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Arc Ensemble at Contemporary Arts Center

    Posted: Nov 22, 2003 - 11:18:26 AM in: reviews_2003
Cincinnati's three-year-old Arc Ensemble led by Demetrius Fuller gave the new Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Center an added dimension Nov. 20.  Newly designated ensemble-in-residence at the CAC, Arc is committed to showcasing "contemporary," i.e. 20th and 21st-century music.  The concert, which took place in the CAC's lower-level "black box" performance space, included Kurt Weill's 1943 Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra featuring guest artist Tanja Becker-Bender, Schoenberg's 1906 Chamber Symphony and the regional premiere of Ruth Hindman's evocative 1993 "Chemistry" (first published in The Cincinnati Post Nov. 21, 2003).   - [Read more]

CSO in Japan's "Big Apple"

    Posted: Nov 12, 2003 - 12:23:40 PM in: reviews_2003
Mito. Yokahama. Tokyo. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra led by music director Paavo Järvi, took three bites of Japan's "Big Apple" (the 12.24 million Tokyo megalopolis) Nov. 7-9.  Enthusiastically received (as everywhere in the country) they were final concerts of the CSO's seven-city, eight-concert tour of Japan (first published in The Cincinnati Post Nov. 11, 2003).
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Sibelius for Japan

    Posted: Nov 1, 2003 - 12:16:43 PM in: reviews_2003
Paavo Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are taking Sibelius' Second Symphony to Japan next week.  It will be the CSO's first international tour with their Estonian born music director.  Judging from the response at the preview concert Oct. 30 at Music Hall, audiences in Japan have some jolts in store (first published in The Cincinnati Post Oct. 31, 2003).
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Detroit Symphony Raises the Roof

    Posted: Oct 21, 2003 - 12:07:27 AM in: reviews_2003
Detroit Symphony music director Neeme Järvi took his orchestra to the max -- the DSO's new Max M. Fisher Music Center -- Saturday night in Detroit.  American music, a specialty of Järvi's since he came to Motor City, took center stage for the opening of the $60 million facility with resident composer Michael Daugherty's "Raise the Roof," Duke Ellington's "Harlem," Leslie Bassett's Concerto for Orchestra and Detroit native James Carter performing Roberto Sierra's Concerto for Saxophones (first published in The Cincinnati Post Oct. 20, 2003).
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Stirring the Emotions at the CSO

    Posted: Sep 28, 2003 - 6:18:48 PM in: reviews_2003
Music is a deeply emotional experience, as was demonstrated by the Cincinnati Symphony's performance of Brahms, Chopin and Strauss Sept. 26 at Music Hall.  Stirring the synapses with music director Paavo Järvi and the CSO was pianist Yundi Li first published in the Cincinnati Post Sept. 27, 2003).   - [Read more]

A Neeme Järvi Moment

    Posted: Jul 27, 2003 - 12:00:00 AM in: reviews_2003
It was a Neeme Järvi moment. Clutching a bouquet of lilies in his left hand, the Detroit Symphony music director led the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the State Academic Choir of Latvia in an encore from Mozart’s Requiem Sunday evening in Pärnu, Estonia.   - [Read more]

Tüür's "Exodus" Set for Carnegie Hall

    Posted: Mar 28, 2003 - 6:34:59 PM in: reviews_2003
As music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Estonian born Paavo Järvi is introducing music of his native country to Cincinnati.  He will take his countryman Erkki-Sven Töör's "Exodus" to Carnegie Hall with the CSO March 31 (first published in The Cincinnati Post March 27, 2003).
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