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    wish I had found this thread two weeks ago.

    went to see the End Of Festival Fireworks Concert in Edinburgh, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performing. With the theme on Handel they played, Zadok the Priest, excerpts from Music for the Royal Fireworks, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and the Hallelujah Chorus all in time to the magnificently choreographed fireworks.

    The whole centre of the City becomes a pedestrianised zone for the evening and loudspeakers relay the concert onto zones outside the cerntral gardens. What was spectacular for me was at the start of Zadok the Priest, Edinburgh Castle was lit in soft yellow flickering light, then when the choral part started the night sky was an explosion of white bursts, that I will never forget. I thouroughly enjoyed the whole of the concert though it only lasts for 45 minutes, but it is a free event every year.
    I recommend any body that is in Scotland near the end of August to note this concert in their diary.

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    just went to this concert last night :

    http://music.nus.edu.sg/02a_event_bachtobach.html

    Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

    Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

    Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

    the Symphony is done without a conductor.

    it's a free event done by Singapore's very own Yong Siew Toh conservatory. i sit on second row from the stage, although the acoustic very good but mostly I only see the player's legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pearson View Post
    Just got back from this concert myself dmg! I thought Midori was wonderful. She gives of her whole self when she performs. I was really glad to have the opportunity to see her live. The Brahms was fabulous and Michael Shih's small violin solo was beautiful. The Junchaya was my least favorite of the evening but quite enjoyable none the less. I had never heard the Junchaya before and it was a very interesting piece. One I may have to see if it is available on CD.

    They performed a small encore too but I didn't catch who the composer was. It was fantastic! Do you know what piece it was?

    Kevin
    I think you can find the piece on this CD, but I'm not sure:

    http://www.filarmonika.com/cd_recordings/inti/

    Do any composers mentioned below ring a bell?

    INTI
    Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

    With INTI, CAMINOS DEL INKA initiates an exploration of the symphonic music of Peru. The result of years of research through musical archives and collections, this CD is the first in a series that seeks not only to preserve the historic value of Peruvian symphonic music, but also to return it to life through live performances and recordings.

    INTI is the name of the Sun in Quechua, the language of the Incas which is still in use today. In the times before the Spanish conquest, the sun represented life and the constancy of man. It was loved and venerated, because only under its influence was it possible to propagate and grow, to discover and illuminate a wondrous world of possibility. Accordingly, this CD is also INTI, in that it reveals to us a sonorous universe that has awakened after a long night.

    The performance of the works of the great Peruvian composer Enrique Iturriaga on this album are part of a celebration of his 90th birthday. This recording of Sinfonía "Junín y Ayacucho: 1824" communicates not only the epic clamor of Peru's most important battle, that which sealed its independence from Spain, but also that special "electric" quality that only a live concert can convey. It is a fitting homage to one of South America's most important composers.

    Probably one of the only ways to travel through time ― at least for now ― is through music. For the first time ever, more than three centuries of Peruvian music are gathered in one recording, including the work of important composers such as the Spanish cleric Baltasar Martínez y Compañón who, although not Peruvian by birth, adopted the country as his own; and that of young, Peruvian-American composer Gabriela Frank.

    Composer Armando Guevara Ochoa has developed an extensive body of work whose style, inspired by the sounds of the Andes, imparts a vision of the Andean landscape and the history of its villages, with the wisdom inherent of the Inca culture.

    Completing INTI, the presence of Jimmy López represents a new generation of Peruvian composers, with a work that has won awards for composition both in Europe and in the United States. Jimmy López is a young composer who, through his contemporary and fresh work, seeks to create a dynamic and innovative language that resonates in both the symphonic and popular musical worlds.

    —Marino Martínez
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmg View Post
    I think you can find the piece on this CD, but I'm not sure:

    http://www.filarmonika.com/cd_recordings/inti/

    Do any composers mentioned below ring a bell?
    I'm not sure but I'm assuming that this is the CD that was referred to. All I recall was that the piece they played was the second movement and I think he said it was "tento". I will probably purchase this CD as it sounds interesting anyway.

    Kevin

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    Track 13 in the sample list to the left sounds very similar to me (called "techno"?). Does that one ring a bell with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmg View Post
    Track 13 in the sample list to the left sounds very similar to me (called "techno"?). Does that one ring a bell with you?
    That must be it! Thanks dmg!!! I'll order the CD now!

    Kevin

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    Who among you folks have had the pleasure of attending a concert given by Richter?
    There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
    Nahj ul-Balāgha by Ali bin Abu-Talib

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    Who among you folks have had the pleasure of attending a concert given by Richter?
    This has been my dream ever since I breathed. (but only if it is one of his good days!)
    "Summit or death, either way, I win" ~R. Schumann

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    I was late to it, but I sat in the way back and listened to him play 2-3 Mozart sonatas and Bach's WTC book 1. Good times...

    Edit: This was in Prague.
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    I'm attending my first symphony ever this Saturday. I just got the tickets today and I'm so excited I can hardly sit still!!!

    OPENING NIGHT 2009-2010 Season

    Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Ode to Joy”
    Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:30 PM

    Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125, D minor (Choral)

    Christopher Wilkins, conductor
    The Opera Chorus
    The Orlando Chorale
    University of Central Florida Chorus
    Stella Zambalis, soprano
    Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
    Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor
    Peter Van de Graaff, bass

    At the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan View Post
    I'm attending my first symphony ever this Saturday. I just got the tickets today and I'm so excited I can hardly sit still!!!
    First ever? Wow, you must be excited. I have to ask, though: are you new to classical music? In other words, if this is your first concert, I imagine you must be...

    What a first concert to see! Beethoven's 9th will astound you, I'm sure. It will leave you begging for more. Concerts are addicting!
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    First ever? Wow, you must be excited. I have to ask, though: are you new to classical music? In other words, if this is your first concert, I imagine you must be...
    Yes, I became a fan of classical music just three months ago and I'm quite obsessed. I was so determined to get tickets, when they wouldn't answer their phone, I drove there! Our tickets have the same seat number, one row behind the other, but I don't care.

    What a first concert to see! Beethoven's 9th will astound you, I'm sure. It will leave you begging for more. Concerts are addicting!
    I believe you. I've attended one opera and a couple of ballets and there is nothing like a live performance. I plan to attend the other four concerts in this series and maybe one of the three chamber concert series.

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    Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Ode to Joy”
    Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:30 PM

    Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125, D minor (Choral)
    I just back from seeing this concert and, no slight to Brahms, but Beethoven's 9th symphony was unbelievable. I admit to only having heard mere snippets so I had no idea or preconceived notions about what I was hear - WOW!. It was fabulous, mysterious yet familiar. Dare I say it; some parts reminded me of Mozart. The twists and turns were dazzling, even puzzling. Unfortunately, since the show was “sold out”, my seat was in the second row and the stage was 3 feet high, so I couldn’t always see who was playing, but I could hear everything just fine.

    Just listening to this was exhilarating, yet exhausting. Imagine how the musicians felt. Towards the end, the bass players were whip-sawing back and forth. In addition to the 4 soloists, there were 230 voices from three choirs.

    Sorry for rambling, but being that it was my first concert, I’m had to share.

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    Glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure it's not going to be the last time.

    I'm looking forward to December when I'm going to London to see Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Jansons' Brahms Symphony No.4 and - be jealous, be very jealous - Mahler Symphony No. 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    I was late to it, but I sat in the way back and listened to him play 2-3 Mozart sonatas and Bach's WTC book 1. Good times...

    Edit: This was in Prague.
    I am jealous! One of my favorite pianists. My first recording of Rachmonioff 2 was Richter and it still rings in my ear every time I hear the work.

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