MTT and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony – both born in 1944 – join together with the LA Phil

United StatesUnited States Fauré, Tilson Thomas, Prokofiev: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Dashon Burton (bass-baritone), Los Angeles Philharmonic / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, 9.1.2022. (LV)

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Dancing cheek to cheek with Nicholas McGegan and the Santa Barbara Symphony

United StatesUnited States Various: Erik Rynearson (viola), Jennifer Ohlson, Katherine Marsh (flutes), Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor). Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, California, 14.11.2021. (LV)

Nicholas McGegan and the Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada Theatre

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Salonen’s love affair with Bruckner’s Sixth continues with the youthful Colburn Orchestra

United StatesUnited States Shostakovich, Bruckner: Hao Zhou (violin), Colburn Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Northridge, California, 13.11.2021. (LV)

Hao Zhou playing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto © Luis Luque

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Gourzí’s extraordinary new trumpet concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto from the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Grafenegg

AustriaAustria Grafenegg Festival – Gourzí, Beethoven: Simon Höfele (trumpet), Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin), Harriet Krijgh (cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Tonkünstler Orchestra / Konstantía Gourzí and Rudolf Buchbinder (conductors). Schloss Grafenegg Auditorium, 5.9.2021. (LV)

Konstantía Gourzí (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Auryn Quartet’s Mondsee Musiktage farewell: Mendelssohn’s Octet and other chamber music magic

AustriaAustria Mondsee Musiktage 2021 – ‘Lehrer und Schüler’: Isabelle Engels and Lisa Maria Schumann (violins), Matthias Buchholz (viola), Irena Josifoska (cello), Annika Treutler (piano), Auryn Quartet (Matthias Lingenfelder, Jens Oppermann [violins], Stewart Eaton [viola], Andreas Arndt [cello]). Schloss Mondsee, Mondsee, 30.8.2021. (LV)

The Auryn Quartet and friends play Mendelssohn’s Octet (c) Willi Pleschberger

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