Photo by Mista Jaycee
Last night, Mrs. Jaycee and I went to the Hollywood Bowl for "Classical Thursdays". Ahhhh, MOZART! Last night the Labaque Sisters played duel pianos with the LA Philharmonic. Mrs. Jaycee and I got some very nice seats courtesy of this awesome organization called Project Ensemble. Project Ensemble's mission is to give inner City kids the chance to hear classical music. If you are interested in donating to this worthwhile organization and or would like tickets please Contact Patrick at www.Projens.org
So dig, we were supposed to be there at 8pm but we took the 405 (Santa Monica) Freeway to the 101 South (Los Angeles) Big MISTAKE! The traffic going to the Valley and the West side is just BANANAS! We got there at almost 9PM! So, we missed the Labaque Sisters playing Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt (entr'actes), and K. 345 Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 but we had plenty of time to get ready for more great music from "Smilin Nick" Nicholas McGegan, Conductor, we led the Phil in the Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425 ("Linz").Katia and Marielle Labaque Photo Courtesy of the web
I really enjoyed this piece and I assure you that I am not being flippant when I refer to Conductor Nicholas McGegan as "Smilin Nick". He smiled all evening and it was infectious! I smiled along with him and smiling is something I think we all sorely need.Conductor Nicholas "Smilin Nick" McGegan Photo Courtesy of the Web
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