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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    Pianist Igor Levit in my town on November 2!

    Bach (arr. Brahms) Chaconne in D Minor
    Busoni Fantasia after J.S. Bach
    Schumann Geistervariationen (Ghost Variations)
    Wagner (arr. Liszt) Parsifal: Solemn March to the Holy Grail
    Liszt (arr. Busoni) Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam"
    Nice! I am seeing him - with much the same program, I think - on November 1.


    Tonight I am seeing Susanna Mälkki conduct the San Francisco Symphony.

    Program:
    Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, Nikolaj Znaider soloist
    Saariaho - Laterna Magica
    Scriabin - Le Poème de l’extase

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    I'll be hearing Haitink conduct Mahler 9 at the Concertgebouw tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by betterthanfine View Post
    I'll be hearing Haitink conduct Mahler 9 at the Concertgebouw tomorrow!
    Except I didn't, because he cancelled. Gahhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocture In Blue View Post
    This maybe not the best thread for this post, sorry if not.

    I'm gonna spend a few days in Berlin soon, 18-21 june to be precise. I would have loved to go to one of Simon Rattle's performances of Mahler's sixth symphony, but they are sadly sold out. I've been looking on eBay everyday now hoping some ticket will be coming up, but there has been no luck.

    My question is to you people who's been in and outside the Berliner Philharmonie at sold out events. Is there people with spare tickets selling outside the Philharmonie before the concert starts? Is there maybe more buyers then sellers at an sold out event?
    Is there any use at trying the box office?
    Does anybody have any tip how I possibly could get a ticket?

    Sorry for for my bad english.
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    We won't be going, but my fiddle teacher plays viola with La Serenissima, so I'm sure this would be a good concert to attend if you were in the Buxton Area.

    https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/la-serenissima
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Philadelphia Orchestra starts its summer in Saratoga Springs tonight. Woohoo! One year I went to 11 out of the 12 concerts.
    tonight Stéphane Denève, conductor:
    Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
    Connesson Maslenitsa
    Minkus Pas de deux, from Don Quixote
    Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

    August 2 it's:
    Walton Selections from As You Like It
    Berlioz Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
    Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
    Mendelssohn Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    matinee - can't go!

    Friday:
    Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
    Theofanidis Rainbow Body
    Holst The Planets (including images from NASA)

    Saturday is a skipper for sure:
    Williams Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ (complete with film)

    Next week with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor:

    Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365
    Mahler Symphony No. 4

    Elgar Selections from The Wand of Youth
    Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
    Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

    Matinee though. I might have to skip.

    Bernstein Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
    Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion
    Bernstein Scenes from West Side Story
    Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
    But this is the day that a Russian festival starts at Bard so I am skipping to hit Bard.

    Williams Star Wars: A New Hope (complete with film) on Saturday - definitely skipping to go to Bard

    Last week starting August 15, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor again:

    Strauss Don Juan
    Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra
    Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

    16th:
    Rossini Overture to William Tell
    Mozart Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, for violin, viola, and orchestra
    Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

    Matinee again! what's the deal??

    17th is one I'm definitely hitting with Josh Bell:
    Dvořák Otello Overture
    Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)

    18th is a skipper for Bard:
    Corigliano The Red Violin (complete with film), Bell again.

    Not the best way to end it. Looks like I will only do 5 this year because of the matinees and competition from Bard:

    Program One Fashioning the Russian Sound Aug 10:


    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Overture to May Night (1878–79)
    Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1888)
    Dubinushka, Op. 62 (n.d.)
    Le coq d’or Suite (c. 1908)
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-57)
    Kamarinskaya (1848)
    Alexander Borodin (1833-87)
    Three Songs (c. 1854)
    César Cui (1835-1918)
    From Kaleidoscope, Op. 50 (1893)
    Mily Balakirev (1837-1910)
    Islamey, Oriental Fantasy, Op. 18 (1869)
    Modest Musorgsky (1839-81)
    Songs and Dances of Death (1875-77)

    Must go!!

    Aug 11 - must go too!!:

    Music under Tsarist Autocracy:

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Sadko, Op. 5 (1867; rev. 1869, 1892)
    Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 30 (1883)
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–93)
    Festival Coronation March (1883)
    Alexander Serov (1820-71)
    Overture and March of Holofernes from Judith (1863)
    Mily Balakirev (1837-1910)
    Tamara, symphonic poem (1867-82)
    Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
    Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 12 (1901)

    August 18, The Classical, the National, and the Exotic:

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1888)
    The Snow Maiden Suite (1895)
    From Homer, Op. 60 (1901)
    Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-69)
    Bolero (1839)
    Alexander Borodin (1833-87)
    In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880)
    Anatoly Lyadov (1855-1914)
    Eight Russian Folksongs for Orchestra, Op. 58 (1905)

    To cap it off August 19:

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    The Tsar’s Bride (1898)

    Concert performance - but when will you ever see a Rimsky opera again?

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    Lanner Quartet will perform in the Palace of Music (Miskolc) on Wednesday. (they're members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, it's a chamber project.) after the free concert there will be cheese scone and champagne. last time they performed there 2 years ago I drank 4 or 5 glasses of champagne instead of 1, I barely could get on the bus.
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    bought 4 tickets to Budapest Festival Orchestra.

    Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods/Tango/Scherzo à la russe/Symphony of Psalms/Rite of Spring (Müpa)

    Verdi: The Force of Destiny (Overture)/Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major, K. 467 (Leif Ove Andsnes) / Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 with Manfred Honeck (Liszt Academy)

    Mozart: Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453 (Emanuel Ax) / Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Müpa)

    Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Overture) / Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor (Gautier Capuçon) / Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Liszt Academy) with Leonidas Kavakos

    Honeck and Kavakos will be the guest conductors. the other two will be conducted by the principal conductor Iván Fischer.

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    in my next concert I'll attend the concert of the Budapest Philharmonic Society Orchestra.
    Erkel: Hunyadi László (overture) / Kraft: Cello Concerto in C major (István Várdai) / Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 / Kodály: Dances of Galánta / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    Conductors: Ádám Medveczky, Gergely Madaras
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