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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #820 on: August 27, 2008, 08:52:56 AM »
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra concerts I'll be attending for the 2008/2009 Season  :)

September 26, 2008

Strauss, R. - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Korngold - Violin Concerto (James Ehnes, violin)
Strauss, R. - Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

November 1, 2008

Ho, Vincent - Red Zen
Corigliano, John - The Red Violin:  Chaconne (Nikki Chooi, violin)
Holst - The Planets

November 10, 2008

Pinchas Zukerman, National Arts Center - Ottawa
Alexina Louie - Infinite Sky with Birds
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 (Jon Kimura Parker, piano)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

November 14, 2008

Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22 (Stewart Goodyear, piano)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

January 16, 2009

Estacio, John - Spring's Promise
Davies, Victor - Concerto for Tubameister and Orchestra (Chris Lee, tuba)
Bottesini - Grand duo concertante for violin & double bass (Karl Stobbe, violin; Meredith Johnson, double bass)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

January 31, 2009

Messiaen - Turangalila Symphony (Pascal Gallet, piano; Jean Laurendeau, ondes martenot)

February 13, 2009

Bartok - Violin Concerto No. 2 (Gwen Hoebig, violin)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)

March 21, 2009

Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yuja Wang, piano)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at An Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

April 11, 2009

Beethoven - Choral Fantasy for piano, orchestra and chorus (David Moroz, piano)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral)

May 15, 2009

Mahler - Symphony No. 6 (Tragic)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #821 on: August 27, 2008, 11:21:55 AM »
Edinburgh Festival

27 August
Staatskapelle Dresden/Fabio Luisi
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Bernhard Lang Monadology II for large orchestra
Richard Strauss Don Quixote

28 August
Ivan Moravec, piano
Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27
Barcarolle in F sharp major
Ballade No 1 in G minor
Janáček  Selection from ‘On the Overgrown Path'
'In the Mists'
Debussy Pour le Piano


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... due to ill health Mr Moravec is unable to perform ...

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Cancellation of Concert
Staatskapelle Dresden
Wednesday 27 August 8.00pm
Usher Hall


Dear Festival Supporter,

I see from our records that you have booked tickets for Staatskapelle Dresden who are due to perform tonight, Wednesday 27 August. Unfortunately the concert has been cancelled. The orchestra's instruments have not arrived in Edinburgh in time for the concert to go ahead ...

Oh dear, AB68, I feel for you :'(.

Hope you enjoy your time in Edinburgh nonetheless :).
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #822 on: August 27, 2008, 11:25:01 AM »
:'( :'( :'(

Steven Osborne is stepping in and while I like Osborne well enough, Moravec had been the highlight of the season for me. He'd been scheduled to perform a couple of years ago but pulled out of that as well. This is so not my year for piano recitals - first I miss out on Sokolov, now Moravec.

There - another one for good measure :'(

I really hope Moravec isn't seriously ill. He must be well in his 70s.
That's very bad news indeed.  :(  Indeed, Moravec is 78 years old.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #823 on: August 29, 2008, 12:13:03 PM »
That's very bad news indeed.  :(  Indeed, Moravec is 78 years old.

Wow, 78 - do you know if it is just general old age wear and tear?

Tomorrow:

Beaux Arts Trio

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
Kurtág Hommage à Christian Wolff
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat Op 97 ‘Archduke'

Bye bye :'( :-* 0:)
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #824 on: August 30, 2008, 08:20:28 AM »
We've a full season ahead of us, starting next weekend in Berkeley with the Alexander String Quartet playing Opus 127, with an introduction by the inimitable and always entertaining Robert Greenberg.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #825 on: September 04, 2008, 05:35:21 AM »
Oh dear, AB68, I feel for you :'(.

Hope you enjoy your time in Edinburgh nonetheless :).

I did have a faboulus time in the beautiful city og Edinburgh, and I got to hear the SD the next day.
Very disapointed that Moravec had to cancel though, I only hope it's nothing serious. I have wanted to hear him live for years.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #826 on: September 04, 2008, 10:27:48 AM »
A Flying Start
Denève conducts Mahler 5
SAT 4 OCT 2008: 7.30PM

The new Glasgow Season sets sail with a spectacular
programme, as Stéphane Denève continues his critically
acclaimed Mahler cycle with his most popular symphony,
the Fifth. Journey through a vast musical landscape: funereal
darkness, boisterous dancing, a joyous finale – and, of course,
the hauntingly beautiful Adagietto, famously used in Visconti’s
Death in Venice.

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Szymanowski Sinfonia concertante
Mahler Symphony No5
Stéphane Denève (conductor)
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)


Great...looking forward to it.  The RSNO should be in fine fettle,  but knackred form after another busy Summer!
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #827 on: September 04, 2008, 10:39:43 AM »
A Flying Start
Denève conducts Mahler 5
SAT 4 OCT 2008: 7.30PM

The new Glasgow Season sets sail with a spectacular
programme, as Stéphane Denève continues his critically
acclaimed Mahler cycle with his most popular symphony,
the Fifth. Journey through a vast musical landscape: funereal
darkness, boisterous dancing, a joyous finale – and, of course,
the hauntingly beautiful Adagietto, famously used in Visconti’s
Death in Venice.

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Szymanowski Sinfonia concertante
Mahler Symphony No5
Stéphane Denève (conductor)
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)


Great...looking forward to it.

Nice program!  You rarely see that Szymanowski on concerts (I can't recall it anywhere), so good for Denève for programming it. 

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #828 on: September 05, 2008, 11:32:24 AM »
Next weekend:

Xenakis: Oresteia (1965-1966) - This production is the U.S. premiere of the composer's only opera, and details are here.  Program notes by Paul Griffiths are online, here.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #829 on: September 06, 2008, 08:19:24 AM »
Sunday 7th September


Messiaen: St Francis at the Proms. I haven't sat through a concert this long since Gotterdammerung at the ENO. I hope I don't get fidgety.

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« Reply #830 on: September 06, 2008, 10:57:06 AM »
Next weekend:

Xenakis: Oresteia (1965-1966) - This production is the U.S. premiere of the composer's only opera, and details are here.  Program notes by Paul Griffiths are online, here.

--Bruce

Wow! Sounds amazing. I've never heard Oresteia. I had a bit of a Xenakis binge last weekend and worked my way through some of the Timpani CDs. The other half, who doesn't appreciate Xenakis one bit (reaction to Antikhthon: "What's that horrible din? Is somebody farting through bagpipes?"), was away for a few days.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #831 on: September 06, 2008, 12:47:55 PM »
I'm looking forward to this in two weeks:

NZSO

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
LEOPOLD MOZART Trombone Concerto
SANDSTRÖM Motorbike Odyssey
DVOŘÁK Symphony No 8

HANNU LINTU Conductor
CHRISTIAN LINDBERG Trombone

The Roman Carnival Overture is sheer exhilaration as a concert-opener.  The curtain will fall on another crowd-pleaser, Dvořák’s poetic Eighth Symphony, resonating so it seems with songs of the meadows and dances from the villages of his native Bohemia. Mozart’s father sacrificed his creative aspirations to promote his genius son, but still produced a sizeable opus, including a three-movement trombone concerto. Sandström’s Motorbike Odyssey is a journey as well as a vehicle for trombone virtuosity, late 20th century style.

The Sandstrom 'Motorbike Odyssey' should be fascinating  :)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #832 on: September 10, 2008, 08:51:55 AM »
Sunday 7th September


Messiaen: St Francis at the Proms. I haven't sat through a concert this long since Gotterdammerung at the ENO. I hope I don't get fidgety.

Hey, how was the Messiaen?  This was a concert version?  I've only heard the recording--and like it--but wonder how it would fare in concert. 

Wow! Sounds amazing. I've never heard Oresteia. I had a bit of a Xenakis binge last weekend and worked my way through some of the Timpani CDs. The other half, who doesn't appreciate Xenakis one bit (reaction to Antikhthon: "What's that horrible din? Is somebody farting through bagpipes?"), was away for a few days.

That Timpani series is just wonderful...I need to get the remaining one I don't have soon.  The bagpipes comment made me laugh...

I'm looking forward to this in two weeks:

NZSO

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
LEOPOLD MOZART Trombone Concerto
SANDSTRÖM Motorbike Odyssey
DVOŘÁK Symphony No 8

HANNU LINTU Conductor
CHRISTIAN LINDBERG Trombone

The Roman Carnival Overture is sheer exhilaration as a concert-opener.  The curtain will fall on another crowd-pleaser, Dvořák’s poetic Eighth Symphony, resonating so it seems with songs of the meadows and dances from the villages of his native Bohemia. Mozart’s father sacrificed his creative aspirations to promote his genius son, but still produced a sizeable opus, including a three-movement trombone concerto. Sandström’s Motorbike Odyssey is a journey as well as a vehicle for trombone virtuosity, late 20th century style.

The Sandstrom 'Motorbike Odyssey' should be fascinating  :)

Great program, please report back.  Very imaginative, pairing those two trombone pieces together!  (I don't know Sandström's work at all, although I am familiar with Sven-David Sandström.)

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #833 on: September 10, 2008, 10:15:10 AM »
Next weekend:

Xenakis: Oresteia (1965-1966) - This production is the U.S. premiere of the composer's only opera, and details are here.  Program notes by Paul Griffiths are online, here.

--Bruce

Well, that wont come up too often, so it should be a real experience.  Look forward to your later review.
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #834 on: September 11, 2008, 02:27:36 AM »
Hey, how was the Messiaen?  This was a concert version?  I've only heard the recording--and like it--but wonder how it would fare in concert. 
--Bruce

The Messiaen was amazing. It was semi-staged, with a few props; the singers were dressed in white shirts and black trousers and moved around the stage very slowly; a few lighting effects were employed with varying degrees of success (I could have done without the flashing lights that accompanied the Angel's knocking on the door). The orchestra played brilliantly and the large chorus made an impressive noise when required. But the audience was tiny; the hall was less than half full and the top circle was almost deserted. There were almost as many people on stage as there were watching. I've been to late-night concerts at the Proms that had similar-sized audiences. But if it was dispiriting for the performers, there was no sign of that in the performance.

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« Reply #835 on: September 16, 2008, 04:35:22 AM »
Just bought some tickets for the next month:

Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde
Beethoven - Symphony No.4

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo)
Robert Dean Smith (tenor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer

and

Venezia delle strade ai Palazzi
Le Poème Harmonique

When saw first notice I was really hoping for Lully's Cadmus et Hermione but they are coming with new production, sounds promising:
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Le Poème Harmonique has created a new production that is once again more than a concert; it is a theatrical event with special lighting, costumes and Baroque gestures employed to evoke the spirit of Venice at a time when art music and popular forms mixed, creating artistic freedom of a new order. Venezia delle strade ai Palazzi includes Claire Lefilliâtre’s much-admired rendition of Monteverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa; music by Manelli, who introduced Venice to opera; canzonettes, bergamasques and many other facets of an art that was constantly evolving. The ensemble features soprano Lefilliâtre; tenor Jan van Elsacker; tenor Serge Goubioud; bass Arnaud Marzorati; Mira Glodeanu, violin; Lucas Guimaraes, treble and bass viol; Françoise Enock, violone; Joël Grare, percussion; and Jean-Luc Tamby, colascione and guitar. The production is directed by Benjamin Lazar.

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« Reply #836 on: September 16, 2008, 06:34:38 AM »
Sokolov is coming to Vienna in December! Tickets haven't gone on sale yet, but I will be there on the first day when they do in early November.

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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #837 on: September 16, 2008, 01:54:42 PM »

     The Spectrum Singers will be performing in Cambridge this November

     

     Norman Dello Joio: To Saint Cecilia (1958)
     performed in memory of the composer

     Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia, op. 27 (1942)

     Daniel Pinkham: A Song for St. Cecilia's Day

     Herbert Howells: Hymn for St. Cecilia

     Gerald Finzi: For St. Cecilia
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Re: What concerts are you looking forward to? (Part II)
« Reply #838 on: September 18, 2008, 07:19:12 AM »
     The Spectrum Singers will be performing in Cambridge this November

     

     Norman Dello Joio: To Saint Cecilia (1958)
     performed in memory of the composer

     Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia, op. 27 (1942)

     Daniel Pinkham: A Song for St. Cecilia's Day

     Herbert Howells: Hymn for St. Cecilia

     Gerald Finzi: For St. Cecilia


Interesting program!  Like all those composers but don't know every last one of the St. Cecilia tributes. 

Tonight for me:

Cassatt String Quartet

Libby Larsen: She Wrote (New York Premiere)
Joan Tower: Night Fields
Maurice Ravel: Quartet in F Major

I haven't heard any of Larsen's work other than choral pieces, so this will be interesting, and I don't know the Tower quartet at all.  (The concert is a celebration of Tower's 70th birthday.) 

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« Reply #839 on: September 18, 2008, 09:40:28 AM »
Tonight at 18:30, at the ICA:

The Firebird Ensemble plays:

Danger Garden (2006) by Curtis Hughes (b. 1974)
Flashbacks (1995) by Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934)
Rhapsody (2003) Boston Premiere by Donald Martino (1931-2005)
Polish Folk Songs (2007) by Lee Hyla (b. 1952)