What's the last LIVE concert you attended!

I love going to live concerts! What was the last concert you attended?

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  • For me, it was hearing the LA Phil with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Vikingur Olafsson!

    They played:

    Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste,

    Bjarnason: Feast (Piano Concerto)

    Sibelius: Symphony No.7

     

    Was a VERY through provoking program of music you would not normally hear!!

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    • Dominic Cheli finally, something I can contribute to: I recently listened to Benjamin Grosvenor play the Liszt b minor sonata, Iberia, Book 1, (Albeniz), Ravel Jeux d'eau. Prodigious pianism! I'm not a big Liszt fan, but I was on the edge of my seat. On Saturday I listened to Paul Lewis do some impressive Beethoven (Pathetique and Appassionata), along with Debussy Children's Corner (which doesn't get performed enough, IMO). But my favorite recent performance was just last night. A benefit that my friend performed in. She played Rachmaninoff Romance in A Major for six hands (!) arranged for four hands, a nice piece that I had never heard of.  But to get to my favorite performance: this event also featured Jerome Lowenthal, who recently turned 90 and is sadly getting quite frail.  But he played Chopin Impromptu No. 2 in F# minor with economy, poise and elegance that would have sounded impressive from any pianist at any age. I found it touching and inspirational. Incidentally, I am a fan of Vikingur Olafsson... I like his thoughtful programming. He played here at Carnegie Hall in November, but it sold out before I hear about it.

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      Dominic Cheli It sounds wonderful!

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      Charlie Gesualdo Thank you for your message. You said, "...I was on the edge of my seat." Isn't marvelous when that happens? :D

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    • Charlie Gesualdo Vikingur Olafsson is coming back to NY in November to play Lincoln center!

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    • Pauline It is indeed... endless sonority and color just poured out of that instrument, from ppp to fff. 

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    • Charmaine Buskas Thanks for the tip! 

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      Charlie Gesualdo 馃檪

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    • Dominic Cheli I'm looking forward to the Baltic Sea Festival in Aug-Sept. ,馃憤 https://www.berwaldhallen.se/en/balticseafestival/

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  • it was Daniil Trifonov in March and he played Tchaikovsky and a piece by Mason Bates.  Pretty dramatic and inspired and all around memorable. 

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      Charmaine Buskas 馃檪馃幖

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  • Matthew Whitacker

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      Francesco Pasquinelli 馃槉

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  • End of April at Musikverein in Vienna. Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna with conductor Joanna Mallwitz. 
    The program was

    Alban Berg: Symphonische St眉cke aus der Oper 鈥濴ulu鈥
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    Franz Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 8 C-Dur, D 944, 鈥濭ro脽e C-Dur-Symphonie鈥

     

    The first movement of Schubert鈥榮 symphony was delivered with such an energy that a part of the audience started to applaude. :-)

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    Garrick Ohlssen in February and Yuja Wang in April. I just got back into piano this year after 25 years of not playing, now I can't get enough!!!

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      Diane Shim 馃槂馃幖

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    I saw Yuja Wang's recital on April 1st. It was awesome!

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      Darrell 馃榾馃幍

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  • Last Saturday, April 30, at a church in Manhattan's Upper West Side with NYC's premier community orchestra, Camerata Notturna: 
    https://camerata-notturna.org/concerts/apr22

    I surreptitiously took a photo while they were playing Beethoven's 9th because my older son was the principal violist. 馃槉 The conductor was David Chan, concertmaster of the MET Orchestra. It was glorious to hear the Choral symphony performed live!
     

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      Fides Cutiongco 馃槉馃幎

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  • March 31, Simone Dinnerstein playing the Goldberg Variations at Columbia University.

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      Harriet Kaplan 馃槂馃幎

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    Philadelphia Orchestra, playing Beethoven's 3rd concerto and Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra. Feb, 2020.  : ( 

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      Ted  (Emanuel Ax on the Beethoven) 

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