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Lead Up to November…

DANCE premieres this week in New York before it heads to Chicago.  Believe it or not I don't think that I'll be able to make it. On Thursday, I'm going to check out OMM artist Trevor Gureckis' live arrangement of his film score to LES ADIEUX (which was released on iTunes by OMM) which is being premiered in its concert form.
I am greatly looking forward to November 9th when the Bruckner OrchesterLinz arrives in New York City to do the Violin Concerto (still the only one in existence) and Bruckner Symphony No.4.  The sound of major orchestras has become homogenized in the past 30 or 40 years so it's a treat to hear Bruckner by the Bruckner Orchester which in a sense, is still provincial orchestra. I mean this in the best way possible.
It'll be possible to hear their tradition of playing Bruckner.  And of course I'm excited because I've never heard the Violin Concerto performed live. It is now 22 years old having been premiered by Davies and the American Composers Orchestra in 1987 a Carnegie Hall. It's already awkward to call it Violin Concerto No.1 after simply calling it the Violin Concerto for so long.
Then it's a short turnaround whilst the BOL tours the East Coast of the USA, they return to make the North American premiere of KEPLER at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Interestingly, it's a concert performance of the work with the full resources of the orchestra (which were slightly reduced in the opera's premiere in Linz because of pit size.)  This makes one remember the story about Akhnaten's violins. 
Then of course it's not a long wait till the premiere of Violin Concerto No.2 "The American Four Seasons" in Toronto.

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