Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Paavo's in Portugal

Oh, yes, he is and for the first time, too! This week Paavo will lead the orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon in two concerts, Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25.

On the program this week: Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with guest artist Sergei Khachatrian and Bruckner's Symphony No. 3. "The violinist, who is a prize-winner and laureate of many international competitions, currently resides in Germany. Recently, Sergei Khachatrian was awarded with the first prize of the Queen Elizabeth prestigious competition in Brussels, and obtained the right for four years to perform on Stradivarius Hagins violin."

And, oh, dear me -- here's a page I just discovered which seems to indicate that an unknown Erkki-Sven Tuur piece has now been added to the program! I'll try to find out what it is between now and the concerts...

Lisboa, Fundação e Museu Calouste Gulbenkian - Av. Berna, 45A
De 24-11-2005 a 25-11-2005
Quinta às 21h00
Sexta às 19h00
20€ (1ª plateia); 17,5€ (2ª plateia); 10€ (balcão).

UPDATE: The Erkki-Sven Tuur piece is Searching for Roots. I wonder if this is the first time his work has been performed in Portugal.

Click here for more information about Paavo's recording of Searching for Roots.

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