Friday, February 12, 2010

Carlos in Belfast

In case you were wondering, Carlos Kalmar, the music director of the Oregon Symphony is conducting a concert of the Ulster Orchestra this evening. The program features Ilya Gringolts in the Brahms Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov's "Youth Symphony," and Shostakovich's Symphony No.9.

On February 26 and 27, Kalmar will lead the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in concerts that contain Jesús Bal y Gay's "Don Quijote," Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 2, and Vaughn Williams' "Sea Symphony" for choir, baritone, and soprano.

Kalmar will be back in Portland to conduct the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Symphonic Choir in Rossini's "Stabat Mater" on March 5, 6, and 7th. In this concert, the orchestra will also perform Schubert's Symphony No. 6, “Little C major.”


Anonymous said...

I was wondering where he was. Thanks for posting this. A conductor's life does sound glamorous, what with all the traveling to exotic locales. I imagine, though, that it could be lonely existence as well, away from family and friends. I also think the long flights and inevitable delays and hassles associated with fying would grow tiresome. Have you ever thought of interviewing Carlos about the life of a conductor?

curtis heikkinen said...

I did not intend an anonymous post.

curtis heikkinen

James Bash said...

Hi Curtis,

Thanks for your thoughtful posting. Yes, I'll ask him about that in an upcoming interview. Let me know if you any other questions for him. Just drop me a line at