Mystery score

Mystery score

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And That's Not All

Hollywood Bowl 2011 has one or two other items worth catching, most notably the first of the bullet list:
  • The amazing Kari Krikku in Magnus Lindberg's fantastic Clarinet Concerto, conducted by Joana Carneiro. (Could we not get a performance of this piece in the Bay Area? Please? I don't know if Krikku has a lifetime lock on performing it - he is splendid, as you can hear on record, and as I was lucky enough to hear last February in NYC - but we have a great principal clarinetist in the SFS.) Copland's Clarinet Concerto is also on the program - not with Krikku - as well as Appalachian Spring and Nielsen's Maskarade Overture.
  • Yuja Wang in the Rach 3 with Tchaikowsky 5, Lionel Bringuier conducts
  • Beethoven's 9th and the Choral Fantasy on the same program - whew! Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts.
  • Olga Kern plays the Rach Rhapsody; Leonard Slatkin conducts a program that includes the Brahms 4th
  • Philip Glass Ensemble in Powaqqatsi
  • The Labeque sisters in the Poulenc concerto for two pianos, a charming and lovely piece

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