Saturday, January 21, 2006

Night Two: Boston Symphony, James Levine, Christine Brewer, Jill Grove, Ben Heppner, Rene Pape, Tanglewood Festival Chorus perform Missa Solemnis

I'm trying something new. Here's a video of the four soloists taking a bow with the maestro:

The four soloists take a bow with Boston Symphony music director James Levine following a performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" at Symphony Hall on January 20, 2006. From left to right: Jill Grove, Christine Brewer, Ben Heppner, Rene Pape, James Levine.

As Renee Fleming has said, the bow is seductive. It's a sort of coda that follows the actual performance but is itself a performance. If this little experiment goes well, I'll retroadd a few others. So stay tuned.

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