Catapulting into Classical

A headlong leap into music, history, and composing


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Free Live Concert Webcast:  Prokofiev, Elgar and More

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On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT (GMT -4) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin, will present a free concert webcast.  You can see the webcast at https://www.dso.org/live.

Here’s the program:

ErbThe Seventh Trumpet

ProkofievViolin Concerto No. 1, Gil Shaham, violinist.

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (also known as the Enigma Variations)

If you’d like to learn more about Elgar’s variations (and see a cute animal video while you’re at it) see my post about Variation XI and Bulldog Dan here.

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Live Concert Webcast: Beethoven, Haydn, and More

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9PM EDT (GMT-4) the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a live concert on its website.  It is also viewable on the SPCO’s app for Apple and Android.  Conductor Thomas Zehetmair and the orchestra will present the following program:

Ludwig van BeethovenRomance No. 1 for Violin (Eunice Kim, violin)

Jean-Féry Rebel: The Elements (this take on the creation of the world includes a movement, Chaos, which is strikingly modern even though it was written in 1737).

Claude Vivier: Zipangu

Franz Joseph HaydnSymphony No. 95 in C Minor

Here’s the link to watch the concert.

The concert will be added to the on-demand concert library thereafter (great collection, check it out), which is available on the website or via the SPCO app.


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Free Concert Webcast: Vaughan Williams, Gounod, Dvorak, and More

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The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has just added a new concert to their free on-demand concert libraryYou can see the concert here.  Here is the program:

Charles GounodPetite Symphonie for Wind Instruments

Lembit Beecher: The Conference of the Birds

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings

While you’re there, check out other performances in the library, which you can browse by composer, genre, nationality, conductor, or performer.

Enjoy!


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Live! Free!  Beethoven, Turandot, Gran Turismo and More

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Tonight, June 9, 2018 at 9PM EDT (GMT-4) The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents their season finale concert.  You can see it here.  Here’s the program:

Andrew Norman: Gran Turismo
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Tomorrow, June 10, 2018 at 3PM EDT (GMT-4) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present Puccini’s Turandot in a concert setting. You can see it here.

For more opera, visit operavision.eu where you can see these and more on demand:

Bellini: Norma
Donizetti: La Favorite
Handel: Semele
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
Offenbach: Blaubart
Puccini: Turandot
Verdi: Aida, La Traviata, Il corsaro
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Parsifal


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Free Concert Webcast: Stravinsky, Chopin, and a World Premiere

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Today, Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:45 AM EDT (GMT -4) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will webcast a free live concert.  Here’s the program:

Jared Miller: Luster (World Premiere)
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1
Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Robert Spano will conduct, and the Chopin piano concerto will feature pianist Seong-Jin ChoSee the concert at dso.org/live.


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Free Concert Webcast: Tchaikovsky’s Sixth and Two World Premieres

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Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4) the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will offer a live webcast. Jennifer Koh will be the featured violin soloist, and Peter Oundjian will conduct.  You can see the webcast at dso.org/live.  Here’s the program:

Roshanne Etezady:  Diamond Rain (World Premiere)
Chris Cerrone:  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Breaks and Breaks” (World Premiere) (read the composer’s notes on the piece in his May 22, 2018 News entry here)
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”

The webcast will begin an hour before the concert with interviews with composers Roshanne Etezady and Chris Cerrone.  You can see the concert notes on the conductors and pieces here.


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Free Live Concert Webcast:  Baroque to Classical

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On Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 9 PM EDT (UTC-4), The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will present a free live concert webcast that traces the transition from the Baroque to the Classical.  You can see the concert here.

Here’s the program:

Charles Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor (after D. Scarlatti)

Jan Dismas Zelenka:  Sinfonia in A Minor for Orchestra

C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 178

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 6, Morning.

 

The SPCO also has a great library of concert videos that you can access here.  You should be able to see this concert there in a short while.