Jun. 15 2017

We’re getting better at this! Latest membership mailing

Each mailing we send, we get a little better at this! Last major mailing we sent out, we inadvertently chose “person record” rather than “account record” and sent two mailings to many two-member households. This time around, we made sure we didn’t do that again… but didn’t realize that this time the query had only […]

Jun. 15 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Lost Its Leader. Can It Stay on Top?

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Deborah Borda, who helped make the orchestra the envy of the music world, left for the New York Philharmonic. But nobody in Los Angeles seems worried.

Jun. 15 2017

Thursday 06/15/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor PROKOFIEV: Suite from Lieutenant Kije COPLAND:El Salón México STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Jun. 14 2017

Wednesday 06-14-17 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:     Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST:     Yefim Bronfman, piano C.P.E. Bach     Symphony No. 1 in D major, Wq183,1 (H663) Jörg Widmann     Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra (jointly commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, and the Toronto Symphony) Brahms         Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus […]

Jun. 13 2017

Tuesday 06/13/17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Jaap van Zweden conducts Shostakovich   Prokofiev:                   Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 125 (Alisa Weilerstein, cello) Britten:                        Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was. . . Shostakovich:              Symphony No. 9 in E flat Major, Op. 70 Britten:                        Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from […]

Jun. 12 2017

Monday 06/12/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM   CONDUCTOR:            Alan Gilbert SOLOIST:                    Inon Barnatan, piano   SALONEN:                  Nyx RAVEL:                       Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY:                  Jeux STRAUSS:                   Rosenkavalier Suite

Jun. 11 2017

South Korean Pianist Wins the Van Cliburn Competition

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The musician, Yekwon Sunwoo, bested 29 rivals to become the prestigious contest’s first champion from South Korea on Saturday.

Jun. 11 2017

Slow Music From Movies 6-11-17

The movies owe a lot to slow movements from concertos, symphonies, operas and chamber music.  Adagios to andantes make up this hour of Music from Movies.   7:00 PM Pietro Mascagni-               Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo        Angel/EMI  56576 COND Mariss Jansons ORCH Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra 7:04 PM Ludwig van Beethoven-  Symphony No.  7 (Allegretto) in A Op […]

Jun. 11 2017

Choral Hour 6-11-17

Richard Strauss depicts “The Morning”, “Afternoon Peace”, “The Evening” and “The Night” in his choral composition Die Tageszeiten/The Times of the Day.  We’ll hear it this morning in honor of Strauss’s birthday anniversary!   8:00 AM George Frederich Handel       Dixit Dominus                           Avie       2270 COND Jeannette Sorrell ORCH Apollo’s Fire SOLO and Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:35 AM […]

Jun. 10 2017

6-10-17 Face The Music Listings

This week we have the pleasure of having two fine panelists from the Occasional Symphony, their Artistic Director Joshua Hong and their Executive Director James Young.  They were joined by stalwart veteran panelist Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide.  While the Strauss was pretty good, the rest of the pieces were fabulous.  Nice to […]

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