June 1, 2007 |
Estonian American conductor Paavo Jarvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony, has been appointed music director of the Orchestre de Paris, beginning in 2010, the orchestra has announced. The 44-year-old conductor will succeed Christoph Eschenbach, whose contract expires in 2010. Jarvi's contract in Cincinnati was extended last month through the 2010-11 season, after which it is supposed to automatically renew each season by mutual arrangement.
July 13, 2002 |
Paavo Jarvi concluded his two-night visit to the Hollywood Bowl in this first week of the summer subscription season with another serious, faceted program, this one comprising a brief elegy by Arvo Part, the Violin Concerto of Beethoven and Sibelius' craggy but lovable Fifth Symphony. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, its sound unobtrusively delivered to the huge amphitheater by the resident aural engineers, was in good form and gave solid, if not always soaring, performances.
April 8, 2006 |
Pianist Andre Watts, who stepped in on short notice for an ailing Helene Grimaud, received a huge ovation after finishing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Paavo Jarvi on Thursday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles audiences give routine, if not obligatory, standing ovations, but this time the response was instantaneous, electrifying and accompanied by hoots, whistles and bravos that were anything but business as usual.
April 23, 2007 |
Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4, given a riveting performance by the Cincinnati Symphony on Friday night at Orange County's Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, is titled "The Inextinguishable." Things weren't looking good for the Danish composer when he wrote this amazing score between 1914 and 1916. Europe had all but collapsed in its attempt to destroy itself with World War I. Nielsen's marriage was on the rocks.
May 4, 2007
Film festival: The South East European Film Festival continues with screenings at the Goethe-Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles. It closes Monday with "7 1/2 " and "In the Name of the Son" at the Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd. Information: www.seefilmla.orgor (323) 876-7874. At the podium: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has extended music director Paavo Jarvi's contract two years, through the 2010-11 season.
October 9, 2005 |
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Mariss Jansons, conductor. (RCO Live) * * * * Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" Martinu: Symphony No. 2 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi, conductor. (Telarc) * * 1/2 SUPERFLUOUS or not, the Concertgebouw Orchestra's latest "New World" Symphony is a model of restraint, balance, controlled virtuosity and interpretive panache.