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Andrew Litton Bergen Philharmonic

Weekend of June 7, 2008

tchaikovsky's fourth symphony

The Bergen Philharmonic is one of the world's oldest orchestras. But the ensemble is gaining fresh acclaim since American conductor Andrew Litton became its music director. During its first U.S. tour in 41 years, the orchestra offered a smashing performance of Tchaikovsky's Fourth in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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hour 1

  • Robert Beaser
    "Barbara Allen" from "Mountain Songs"
    Violinist Ian Swensen and guitarist Marc Teicholz
    Occidental Community Church, Occidental, California
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Concerto in E-flat ("Dumbarton Oaks")
    Pianists Amy Williams and Helena Bugallo
    Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
  • Marin Marais
    "Suite en la du Ve Livre"
    Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba, and Jan Willem Jansen, harpsichord
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Arvo Part
    "Fratres" for Violin and Piano
    Violinist Helena Baillie and pianist Julian Riem
    Higginson Room, Symphony Hall, Boston
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Paavo Jarvi
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

hour 2

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Prelude No. 9, Op 23, in E-flat Minor and Prelude No. 9, Op. 32, in A
    Pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Richard Rodgers
    "My Funny Valentine"
    The Ahn Trio
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Contrapunctus VI from "The Art of the Fugue" for String Quartet and Wind Quintet, BWV 1080
    The Orion String Quartet and Windscape
    The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
    The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Andrew Litton
    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
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