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Best Orchestra Concert that You’ve Ever Attended

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Please include the performer(s)/group(s) names, the pieces on the program, and why you picked this particular concert. For me it is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's performance of Carmina Burana, absolutely marvelous. I am hoping and praying to God that I can attend the Berliner Philharmoniker's possible tour this November, where they are performing Charles Ives' Central Park in the Dark, Andrew Norman's Unstuck, and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel and Ein Heldenleben. I chose the DSO concert because I remember being blown away by the size and power of the orchestra and choir performing, such a magical experience.
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I went to lots of BSO concerts in Symphony Hall during my formative years, so can't pinpoint a most memorable. Also CSO/Solti/Mahler 5 on tour, same/Enigma Variations, Cleveland/Boulez/Symphony Hall, Cleveland/Maazel in two separate tour venues, Minnesota/Marriner/tour, New Mexico/Takeda half a dozen times in Albuquerque (most memorable a Berlioz Requiem), Louisville/Slatkin in situ.
Also Britten's Death in Venice at the Met, where I sat a row behind and several seats over from Bill Bradley.
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