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Gene De Lisa
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Hot dog media darling conductor injures himself on the podium. Gustavo Dude I’m Ill does not return after minor injury. But associate conductor Lionel Bringuier finally got a chance to conduct. Good for him.
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) Born February 3, 1809 in Hamburg. Died November 4, 1847 in Leipzig. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, Op. 27 Composed: 1828. Revised in 1834. First Performance: December 1, 1832 at the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin with the composer conducting. Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contra bassoon, serpent,…
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Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Born June 2, 1857 in Broadheath, (near Worcester) England. Died February 23, 1934 in Worcester. Variations on an Original Theme (“Enigma”) Opus 36 First Performance: June 19, 1899 at St James’s Hall, London conducted by Hans Richter. Composed: 1898-1899. Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns,…
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On May 16, 2010 there will be a concert by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra at the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. Tickets for the concert are available online. They will play: Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Currier Broken Minuets Elgar Enigma Variations The concert is at 4PM.…
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This year’s #operaplot contest just ended. If you are new to twitter that octothorpe (what a word. The sharp symbol) turns the word into a “hashtag” which is useful for conducting searches on twitter. Enter #operaplot in the search field at twitter and you will see the entries. The goal was to summarize an opera…
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American composer John Luther Adams has been named the 2010 winner of the Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. He will receive $100,000 but more importantly he will receive something much rarer for living American composers: performances. He lives in Alaska and his music is “inspired” by natural phenomena. Here is a piece in a natural…
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Philadelphia based composer Jennifer Higdon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto. The piece premiered on February 6, 2009, in Indianapolis, Indiana with Hilary Hahn as the soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Mario Venzago. Here is a video of her most popular orchestral work blue cathedral. and part 2.
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There has been quite a bit of press this year about the Philadelphia Orchestra’s declining attendance. The Orchestra does have real problems. It would be nice to actually have a music director. The recession has hit them financially very hard which led them to the brink of bankruptcy. And yes, the current ad campaign –“Unexpect…
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Here are videos of Mark Laycock conducting the Wiener KammerOrchester at the Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall which is on the Princeton University campus. This was the Wintermezzo concert in honor of WIlliam Scheide. Schubert Symphony. No. 9 “The Great” in C Major I Movement part 1. (YouTube has a time limit on videos so…
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Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) Born January 28, 1944 in Wembley, London. Died November 12, 2013, in Child Okeford, United Kingdom. The Protecting Veil Composed: completed in 1988. First performance: the 1989 Proms with the London Symphony Orchestra, cello soloist Steven Isserlis. Instrumentation: solo cello with string orchestra (8 I violins, 8 II violins, 6 violas,…
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