Thursday, January 10, 2008

Whereabouts of Kalmar and Schwarz

Both Carlos Kalmar and Gerard Schwarz are conducting in Europe right now. Kalmar is conducting the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague (tonight and tomorrow night) in a program that features Debussy's "Prélude to the Afternoon of a Faun," Brahms' Concerto for viola, cello and orchestra, and Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 5.

According to Melinda Bargreen of the Seattle Times, Schwarz is leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in their current tour of Germany. Schwarz is filling for Neville Marriner in programs that include works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Pianist Johnathan Biss is the featured soloist in these concerts. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields web site gives the schedule but hasn't been updated to mention Schwarz.

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