Great concert.

Concert this week.

  • N.Y. Philharmonic: The Last Mozart Symphonies
  • Avery Fisher Hall—New York

Most us know that next week is the Thanksgiving holiday, and for this week’s evening concerts, conductor Alan Gilbert picked a program consisting of the last three great symphonies of Mozart: Numbers 39, 40, and 41 (“Jupiter”).

I surely would attend if I were in NYC that day; however, I am blessed to have some time with my kids, and also with four of my grand kids during next week.

Saturday’s matinée program, following Turkey Day, features the “Jupiter” symphony by itself, preceded by two delightful chamber works by a great Mozart admirer, French composer Francis Poulenc: The Sextet for Piano and Winds; and the Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon, with the pianist Jeffrey Kahane joining the orchestra’s principal winds.

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (January 7, 1899 – January 30, 1963) was a French composer and a member of the French Group called ‘Les Six’.

He was a Parisian by birth and death, and always preferred the city to the country. His mother, an amateur pianist, taught him to play, and music always formed a part of family life.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30 at 8 PM; and Saturday matinee Nov. 30th, at 2 PM.

Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y.

Here is the “Ensemble ACJW” performing the Allegro vivace movement from Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds at Arthur Zankel Music Center in NYC:



And next, here is Francis Poulenc’s Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon, with Henri Sigfridsson, Rachel Bullen and Etienne Boudreault:



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