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Michael Hovnanian plays bass in an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

This week’s CSO program

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2
TURNAGE From All Sides
INTERMISSION
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Jim Vincent artistic director
Jorma Elo choreographer


Monday
Off

Tuesday
3:00-5:30 CSO rehearsal

Wednesday
10:00-12:30 1:30-3:30 CSO rehearsals
7:30-10 MOB rehearsal

Thursday
10-12:30 CSO rehearsal
8 PM CSO concert

Friday
Teaching TBD
3-6 MOB rehearsal
8 PM CSO concert

Saturday
10:30-1:30 2:30-5:30 MOB rehearsals
8 PM CSO concert


Sunday
3 CSO concert (Beyond the Score)
6:30 MOB rehearsal
8 PM MOB concert (1st United Methodist Church, Evanston)

Monday
6:30 MOB rehearsal
8 PM MOB concert (Harris Theater, Chicago)

MOB isn’t what it might sound like. It stands for Music of the Baroque.

Seating this week:

Guastafeste
Opland

DiBello
Lester

Kraemer
Hovnanian

Armstrong
Fountain

Only the Stravinsky uses all 8 players this week. The Beethoven is stands 1,3, and 4 – long story as to why the reduction comes from the middle of the section. The Turnage piece is 2 players only.

3 comments:

Jacque said...

Blogs are all about the long story, Michael! If it isn't going to piss of your colleagues, let's hear it!

Anonymous said...

thoughts on working with esa-pekka?
he's always doing that piece!

mh said...

I enjoyed Salonen, for the most part. He did a few unusual things, but otherwise his reading was pretty straightforward. That piece can turn into kind of a grotesque bacchanal at the CSO. At least he kept that from happening.

Nobody has matched Boulez IMO.