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Old 05.03.2012, 22:35
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Classical music?

Does anyone have some good recommendations to go listen to good groups that play live classical music? I've been to Vienna, Salzburg and Heidelberg to listen to different groups so far so that's the "standard" I'm looking at. But I'm looking for more local stuff. I know there's plenty of concerts that are advertised out there, any that one would recommend?

I've heard enough of Mozart for the moment, but Bach is always welcome no matter how many times I've heard the pieces (Brandenburger Concertos and Violin Concertos) and the same goes for Vivaldi, especially Vivaldi at the moment. Strauss would also be nice to hear again.

Please share your classical music experiences here!
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Re: Classical music?

We live in Lausanne and attend concerts for the Romandie and Lausanne orchestras. Sometimes local churches will have concerts so we peruse the local papers. In the summer, they also hold outdoor concerts which are nice simply because of the venues. So maybe check out your local papers, communal boards, or go online to find the larger orchestras in your area.

As to the choice of music, we also have been to Vienna and Strasberg to see concerts. Like those locales, it does seem what is played here is quite repetitive. All the Classical guys (Bach, Handl, etc). I like the Nationalists, so when a Berlioz, Mussorsky, Prokofiev shows up on the bill, rarely, we try to see it.

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Old 06.03.2012, 10:36
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Re: Classical music?

I'm no fan myself, but the Luzern Festival is world renowned for classical music, performed at the KKL. Well worth seeing from what I've been told, but tickets for some concerts are sold out far in advance.

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I like Luzern Festival pretty much. It is quite enjoyable!
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Re: Classical music?

Orchestra of Tonhalle Zürich and an optional concert series crossing classical with electronic music: TonhalleLate
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Re: Classical music?

I have recently discovered that Tonhalle in Zurich does not advertise most of the gigs of visiting orchestras and smaller groups on their website. Ticketcorner has a lot of them listed though, so maybe you could try that?
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Re: Classical music?

Hi guys
I am new here in the forum
I am professional cellist graduate from basel academie as cello solo degree. now i am here for few years with my husband.i as freelance musician play all different place or opportunity, solo concert with orchestra, solo recital, orchestra leader, section player, play opera, symphony....i am also member of verbier music festival chamber orchestra. It is really hard to feed your self as this profession in here. I have tried times for audition in orchestra job. so far no good new.I don mind be freelance but I wish I can have more chance to play.
I also have a few great musician friends who are very high level of professional playing.same as me looking for opportunity as free lance player.we were trying to make a trio, we had rehearsal and trying looking for some chance. is someone know any chance that we can give concert and will be proper paid? or any chance we can have chance to give a concert?? or sort of musician management??

for those who interested you want to know more about me just type in google search:
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I have recently discovered that Tonhalle in Zurich does not advertise most of the gigs of visiting orchestras and smaller groups on their website. Ticketcorner has a lot of them listed though, so maybe you could try that?
I'm not in this situation myself but know several people who have joined a friends of the Tonhalle society and this not only gets them some tickets at a better price but means they can come in and listen to rehearsals etc for free (and of course get informed when those rehearsals etc are).

I got taken as a guest a couple of times and watching them practice is really interesting, as you get to understand the sort of stuff a conductor watches out for, stops the music, explains something, and makes them do it again. It makes you apprecaite the work that goes into producing a concert, but also some of the finer points of musical listening and interpretation that as a musical philistine, I would never have picked up by myself.

There were only about four people besides us so it was quite an experience having a full orchestra perform for such a handful.
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