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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”…
10 months ago | |
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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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Sir Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Mozart’s singspiel Die Zauberflöte was created in 2006 during Mozart’s 250th birthday year celebration. To date it has received limited screenings in Europe and Canada (at the Toronto film festival), but not in the United States. On June 9, it is scheduled to screen at about 150 Emerging Pictures…
1 year ago | |
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Dallas Symphony Conductor Jaap van Zweden cancelled his appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra for this week’s subscription concerts, April 4-6, 2013. Yannick will fill in two concerts, and a benchwarmer will fill in on Saturday. Richard Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier was originally scheduled on the program along with Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. In their…
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Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist (1876-1970) Born August 6, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts. Died January 4, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mary Louise Curtis founded the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1924. She was the daughter of the publishing magnate Cyrus H. K. Curtis, the founder and editor of the Ladies Home Journal and the…
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In celebration of the 99th birthday of William H. Scheide Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall Princeton University A Concert to Benefit the Community Park Pool Performers (you can click each image for a full size version) The English Chamber Orchestra Mark Laycock, Conductor Stephanie Gonley, Violin Malcolm Gets, Narrator…
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Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Died March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria. Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 Composed in 1808. First Performance: December 22, 1808 conducted by Beethoven at the Theater-an-der-Wien in Vienna. Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns,…
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