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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:31 pm

Shapley wrote:
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BTW, Jamie. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be out your way in April.


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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:03 pm

We could add the violin section, as well:

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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby jamiebk » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:46 pm

Trumpetmaster wrote:
BTW, Jamie. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be out your way in April.


Thanks TM...I'll check into it.
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:45 am

jamiebk wrote:
Trumpetmaster wrote:
BTW, Jamie. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be out your way in April.


Thanks TM...I'll check into it.



Jamie,
Must give credit where credit is due...
It was Shapley

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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby jamiebk » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:13 am

oops...sorry Shap. got confused with all the quotation boxes. Thanks!
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:28 am

No problem. I remembered you saying you were a fan of the St. Louis Symphony, so I thought I'd let you know they were coming to your back yard next Spring.
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:45 am

The St. Louis Symphony has it's 2010-2011 schedule posted:

SLSO Concert Schedule

Among the offerings this season are Beethoven's 7th, Mahler's 2nd, and Orff's Carmina Burana. I've already ordered my tickets for the the Beethoven and the Mahler symphonies...
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Shapley wrote:The St. Louis Symphony has it's 2010-2011 schedule posted:

SLSO Concert Schedule

Among the offerings this season are Beethoven's 7th, Mahler's 2nd, and Orff's Carmina Burana. I've already ordered my tickets for the the Beethoven and the Mahler symphonies...




Sounds like they have 3 AWESOME concerts lined up!!!

Enjoy the Beethoven and Mahler!!!!
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:03 pm

I'm hoping I can squeeze the Orff into the schedule, as well.
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:07 pm

Shapley wrote:I'm hoping I can squeeze the Orff into the schedule, as well.


That would be a fabulous TRIO of concerts!!!
Hope you can see all three, then provide a review. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:57 am

I heard Nicole talking about the Sympony performing live to the film "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring". The St. Louis Symphony also has that on the schedule:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

- Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7pm
- Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7pm
- Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2pm

Ludwig Wicki, conductor
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Amy Kaiser, director
The St. Louis Children's Choirs
Barbara Berner, director

HOWARD SHORE The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The St. Louis Symphony brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his awardwinning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Presented in its entirety, this unique performance of film and score together creates a new and dramatic live concert experience.


I wonder how many other orchestras may be doing the same.
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Shapley » Mon May 13, 2013 8:54 am

I made my way up to St. Louis on Friday to see and hear them perform Beethoven's Ninth.

The performance was excellent. It was marred only by the piece that preceded it. Thankfully, there was an intermission between the two that gave the audience time to recover.

I am referring to Act 3 of Alban Berg's opera 'Wozzeck'. My only thoughts on this piece are 'What was he thinking?". I know some of you like opera, and I admit to enjoying some of it, but this, ....well,.... no. According to the playbill, Berg had abandoned harmony when he wrote this piece and was searching for something else to tie his compositions together (I'm paraphrasing). He should have stuck with harmony. There is a reason composers have employed it for so many centuries before him.

As I walked to the bar at the start of the intermission, I noticed one of the patrons whom I've often seen at performances I've attended. He was shaking his head. I remarked that the piece was "different". "Different?" he replied, "That's being generous!".

There were many students in attendance. I assume several of them were being introduced to classical music through this concert. 'Tis a pity they had to endure that selection before the masterpiece that was Beethoven's Ninth was heard.
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Re: The Symphony Orchestra Thread

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed May 15, 2013 5:48 am

Shapley wrote:It was marred only by the piece that preceded it. Thankfully, there was an intermission between the two that gave the audience time to recover. :mrgreen:

According to the playbill, Berg had abandoned harmony when he wrote this piece and was searching for something else to tie his compositions together

I remarked that the piece was "different". "Different?" he replied, "That's being generous!".



I never cared for Berg's music. Sorry it was a bust.
At least they had the Beethoven on the 2nd part of the program!
Poor students. I wonder if they had to critique the performance. It would be interesting to see what their response would be...
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