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    Default Concerts I'm going to in Sept. and Oct.

    My, the upcoming months are gonna be good ones. Here's what I'm gonna attend to at my beloved National Arts Centre.

    First, we have a Beethoven Festival next week that will feature about 10 great concerts (5 orchestral, 2 chamber music concerts and 3 "noon-time" concerts in the auditorium of the National Gallery).

    So, in total, I'm gonna hear the following works:

    Symphony No. 2
    Symphony No. 3
    Symphony No. 5
    Symphony No. 7
    Symphony No. 9

    Violin Concerto (twice, by Vadim Repin)

    Piano Concerto No. 4
    Piano Concerto No. 5

    String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4
    String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1
    String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 3
    String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2
    String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6
    String Quartet, Op. 135

    (All the String Quartets will be performed by the Miró Quartet)

    Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 69
    String Quartet, Op. 130

    Drei Equali
    Septet


    All of that in the next two weeks!! The only thing I'll be forced to miss is one of the string quartet concerts, because I have class.

    The orchestral concerts are all performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and led by our dear maestro, Pinchas Zukerman.


    Also, I'm going to see a local Baroque ensemble playing French court music by Lully et al. on Saturday.


    Now, for October...

    Mahler: Symphony No.2 (Resurrection)

    Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
    October 01, 2007

    J.S. BACH Concerto in C major for Two Harpsichords
    J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale


    NAC Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman
    October 04-05, 2007

    MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola No.1 in G, KV.423
    MOZART: Duo for Violin and Viola No.2 in B-flat, KV.424
    PABLO DE SARASATE: Navarra for two Violins, Op.33
    ANTON WEBERN:Langsamer Satz
    MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E flat major for 4 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Violoncellos, Op.20


    Tokyo String Quartet
    Octobre 9, 2007

    ALEXINA LOUIE Infinite Sky With Birds *
    GRIEG Piano Concerto
    HAYDN Symphony No. 49, "La Passione"
    TCHAIKOVSKY** Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture


    Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    October 17 - 18, 2007

    FRANCK Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
    MOZART Sonata for violin and piano No. 26 in B-flat major
    YSAŸE Sonata for Violin Solo No. 5 in G major, "Pastorale"
    IVES Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3
    BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, "Thun"


    Hilary Hahn, violin
    Valentina Lisitsa, piano
    October 30, 2007

    BARBER Cello Concerto
    DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"


    Eri Klas, conductor
    Lynn Harrell, cello
    October 31 - November 1, 2007


    ...What do you think? I'm really ******* excited!!

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    Wow Morigan, there's alot of great music jam packed into those 2 months! That's awesome!

    I'm particularly envious that you will see about 6 or so Beethoven String Quartets performed.

    Let us know how the performances are and give us a full review!

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    Umm...I'm just green, green with envy.



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    That is a lot of music. Not only that, but it also includes Beethoven's 9th and Mahler's 2nd. Quite spectacular.

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    Mahler 2nd! It's been quite a while since I have heard it last! My favorite piece!

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    The problem with Mahler's 2nd is that it's the only Concert in this whole bunch that will be performed by the OSO... which is a lesser-quality orchestra. I don't know why but they present Mahler symphonies twice a year even though they lack the skill of a great orchestra.

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    Ohhh.. Guys.. GUYS!! I just came back from my 3rd concert.

    It was the second symphony in the first half and the Emperor piano concerto, played by the Canadian-Japanese pianist Jon Kimura Parker. I'm so thrilled! At the end there was such an uproar and a clamor of applause that he came back 5 times and, as an encore, he served us the final movement of the Appassionata... I daresay I had never heard it played with so much.. passion. I'll write more about this later. Right now, I'm still trembling out of sheer excitement and emotion!

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