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Friday, July 14, 2006

Hradec Kralove, Boni Pueri 2000, & Pirates of Penzance

In February of 2000, I returned again to conduct the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic in a concert which included the "Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. I spoke with the audience about this piece (which had never been played in Hradec Kralove), and we first performed the original hymn by Tallis with the boys choir Boni Pueri. The choir was definitely a major element in the success of this performance (a very rewarding experience)!

Our concert in Hradec also included Mahler's 1st Symphony, and a week later I returned to New Orleans to conduct "The Pirates of Penzance" :

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