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    By Fred Granlund

    About the author
    Fred Granlund is a conductor, concert promoter, broadcaster, recording producer,
    author and journalist. He founded the Santa Barbara Fall Music Festival in 1979 and
    led the organization for ten years, and conducted numerous concerts with the
    Montecito Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles. He has produced dozens of
    concert broadcasts, hosted radio programs and produced recordings for commercial
    release. His program notes have been published across the country, from the Music
    Academy of the West to the Virginia Symphony, and his reviews are now being
    published exclusively by DTodos and the Ventocilla Show on the American Radio
    Pablo Heras-Casado, guest conductor
    Kate Royal, soprano soloist
    21 March 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4
    Mahler: Symphony No. 4                          
    Yannick Nezet-Seguin, guest conductor
    Martha Argerich, piano soloist
    13 March 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Ravel: La Valse, Piano Concerto in G
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5                        
    Christian Zacharias, guest conductor & piano
    Mark Kashper, Ariana Ghez, Shawn Mouser,
    Brent Samuel, soloists
    21 February 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Brahms: Serenade No. 2
    Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
    Schumann: Piano Concerto                          
    Robert Spano, guest conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano soloist
    14 February 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Varese: Octandre
    Gershwin: Concerto in F
    Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3           
    Charles Dutoit, guest conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano soloist
    5 February 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Debussy: Petite Suite (orch Busser)
    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
    Leonard Slatkin, guest conductor
    Hilary Hahn, violin soloist
    31 January 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
    Glazunov: Violin Concerto
    Stucky: Son et lumiere
    Wm. Schuman: Symphony No. 3
    Michael Tilson-Thomas, Music Director
    27 January 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Copland: Our Town (Film Score)
    Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra
    Brahms: Symphony No. 1   
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director
    Emanuel Ax, piano soloist
    10 January 2009
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Mozart: The Impressario Overture
    Part: Symphony No. 4
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1  
    Marin Alsop, guest conductor
    Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    13 December 2008
    Brahms: "Tragic" Overture
    Violin Concerto
    Symphony No. 1     
    Gustavo Dudamel, guest conductor
    Rudolf Buchbinder, piano soloist
    6 December 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Kurtag: Stele
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
    Strauss: Alpine Symphony            
    Gustavo Dudamel, guest conductor
    Christine Brewer, soprano soloist
    29 November 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Ligeti: Atmospheres
    Strauss: Four Last Songs
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6     
    Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, guest conductor
    22 November 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Mozart: Serenata notturna
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
    Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome   
    Thomas Ades, guest conductor
    Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano soloist
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    15 November 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    BERLIOZ: La Marseillaise, et al
    ADES: America: a Prophecy, Tevot    
    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, guest conductor
    Midori, violin soloist
    8 November 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
    BRITTEN Violin Concerto in D minor
    REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas   
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