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Friday, March 18, 2011

New York Philharmonic Pays Tribute to Tsunami Victims

Hi folks. Paul here.

For the last week, I have been watching the horrifying events happening in Japan.

Nuclear disaster.

I would like to ask all of our readers, (you know who you are) to please visit LivingSocial.com. There, a $5 donation to the American Red Cross relief fund for Japan will be matched by a $10 donation from LivingSocial. Donate more, and they'll match it.

It's the very least you can do.

In related news, New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert took the podium last night at Avery Fisher Hall to conduct a special performance of Toro Takemitsu's Requiem for Strings before the scheduled Hungarian Echoes program.

Here's the performance:

Hungarian Echoes continues tonight with a performance of Béla Bartók's opera Bluebeard's Castle, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Review to follow this weekend.

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.