Saturday, May 18, 2013

On the Air

James Levine's return to the podium is tomorrow, and the concert will be broadcast on the web. Details from the Met press release:

The Sirius XM Radio broadcast of this Sunday afternoon’s MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall concert—Met Music Director James Levine’s first public performance in more than two years—will be simulcast on the Met’s Web site.  The broadcast can be heard live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 74 and streamed live at www.metopera.org/stream.aspx beginning at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday. The concert begins at 3 p.m. this Sunday, May 19. The program will include the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with soloist Evgeny Kissin; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great.”
A pretty tame program for Levine: no Carter, Webern, etc.

Note: 3 p.m. eastern time. That's noon for us here on the west coast.  Good luck, Jimmy, and don't fall off the scooter.


Genevieve Castle Room said...

A pretty tame program for Levine: no Carter, Wuorinen, Babbitt, etc.


Oh, the blessed relief!

I am very glad that Mr. Levine chose not to include any pieces by an arch-modernist this time.

Lisa Hirsch said...

It's a repertory Levine loves, advocates for, and conducts well, whether you happen to like it or not.

Anonymous said...

He loves it and conducts it well, but does the Met orchestra love it and play it well? BSO is one thing, but how often does the Met orchestra play symphony concerts, anyway?

I tuned in and heard the Wagner and Beethoven (very nice), but sometime during intermission, during which I stepped out of the room, the signal went silent and I could not get it back.

Lisa Hirsch said...

The Met Orchestra plays concerts several times a year and has played a lot of 20th c. music on those programs (and some in the opera house).