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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