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#478277 - 01/04/08 10:09 PM Going to my first symphony performance!
pianoloveerrr Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 12
Loc: student
I'm just excited and thought I would share with you guys. I will be seeing the Cleveland Orchestra with Alfred Brendel as the pianist. They are performing Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 4. Yay!

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#478278 - 01/04/08 10:23 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
Tenuto Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 549
Loc: U.S.A.
I am sure you are going to love this concert: great music, great orchestra, great pianist and great conductor. Please give us your report as soon as you can.

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#478279 - 01/04/08 10:58 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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Registered: 11/17/06
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Wish Mr. Brendel a happy birthday. He'll be 77 tomorrow, 5 Jan.
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#478280 - 01/04/08 11:11 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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what a wonderful treat! He's retiring this year you know. You're one of the lucky few to hear him this year.
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#478281 - 01/05/08 01:41 AM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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Registered: 07/02/04
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Loc: Los Angeles
Brendel is retiring this year? So is the Guarneri String Quartet. We'll be losing some good artists.
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#478282 - 01/05/08 07:46 AM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Wow - two incredibly wonderful works - you're in for a treat!!!
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#478283 - 01/05/08 10:56 AM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
arp Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 64
Loc: Solihull, England
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Originally posted by apple*:
what a wonderful treat! He's retiring this year you know. You're one of the lucky few to hear him this year. [/b]
I'm going to hear him in recital in June at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

I hope you enjoy the concert - hopefully the first of many!!

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#478284 - 01/05/08 03:30 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloveerrr:
I'm just excited and thought I would share with you guys. I will be seeing the Cleveland Orchestra with Alfred Brendel as the pianist. They are performing Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 4. Yay! [/b]
When is the concert? [Edit] Looks like it's 1 March and 2 March, 2008.

I hope that you will report back your impressions to us. It's always so interesting to hear peoples' reactions to their very first symphony concert.

Regards,
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#478285 - 01/05/08 04:42 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8482
Loc: Ohio, USA
i'm thinking of going too, but not sure he'd be here very soon. will check clevelandorchestra.com site for the schedule.

ok, just checked. Brendel will play here on Feb.28, March 1-2.

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#478286 - 01/05/08 05:20 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
Enjoy the concert! And hope everyone in the audience remembers to TURN OFF their g*dd*mn cellphones!
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When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#478287 - 01/05/08 07:52 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
pianoloveerrr Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 12
Loc: student
I'm going on March 1. I just received the tickets and was excited \:\)

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#478288 - 01/07/08 02:59 AM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
Tenuto Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 549
Loc: U.S.A.
Pianoloveerrr - welcome to the forum. Are you a high school student right now?

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#478289 - 01/07/08 07:41 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
pianoloveerrr Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 12
Loc: student
thanks! im in my last year of college.

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#478290 - 01/07/08 08:26 PM Re: Going to my first symphony performance!
ChatNoir Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1469
Loc: Encino, California
Oh, Pianoloverrr, enjoy, enjoy. He is one of my favorite pianists, nobody plays Schubert like him. I haven't seen him on stage since a Hollywood Bowl concert about 25 years ago, but the memory still lingers on.
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