Los Angeles Philharmonic Plays Bizet, Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Featured review from Jill Frank
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As always, Goldstar did a fine job of purveying the tickets and easy access to one of our favorite concert venues in the universe
However, the program of Bizet and Ravel was unbelievably lackluster and even, I must say, dull. No effort was made to engage the crowd with a bit of background info about the music or the composers, only one soloist was introduced-- the cellist-- who played wonderfully, it's true. But later in the program, 2 other magnificent soloists- one an oboist, and the other, playing an oboe related instrument, the 2 musicians playing in complete tandem, with each woman's piece flowing seamlessly into the next-- as if one breath were taken by the 2 musicians- were not given the opportunity to take a bow and be applauded by the audience, for their exquisite performance.
The conductor addressed the audience once, to explain- sort of- what Ravel meant by "Pavane Pour Une Enfante Defente". That was nice, but we wanted more!
This email is really for the LA Phil-- we feel that there should be more systematic verbal "program notes" integrated into these nights at the Bowl. The audience here is not all serious 'long hairs', and we need the background info to engage us about the music, and the musicians, and the whole range of elements that go into making a wonderful performance. While one must never assume anything, our guess is that it is unlikely that any new LA Philharmonic afficienados (i.e., ticket buyers) were born at the Bowl last night. I gave this event 2 stars, and not one, because it was a beautiful summer night, and we were happy to be at the Bowl with friends.
Quotes & Highlights
- Learn more about the program and hear an excerpt on the Hollywood Bowl's website.
Los Angeles Philharmonic: French Masters
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Peter Stumpf, cello
Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Bizet: Symphony in C
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 6 in D major (G479)