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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: April 2013 Reply with quote

I had to book tickets for 4 concerts, will only go to two. I am not even sure what is coming in the mail.

We have two orchestras, one has a home, the other plays in 3 places. One is a college where the students get to vocalize.

So I have Brahms and Sibelius in the season.
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Our "real" symphony has no Sibelius for the season. And I do not know how to get individual tickets for the Handel et al concert.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correction to previous. Our city orchestra does have the 5th conducted by Hannu Lintu next week. Have tickets. I hope they have a coat check, it's been a little colder. I've never been to the hall in winter.

Had the 5th today. It was fine, also Finlandia. We had a short Sibelius lecture by Lintu prior to the concert.

I would say a standard Finnish performance.
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They stuck Rachmaninoff on the program, Finnish pianist was sick so we had a local 18 year old prodigy.

I will have more to say about the semiprofessional effort in April.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good effort doing the 2nd by the
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which is a bit of a community orchestra, players in age from 18-70.

But of course there were a few problems. Right at the start there was something odd in the first phrase that the French horns play. We got over that. The strings were fine most of the time. They did sound a bit thin in the higher range, such as the beginning of the 3rd movement, and the violas were a bit off timing at times.

It was getting to be a good performance almost to the end, going into the 4th. But then 2-3 minutes into the movement, the woodwinds and strings part, there seemed to be a bit of a muddle. The conductor had them play very quietly from about 3 minutes to about 6, and I kind of lost interest for several minutes. Then around 6-7 minutes the opening part of the 4th movement repeats. It was not a poor concert hall, but this size of orchestra has to be handled such that the volume is not too quiet.

I noticed that the string players had an easier time playing in unison in the fast parts, where at a moderate tempo it was falling apart a bit. Also, the parts where the horns play independently, where the strings march the music along and there is a phrase for the horns that does not line up with the main part or the moving along rhythm, they seemed a bit off timing.
Unlike the horns, I had little trouble with ay of the woodwinds or the trumpet.

If they had played anything but the 5th or 2nd, this type of minor orchestra would have produced a more satisfactory result. Well, maybe not the 7th, it is tricky.

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