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John Williams conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra March 24, 2023


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1 hour ago, BB-8 said:

 

RM: We should put on masks.

JW: Yes, we should.

RM: At least we shouldn't stand this close to each other.

JW: Indeed.

RM: And I guess I shouldn't be breathing right at you.

JW: True.

RM: We shouldn't touch hands either.

JW: Gotcha! I'm vaccinated.

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At that time (January 2020) more likely to read:

 

RM: The Corona virus is a problem of the Chinaman. We Italians are immune because we were raised on olive oil and Amarone.

 

JW: In LA, no one ever seems to be really concerned about public health issues, not even in Chinatown. 

 

RM: Si, Obama-care, etc., etc.... So may I invite you to Chicago?

 

JW: That would indeed be a great honour and pleasure to stand once again in front of what is possibly the greatest orchestra in Northern America. You know, Steven and I did Lincoln there, a couple of years ago.

 

RM: But I have one condition...

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Just now, Jurassic Shark said:

What's the condition? The suspense!

RM: You quit La Scala when I'm not invited to the 40th Anniversary of the Filarmonica in 2022.

 

JW: Riccardo, I can't do that.

 

RM: Allora, then it is up to you.

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JW: I'll have to write a film score for Steve anyway, so I won't make it for the La Scala appointment.

 

RM: Good.

 

JW: I'll send my protégé instead. He's a master of disguise and no-one will notice a difference. He already did the VPO concerts for me.

 

RM: So that's why there were so many flubs and timing issues...

 

JW: Anyway, nice to greet you, Mr. Chailly.

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12 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

JW: I'll have to write a film score for Steve anyway, so I won't make it for the La Scala appointment.

 

RM: Good.

 

JW: I'll send my protégé instead. He's a master of disguise and no-one will notice a difference. He already did the VPO concerts for me.

 

RM: So that's why there were so many flubs and timing issues...

 

JW: Anyway, nice to greet you, Mr. Chailly.

 

RM: Nice meeting you, Maestro Morricone. I really enjoyed all these Italo-Westerns.

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On 09/12/2021 at 8:11 AM, crumbs said:

I guess it depends what the actual conflict is. 

 

I remember he reduced conducting commitments while writing the final Star Wars, to conserve his energy for conducting the sessions. Maybe there's an element of that at play here.

 

That very well could be, especially if Episode IX wasn't  "the final Star Wars".  😉

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1 hour ago, Jay said:

Rescheduled for March 24, 2023!!

 

https://cso.org/performances/22-23/cso-at-the-movies/an-evening-with-john-williams/

 

First scheduled event of his 92nd year on earth :)

Incredible. If this goes on, Williams will soon have concerts scheduled for 2024. 

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To be honest I would be well pissed with all these changes that keep happening. If i would have bought a ticket. Mr williams and his people need to stop fucking around! Yep I will get my tin hat on!

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I had forgotten that Muti announced he was leaving.  I just pray that the CSO hires an American to be the new music director.  Upon MTT's retirement from San Francisco, the LA Phil is the only American orchestra in the uppermost echelon with an American leading it.  I hope that the NYP does the same when van Zweden leaves.  Actually it seems the NYP is going hard to steal Dudamel.

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51 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I had forgotten that Muti announced he was leaving.  I just pray that the CSO hires an American to be the new music director.  Upon MTT's retirement from San Francisco, the LA Phil is the only American orchestra in the uppermost echelon with an American leading it.  I hope that the NYP does the same when van Zweden leaves.  Actually it seems the NYP is going hard to steal Dudamel.

 

Marin Alsop?

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23 minutes ago, BB-8 said:

 

Marin Alsop?

 

I love Alsop and I mean no disrespect to her or the orchestra, but Baltimore is not "the uppermost echelon" of American orchestras.  It's the next tier, speaking strictly in terms of brutally honest social status here.

 

I mean, my favorite conductor of all time, Slatkin, only directed at 2nd tier American orchestras as well so I really don't mean disrespect.  I just want to see that top tier (again in terms of stupid social status) of American orchestras directed by great American conductors.

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Ugh, brutal -- the original concert was scheduled for when I would be home from school, this one is scheduled right in the middle of second semester. :crymore:

 

Might be able to try to get home but it will be very difficult...

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That's not spring break week?

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4 minutes ago, Jay said:

That's not spring break week?

 

Sadly, it appears spring break is March 13, 2023-March 17, 2023.

 

Still, I don't really think I can miss this -- JW probably won't be coming back to Chicago many more times after this. Will try my best to find a way to get home for the weekend, though will be difficult.

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Is the "trick" to invest in a subscription like in Berlin or just calmly wait until single ticket sale starts?

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11 hours ago, Will said:

Ugh, brutal -- the original concert was scheduled for when I would be home from school, this one is scheduled right in the middle of second semester. :crymore:

 

Might be able to try to get home but it will be very difficult...


Do it Will! Years from now you’ll always remember seeing this concert, and you’ll never remember what you did that week in school. 

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37 minutes ago, Tom said:

Perhaps Williams will premiere his new piece, "The Adventures of Muti."  

He needs to finish his "Adventures with Mutter" first.

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