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NSO's French Masterpieces

featuring Pascal Rophé, guest conductor; Sharon Bezaly, flute; Taipei Philharmonic Chorus

I’m not sure why Nielsen’s flute concerto was included in an otherwise decidedly French program. 1,241 more words

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Blacher & NSO

featuring Kolja Blacher

(subtitled ‘The Arts of Play & Lead’)

Beethoven, Brahms, Britten and Blacher. But not in that order.

That ‘Play and Lead’ title refers exactly to what made this concert so special, the almost unbelievable feat that Blacher pulled off tonight, leading  1,441 more words

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NSO at Wolf Trap Conductor Emil de Cou and Virtuoso Marlisa del Cid Woods Headline the ASO | News Release | Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

NSO at Wolf Trap Conductor Emil de Cou and Virtuoso Marlisa del Cid Woods Headline the ASO

ASO Presents Americana-themed Concert for Season Finale

Alexandria, VA… 1,125 more words


NSO's From Schubert to Shostakovich

featuring Gábor Boldoczki, trumpet; Oleg Caetani, guest conductor

or The Concert Formerly Known as ‘Who Is Afraid of Shostakovich?’

It’s a goal of some devoted (or just geeky) concertgoers to ‘collect them all’, to attend live performances of all symphonies from a specific composer. 1,530 more words

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NSO's Eroica

featuring Carl St. Clair, conductor; Albrecht Mayer, oboe

Yes. It’s called that for the reason that you think it is. But we’ll get there.

It’s been more than a month since I’ve been in the concert hall, and that’s a rarity. 1,511 more words

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NSO's Pre-tour Concert

featuring Ray Chen

More Russian music. Another violin concerto. But this time, it’s goodbye to the NSO, temporarily anyway. They’re off to Europe this weekend, and before they go jet-setting, they gave us a preview of some of the pieces on the tour program(s), with the fantastic Ray Chen as violinist. 1,388 more words

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It's Late n' Lite with DRG

Dundee Roller Girls’ popular Late n’ Lite officials bootcamp is back for 2017. On the 3rd of April at Manhattan Works, Dundee, DRG officials are opening their doors at… 1,198 more words