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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I have never done a poll before, but I guess this is like one. I'm curious - if you had to choose between these two concerts, which one would you choose? (only one)

    Concert 1:

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti conductor
    Yo-Yo Ma cello

    Bates - The B-Sides, Five Pieces for Orchestra and Electronica
    Schumann - Cello Concerto
    Strauss - Aus Italien

    or

    Concert 2:

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit conductor
    Evgeny Kissin piano

    Sibelius - Suite from Karelia
    Grieg - Piano Concerto
    Stravinsky - Petrushka
     
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    I'd cast my vote for concert #2... although passing up on Ma would be hard.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I know, I'm a big fan of both Kissin and Ma. I've seen Kissin perform live several times, but never the Grieg Piano Concerto. However, that Bates music in concert #1 looks interesting too - I've never heard of him before.

    Still can't decide....
     
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    Why not both?

    If I had to choose, I'd go to #2, but you've already seen him, so I'd flip a coin to decide.

    For my taste, the program material in #2 sounds better than #1. However, if Ma was playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto, then I'd go for #1. The Grieg Piano Concerto is a hauntingly beautiful work from beginning to end. Kissin is one pianist that I'd love to see perform that concerto. He'll bring down the house for sure with his technical prowess. I'd be very curious to see how he treats the slow second movement with that beautiful melody in high D-flat... Ah, you're so lucky to have such a nice choice...
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I'm trying to put together my next seasons concert selection. I usually go with the 5-concerts plan and add another concert or two. But ticket prices for these are not cheap, and Kissin is going to be again on my plan in a solo concert, but I want to also stick in a symphony concert because I can get a better deal if I do it now. George, you and Sarah are beginning to sway my decision toward concert no. 2, so I may go with that. I have a couple weeks before I have to choose.
     

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