Symphony Silicon Valley starts up today, and we’ll be playing a whole lot of Shostakovich:
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
I look forward to working with Tatsuya Shimono again. I’ve really enjoyed him.
It’s been a long time, it seems, since I’ve been on stage. Time to get my stage legs back again!
Speaking of a long time … this video above is from 1979. The year I graduated from college. I remember seeing and hearing New York Philharmonic at the Concord Pavilion with Dan and a few other friends that same year (June 16, 1979). We heard Mahler 1 then, not Shostakovich. I’m guessing, though, that many of these same musicians were on stage. I was so clueless about names back then — I was too busy enjoying being with my boyfriend. Now I look and see Joe Robinson, Julius Baker, Stanley Drucker … I hadn’t a clue who was up there. Man, I was clueless!
It’s quite cool to see that NYPhil has digital archives and I can find all the info from that, along with programs that enable us to peruse. The program for the concert we attended had an section about Inglenook Wines and the Concord Pavilion and included this shot. I certainly recognize Roy Malan … who are the others. Anyone?