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Mark Laycock conducts the English Chamber Orchestra with Ofer Falk and Stephanie Gonley as soloists in Philadelphia for a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. The evening will also feature Robin Holloway’s Ode for four winds, commissioned for the ECO 30 years ago. This will be a benefit concert for Musicopia. Musicopia’s mission description: “to bring…
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Robin Holloway (1943-) Born October 19, 1943 in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom. Ode for 4 Winds and Strings, Op. 45 Composed 1980. Instrumentation: 2 Oboes (doubling on English Horn), 2 Horns, Strings. Duration: ~ 15 minutes. Robin Holloway was a lecturer in music at Cambridge University between 1975 and 2011, teaching many well-known composers…
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Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Born June 2, 1857 in Broadheath, (near Worcester) England. Died February 23, 1934 in Worcester. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 Composed 1888 – May 1892. Instrumentation: Violins I & II, Viola, Violoncello, Bass. Duration: ~ 12 minutes. The Serenade is possibly a re-working of the now lost Three Pieces…
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 (320d) Composed Summer, 1779. Instrumentation: Solo Violin, Solo Viola, 2 oboes, 2 horns, Violins I & II, Viola, Violoncello, Bass. Duration: ~ 30 minutes. Mozart loathed working for the Archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymous…
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. Symphony No. 29 Composed Spring 1774. Instrumentation: 2 oboes, 2 horns (A and D), Violins I & II, Viola, Violoncello, Bass. Duration: ~ 21 minutes (7:30, 6:00, 3:00, 5:00). Although he was recently employed by Archbishop Colloredo…
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg Germany. Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna Austria. Akademische Festouvertüre Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80. Composed Summer 1880. First Performance: January 4, 1881 at Breslau with Brahms conducting. Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba,…
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Johann Sebastian Bach Born March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. Died July 28, 1750 in Leipzig, Germany. Gloria sei dir gesungen from Cantata BWV 140, Wachet Auf! ruft uns die Stimme. First (and only) Performance: November 25, 1731 at the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig. Instrumentation: Soprano, Tenor, Bass soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra: 2 oboes, English horn,…
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It was the usual uneventful Wednesday. Not much going on besides a Netflix disc that came in the mail. That is, until this appeared in my Facebook Newsfeed from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Facebook page. “Originally scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night concert tonight, Yannick and the Orchestra will instead make a FREE “pop-up”…
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The Philadelphia Orchestra has released a new recording on CD for the first time in 15 years. This is  not the first recording for YNS, but it is the first with him as the orchestra’s music director. Unfortunately, it is yet another Rite of Spring recording being released at the end of a year that…
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Harpist Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis will perform a concert of harp music by living composers for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Like many fringe events, this performance is a little out of the ordinary. By incorporating dance, performance art, and projected visual effects into her presentation of works by local composers, Elizabeth is updating the standard concert format…
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