.  Fiancee also enjoyed it also, and would like to come to more of the chamber concerts in the future.  :)

Although I thoroughly enjoyed my favorite Schubert quartet, the highlight ended up being the energetic performance of the Beethoven Opus 1 # 1 Trio. 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #537 on: March 10, 2008, 06:55:27 AM »
I'm not exactly looking forward to this. The program is pleasant enough but not adventurous. Still, hearing La Mer live is usually a treat. We're taking Mrs. Rock's parents...the tickets were our Christmas present to them.


Ludwigshafen, BASF-Feierabendhaus

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Herbert Schuch, piano
Mario Venzago, conducting

Debussy La Mer

Mozart Piano Concerto #27 B major KV 595

Schumann Symphony #3 "Rheinische"


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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #538 on: March 13, 2008, 08:21:05 PM »
You should definitely check out the Seattle group.  While I've not heard them live, they have done some excellent recordings, and I hear that Benaroya Hall, where they perform, is quite good acoustically. 

That concert the first week in April looks like an excellent one:

Seattle Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

Wagner: Three Excerpts from Act III of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Barber: Violin Concerto
R. Strauss: Don Juan 
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
 
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Hey, thanks Bruce, my band director booked the one on the night of April 2nd. It's Annie-Sophie Mutter playing Brahms violin sonatas if I remember correctly. I should be in for a treat, since the violinist is among my idol's most treasured musicians..

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #539 on: March 14, 2008, 01:20:50 PM »
Decided at the last minute to go to this tonight, after some persuasive friends called who are going:

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Women of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale
David Hayes, Music Director

BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite 
DEBUSSY: Nocturnes
HOLST: The Planets, Op. 32 

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