Wednesday, August 26, 2009

John Adams

DISNEY HALL

I just bought tickets to Disney Hall to see John Adams conduct John Adams in early December.

We bought 4 cheap seats with a couple of Adam zealots. That means we are behind the orchestra, but facing the baton waving Adams as he leads the musicians in his own creation.

My favorite contemporary composer at my favorite contemporary concert hall with 2 good friends. It doesn't get much better.

If you are not familiar with Adams, here is a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RompnEeeP-g&NR=1 He is worth getting to know.

If you have never been to the sculpture = building in downtown LA created by Frank Gehry, a fellow Canadian and rabid hockey fan, use any excuse to go.

For me, it is important to have events to anticipate with joy.

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2 Comments:

Blogger pat said...

Thanks for the Adams! If you like his type of music you must get to the Ojai Music Festival Next June!

August 26, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adams isn't really to my taste. I'd much rather see Bach conducting Bach, or Beethoven conducting Beethoven, but absent a time machine...

As one wag would have it, nothing empties a concert hall than advertising 'modern classical music', except perhaps 'atonal concert'.

August 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

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