This is the last calendar. I've found that no matter how many performances I pick up, I miss at least that many. These pieces really are essential! At any rate, below is a list of a small percentage of the performances of 101 pieces occuring between 22 October and 4 November.

October 22-November 4

Puccini: Madama Butterfly. Mobile (AL) Opera. Mobile Civic Center Theater.

Ravel: Bolero, and Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Manchester Concert Orchestra, Paul McGrath. Bridgewater Hall.

Ravel: Bolero and Piano Concerto in G. Huntsville Symphony, Carlos Miguel Prieto. VBC Concert Hall.

Prokofief: Violin Concerto 2. Battle Creek Symphony/Chee-Yun, vln/Anne Harrigan. Kellogg Auditorium.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. London Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez. Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

Webern: Sechs Bagatellen. Hagen Quartett. Konzerthaus, Mozartsaal, Vienna.

Copland: Appalachian Spring. Phoenix Symphony, Michael Christie. Orpheum Theater. Also 10/30.

Copland: Billy the Kid. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Bay. Eastman Theatre, Rochester.

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Mikhail Pletnev, piano/Bochumer Symphoniker/Dmitri Kitajenko. Alfried Krupp Saal, Essen.

Menotti: Medium. Atlanta Capitol City Opera. Earthlink Live Music Complex.

Orff: Carmina Burana. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Greenwood. Royal Albert Hall.

Strauss: Four Last Songs. Mardi Byers, soprano/Orchester Theater Lübeck/Marc Tardue. Theater, Lübeck, Germany. Also 11/1.

Adams: Violin Concerto. Ernst Kovacic, violin/Riga Chamber Players/Normunds Sne. Latvian National Opera House, Riga, Latvia.

Copland: Appalachian Spring, Suite. Detroit Symphony/Jeffrey Kahane. Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit.

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