08. August 2007 · Comments Off on Just Learned This Via The Merc · Categories: Ramble

Symphony Silicon Valley is joining the conversation with a new multimedia presentation, “Beyond the Score.” Developed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it pairs live orchestral performance with Ken Burns-style video, which sets a musical piece and composer in their historical context and explains some particulars of the piece itself.

The new concert format makes its West Coast debut June 7-8, 2008, when Symphony Silicon Valley closes its 2007-08 season with a “Beyond the Score” presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)” at the California Theatre in San Jose.

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Sigh. I will confess that if I never played Rite of Spring again I’d be okay with that. I do love the work, but that English horn part … sigh … it isn’t my favorite thing to play. It also means we are cutting Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. I was looking forward to playing the Britten. Rats. I’m disappointed.

More later. Right now it’s ReedSearch™ time; I’m excited to be meeting with another blogger and we’ll be tooting on oboes in a short while. Fun!

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