December 15, 2009
Two to Tango
The PT debut of an innovative recorder quartet from Germany: "Quartet New Generation." They proudly proclaim that the recorder is suitable for *any* kind of music, from Renaissance madrigals to Euro techno dance music. We'll hear "QNG" play a smoky tango on four of their biggest (and lowest) recorders, in concert at the 2009 Ojai Festival. We'll follow that with a tango for trumpet and orchestra, from soloist Tine Thing Helseth and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo, as they play Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion."
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Allegretto from Symphony No. 15, Op. 141
The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn with conductor Roman Kofman
Quartet New Generation
Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and conductor Andrew Manze
Norwegian Opera House, Oslo, Norway
Traditional (Arranged by Samuel Adler)
"Spin, Dreidel, Spin"
The Spivey Hall Children's Choir with conductor Martha Shaw
Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
"The Golden Spinning Wheel"
The Central German Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Roman Kofman
Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
"Exortum Est," from Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, MI 0034
Violinist Agata Sapiecha, organist Lilianna Stawarz, and theorbist Anna Kowalska
Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Nocturne in F Minor ("La Separation")
Pianist Alexei Lubimov
"Joy of Heaven"
The Seattle Pro Musica Chorus with percussionist Timothy Helming and conductor Karen P. Thomas
Town Hall, Seattle
Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 53
Pianist Alexei Lubimov with the Russian National Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Quintet for Oboe and Strings
Oboist James Austin Smith, violinists Lily Francis and Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Fred Sherry
OK Mozart Festival, Bartlesville, Oklahoma