DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

A Note from the Composer: In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes.  Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking … Continue reading DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

I have been looking forward to this concert.  Vivaldi's The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"... two of my all time favorite pieces of classical music. I've never heard Vivaldi performed live before.  I can still remember the first time … Continue reading DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

DSO – Brahms 2

Another lazy Sunday, and another trip to the Dallas Symphony.  Hard to beat that.  The program was as follows: JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts ALEXANDER KERR violin PROKOFIEV - Concerto No. 1 in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 As much as I love to delve … Continue reading DSO – Brahms 2

DSO – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff

Another great concert last night from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  This one's appropriately called "Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff."  Here's the lineup, cribbed from the DSO's program: Hans Graf conducts Garrick Ohlsson piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1 Rachmaninoff's large and ambitious First Symphony incorporates music of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Garrick Ohlsson's … Continue reading DSO – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff