May 13, 2008

Season Finale with Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta

I am now back to working full-time after massive overtime coaching the production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta for The Curtis Opera Theatre season finale.

It is so nice for a change to turn over a production to the conductor, sit back in the audience and look glamorous :)

Below are a few snapshots of rehearsals and a performance at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia.

Rossen Milanov conducts The Curtis Symphony Orchestra during Iolanta rehearsal.

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra and cast in rehearsal.

Iolanta cast (5/11/08) in rehearsal.

Iolanta cast (5/09/08) in concert.

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May 09, 2008 Members in Concert

Lately my concert-going activities seem to be limited to supporting performances of my students. This season, however, I was quite happy to catch a few performances by our Philadelphia-area members.

Last summer pianist Robert Durso ask if I knew a violinist that would be interested to perform Brahms sonatas. I suggested violinist Stephanie Jeong who just graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Aaron Rosand.

Just about a week ago I attended their concert at the Ethical Society in Philadelphia where the duo played sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms. In addition, some of Bob’s students performed on the same concert. In a pleasant surprise, our member pianist Brenna Berman was on the program performing Debussy selections.

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