Posts Tagged 'Josep Caballé-Domenech'

Review — A sonic hope: Domenech, Little, CSO present ‘a night for the heart’

Review — A sonic hope: Domenech, Little, CSO present ‘a night for the heart’

The horrors had begun. The “Night of Broken Glass” was Nov. 9, 1938. It was the beginning of the “Final Solution.”

In the spring of 1939, English composer and pianist Benjamin Britten traveled to Canada and then to the United States, where he remained for three years. He came up with the idea for a concerto for violin and orchestra — it was to be his Opus 15, completed that year, premiered the next and modified by the composer throughout the next two decades.

REVIEW: ‘Almost as torrid as the weather’

REVIEW: ‘Almost as torrid as the weather’

CSO, Domenech, Hadelich beat the heat in colorful, pictorially rich performance.

It was the kind of night seldom encountered by the cool waters of Chautauqua Lake: suffocatingly hot and humid. So it was easy to forgive the not-insignificant portion of the Amphitheater audience that fled, presumably for the comfort of air-conditioned homes, after Augustin Hadelich’s Apollonian performance of Édouard Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole.” They didn’t know that they would be missing a performance of Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” that was almost as torrid as the weather.

‘Something smashing’: Hadelich, Domenech join CSO for ‘very alive’ repertoire

‘Something smashing’: Hadelich, Domenech join CSO for ‘very alive’ repertoire

When violinist Augustin Hadelich was 15 years old, he experienced a terrible accident.

An out-of-control fire on his family’s farm in Italy left him badly burned. He spent six months recovering from his wounds, which required multiple skin grafts.
Hadelich said that at the time of the accident, he was at the age when he didn’t think seriously about his future. Though his brush with death helped him appreciate being alive, he doesn’t often think about the incident.

Symphony’s 2013 Season marked by threes

Symphony’s 2013 Season marked by threes

Three may be the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s magic number this summer.

The CSO 2013 season features three world premieres: The Romeo and Juliet Project, a collaborative extravaganza featuring Chautauqua’s best in dance, theater and voice; Laurence Roman’s “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra,” featuring Richard Sherman, CSO principal flutist; and Michael Colina’s “Three Dances for Cello and Orchestra,” in which Jaime Laredo will conduct cellist Sharon Robinson, his wife.

There are also three evenings of anniversary performances. This year marks the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten and Pyotr Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” as well as the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. CSO will honor each of these composers throughout the season.