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    I still love my Rock and Metal, but at 53, and over 30 years of construction, I just can´t take the volume that Metal requires for long any more.

    I discovered Classical music about 2 years ago, and it makes up 99% of my listening now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas Priest Fan View Post
    I still love my Rock and Metal, but at 53, and over 30 years of construction, I just can´t take the volume that Metal requires for long any more.

    I discovered Classical music about 2 years ago, and it makes up 99% of my listening now
    53. Same age as me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas Priest Fan View Post

    For an encore they played a piece that I wasn´t familiar with, and they ROCKED the house! All 105 members stood up half way through the piece, played the rest of it, and just plain kicked ***! They got a standing ovation and I was screaming my head off, just like at a Metal show Others were, too.

    No one around me knew what piece they played, but I was able to catch a young violinist before she left the stage and asked her what it was. She showed me her sheet music so I could take a picture of it

    It was Danzon No. 2 from Arturo Marquez. An amazing piece!

    My Heavy Metal buddy, with whom I have attended many shows, was really impressed by his first classical concert. He wants to see more! Me too

    Anyway, it was a fantasic evening, the tickets only cost €15 and the young people played perfectly, with lots of enthusiasm.

    I can´t wait for my next live Symphony Since I really enjoyed the sonic impact of being up front, we´re going to try for balcony seats near the front next time.
    I'll be 53 next month, born 1965 in swinging London.

    Anyway.....Judas Priest Fan. I have a question. The orchestra played Marquez Danzon no 2 as an encore? That's amazing. You don't normally hear of orchestras playing an entire piece as an encore. We had the chance to play this piece last summer, we rehearsed for a week. Yes, it's a fantastic piece, such great rhythms to learn. And so much fun to play. I was at the back of the second violins.

    If you think a classical music concert can get loud, try being inside the orchestra. I have some hearing loss at high frequency in my left ear, and I'm only an amateur, not a full time professional. I practice with an ear plug, though I don't like rehearsing with the full orchestra with the ear plug as I can't hear myself well enough to ensure I play in tune. Though I do put it in when I sit near the business end of the piccolo, a hazard of being at the back of the second violins.

    Glad you enjoyed the concert

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    Default "In it the whole of nature finds a voice."

    Last night at the CSO

    Gustav Mahler
    Symphony no. 3


    Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
    Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
    Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago

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    I nearly did a backflip when I saw CSO because I thought it was Charlotte Symphony!
    “If there be something that behaves like savagery and boasts of civilsation, then there is the devil in it.” – G.K. Chesterton

    “The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.” – John Berryman

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    Seems like there are lots of 53 year olds here

    I have heard that it is very loud to play in an orchestra, and that classical musicians even suffer from hearing loss more often than rock musicians!

    I really enjoyed the concert and will be attending more in the future, and I really like the front row

    My next show will probably be Dmitry Berlinsky with the Russian Chamber Orchestra playing Paganini. The tickets are €70, which is a lot of money to me, but I don´t think many chances arise to hear Paganini played live; and I LOVE his music

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    A zinger on Saturday night with Heras-Casado conducting the SFS, all Debussy and Ravel. Heras-Casado is the best touring conductor I've seen in a long time, this is my second time, the first was Dvorak, he's the real deal, go hear him. He has many CDs on Harmonia Mundi as well but I haven't heard any yet.
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    For Baroque fans, L'Arpeggiata are at Wigmore Hall London next Wednesday Oct 31

    https://www.bandsintown.com/e/1010038763
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    Yesterday evening at Leeds Town Hall
    Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra
    Soloist. Angela Hewitt
    Conductor Yutaka Sado

    Sibelius Finlandia
    Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5 (Emperor)
    Sibelius Symphony no 5

    Lovely concert performed by all.
    In interval Angela was signing autographs. She was really nice

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    Have any other TC-ers been enjoying Jaap Van Zweden's inaugural performances as new Music Director of the NY Philharmonic?

    For those who don't know, the Phil, while an excellent orchestra, play in a substandard space acoustically -- David Geffen Hall lacks reverb and tends to sound dull. Allan Gilbert, who was previously MD, favored a fairly subtle approach, which didn't help. A superb ensemble could sound unexciting all too often.

    After seeing performances on each of his first three weekends I would say Van Zweden has made loudness a virtue and is bringing nearly a heavy metal approach. The Phil's brass in that hall has never sounded so loud. He is conducting with power as if to make a statement.

    As if to demonstrate this the opening weekend featured the Rite of Spring, and he encored with Ride of the Valkyries. The second weekend offered Bruckner's 8th (more loud horns!). Finally by the third weekend Jaap offered more gentle textures in Debussy's La Mer, but with a Stravinsky concerto on the program and still delivered in a very energetic style.

    Each of the concerts began with world premieres of commissioned pieces, which I enjoyed in order of presentation: Ashley Faure's piece was extremely avant-garde and theatrical (bassoon soloist on a raised platform mid-audience, chorus with vocal horns spread through the balconies, and marching to the stage, etc -- an awesome way to begin Jaap's directorship), Conrad Tao's was dissonant and textural, Louis Andriessen's was not really my cup of tea.

    It's very entertaining, I think. The musicians seem to be enjoying themselves as well. There have been some critics suggesting it's all a little over the top but personally I'm having a great time - can't wait to see him take on Shostakovich at the end of the month.
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    Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Friday 21 September 2018
    International Concert Series

    Programme:

    Schubert - Winterreise, D.911

    Ian Bostridge, tenor & Julius Drake, piano


    A belated posting. Bostridge and Drake were undoubtedly impressive, giving that insouciant air of 'pfft, this is something we perform every other day" but it was spoilt for me by having become almost completely deaf in my 'good' ear thanks to a cold and a blocked eustachian tube. Oh well, I'll go and hear them perform 'Winterreise' the next time they come to my region.

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    Atos Trio in Occidental CA last night... Rachmaninov, Arensky, Webrick, Shostakovich. Very muscular performance. Program was new to me except the Shostakovich. Lots of melodies in the Rach and Arensky.
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    Yesterday's afternoon concert at Chicago's Symphony Center, the visiting Czech Philharmonic

    Antonin Dvorak
    Cello Concerto
    Symphony no. 9


    Alisa Weilerstein- cello

    Semyon Bychkov
    Czech Philharmonic


    We were also graced with two orchestral encores after the ninth.
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    Last night Chicago Symphony concert

    GiuseppeVerdi
    Messa da Requiem


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    Vittoria Yeo soprano
    Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano
    Piotr Beczala tenor
    Dmitry Belosselskiy bass

    Riccardo Muti
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Chicago Symphony Chorus


    A very good concert just short of great, preferred the men soloists to the women, for me season highlight so far, remains the Mahler 3rd.
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