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1A performance of a piece of music written for an opera, ballet, piece of theatre, religious service, etc., at a concert without the accompanying dramatic action or liturgy.
- ‘The main event, however, was a concert performance of Janácek's last opera, From the House of the Dead, with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.’
- ‘They did look a bit young to have come to a concert performance of a Wagner opera without parents.’
- ‘It certainly did on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5, when the Kirov Orchestra presented Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a rare concert performance of the complete ballet.’
- ‘At other times, you have the impression that the two worlds, in three and two dimensions, are juxtaposed without really blending, as if a concert performance were accompanied by video images.’
- ‘So high-calibre, in fact, that McMaster could afford to be blasé at Wednesday's press conference when discussing a concert performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.’
- ‘The distinguished conductor Mengelberg, in spite of Frau Wagner's objection, recently gave a concert performance of ‘Parsifal’ in this city.’
- ‘Nevertheless, a concert of operatic arias and scenes, or a complete concert performance would not have been impossible, of course.’
- ‘The recent concert performance by the Collegiate Chorale in Carnegie Hall was the first hereabouts in nearly 30 years.’
- ‘That fact has not escaped the attention of the ever-enterprising Opera Orchestra of New York, which recently gave a concert performance of Les Huguenots at Carnegie Hall.’
- ‘The usual meaning of the term as it is understood today is a sacred work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra on a large scale, neither liturgical nor theatrical, but intended for concert performance.’
- ‘One such is the opera Maria Stuarda by Donizetti, given a effervescent concert performance by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under the infallible guiding hand of Sir Charles Mackerras.’
- ‘Since I did hear at least one memorable Ozawa evening some years ago, a concert performance of Strauss's Elektra, I journeyed to Tanglewood in hopes that the same composer's Salome would be just as revelatory.’
- ‘The issue recently arose again, when the New York Philharmonic gave a concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in Avery Fisher Hall with a cast of singers more or less equally drawn from the worlds of opera and Broadway.’
- ‘At the age of 75, Bergonzi was about to sing Verdi's Otello for the first time, in a concert performance with the Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by Eve Queler.’
- ‘A petite figure, she also performed in trousers which is a profound help to the audience in a concert performance of an opera with a fair degree of cross dressing!’
- ‘At the same festival there is a concert performance of the musical about Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha.’
- ‘One of the most memorable concerts of this season thus far was another bold move - a concert performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande by the Boston Symphony.’
- ‘Another version should be available soon, since the recent American Symphony Orchestra concert performance at Avery Fisher Hall conducted by Leon Botstein was recorded for future release.’
- ‘And it is mirrored by a concert performance of Donizetti's opera Maria Stuarda in Italian, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.’
- ‘The centrepiece is a concert performance of his opera The Second Mrs Kong by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.’
2A performance of a piece of music at a live concert.
- ‘In January 2004 he gave two major concert performances in Manchester and London in celebration of 1964, the year that set him on his path to music legend.’
- ‘Winner of the top Esther Croskery Award for the best concert performance went to sixth-form student Stevie Jennings-Adams of Kirksanton for her piano performance of a Chopin waltz and her rendition of three songs in different languages.’
- ‘Hollywood Records is participating with a concert tie-in: the musical acts Ta-Gana and BBMak will kick off each evening's film with a concert performance.’
- ‘In a concert performance, the current vogue for fragments of staging is no more than a distraction.’
- ‘This event which promises to be a most entertaining and enjoyable evening will feature a concert performance by the renowned Moy Singers from Ballina.’
- ‘During a concert performance in 1978 Sosa and much of her audience were arrested by the Argentinean military and she was forced into exile.’
- ‘He's still a fun-loving, gregarious guy and that spirit infused his concert performance.’
- ‘For her part, she remembers with particular fondness a concert performance earlier this year before 10,000 people in the glitzy Hollywood Bowl.’
- ‘Neil Diamond himself joins in for the film's happy conclusion and ushers out the closing credits with a concert performance.’
- ‘Cran's concert performances are a stunning display of technical virtuosity combined with fun and humour, banter and stories.’
- ‘But this ultimately doesn't get in the way of enjoying a great concert performance.’
- ‘Tuneful trumpeters joined harmonious horn players at Bury Music Centre when they staged annual concert performances.’
- ‘A young virtuoso pianist from Sligo was the star of a gala concert performance held in Dublin on December 11.’
- ‘Congratulations are extended to Ciara Walsh, daughter of Roy and Ann Walsh, of Swinford Road, who is to participate in a forthcoming concert performance in Hamburg, Germany in September.’
- ‘And in their debut concert performance, youngsters of the Little Acorns raised £120.’
- ‘This new recording features two dozen carols brought together to create a concert performance.’
- ‘But only 24 hours earlier O'Sullivan was informing Beggs that the company had just booked him in for a festive concert performance in Vienna on December 28.’
- ‘I bought the CD and, so far, it hasn't lived up to the quality of their concert performance.’
- ‘The trio have recently returned from a tour of South Korea with Korea's leading jazz saxophonist Lee Jung, which included a major concert performance in Seoul as part of the winter jazz series.’
- ‘In 1975, Elvis Presley earned a record $800,000 for a single concert performance.’
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