Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time well spent

I got to see JoAnn Falletta last weekend in action at the International Festival-Instititute at Round Top. We caught up and did this interview:

JoAnn Falletta 'Outside' the Bachs from John Clare on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Hustle and bustle

Very busy backstage before Sunday morning's concert - sold out! Friends, family and orchestra members mingle in the green room next to the stage...

Friends, new and old

Before the Sunday morning concert, Ulli and Philippe backstage.

Wienen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

und liebe Philippe Entremont mit Wiener Kammerorchester! It was a full house Saturday and they loved the program of Danielpour, Mozart and Haydn. It was great music making and an exciting premiere!
Seen left is the audience for the afternoon concert, with Composer Richard Danielpour seen in the center.

Apologies to Bach for the title of this post...

Friday, June 05, 2009

Worth a thousand words?

I have been taking lots of pictures to share with you and my folks, and for the production...this one caught my eye, a nice look from the principal cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and a few of his colleagues in the low strings.

Second fiddles

The orchestra is quite good and quite friendly, cannot wait for the concerts this weekend! This is the first stand of Second Violins in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Sommernachts konzert

I really enjoyed last night, a FREE concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, and "super VIP" passes from the adminstrator of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra for seating and the after party! ORF was everywhere along with other photographers and media...this is a short video of the GIANT boom they had for TV, which was broadcast live across Europe (in 50 countries) as well on screens on either side of the stage for the thousands of audience members.

More Vienna

It was another busy day, starting with coffee with Richard Danielpour and a quick listening session, before heading off to rehearsal. (Seen right is the view from the back of the orchestra and the principal horn)

I stayed through the lunch break and talked with Philippe on and off tape, then went over to the Imperial Hotel after rehearsal and showed him some raw footage of the rehearsals - he is very happy!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Another shot

From the horn section at rehearsal...

Rehearsal, Thursday morning

It went quite well this morning, and it will be quite exciting this weekend!
Seen (scene) here, at the break, Richard Danielpour speaks with Philippe Entremont.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wien, 3

This morning I met with Richard, Philippe and Christian over coffee and discussed the next few days in detail. Souvenirs rehearsal starts tomorrow!

Wien, 2

Just after arriving in Frankfurt, I boarded a train and came to Vienna. I called home, and then emailed colleagues to let them know I was in town. That led to an almost immediate dinner, which I barely changed for, and didn't realize we were all going out, but what a blast and great food.
The weather has been amazing and things are falling in place, yeay!


I'm having a blast, and will try and update this more often than not!
Taking a walk beofre a meeting this morning, I saw this Russian Orthodox church near my hotel and thought you might enjoy seeing it.