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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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    February 1, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney NSW, Australia

    MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K449
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466
    MOZART Symphony No.40

     

    February 2, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney NSW, Australia

    MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K449
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466
    MOZART Symphony No.40

    February 3, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney NSW, Australia

    MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K449
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466
    MOZART Symphony No.40

    February 5, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney NSW, Australia

    MOZART Così fan tutte: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K451
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K453
    MOZART Symphony No.39

    February 7, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney NSW, Australia

    MOZART Così fan tutte: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K451
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K453
    MOZART Symphony No.39

    February 9, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K459
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595
    MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

    February 10, 2018

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra

    Sydney Opera House

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K459
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595
    MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

    February 21, 2018

    Celebrity Series of Boston

    TRIO TOUR WITH LEONIDAS KAVAKOS (VIOLIN) AND YO-YO MA (CELLO)

    Symphony Hall

    Boston, MA

    BRAHMS Trio No. 2 in C Major
    BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor
    BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos
Haydn: Piano Sonatas
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
Strauss: Enoch Arden

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Extract from masterclass given by Emanuel Ax on Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Variations. The student is Nicolas Van Poucke. The full masterclass is available on DVD from www.masterclassfoundation.org

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