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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Week 53 (?) at the CSO

September 10 - 17

This week’s CSO programs
Friday and Sunday

Riccardo Muti, conductor

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 3
Falla - Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole
Ravel - Boléro

Saturday
Opening Night Gala

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Barbara Frittoli, soprano

Verdi - Overture to La forza del destino
Verdi - Tacea la notte placida from Il trovatore
Puccini - Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Cilea - Io son l'umile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur
Falla - Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole Ravel – Boléro

This week’s Music of the Baroque program
Sunday and Monday

Music of the Baroque chorus and Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Shawn Mathey, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone

Haydn
Die Jahreszeiten


Monday
oops!

Tuesday
10-12 1-3 CSO rehearsals

Wednesday
10-12 1-3 CSO rehearsals

Thursday
off

Friday
10-12:30 CSO rehearsal
2-5 MOB rehearsal
8 CSO concert

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

Sunday
3 CSO concert
7:30 MOB concert

Monday
7:30 MOB concert

A few eplanatory noters are in order. The 53rd week is a necessity to adjust the start date of the season, sort of a ‘leap week’. Also, our contract expires at the end of week 53, midnight on Sunday.

This past Monday, due to a misunderstanding, I missed the first MOB rehearsal. At some point it had been recheduled from Tuesday and I never got the information. So on Friday I will need to approach the conductor with the utmost humility and apologize while adroitly shrugging off responisbilty for my absence.

The loathesome Bolero once again finds its way onto a CSO program...

3 comments:

Jacque said...

Have I told you my Bolero story? The radio food show guy, the wooden spoon as baton?

Oh well, some time after a few bottles it'll be funny again.

Gabrielle said...

who is playing English horn?

Michael Hovnanian said...

Michael Henoch