World Orchestra for Peace

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  1. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    I was lucky enough to be sitting in just about the best seat in the house for tonight's prom - the World Orchestra for Peace & Gergiev playing Scheherazade, among other things.

    Wow, what an ensemble!!!

    All but 2 of the first violins are concert masters or leaders in just about every major orchestra ... Manny I believe there was a trombone playing colleague of yours from the MO playing (who sounded amazing, by the way!)

    And George Vosburgh nailed that part to the roof. Amazing stuff!

    Put me in a great mood, anyway!
     
  2. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

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    Hi Jack....I caught the tail end of the performance on TV ...I thought the orch were fantastic...any idea who the trumpet players were? I have always loved Scheherazade...even the brass band arrangement is great. :D
     
  3. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    George Vosburgh was playing principal on Scheherazade, with Tomoyuki Hashizume playing second. They swapped around parts, so all 3 players played principal on at least one piece. I can't recall the name of the other player, but they all sounded fantastic.

    I thought it was interesting they were all playing Cs, too.
     
  4. trumpetmike

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    Tomoyuki Hashizume looked, to me anyway, to use to different instruments during the performance - I could have sworn it was a Bb on Schererazade.
     
  5. frank

    frank Piano User

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    Correct: a Bb on Scheherezade and Meistersinger Prelude - at least in the Berlin concert. :-)
     
  6. Veldkamp

    Veldkamp Piano User

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    It was a Bb trumpet, next to a C. I recorded it.
     
  7. alanbach

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