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  1. David Gregson
    October 29, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    I did not read this in any local newspaper today, but (yesterday) Sunday, the Symphony’s assistant conductor took over the first half of the program — presumably Ken-David Masur. Jahja Ling had a fall, if I understand correctly, but he managed to get to the hall in time and in good shape enough to conduct the Brahms. // With regard to Lang Lang and Ohlsson, I was told by somebody “who pays the checks” (or so he told me) that Lang Lang’s fee is way, way greater than Ohlsson’s fee. I mention this because I have always thought Ohlsson the greater artist, and Ohlsson did not sell out his SDS Sunday mat recently. I am a Sunday season subscriber and was sorry to see such a bad house.

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  2. Kraig Cavanaugh Kraig Cavanaugh
    November 7, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Actually, the first half of the Sunday matinee was lead by upcoming guest conductor Christof Perick (who will lead the upcoming BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL on November 16 – November 18, 2012). The entire orchestra’s eyes were glued to Mr. Perick because they didn’t know what to expect next, and they were “flying without a net.” Mr. Perick conducted with extreme verve and acute skill. It was akin to Leonard Bernstein’s last minute substitution with the philharmonic in NY that made him an instant star. The members of the SD Symphony were ALIVE, which is usually not the case. It was an electrifying performance!

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