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Muse
Worcester, MA
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State Symphony of Russia performing in Worcester, Massachusetts
For those living close to central Massachusetts, State Symphony of Russia will perform at Mechanics Music Hall of Worcester, MA on March 31st.  Conductor is Mark Gorenstein and on piano Denis Matsuev. I don't know much about them, they are all new to me. I'm very familiar with the Mechanics Hall, and its acoustics is one of a kind for those that doesn't know. You can find more info about the concert hall at

http://www.mechanicshall.org/#

and more info on the concert itself at

http://www.musicworcester.org/calmarjune.html#Russia

Regards
Okan
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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State Symphony of Russia on tour in US and UK

Thank, Okan.

I will be there. Any good concert in Mechanics Hall worth to attend even under a penalty of two hours of driving.

This might be very much an interesting consent. The State Symphony of Russia use to be the main state sponsored symphony orchestra.  They were good, in orthodox way good – it use to be Svetlanov’s orchestra. I have no idea how they are nowadays. Mark Gorenstein in his was able to throw some orchestral fireworks (and I have some of those recordings) I have no idea what he is up to nowadays. Denis Matsuev is more controversial figure but it should be OK. I generally very much like when orchestras go on tours and I usually attends all “alien” orchestras in Boston. I would love in face each week experience a different orchestra…

http://marketing.cami.com/worddocs/wordDocs1775/SSOR_Orch__Conductor_BIO%202007.doc

BTW, for other folks who have interest in State Symphony of Russia under Gorenstein it would be worth to know that they not only wisit Massachusetts. You can easily to catch them in a town near you:

Tours in USA – from 15.03.2008: 


Mar 17, 2008
Miami
Carnival Symphony Hall

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden"
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 

                                                               Mar 18, 2008
Ft. Myers
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 

Musorgsky: Night on a Bald Mountain 
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

                                                             Wed Mar 19, 2008
West Palm Beach
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden" 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 

Fri Mar 21, 2008
Orlando
Bob Carr Auditorium

Musorgsky: Night on a Bald Mountain 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Sat Mar 22, 2008
Daytona Beach
Peabody Auditorium

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden" 
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra


Mon Mar 24, 2008
Sarasota
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Musorgsky: Night on a Bald Mountain
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Tue Mar 25, 2008
Clearwater
Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden"
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 

Wed Mar 26, 2008
Sarasota
 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden" 
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 


Sat Mar 29, 2008

Musorgsky: Night on a Bald Mountain 

Brookville

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

 Tilles Concert Hall

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Sun Mar 30, 2008

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden" 

New York

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

 Avery Fisher Hall

Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "Seasons" arr. Gauk

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Mon Mar 31, 2008

Tchaikovsky: Three Pieces from music to Ostrovsky's story "Snow Maiden" 

Worcester

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

Mechanics Hall 

Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "Seasons" arr. Gauk

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini


Tour in Great Britain from 05.05.2008:   

Tuesday 6 COVENTRY

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr. Gauk)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 9

Wednesday 7 NORWICH FESTIVAL

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
 




 

RACHMANINOV Concert No 1 for piano and orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr. Gauk)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 9

Thursday 8 BASINGSTOKE

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr. Gauk)
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Friday 9 SHEFFIELD

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
 

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Saturday 10 LEEDS  

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 2 
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr.Gauk)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 9

Sunday 11 BURY ST EDMUNDS FESTIVAL

Alexandr Slutskiy, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Tuesday 13 LLANDUDNO

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin



MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Wednesday 14 DERBY

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Thursday 15 BIRMINGHAM

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 1
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Friday 16 CARDIFF

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Saturday 17 NEWBURY FESTIVAL

Alexandr Slutskiy, conductor

Dmitriy Alexeev, piano
 

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Sunday 18 SOUTHEND

Alexander Slutsky, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin


MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Tuesday 20 HULL

Alexandr Slutskiy, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin



 

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Wednesday 21 MIDDLESBROUGH

Alexandr Slutskiy, conductor
Sergej Girshenko, violin


 

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

Thursday 22 ABERDEEN

Alexandr Slutskiy,conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Friday 23 PERTH FESTIVAL

Mark Gorenstein,conductor

John Lill, piano




TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr. Gauk)
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Saturday 24 CARLISLE

Mark Gorenstein, conductor

Sergej Girshenko, violin

MUSORGSKY Night on a Bald Mountain
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Seasons (arr. Gauk)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 9

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Muse
Worcester, MA
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The State Symphony of Russia
Romy, thanks for the link, it is very educating. Anyhow without knowing who they are and how they are good, I bought the ticket yesterday, which is a good catch for me. I know 2hrs driving from Boston at the rush hour is a torture, but after the concert I wish you will be discharged of all your electricity and return to your home relaxed.

Regards
Okan
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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The Evgeny Svetlanov’ orchestra.

Well, that orchestra is higher level then usually visits the middle of Massachusetts : -)  Still, regardless who they are it always faun to hear orchestra on tours. It is lottery and it might be anything but sometimes a tour performance might but such a pearl that it might be a life-time experience. I hour case the Worcester concert is the very last concert in the US tour and who know, they might throw some “interesting” play.

BTW, if you are interring about the orchestra then you might get some of their recoding lead by Evgeny Svetlanov.

http://www.svetlanov-evgeny.com/EN/index.php

Some of his recordings were good, particularly the Russian repertoire and particularly from 60s. BTW, up to now I never heard anybody play Glinka and wild as Svetlanov did.

Mark Gorenstein is a very interesting fruit. Find his recording from 90s where he led the kinds from State Young Symphony Orchestra – you will love what he was trying to do.

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Muse
Worcester, MA
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Yevgeny Svetlanov
After you mentioned Svetlanov, I scan through my vinyl library five minutes ago and got two of his records, I think I have more of his records but have to search at weekend. The ones I gonna listen tonight are Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstacy, Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead recorded by Melodiya/Angel SR-40019, the other one is Tchaikovsky Symphony  no 1 in G minor "Winter Dreams", Melodiya/Angel SR-40057.

Regards
Okan
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Svetlanov's recordings...
If you never heard the USSR Symphony with Svetlanov then you might try a cheap circle “Symphonic Poems From Russia” where Svetlanov lead his orchestra on all-Russian program (74321 34165 2 and 74321 34166 2, each box has 2 CD). If you want the Svetlanov “kinky” staff then get SUSD 10-00166 from “Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music” where collected the best Svetlanov’s Glinka cuts. All of it available on LP as well.

PS: Oops, it looks why I was typing it you have found it…


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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The truly spectacular Worcester’s Mechanics Hall

Okan,

Thank you very much for pitching the concert.

The rumors turned out to be true and Worcester’s Mechanics Hall is a phenomenal concept hall. In fact I am so much pleased with the sound of that concept hall that I will be visiting it again when your local Worcester orchestra will have program that attract me. BTW, I feel that one of the reason why the hall sounds so great is because it never was built to be an avenue for music and the idiots acoustical engenders did not used their “skills” in the hall’s design…

BTW, the Verdi Requiem on April 27 sounds interesting. How good your local orchestra?

Rgs, the caT.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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