On Sunday, April 27, KUSC will broadcast (and stream on the internet) the program with Dudamel conducting the L.A. Philharmonic. It was an exciting performance, and I hope that comes across when broadcast. For those of you in the center of the known universe the broadcast will begin at 7:00 pm. For those of us in more adventurous climes, it begins at 4. The program is Dances of Galanta by Kodaly, the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto with Bronfman, and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. That’s on KUSC, with links for PC, Mac, and iTunes.
And do try to see and hear the Viola/Salonen conception of Tristan, despite the exorbitant prices being charged by Fisher Hall. If you can only see a single act, the visuals in the third act are a powerful addition to the music, those of the first act occasionally distract from the plot, and those of the second act, beautiful as they are, seem to lack the focus of the other two. But the whole thing in one evening is the most powerful. A new Tristan has been brought on, and he’s getting excellent reviews. [JerryZ]