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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    • Laszko
    • Laszko
    • 4 mths ago
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    Hello all, 

    The last live concert I attended was all 5 Prokofiev Piano Concertos performed by Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms season. It was conducted by Valery Gergiev. A truly amazing evening!
    Craig

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    • Gail Starr the Proms are back this year so am hoping to go!

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    • Randi
    • Randi
    • 4 mths ago
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    When I saw that Tonebase instructor Garrick Ohlsson was performing at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall in February, I immediately jumped on those tickets! He performed a dual piano concert with Kirill Gerstein. The dual pianos were magical! And Bing is a beautiful venue, for any of you close by. Pieces played include:

    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
    Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (completed by 1720)

     

    FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924)
    Fantasia Contrappuntistica, BV 256b (1910/21)

     

    In April, Tiffany Poon came to San Francisco, her first visit to the west coast of the US. She was such a pleasure! She even gave autographs and selfies in the lobby after the concert.

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    • Randi Besides the performance, what I loved about Dominic's recital is before each and every piece he gave the background and history of the piece - and the history of the dedication of the piece.  It was so educational.  Dominic explained we have Clara Schumann to thank for having to perform by memory!  And Dominic stated the most important pianists in history were Clara Schumann, Franz Lizst, Chopin, and Sophie Menter - someone I had never heard of but will now have to research!

      It was really a great recital.

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 4 mths ago
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      Stephen Mendoza fabulous!

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 4 mths ago
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      Randi Tiffany is so sweet! I鈥檝e been supporting her via Patreon for several years.

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      • Randi
      • Randi
      • 4 mths ago
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      Stephen Mendoza That's cool that Dominic talked about the pieces before playing them. I wonder why more performers don't do that. I am always tempted to do this when my school hosts recitals. It gives people something interesting to think about while you play. But I have not because no one else does.

      Thanks for including the program. It looks fantastic!

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  • The last concert was a solo piano concert with Daniil Trifonov at the RCM Koerner Hall in Toronto on Feb 21, 2020. https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/event/royal-conservatory-music-daniil-trifonov/

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  • Schumann's piano Concerto featuring the great Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at Stockholm Concert Hall 22 of April. 馃憤馃憤

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  • It is just wonderful to read about all these live events and what they mean to people after the last couple of years.

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    • Jenny
    • Jenny.1
    • 2 mths ago
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    Today I went to hear a wonderful young pianist play at our very own Truro Hall for Cornwall. Recorded live on Radio 3 for the BBC Proms, we were blessed to see and listen to Alim Beisembayev.

    He played: Scarlatti's Sonata in G major (k13), Sonata in C sharp minor (k247) and Sonata in C minor (k22). Then, Liszt's Transcendental Etudes No. 3, No 4 and No. 5. Then, Chopin's Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, op 35.

    I loved every moment. Truro is such a small city, and we don't have many opportunities to hear such wonderful music live, so when we do it really is a BIG deal! 

    What a fabulous day!

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    • Kerstin
    • Kerstin
    • 1 mth ago
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    Great concerts here!
    My last was 3 years ago in 2019 (Munich) -  it was the Chick Corea Concert (Spanish style) with a Flamenco dancer. Unbelievable. 馃挮

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  • About last night... We had Yuja Wang in Oslo!! I've been looking forward to see her live for a very very long time, and finally I got to witness the spectacular virtuoso pianist. From excellent seating with clear eyes on her fingers, I must say she lived up to the very high expectations, and more so.
    She has this aura of being in total dominance of the instrument, and she has a way of leaning in on the instrument that I've not seen before. It seems that her special way of maneuvering from side to side on the keyboard comes from those very high heels she plays the piano with. Her left foot switches back and forth from staying on the left pedal to support on the ground, to go behind the right foot when leaning to the left. 
    She played the Liszt piano concerto nr 1, and two encores; Carmen variations by Horowitz (and Bizet), and Gretchen Am Spinnrade by Liszt (and Schubert). All spectacular, but also sensitive with a very delicate touch. 
    I must also give huge credit to our fantastic orchestra The Oslo Philharmonic. They are a world-class orchestra, and we are so proud of them. And of course our brilliant Chief conductor Klaus M盲kel盲, 26 years old, and taking the world by storm. 

    PS: They will perform the exact same program on The Proms this Friday (12.aug) in Royal Albert hall, so I guess there'll be possibilities for seeing it online. 

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