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Pauline Adamek from presents Exit Reviews, a series of ‘vlogs’ or video reviews.

Last night was one of the Tuesday Classics at the Hollywood Bowl.

Stunning Georgian pianist and Sony Classical recording artist Khatia Buniatishvili played Rachmaninoff’s passionate Rhapsody. Dvořák’s celebrated “New World” Symphony concluded the program, which marks the U.S. debut of 25-year-old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani.

Buniatishvili was a revelation, playing with passion and verve, and providing a sense of the pyrotechnic in her attack of the piano, as well as a sublime sensitivity when required. It was a breathtaking performance.

Here follows my short video about the evening:


Rachmaninoff and Dvořák

LAHAV SHANI, conductor


GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”



Principals List
September 7-8, 2015
Lahav Shani, Conductor

CONCERTMASTER:                         Nathan Cole

PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN:         Lyndon Taylor

PRINCIPAL VIOLA:                         Carrie Dennis

PRINCIPAL CELLO:                         Robert deMaine

PRINCIPAL BASS:                      Dennis Trembly

PRINCIPAL FLUTE:                    Sarah Jackson

PRINCIPAL OBOE:                     Ariana Ghez (Dvorak)

Marion Arthur Kuszyk (Glinka, Rachmaninoff)

PRINCIPAL CLARINET:                   Michele Zukovsky

PRINCIPAL BASSOON:               Shawn Mouser

PRINCIPAL HORN:                     Joseph Assi

PRINCIPAL TRUMPET:                Thomas Hooten

PRINCIPAL TROMBONE:             James Miller

TUBA:                                     Norman Pearson

PRINCIPAL TIMPANI:                 Joseph Pereira (Glinka, Rachmaninoff)

Nicholas Stoup (Dvorak)

PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION:              James Babor

HARP:                                     Maria Casale


Video info:

Video produced, filmed, edited and hosted by Pauline Adamek.

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Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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