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Monday, April 15, 2013

Season Announcements

I have fallen far behind in tracking season announcements. There are just a few major announcements still to come, from my perspective.
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra. Will they, or won't they, name a new music director, two years after James Levine's resignation?
  • Cal Performances. The announcement is a week from tomorrow. They put on the best show and I plan to be there.
  • S.F. Performances. Coming soon, either late this month or early next month.
Are there any other major orchestras that have not announced? I need to do some reportage on Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, etc.

12 comments:

Henry Holland said...

Lisa, as you know, I compile a spreadsheet of stuff I might want travel for and Philadelphia, Chicago and Cleveland have all announced their 2013/14 seasons. Of course, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York announced theirs in February.

So far, the best thing on my spreadsheet is in July 2014 at the Komische Oper Berlin, which is doing A Midsummer Nights Dream > Die Soldaten > The Fiery Angel one after the other. Hmmmm.....

Lisa Hirsch said...

Wow, that is a nice trio. I mean, Die Soldaten is work traveling for.

I'm thinking of a week in Dresden in January or February 2014 to see....Svanda Dudak, a wonderful opera that might not be your cup of tea.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

SFP announced today:
http://performances.org/performances/1314/seasonannouncement.html

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you! I wonder why I don't have a press release from them.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

I was puzzled not to receive an e-mail or anything; I only knew about it because I saw the news in the Chronicle this morning, kind of to my surprise, so a tip of the hat to Joshua Kosman, who appears to have scooped us all.

By the way, my "moderation word" is asswog. Seriously!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Hahaha.

So SFP has a great season, which I will actually buy tickets to. Looks like Marc-Andre Hamelin is appearing THREE TIMES.

Joshua Kosman said...

Thanks for the shout-out Patrick. I was actually expecting my Pulitzer for that yesterday, but they seem to have eliminated the "retyping press releases" category. Dammit.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Joshua, you were robbed.

Also, I finally have a press release. This makes no sense: I can understand an embargo until you published yesterday, but why did it take until today to get out the rest of the press releases?

Henry Holland said...

July of 2014 gets better....

7/6 - Death in Venice in Duisburg
7/7 - travel day
7/8 - A Midsummer Nights Dream-Komische
7/9 - Die Soldaten-Komische
7/10 - The Fiery Angel-Komische

Now if only some Schreker or Birtwistle would show up on 7/7 or 7/11. :-)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Or something good. I don't need to travel for most of those; I have seen Death in Venice, Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Fiery Angel, but I would really really love to see Die Soldaten!

Henry Holland said...

The opera scheduling gods are toying with me. To add to the above:

7/11 - The Adventures of Mr. Broucek-Frankfurt
7/12 - A Village Romeo & Juliet-Frankfurt

Better start saving up.....

Lisa Hirsch said...

Toying with me, too, because I won't be able to get away in July.