Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Year in Concerts: 2012-13

In a post I wrote last fall about how to raise a music-lover, I mentioned that we go to a lot of music performances.  Most are local -- we have much better musical offerings than you would expect for a small city.  Because I like lists, I thought it would be fun to keep track of all the live music we heard this year, N.'s third-grade year.  So, this is my list of every concert we attended with N. this academic year.  We heard a mix of symphony, opera, chamber music, classical, jazz, new music, non-Western music, students, professionals, local friends, and visiting superstars.  I feel very lucky to have experienced all this music with N. 
  • An Evening of Traditional Chinese Music and Opera with Artists from the NC-RTP Ensemble 9/15/12
  • "Poet of the Guitar" Maestro F. P. Soler 9/19/12
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet (Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade) 9/20/12
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: Leonore Overture by Beethoven; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 47 by Sibelius (soloist Jennifer Koh); Symphony No. 3 by Copeland 9/23/12
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Zhou Tian; Concerto for Piano in G Minor op. 25, No. 1 by Mendelsshohn (soloist Antonio Pompa-Baldi); Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64 by Tchaikovsky 10/14/12
  • Forecast Music (contemporary music by local composers, plus John Cage's "4'33") 10/18/12
  • Carmen by Bizet. Piedmont Opera. 10/25/12
  • Children's "Discovery Series" Concert, Winston-Salem Symphony: Anderson, Goldilocks Overture; Menken/Troob, Aladdin Orchestral Suite; Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King; Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf; Wendel, Ride of the Headless Horseman. 11/11/12
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: Polovstian Dances No. 17 by Alexander Borodin; Doctor Atomic Symphony by John Adams; The Hour Has Come: A Choral Symphony by Srul Irving Glick. 11/18/12
  • "Emerging Artists" piano concert, UNCSA. 11/20/12
  • Carolina Winter Music Festival's "Swingle Bells" holiday concert. 12/4/12
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: Symphony in C by Igor Stravinsky; Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat major K. 191 by Mozart (soloist Saxton Rose); Symphony 39 in E-flat major by Mozart 1/15/2013
  • The Venice Baroque Orchestra: Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Geminiani, Veracini 1/24/2013
  • La Rondine by Puccini. UNCSA. 2/1/2013
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: Symphony No. 2, op. 30 ("Romantic") by Howard Hanson; Daphnis Et Chloe by Ravel 2/10/2013
  • Bach Festival of Charleston: Membra Jesu Nostri by Buxtehude 3/1/2013
  • The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Piedmont Opera 3/15/2013
  • Strata: James Stern, violin/viola; Nathan Williams, clarinet; Audrey Andrist, piano. Bolcom, Bruch, Frazelle, Arutiunian.
  • Tango and More (Jacqui Carrasco, etc) 4/7/2013
  • A Night of Kuchipudi Dance and Music with Shantala Shivalingappa, Indian Classical Dancer. 4/19/2013
  • The National Philharmonic, Strathmore Hall, MD: Schiksalslied, Alto Rhapsody, Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98 by Johannes Brahms 5/4/2014
  • Winston-Salem Symphony: Hail the Coming Day by Dan Locklair; Symphony No. 2 ("Mysterious Mountain") bu Hovhaness; Liquid Interface by Mason Bates; Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, arranged by Ravel. 5/12/2013 

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