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The two-week Nielson/Mozart/Beethoven fest begins - November 12th, 2014

Tonight:
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano
Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and Nielson’s Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable” 398 more words

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Conrad Tao and the Planets - October 19th, 2014

This Afternoon: Shostakovich’s Festival Overture, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, and Holst’s The Planets.

Conrad Tao was on the piano, Robert Moody was on the conductor’s podium. 363 more words

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Americana/Finlandia with Sibelius and Dvořák - October 8, 2014

The two pieces on the bill for tonight were Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 and Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The violinist for the evening was Karen Gomyo and the conductor was the youthful Jakub Hrusa. 357 more words

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Chopin and Rachmaninoff --October 2nd, 2014

So…Chopin.

Years and years and years ago I heard my first piano étude from Chopin. I was a teenager, it was “winterwind”, etude in A minor, op.25 no. 364 more words

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Drink Milk, Love Life with Beethoven and Rachmaninoff - September 27th, 2014

Tonight the TSO performed two extremely popular pieces from Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.

The first was Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” where Daniil Trifonov triumphed on the piano. 455 more words

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Arabian Nights - September 21st, 2014


How does someone become interested in classical music at an early age?

Usually parents play ‘Beethoven Lives Upstairs’ or the kid’s version of ‘The Magic Flute’ while on three-hour driving trips, or they put Mozart on by the crib and hope their children absorb some semblance of the music, or at least that it makes them quiet for a few hours. 458 more words

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Opening Night -- September 18th, 2014

Remember that viral video of the award-winning violinist who busked in the New York subway and had very few people stop watch him play?

So Joshua Bell played Roy Thomson Hall on opening night. 278 more words

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