Concert log – Winter 2024 Concert 4


4-14-2024

First Half
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7:30:    KORNGOLD CONCERTO

8:20:    BREAK

8:40:    KIJÉ (ALL, IN ORDER)

NOTES:

1) Korngold reference recordings

I wanted the orchestra to get their teeth into the music before listening to other models. Since some of you asked, I offer a couple of listening samples on YouTube:

·      This one lets you follow the score (but tempos are brisker than what I expect from Ms Carpenter):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4dfCXv9_hc

·      Frankfort Radio Symphony: Good for tempo, orchestra playing, conductor

2) 24-25 SEASON PROGRAMS

Updated version of the planning document is available for viewing and comments.

4-1-2024

First Half
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7:30:    STAR WARS 

5.  Throne Room

2      Leia’s Theme

8:00:    GADFLY (with Maureen)

8:30ish – BREAK

8:45:    KIJÉ

–       Birth

–       Song

–       Wedding [Animato main tempo h=96, q=193]

9:15:    KORNGOLD CONCERTO

–        Beginning to #40

NOTES:

1) No rehearsal April 8. The major event of the day is, of course, the eclipse. CCO membership includes a substantial number of astronomy buff families who have big plans. And would we not be disrespectful to the Music of the Spheres should we fail to honor the eclipse?

2) 24-25 SEASON PROGRAMS

Updated version of the planning document is available for viewing and comments.

3-25-2024

First half
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7:30:    STAR WARS 

1.     Leia’s Theme

5. Throne Room

8:00:    GADFLY (with Maureen)

8:30ish – BREAK

8:45:    KIJÉ

–       Wedding [Animato main tempo h=96, q=193]

–       Troika [target tempo: q=132]

–       Burial

9:15:    KORNGOLD CONCERTO

–        Beginning to #40

NOTES:

1) No rehearsal April 8. The major event of the day is, of course, the eclipse. CCO membership includes a substantial number of astronomy buff families who have big plans. And would we not be disrespectful to the Music of the Spheres should we fail to honor the eclipse?

3-18-2024

First Half
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WELCOME BACK!

7:30:    STAR WARS 

            NB: I changed my mind about programming. We will play –

1.     Main Titles

2.     Leia’s Theme

5. Throne Room

8:15:    GADFLY (with Maureen)

8:30ish – BREAK

8:45:    KIJÉ

9:15:    KORNGOLD CONCERTO

–        REHEARSAL #40 to end (the infamous “fugato” section)

NOTES:

1) Korngold cello concerto will feature CCO alum Jennifer Carpenter. Very dense, romantic score. Plenty of recordings for you to listen to, or you can watch Deception, the 1946 movie for which Korngold wrote the score that became the concerto. Claude Rains plays the tyrannical, egotistical composer/conductor, Bette Davis his protégé concert pianist, Paul Henreid the love-of-her life cellist. Requires some suspension of disbelief: all the musicians are wealthy enough to live in luxurious NY apartments.

2) A wise person noted that the string parts are chock full of divisis (nice catch, Becky). It makes sense for string players to know where they are sitting.

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