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INTERNATIONAL CONCERT  INDEX  JULY - DECEMBER 2009

Webern, Mozart and Schumann: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, New York Philharmonic, conductor Alan Gilbert, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 30.12.2009 (GG)

Beethoven Ninth and Brahms: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Amanda Pabyan, soprano, Kathryn Weld, mezzo-soprano, Jason Collins, tenor, Charles Robert Austin, bass-baritone, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 30.12.2009 (BJ)

‘Tales from Tchaikovsky’ : Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Redmoon Theater, Alex Balestrieri, narrator, Alexander Polianichko, guest conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 19.12.2009 (JLZ)

Messiaen, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor). Großer Saal, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, 17.12.2009 (MB)

Noël! Noël!: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir: Paul Dyer Artistic Director and conductor. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 17.12.2009 (ZT)

Debussy: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) MKM Mustafa Kemal Center, Istanbul 16.12.2009 (AM)

John Adams, El Niño: Dawn Upshaw, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, Eric Owens, bass-baritone, Daniel Brubeck, countertenor, Brian Cummings, countertenor, Steven Rickards, countertenor, Westminster Symphonic choir (Joe Miller, conductor), The Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Dianne Berkun, artistic director), Mark Grey, sound design, Orchestra of St. Lukes, conductor John Adams, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 13.12.2009 (GG)

Josquin, Nesbett, Tallis and Byrd: The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York City 12.12.2009 (GG)

Brahms and Schoenberg:  Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus master: Robin Gritton), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.12.2009 (MB)

Haydn, Bernhard Lang:  Mario Formenti, piano, presented by San Francisco Performances at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco. 11.12.2009 (HS)

Webern, Beethoven: Emmanuel Ax, piano; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 9.12.2009 (HS)

Copland, Prokofiev, Ravel: Nathan Olson (violin); Gerhardt Zimmerman (conductor); Matthew Brown (assistant conductor),The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, USA, 6.12.2009, (TW)

Mendelssohn:  Franco Mezzena (violin), Roberto Prosseda (piano) Viotti Chamber Orchestra conducted by Franco Mezzena. An RAI Radio 3 concert in the Pauline Chapel of the Quirinale Palace, Rome, 6.12.2009 (JB)

Bartók, Martinů and Dvořák: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi (guest conductor), Symphony Hall, Boston, 5.12.2009 (KH)

Mendelssohn and Mahler: Viviane Hagner, violin, Nicole Cabell, soprano,Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz, guest conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 5.12.2009 (JLZ).

Schubert, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov: Martha Argerich (piano) and Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 3.12.2009 (TKT)


Bach, Schumann: Angela Hewitt, piano, presented by San Francisco Performances at Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 1.12.2009 (HS)
 

Bartok, Mozart, and Schumann: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Paul Lewis, piano, Christoph von Dohnányi, guest conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center, Chicago 21.11.2009 (JLZ)

Haydn, Berkeley, Bach, Ponce: Paul Galbraith (guitar) MKM Mustafa Kemal Center, Istanbul 18.11.2009 (AM)

Dvořak, Stephen Paulus, Richard Strauss and David Alan Earnest: Langroise Trio, Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho 14.11.2009 (PSh)

 Schubert Ascending II: Inon Barnatan (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin), Randall Scarlata (baritone). Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Alice Tully Hall, New York City. 8.11.09 (JE)


Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich: Gerard Schwarz, cond., Leonidas Kavakos, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 5.11.2009 (BJ)

Honegger, Saint-Saëns and Stravinsky: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lise de la Salle (piano), Fabio Luisi (guest conductor), Boston, 14.11.2009 (KH)

Schumann Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev:Michail Lifits (piano) Campus Internazionale di Musica, Teatro Cafaro, Latina, 13.11.2009 (JB)

Beethoven:
Claremont Trio – Emily Bruskin (violin), Julia Bruskin (cello), Donna Kwong (piano); Gerhardt Zimmerman (conductor) The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, USA, 8.11.2009, (TW)  


Ravel and Mendelssohn : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, Erin Morley, soprano, Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano, Sir Thomas Allen, narrator, the Girls of Anima (Emily Ellsworth, artistic director), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink, Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago 6.11.2009 (JLZ).

Verdi, Requiem: Soloists, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor). Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 6.11.2009 (LV)

Handel, Agrippina:
(Concert Version) Il Complesso Barocco,Conductor: Alan Curtis, Teatro Real de Madrid. 2.11.2009 (JMI)

Haydn and the Devil: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; Paul Dyer Artistic Director; Hidemi Suzuki (Japan) Guest Conductor,  Darryl Poulsen ( period horn) City Recital Hall,  Angel Place, Sydney, 30.10.2009 (ZT)


Mozart: Emily Cornelius (violin), Jonathan Kim (viola), Matthew Brown (conductor), The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cable Recital Hall, Canton, Ohio, USA, 29.10.2009, (TW)

Verdi,Requiem: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi. Orfeón Donostiarra. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Auditorio El Baluarte de Pamplona. 27.10.2009 (JMI)

Handel, Susanna: (Concert Version) Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie. Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao. 29.10.2009 (JMI)

Beethoven, Missa Solemnis:
Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome. Emma Bell (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto), Roberto Saccà (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass). Conductor Antonio Pappano. Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome. 26.10. 2009 (JB)

A Gary Graffman Piano Recital: Gary Graffmann (piano), Emily Belvedere (harp), Mooredale Concerts, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, 25.10.2009 (PPLL)

Prokofiev, Martin, Dvořák, and Haydn: Ludovic Morlot, conductor, Ben Hausmann, oboe, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 24.10.2009 (BJ)

Chopin by Seduction: The opening of the season concert at the Campus Internazionale di Musica, Latina. Italy, Emanuel Rimoldi (piano) 23 .10. 2009 (JB)

Schönberg: Deborah Voigt (soprano), Stig Andersen (tenor), Michael Volle (baritone, speaker), Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo), Herwig Pecorano (tenor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor) Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich, 22.10.2009 (JFL)

Debussy, Haydn and Shostakovich: Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, 20.10.2009 (PPLL)

Bruckner: Munich Philharmonic, Christian Thielemann (conductor) Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich 18.10.2009 (JFL)

Martinů, Stravinsky, Thomas and Tchaikovsky:  Peter Serkin (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot (guest conductor), Symphony Hall, Boston, 17.10.2009 (KH)

Music of Iannis Xenakis: International Contemporary Ensemble, Steven Schick (percussionist and conductor), Miller Theatre, New York City, 17.10.2009 (BH)

Mozart, Vivier, Britten, Schubert: Prégardien (tenor), Draxinger (horn), Munich Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 15.10.2009 (JFL)

Istanbul Recitals 2009 - Chopin: Iddo Bar-Shai (piano) MKM Mustafa Kemal Center, Istanbul 14.10.2009 (AM)

Barber, Prokofiev, Berlioz: Yuja Wang (piano), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 13.10.2009 (JE)


Haydn, Shostakovich, Schumann:
Takács Quartet, presented by Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 11.10.2009 (HS)

Stravinsky, Rakhmaninov and Shostakovich:
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (guest conductor), Boston, 10.10.2009 (KH)

Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Elgar, Rebecca Clarke, Donald Tovey and Lennox Berkeley:  Langroise Trio, Robyn Wells, piano Langroise  Recital Hall, College of Idaho Caldwell, Idaho, 10.10. 2009 (PSh)

Theofanidis, Mozart, Dvorak: Menahem Pressler (piano), Gerhardt Zimmerman (conductor) The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, USA, 10.10.2009, (TW)

String Quartets of Toshio Hosokawa: JACK Quartet, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City, 8.10.2009 (BH)

Tchaikowsky, Lutosławski:  Midori (violin) Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor) Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich, 8.10.2009 (JFL)

J. S. Bach, Mozart, Szymanowski, Chopin:
Rafał Blechacz (piano), Laeiszhalle Hamburg, 6.10.09 (TKT)

Wagner, Chopin, Rachmaninoff: Evgeny Kissin (piano) Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor) Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto 4.10.2009 (PPLL)

Beethoven, Elliott Carter, Debussy, John Williams and Ravel: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Julian Kuerti & Shi-Yeon Sung (BSO assistant conductors), Boston, 3.10.2009 (KH)

Dvořák Extravaganza I: Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler (Piano)*, Koerner Hall, Toronto, 1.10.2009 (PPLL)


Mendelssohn and Mahler: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Isabelle Faust, violin, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 1.10.2009 (BJ)

Beethoven, Bruch, Enescu, Brahms: Gil Sharon (violin/viola), Adriana Winkler (violin), Catalin Ilea (cello), Michael Abramovich (piano). Romanian Cultural Institute, London.1.10.2009. (ED)

Rouse, Mozart, Rachmaninoff: Leon Fleisher (piano) Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor) Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, 30.9.2009 (PPLL)

Aperghis andJanáček: Talea Ensemble, iO Quartet. Roger Smith Hotel, New York City, 27.9.2009 (BH)

Brahms and Mozart: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Jon Kimura Parker and Orli Shaham, pianos, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 24.9.2009 (BJ)

Points of Contact - A Tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen:  Talea Ensemble, Roulette, New York City, 24.9.2009 (BH)

New York Chamber Music Festival - Alfano and Duke: Elmira Darvarova (violin), Samuel Magill (cello), Scott Dunn (piano), Symphony Space, New York City, 17.9.2009 (BH) 

Opening Night of the New York Philharmonic 2009-2010 Season: Renée Fleming (soprano), Alan Gilbert (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 16.9.2009 (BH)

Jones, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, John Lill, piano, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 12.9.2009 (BJ)

Beethoven & Wine Festival: Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Sara Davis Buechner, piano, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 9.9.2009 (BJ)

San Sebastiàn Quincena Musical 2009 (4) - Mendelssohn, Elijah:
Soloists,Orchestre des Champs Elysées. Ghent Collegium Vocale. Siena’s Coro dell’Accademia Chigiana.Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Aurditorio Kursaal de San Sebastián. 1. 9.2009 (JMI)

Olympic Music Festival 2009 (3) - Mozart, Shostakovich, and Beethoven N-E-W Trio, Quilcene, WA, 30.8.2009 (BJ)

 Schubert, Brahms, Hindemith, Rachmaninoff:  Duo Vivo (Christos Marinos and Nikos Adraskelas), piano,  Horto Museum of Folk Art, Mt. Pelion, Greece 29.8 2009 (BM)

 San Sebastián Quincena Musical 2009 (3) - Handel, Israel in Egypt: The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir, Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner, Auditorio Kursaal de San Sebastián. 29. 8.2009 (JMI) 

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (14): Slatkin conducts Verdi Requiem, Feltsman plays Bach, Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles. 23.8.2009 (HS)

Aspen Music Festival  2009 (13): Don Giovanni, Edgar Meyer and American String Quartet play Boccherini. 21.8.2009 (HS)

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival 2009 - Beethoven and Wagner Die Walküre (Closing scene) : Budapest Festival Orchestra; Petra Lang (soprano), Juha Uusitalo (bass-baritone), Iván Fischer (conductor). Music and Congress Hall, Lübeck 16.8.2009 (JPr)

Fauré, Beethoven, and Dvořák:
Ellen Jewett and Stefan Hersh, violins; Alan Iglitzin, viola; Elizabeth Simkin, cello; Paul Hersh, piano; Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 15.8.2009 (BJ)

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (12): Zinman conducts Bruckner, Nelson conducts Haydn, Isbin with Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer and friends. 17.8.2009 (HS)

Salzburg Festival 2009 (3) – Mozart, Webern, and Liszt: Mark Steinberg (violin), Clemens Hagen (violoncello), Dame Mitsuko Uchida (piano). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 9.8.2009 (MB)

Salzburg Festival 2009 (2) – Wolf and Liszt: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Andreas Haefliger (piano). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 8.8.2009 (MB)


Aspen Music Festival 2009 (10): Deborah Voigt, Sarah Chang, a gang of cellos and a world premiere double violin concerto. 10.8.2009 (HS)

Aspen Music Festival (8): Bronfman plays Brahms, de la Salle plays Prokofiev, American Brass Quintet debuts two new works; plus Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. 3.8.2009 (HS)

Chicago Grant Park Festival 2009 - Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Alysson McHardy, mezzo soprano, John Mac Master, tenor, Paul Whelan, bass-baritone, Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago 1.8.2009. (JLZ)

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (7): Upshaw sings Golijov’s Ayre, Bronfman recital. 31.7.2009 (HS)

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2009 – Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms: Leipzig String Quartet, Karl Leister (Clarinet), MacMillan Theatre, Toronto, 30.7.2009 (PPLL)

Ives, d’Indy, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Brahms: Seattle Chamber Music Society, Lakeside School, North Seattle, 29.7.2009 (BJ)

The Pontino Festival 2009 (3) - What Makes a Great Music Teacher?: Jack Buckley looks in on the Sermoneta Masterclasses and finds some answers to a difficult question (JB)

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (6): Yang plays Rachmaninoff, Conlon conducts Tchaikovsky, Upshaw sings Golijov’s Schubert, and two Van Cliburn competition winners. 27.7.2009 (HS)

Handel, Newman, Bach, Couperin: Anthony Newman, harpsichord, PianoSummer Festival at the State University of New Paltz, NY 25.7.2009 (SM)


Schubert, Chopin and Brahms:  Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 25.7.2009 (BJ)

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2009 – Mozart, Dvořák: Menahem Pressler (Piano), Alexander Kerr (Violin), Lawrence Dutton (Viola), Paul Watkins, (Violoncello), MacMillan Theatre, Toronto, 23.7.2009 (PPLL)

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2009  Mozart, Prokofiev, Kernis, Ravel: Mozart, Prokofiev, Kernis, Ravel: James Ehnes (Violin), Jon Kimura Parker (Piano), The Carlu, Toronto, 21.7.2009 (PPLL)

Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Tony Lin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky: John Chen (piano) Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 21.7.2009 (PSe)

 
Poulenc, Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss:   Seattle Chamber Music Society, Lakeside School, North Seattle, 20.7.2009 (BJ)

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (5): Puccini’s La Bohème, Trpceski and Kahane do Saint-Saëns, Kalichstein recital, and Rouse’s oboe concerto. 20.7.2009 (HS)

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (4): McGegan conducts Brandenburg Concertos. 16.7.2009 (HS)

Ravel, Theofanidis and Brahms: Seattle Chamber Music Society, Lakeside School, North Seattle, 13.7.2009 (BJ)

Aspen Music Festival (3):Shaham plays Tchaikovsky; Gunn and Cooke sing Harbison; Finckel and Wu Han in recital; a new clarinet concerto; and Feltsman tackles Mozart. 12.7.2009 (HS)

The Pontino Music Festival 2009 (2) - Mostly Mendelssohn:  Jack Buckley reports on familiar and unknown works from Sermoneta and Fossanova, Italy 4 - 12.7.2009 (JB):Mendelssohn and works by Solbiati, Panni, Bosco, Clementi and Castaldi. (see review below for details). Roberto Prosseda (piano) Courtyard of the Caetani Castle, Sermoneta. 04.07.2009

Aspen Music Festival 2009 (2): Weilerstein recital, Lin plays new tangos by Lalo Schifrin, Takács play Mozart and Schumann, and some unsettling night music from George Crumb. 9.7.2009 (HS)

Festival d’Aix en Provence 2009 (3) – Haydn and Ravel: Lang Lang (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix en Provence, 8.7.2009 (MB)

 Aspen Music Festival 2009 (1): Lynn Harrell plays the Elgar Cello Concerto. 6.7.2008 (HS)

 Divine Tapestry – Sacred Music for all time:
Chanticleer Male Chorus, The Pro Cathedral, Dublin, Eire 5.7 2009 (SL)

Festival d’Aix en Provence 2009 (1) – Bartók, Ravel, and Boulez:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix en Provence, 5.7.2009 (MB)


Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms: Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 4.7.2009 (BJ)



 

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