Weekend Concerts :: Sweet 16
by pieces of moments
The 16th seems to be a pretty good day to head out and hear some live music. Here are some options…
If you’re in Chicago:
- At Symphony Center on Sunday, May 16 to hear the best youth orchestra in the midwest – Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras – perform Marquez, Bernstein, and Mahler (Symphony No. 5…oh…hello trumpet solo and one of the most heart-wrenchingly gorgeous slow movement ever written). John von Rhein at the Chicago Tribune thinks you should attend. I do, too. Tickets available at the door beginning at 6 PM. Concert time is 7:30. More details here.
If you’re in Boston:
- As the official Musicologist of Radius Ensemble (because who says musicologists are just for conferences and journal publications? bring it to The People, I say!), I will shamelessly plug away and say I really think you should go hear them perform CANTELOUBE Rustiques for reed trio // BERGE Horn-Lokk for solo horn // EPSTEIN liquid, fragile for clarinet and strings (world Premiere Commission) // CRUMB Vox balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for amplified flute, cello and piano.
If you’re in NYC:
- You should head over to Le Poisson Rouge and hear pianist Daan Vandewalle perform Frederic Rzewski’s amazing “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” I’ve never heard Vandewalle, so I can’t comment on his style, but back in my NEC days I did hear Drury play this piece in concert, and I highly recommend going to hear it live, no matter who is playing it.
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Looking ahead a bit, if you’re living in London you’re lucky…not only because you live in one of the sweetest cities in the world, but because my friend James Rhodes is going to be performing a little piano music at Udderbelly | Southbank Centre on May 26 (and again on June 20), and you’re definitely going to want to check it out.
His peeps sent me an electronic version of his poster – pretty sweet. I want a tiny piano like that.