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Offline SonicMan46

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #660 on: May 09, 2008, 04:01:26 PM »
Tomorrow night, this concert at Carnegie, with a world premiere by Charles Wuorinen, and Sarah Chang in the Vivaldi.  I don't recall ever hearing the Respighi live, so that will be a treat, too.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sarah Chang, Violin


Bruce - that looks like a great concert! The Orpheus Chamber Orch is a favorite of mine!  Plus, I've not been to the Carnegie in years - would be a great treat!

Wife & I are currently on a long weekend in Abingdon, VA (about 2.5 hrs from us only) - staying at the historic Martha Washington Inn - just had a great meal in their dinning room (will return tomorrow night); will be seeing a show on Saturday afternoon at the historic Virginia Barter Theater, Keep On the Sunny Side - about the Carter Family and their early success, including the '27 recordings in Bristol, TN, which is just a half hour or so down I-81 - looking forward to that show -  :D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #661 on: May 09, 2008, 05:48:43 PM »
But then you always think the CSO is "absolutely terrific"  ;)

I'll comment on this the day I hear you make a critical remark about the SK Dresden.   >:D

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #662 on: May 09, 2008, 08:58:28 PM »
I'll comment on this the day I hear you make a critical remark about the SK Dresden.   >:D

Well, that wouldn't make so much sense to compare that out of context, would it, and it would be rather unfair to compare an orchestra with as little direct relationship to the musical traditions of central Europe as the CSO with an orchestra which has more than 460 years of continuous history and which is pretty much the embodiment of living tradition, but here you go (we only have to reach back a few days):

I highly recommend this recording, not just because I am a big fan of this orchestra-conductor combination in general which however doesn't mean that I like everything they did - and there is actually a fairly weak and disappointing Beethoven 9 from a live concert in Japan with these forces on video

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #663 on: May 10, 2008, 01:16:06 PM »
Coming up next Thursday  :)

APN News & Media Premier Series 2008 Concert 4

Thu 15 May 2008 8:00pm - Auckland Town Hall THE EDGE®

Moments of Discovery

 
Tecwyn Evans Conductor

Deborah Wai Kapohe Mere Boynton Soprano
Mere Boynton  Mezzo-Soprano
James Eggleston Tenor
George Henare Baritone
   
Falla ~  The Three Cornered Hat
Farr ~  Ex Stasis

The Three Cornered Hat is set in a sunny Spanish village and is full of local flavour, romance, intrigue, mistaken identity and rumbustious comedy. Full of life and laughter, it is guaranteed to get toes tapping. Afterwards, be the first to hear a major new piece from APO Composer-in-Residence Gareth Farr – a symphonic song cycle featuring four voices and themes of self-discovery and revelation. Farr’s works are a central part of New Zealand music and this promises to be one of his best yet.

Very interesting line-up...

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #664 on: May 10, 2008, 08:47:55 PM »
CityMusic Cleveland has been performing this week and I'm excited to go to the final performance as an audience member tomorrow evening.  Especially looking forward to the Ligeti.

Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor (Al santo sepulcro)
György Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.1

Allan

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #665 on: May 11, 2008, 04:06:55 AM »
Sounds like an interesting program, Allan.  One question: is the Ives before or after the break? 
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #666 on: May 11, 2008, 05:02:26 AM »
Well, that wouldn't make so much sense to compare that out of context, would it, and it would be rather unfair to compare an orchestra with as little direct relationship to the musical traditions of central Europe as the CSO with an orchestra which has more than 460 years of continuous history and which is pretty much the embodiment of living tradition, but here you go (we only have to reach back a few days):

Your turn now.

I don't visit this forum regularly anymore, remember? I'm not going to engage in a reductive debate about silly stereotypes. PS: I think the Czechs, Hungarians, Germans and Eastern-European Jews who formed the bulk and the backbone of the CSO for at least its first six decades of existence would seriously beg to differ with your uninformed comment re: musical traditions. Never mind, e.g., the current French principal flute, or the second horn who played in German orchestras for many years.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #667 on: May 11, 2008, 05:20:20 AM »
Sounds like an interesting program, Allan.  One question: is the Ives before or after the break? 

Hi David,

I have no idea,  I cut and pasted that directly from their website.  I should have added that the program is entitled Revolutionary Music.

Allan 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #668 on: May 11, 2008, 03:04:07 PM »
Tomorrow night, this concert at Carnegie, with a world premiere by Charles Wuorinen, and Sarah Chang in the Vivaldi.  I don't recall ever hearing the Respighi live, so that will be a treat, too.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sarah Chang, Violin

Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds)  
Wuorinen: Synaxis, Concerto Grosso for four soloists (oboe, clarinet, horn, contrabass), Strings and Timpani 
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 

--Bruce


Must have been an excellent concert, Bruce8)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #669 on: May 11, 2008, 05:14:59 PM »
CityMusic Cleveland has been performing this week and I'm excited to go to the final performance as an audience member tomorrow evening.  Especially looking forward to the Ligeti.

Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor (Al santo sepulcro)
György Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.1

Allan

What a badass concert this was.  One of best performances I've attended in a long time.


Allan

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #670 on: May 11, 2008, 07:21:59 PM »
Two concerts this month which i am going to

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniel Hope, violin

BRITTEN Violin Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
SIBELIUS Symphony no 7

and another

HAYDN Symphony no. 101 "Drumroll"
MAHLER Symphony no. 10

both concerts conducted by Hannu Lintu. I'm skeptical about the Sibelius because the last time I heard him conduct Sibelius 5 its all bombast and orchestral playing was scrappy. Most likely for Mahler 10 maestro Lintu will use the Cooke 2 version.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #671 on: May 12, 2008, 05:13:30 AM »
Must have been an excellent concert, Bruce8)

Why, indeed it was!   8)

What a badass concert this was.  One of best performances I've attended in a long time.


Allan

Did you enjoy the Ligeti Violin Concerto?  (Or perhaps it should be called "Concerto for Violin and Ocarinas."  ;D)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #672 on: May 12, 2008, 07:45:11 AM »


Did you enjoy the Ligeti Violin Concerto?  (Or perhaps it should be called "Concerto for Violin and Ocarinas."  ;D)

--Bruce

Hehe,  I did enjoy it. I'm glad I got to see it live.  The entire concert was terrific, but the Ligeti was just a hair raising, vital performance.  Stellar, engaged playing from the entire ensemble. 

Allan 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #673 on: May 12, 2008, 10:53:25 AM »
This Saturday, this concert called Food & Music, by the American Modern Ensemble.  The Bolcolm song is hilarious...I'm curious to see how they use it in the program.  Don't know any of the other pieces, including the Bernstein.

Aaron Jay Kernis: The Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine
Barbara Kolb: Three Place Settings
Marc Mellits: Fruity Pebbles
Leonard Bernstein: La Bonne Cuisine
Robert Paterson: Eating Variations (world premiere)
Yotam Haber: The Gourmand's Lament
William Bolcolm: Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise
Derrick Wang: Hors d'oeuvres (NYC premiere)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #674 on: May 12, 2008, 11:29:57 AM »
Marc Mellits: Fruity Pebbles

Isn't that a trademark?

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #675 on: May 12, 2008, 11:59:38 AM »
Isn't that a trademark?

Oh, sorry...

Marc Mellits: Fruity Pebbles

 ;D  *running away*

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #676 on: May 12, 2008, 12:01:12 PM »
Sheesh.....the freakin' jokers in this place ;) ;D

Allan

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #677 on: May 12, 2008, 12:09:38 PM »
Oh, sorry...

 8)

I do wonder (in a distant, professional way) how Mellits can use that for a title, though.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #678 on: May 12, 2008, 12:10:32 PM »
Sheesh.....the freakin' jokers in this place ;) ;D

Bruce is irrepressible, Allan.  Nor do I know anyone capable of pressing him even once . . . .

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #679 on: May 15, 2008, 07:05:47 AM »
Tonight at Carnegie:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, Principal Conductor
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano

Ravel: Menuet antique 
Peter LiebersonNeruda Songs 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

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