Sorry, kids, for the late blogging here. I am still having computer problems at home (not to mention some physical ailing, too) and so here I find myself once more sitting in the downtown branch of the Cincinnati Public Library--this time additionally handicapped by having to use what must be the one and ONLY computer with a *privacy* screen - meaning that squinting at the screen is required (although I guess this is superior to having a keyboard with a dead spacebar like I had *last* week!).
Only one more weekend after this to see Paavo and the Cincinnati Symphony before season's end. And this week is another all-Rachmaninoff program--although not the same as the one in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.
On the program this week: his Dances from Aleko; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (guest artist: Anna Polusmiak); and the Symphony No. 2 in E Minor.
Concerts will take place Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 pm (with a complimentary buffet dinner in Music Hall Ballroom beginning at 6:15); Friday, April 28 at 11 am; and Saturday, April 29 at 8 pm. Saturday is also GLBT night with an official after party at Hamburger Mary's on Vine Street.
Listen to Paavo's Notes on this concert and read the Program Notes at your leisure before going to the concert--you'll have more time for star-gazing that way!
The CSO will record Rachmaninoff’s Dances from Aleko and Symphony No. 2 on the Telarc label, for release during the 2006-2007 season. Classical WGUC-FM 90.9 will broadcast this concert via streaming audio on Sunday, May 21 at 7::30 pm.