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February 23, 2007

MORE CULTURE

THIS IS THE BLOG THAT IS NOT A BLOG BUT MERELY A LIST OF MY ACTIVITIES SO THAT I WILL HAVE SOME RECORD OF WHAT I DO HERE IN NEW YORK CITY. PERHAPS
A MIRACLE WILL OCCUR AND THIS BORING RECITAL WILL CHANGE INTO SOME SORT OF LITERARY, POLEMICAL SPOT LIKE A "BLOG" SHOULD BE. BUT FOR NOW IT IS WHAT IT IS. SO...................

MONDAY FEBRUARY 5TH I WAS PRIVILEDGED TO SEE AT THE MET, ANNA NETREBKO, THAT BEAUTIFUL AND FINE ARTIST, SING ELVIRA IN "PURITANI." WONDERFUL!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH TOGETHER WITH MY SON, STEPHEN, AT THE MET WE SAW(AND WERE THRILLED TO SEE "JENUFA" WITH THE MAGNIFICENT FINNISH SOPRANO, KARITA MATTILA. THIS WAS ONE OF THE FINEST PRODUCTIONS I HAVE SEEN AT THE MET.........IN OUR GREAT SEATS, FIRST ROW, GRAND CIRCLE!

LAST NIGHT, FEBRUARY 22, WAS MY REGULAR SERIES NIGHT AT THE PHILHARMONIC.
I WASN'T THRILLED AT THE PROSPECT, BUT I WAS WRONG. THE CONCERT WAS FABULOUS, SOMETHING NOT TO BE MISSED.

MAAZEL CONDUCTED THE ORCHESTRA IN THREE WORKS WITH WHICH I WAS NOT FAMILIAR:
MOZART CONCERTO IN C MAJOR FOR FLUTE AND HARP...SO LIGHT AND GORGEOUS.

SCHUMANN CONCERTSTUCK IN F MAJOR FOR FOUR HORNS AND ORCHESTRA AND OF COURSE ONE CANNOT FIND A BETTER BRASS SECTION THAN IS IN THAT ORCHESTRA.

MELINDA WAGNER CONCERTO FOR TROMBONE AND ORCH. NEW COMMISSION-WORLD PREMIERE.

GERSHWIN-AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH,YES,I WAS LISTED IN THE PROGRAMME AS PATRON.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 I SAW A PRODUCTION GIVEN BY THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY(OF WHICH I AM A MEMBER) CALLED "HISTORY GIRLS" - READINGS OF THE CHARACTERS, CONSTANCE, ELIZABETH, & MARGARET STARRING KATHLEEN CHALFONT AND MARIAN SELDES. GREAT LADIES OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE' WHO DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

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