1. Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    took the truest to a fancy classical concert last night at the hollywood bowl 

    was super fun. Gershwin doing the music from that old United Airlines commercial.

    also Bernstein.

    but one of the best parts (besides being able to legally bring in bottles of wine) was when the pianist improvised off of Beethoven’s Fifth, best known from “Clockwork Orange”.

    she told the crowd that in olden times classical musicians would improve live all the time but nowadays its super rare.

    no clue why its rare cuz it was, like i said, the best part.

    the conductor, this dude Dudamel is only 29 and the LA Phil has named him their music director and our reviewer and the crowd were super into him, for good reason. he has so much fun up there and clearly knows the music inside out.

    but what i liked about him is he conducts from the future. like if he really wants one section to nail it he will gesture to them a full beat before he wants it. so not only are the musicians ready for it, but so is the crowd. it gets everyone way into it.

    it also must be hard to do. i was confused. but i was also a tad toasted.

    as i plan to be shortly, shorties.