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

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This week's schedule

This week’s CSO program

STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube
LIGETI Lontano
LIGETI Atmospheres
INTERMISSION
STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
David Zinman conductor

Ars Viva program
HINDEMITH Trauermusik
DIAMOND Rounds
WILLIAM SCHUMAN Symphony for Strings
INTERMISSION
BARTOK Divertimento
Alan Heatherington conductor
Robert Swan viola

Sunday
2-5 Ars Viva rehearsal
7:30 Ars Viva concert


Monday
7:30 Ars Viva concert

Tuesday
10-12:30 1:30-3:30 CSO rehearsals

Wednesday
10:00-12:30 rehearsal

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

Friday
Teaching TBD
2-4:30 CSO rehearsal
8 PM CSO concert (film night)

Saturday
8 PM CSO concert

Sunday
Chicago Bass Ensenble rehearsal (Time TBA)

Yes, the Ars Viva concert was during the Super Bowl. That combined with the fact that the temperature was about zero at concert time whittled the audience down to a hundred hearty souls or less. Monday was a bit better, but if anything it was even colder so the mostly aged audience stayed away. The all 20th century program didn’t help either, I’m guessing. To top matters off, when I opened my case for the Monday concert, I discovered a big ugly crack on the top of my bass.

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