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.
1. Overture to La clemenza di Tito
2. "Ch'io mi scordi di te"
3. Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
4. "Exsultate Jubilate"
5. 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.