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Re: Live Music

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:00 pm

WOO HOO!

I just got my SDO contract in the mail; I made core chorus again, in spite of an imperfect audition!
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Re: Live Music

Postby dai bread » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:11 pm

Well done! Do we get more pics of you in costume?
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Re: Live Music

Postby dai bread » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:20 pm

While I'm on this thread, I might as well mention that the Auckland Philharmonia (with some help from its friends) played Mahler's 6th symphony the other night. It was broadcast live by Radio NZ Concert.

I'm afraid I'm still not much of a fan of this work. I have a recording of it, and neither rendering grabs me. I think I'm simply not sympathetic to the state of mind that Gustave Mahler was in when he wrote it. I've always wondered how someone could write "Songs on the Death of Children" before the event, and this symphony is in the same vein. Mahler's troubles came after, not before.

It didn't help that the broadcast was poorly engineered. I know what an orchestra sounds like in the Town Hall, and the broadcast was quite thin and flat by comparison. Odd, really. RNZ usually does better.
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Re: Live Music

Postby Shapley » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:08 pm

OT,

Congratulations!

Dai,

Sorry to hear the Mahler wasn't up to par. I've not listened to the 6th in a long time, I can't recall that it impressed me as overly good or bad. It's not one of the more memorable of his symphonies.

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Re: Live Music

Postby Trumpetmaster » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:44 am

OperaTenor wrote:WOO HOO!

I just got my SDO contract in the mail; I made core chorus again, in spite of an imperfect audition!


Congratulations!
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Re: Live Music

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:24 pm

OperaTenor wrote:WOO HOO!

I just got my SDO contract in the mail; I made core chorus again, in spite of an imperfect audition!

:jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:
(Those are as close as I can get to Conga-Rats)
WOO HOO indeed! :toast:
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Re: Live Music

Postby Schmeelkie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:05 am

Congrats OT!

Just got my OrKIDStra tickets in the mail - first one is Nov 1 - Carnival of Animals. More likely to take Bella than Pumpkin this year - she's really into music - sings all the time, stopped in the mall yesterday every time we went by a store with music coming out, will dance to any music in movies (especially at the end credits), etc. Pumpkin still gets twitchy after about 20 min... Bella won't sit still, I'm sure, but she'll like it.
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Re: Live Music

Postby Mahlersfifth » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:40 pm

Well done OT! I just saw your note now... SDO season I note has two Verdi operas, one Pucini (everyone's favourite one though I believe you love Turandot) --and Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. Wonderful season.

COC this year has Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Otello, The Flying Dutchman, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Idomeneo, Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. I have not seen the Donizetti or Stravinsky's operas before. I will miss the Ben Heppner concert. I was off on holiday when the tickets came on sale. Sigh.

Anyway, congratulations OT. As always, you will be brilliant. :D 8)
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Re: Live Music

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:41 pm

Thanks, Mary! :)
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Re: Live Music

Postby shostakovich » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:26 am

Hi folks. Just a couple of responses to this thread.

1) Congratulations, OT.

2) I like the Mahler 6th. It's the happy 4th that doesn't sound right to me.

Shos :)
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Re: Live Music

Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:41 am

Hello, Shos. Welcome back! You've been silent for a while.

The St. Louis Symphony is opening their 2009-2010 season with Mahler's 5th. I hope to make it up there, but my schedule has been iffy, so I haven't bought tickets yet. They may well be sold out by now.

They will also be performing Azul by Osvaldo Golijov. I am familiar with neither the work nor the composer.

I hope all is well with you and yours.

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Re: Live Music

Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:49 am

I see from Wikipedia that Golijov is credited as composer for the soundtrack to The Man Who Cried. I enjoy that soundtrack, specifically for Salvatore Licitra's peformances of Bizet's Je Crois Entendre Encore from Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Most of the soundtrack comprises variations on the theme of that work, although there are couple of unique works, as well.
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Re: Live Music

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:11 am

My son Fish informs me that Rodrigo y Gabriela are playing at 4th & B on October 10th, 8pm, tix are $35, and Ticketmaster has 'em. Is there any interest in the event?

Edited to add: Ticketmaster scores again, and there are now three RyG tickets on the fridge door.
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Re: Live Music

Postby jamiebk » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:15 pm

SWEET! I tried to get tickets for Sept 23rd's performance in San Fran, but the $35 tickets were standing area on the main floor only. I didn't want to stand for the whole time in the crowd. Hope you fared better Selma. Enjoy the show. I'd love to hear your commentary afterward.
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Re: Live Music

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:12 am

There's row and seat numbers on the GA tickets, and a designated handicrippled area. I got the GA tickets, on account of only being slow now, instead of crippled. :grin: There's a bar. There's two bars. How could there not be a bar stool?
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Re: Live Music

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:13 am

Maybe I should put my spiffy red walker in the trunk of the car, just in case. It has a seat...
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Re: Live Music

Postby jamiebk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:14 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:Maybe I should put my spiffy red walker in the trunk of the car, just in case. It has a seat...

By all means!
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Re: Live Music

Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:59 am

I will be in the trumpet section for the concert listed below!
First rehearsal is this Friday night. I am looking forward to
the tribute to Benny Goodman! :-)
Should have some fun trumpet parts!!
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THE NASSAU POPS
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Louis Panacciulli, conductor
featuring JOE PISCOPO of Saturday Night Live

Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm
A Gala Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau (ucpn)
The multi-talented Joe Piscopo will be joining The Nassau Pops for this exciting performance, singing his trademark songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Our concert will also pay tribute to Benny Goodman in this, his centennial year. A special feature will be an appearance by ucpn's singing group, Creation.
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Re: Live Music

Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:37 am

Sounds exciting. I hate to miss it.

So, traveling to the Bahamas, are you? ;)
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Re: Live Music

Postby jamiebk » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:40 am

Trumpetmaster wrote:I will be in the trumpet section for the concert listed below!
First rehearsal is this Friday night. I am looking forward to
the tribute to Benny Goodman! :-)
Should have some fun trumpet parts!!
==========================================================================
THE NASSAU POPS
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Louis Panacciulli, conductor
featuring JOE PISCOPO of Saturday Night Live

Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm
A Gala Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau (ucpn)
The multi-talented Joe Piscopo will be joining The Nassau Pops for this exciting performance, singing his trademark songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Our concert will also pay tribute to Benny Goodman in this, his centennial year. A special feature will be an appearance by ucpn's singing group, Creation.


My wife went to school with Piscopo's brother...she knew both of them. Joe is a pretty good drummer in addition to his remarkable Sinatra imitation. Glad to hear that he is still performing. I wasn't sure what he was doing lately. Sounds like a fun gig.

PS...nice to hear that you are getting some opportunities to play as well.
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