Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Jeremy Denk taking a bow.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
The Philadelphia Orchestra – Yannick Nezet-Sequin, conductor; Paul Jacobs, organ; Emanuel Ax, piano. October 6, 2017.
[Note: A couple of paragraphs were added on October 8.]
Ax and Nezet-Sequin after performance of the Mozart concerto.
Anne also thought we had heard this orchestra before, decades ago, when they were still in their old home (they moved to the current location in 2001.) I vaguely remembered they would start a concert with the National Anthem, which they did again today. Philadelphia and Boston must be constant vying to lay claim to where America started.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Philippine Madrigal Singers. Mark Anthony A. Carpio, Artistic Director and Choirmaster. September 24, 2017.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, September 03, 2017
The ushers were very strict about the "no photos" policy, even though it wasn't plainly stated in the program. This out-of-focus shot of Wang and van Zweden leaving was the only photo I took after the Tchaikovsky concerto.
A full orchestra was used for the Rite of Spring performance. Notice the two sets of timpanis.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra – Louis Langree, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano. August 15, 2017.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra – Andrew Manze, conductor; Thomas Zehetmair, violin. August 11, 2017.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The New York Times came out with a review soon after the program (not much work during the summer), and was generally effusive about the program and the performance. One dig, though: "If the concept lacked focus, the rewards were many."
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
[Note added 7/17/2017. I noticed I did write some notes about this piece. The five movements denote respecitively winter, spring, summer, fall, and winter again, with the third movement as the central one. I did remember thinking all the seasons showed quite a bit of calmness.]