Did they do any clog dancing.?
Just one song at the end, which drew a huge round of applause for it.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Muti contracted Covid so at the last minute his assistant conductor Lina González-Granados stepped in.
Mutter’s violin was fine and delicate sometime more of a whisper in some spots. She did not get going till the last cadenza where she showcased her flexibility and precision. I prefer more Heifetz style of gutsy weightier playing tho it was interesting interpretation for the score.
Gonzalez-Granados’ Brahms was mixed. She did nothing wrong but I thought it lacked dynamic expressions lacking tensions. The quiet movement suffered the most from this flat-lined direction. I got the feeling the orchestra musicians were on an auto-pilot.
Capercaillie + Michael McGoldrick + BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Brilliant concert great music from start to finish.
Michael McGoldrick + BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra added greatly to the music of Capercaillie, a very enjoyable night of music.
I have many Capercaillie albums but this was my first time seeing them live.
Yes always used to start their concerts with an excerpt from “The Firebird”?
And they still do.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Their first gig since the loss of Alan I believe? Presumably they marked this in some manner, as they did after Chris’s passing (his white Rickenbacker bass standing in the spotlight solo was a suitably touching tribute).
This was the Close to the Edge gig wasn’t it? I assume that there were additional pieces played? Be interested to read your impressions on the concert.
Last Saturday (18 June) in Walthamstow… Ese & The Vooduu People.
Joining Ese were Sheena (vocals), Jackson (keyboards and synth bass – Indigo was in Denmark, so Jackson channelled his inner Manzarek), Pharoah (drums) and Noel (percussion). A brilliant gig, at which Ese made full use of her growing FX board (see below):
Good to catch up again with @steviebee and Laura too.
Can’t wait to order the new album on the 10 th, my burstday present to myself❤️
We only start recording it on your birthday @Gazza… might not be finished for a few months after that. CD and DL likely to be out before the vinyl, given all the delays right now with that format…
As always, a memorable night. EVP were on fyah.
Brilliant gig - I’ll take that anytime over the corporate singalong of (urgh…) ‘Glasto’.
What’s the Hendrix one?
Oh got that one wrong………hope it goes well😥
It’s an Octaver @steviebee - and Ese has just got herself a little Big Muff too…
Although she’s struggling with the violin bow I bought her…
@steviebee – going to see Pharoah’s band Mama Sutra at Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s tonight for a late late show (onstage at 11.15) and Ese and Noel are gonna sit in on a couple of numbers.
Gosh looked them up on you tube……they are great as well, do they have any recordings? You will have a great night👍
Dammit… I’d forgotten it! Sadly (probably just as well as Mr Rotten’s gift of his cold has slayed me this week - luckily it didn’t take hold until the day after Ese’s gig), I’m in no state to go.
Enjoy - I’ll read your write-up!