Dresden Music Festival - Eröffnungskonzert

11/29/2012

My heart is so full as I return to Stuttgart after such an unforgettable musical and personal experience in Dresden. Spending those hours alone in the reconstructed Frauenkirche, having climbed those same steps that J.S. Bach and Gottfried Silbermann would have mounted in the 18th century, and seeing Brahms' earliest of music and his very last opus frame his beloved orchestral and concertante works within the context of the Eröffnungskonzert for the Dresden Music Festival...was something truly overwhelming. The energy in the room from the capacity audience filling each and every one of the Frauenkirche's scalloped galleries, speeches from the Chancellor of Saxony, the presence of all of my colleagues and directors from the Curtis Institute of Music, and as if that weren't enough, following a magical reading of the Brahms Second Symphony, finally being lead on stage by Maestro Spano ("so now with the organ player!" ha!) for a solo bow under the great dome of George Bähr's iconic baroque masterpiece is something I will never forget. Not only was it moving to have the opportunity to perform there, especially as an American and given the recent history of that hallowed space, but it was also a wonderful "home coming" to reconnect with my alma mater thousands of miles away from Philadelphia - and how grateful I for this opportunity. So, in the afterglow of that beautiful memory, today was a sort of honeymoon - several hours spent playing and crawling around Gottfrield Silbermann's last magnificent instrument in the Hofkirche, followed by a marvelous visit to the Orgelwerkstatt Wegscheider where some of the greatest organ building and restoration in the world has happened/is happening. Ah, all of it - an organist's fantasy!  

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2012

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2012 National Convention...

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2012 USA Spring Tour

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