3 weeks ago
Classical music — orchestral and opera — has been one of my major interests for most of my life. I'll use this blog to tell about some of the concerts I'm attending and the opportunities to listen to some of them and other good programs on the web.
The link above contains a further link to the program notes for the concert and pictures of performers that give identification when you put your cursor on them.
Program notes are available by clicking the icons to the right of the listings, and, again, information about soloists is given on the detail page when you bring the cursor to the picture — more detail if you click on it.
ALBÉNIZ - (arr. Frühbeck de Burgos) Suite española FALLA - La vida breve Full Program Notes - Saturday, August 25, 8:30pm
I'm really looking forward to hearing the Harbison piece — even more so after reading the program notes. I think once you read the notes, you'll want to hear it too.
HARBISON - Koussevitzky said:, for chorus and orchestra (world premiere; BSO commission) BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9 Full Program Notes - Sunday, August 26, 2:30pm
WILLIAMS - Olympic Fanfare and Theme
KERN & HAMMERSTEIN - "The Song Is You"
WILLIAMS - Three Concert Pieces
WILLIAMS - Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-terrestrial
WILLIAMS - Fanfare for Fenway
WILLIAMS - Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
ARR. WILLIAMS - Air and Simple Gifts
WILLIAMS - Going to School from Memoirs of a Geisha
WILLIAMS - Theme from Schindler's List
WILLIAMS - Main Title from Star Wars
WILLIAMS - Happy Birthday Variations
BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BACH - Concerto in C minor for violin, oboe, and strings, BWV 1060 BACH - Concerto in D minor for two violins and strings, BWV 1043 BACH - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Baritone Gerald Finley will be the soloist. Links to notes and audio previews are on this page of the BSO website
MOZART - Symphony No. 38, Prague MOZART - Arias from Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni RAVEL - Alborada del gracioso RAVEL - Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, for baritone and orchestra RAVEL - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2