DSO – Copland: Appalachian Spring

Another night at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  The music was fantastic, but there were some extenuating circumstances that changed it for me. This was the lineup: DAVID ZINMAN CONDUCTS JONATHAN BISS PIANO COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 ELGAR Enigma Variations To start with, David Zinman was not actually conducting.  He threw … Continue reading DSO – Copland: Appalachian Spring

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 – Shostakovich and Beethoven

Another outstanding performance Friday night from the DSO.  Where there's Beethoven, how could it be anything other than great, am I right?  I'm only now getting to blog about it because of Scarborough on Saturday (I'll get to that blog post next). Here's the program: Gustavo Gimeno conducts James Ehnes violin BEETHOVEN - Egmont Overture KERNIS … Continue reading DSO – Shostakovich and Beethoven