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Michael Hovnanian formerly played bass with an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Welcome Back

Ravinia week 1

Concerts this week

A Tuesday July 7, 8 PM
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
James Conlon, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

B Friday July 10, 8 PM
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 ("Italian")
Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth")
James Conlon, conductor
Michelle DeYoung,mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton,tenor

C Sunday, July 12, 5 PM
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite No. 1
Tchaikovsky - “1812” Festival Overture, Op. 49 (with live cannons)
James Conlon, conductor
Miriam Fried,violin

Monday, July 6
2-4:30 Rehearsal
Ravinia A

I'm off concert A. Also, since I'm quite busy these days with non bass blog activities, I'm going to have to limit the amount of writing I do. With that in mind, all posts about this season at Ravinia will be in Haiku form.

first day

thrumming cicadas
heat waves on asphalt – the guard
wary of my bike


Lisa Hirsch said...

Do you know that Patrick Vaz's arts blog has had a daily haiku every day this year?

Michael Hovnanian said...

News to me. Thanks. He must be pretty good at it by now.

nocynic said...

run through standard rep
pedestrian conductors
paycheck on Thursday

Michael Hovnanian said...

That about sums it up. I should just sign off now.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Even Conlon? From the audience, he has been anything but pedestrian the several times I've seen him.

Michael Hovnanian said...

Max? Why don't you take this one.

nocynic said...

James Conlon is one of the nicest men, perhaps the very nicest conductor, I have ever known. Let's leave it at that.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Oh, dear.

eric said...

You bike there?

Terrorist! :-)