Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘choral concert’


Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th
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“We shall never make head or tale of the Ninth Symphony until we treat it as a law unto itself.” (D.F. Tovey, 1925). A Rhode Island newspaper was quoted in The Orchestra (London, 1868), stating that the orchestral part “appeared to be made up of the strange, the ludicrous, the abrupt, the ferocious, and the […]

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Christmas seems to bring out the Baroque in Pasadena Pro Musica, a chorus and orchestra committed to the performance of “distinguished yet less frequently-performed masterpieces.” Last year’s Christmas concert featured two composers we’d never heard of. This year’s show—a program of four sacred Advent cantatas—has only one name new to us: Dietrich Buxtehude, whose Kommst […]

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

The marketplace for Christmas concerts is extremely competitive, and fairly redundant, as many shows fill out their programs with the same old popular selections one hears every year. If you want to hear something you’ve never heard before, consider Pasadena Pro Musica’s holiday choral concert on Sunday. PPM is dedicated to bringing audiences “less frequently […]

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