Friday, July 25, 2008

Mozart Under the Stars

My Mom's in from Texas so we took in a bit of L.A. culture (it does have it!) We had a great evening at the Hollywood Bowl last night. The LA Philharmonic had Mozart Under the Stars and it was incredible. A nice cool evening, picnicking at the Bowl, and great music.

The program:

1. Overture to La clemenza di Tito
"Ch'io mi scordi di te"
Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
"Exsultate Jubilate"
Symphony No. 38, K. 504, "Prague"

The mezzo-soprano was Isabel Leonard. Beautiful voice, technique, etc. The pianist was Orion Weiss who was also fantastic -- fluid and commanding.

The Bowl is a MUST if you ever visit L.A. in the summer. It is a great venue, there's not really a bad seat in the house, and it's affordable if that's a concern. The views and sunsets are beautiful and bring a picnic basket -- everybody eats at the Bowl.

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