Think different. Think acid
Who knew that this could actually work! I can imagine a church being a a great venue.
Think different. Think acid
Saw Amber Rubarth yesterday. The show was supposed to be last week, but she was sick so it had to be cancelled, but fortunately they were able to arrange a new date yesterday on her last night in Europe. Glad it was possible, because it the concert was well worth the drive, loved every minute.
Only discovered her through this forum and its “What are we listening to” thread. Keep on posting good music there!
Amber plays in the Trio Applewood Road with Amy Speace and Emily Barker.
We have a house concert with Emily Barker on Saturday where she is trying new material. She also played for us last year. We have also hosted Amy Speace a few years ago. I have never seen Amber yet though.
Here is one of our Amy Speace videos…
Saw her on the Applewood Road tour in our local pub, she is very easy on the eye if I am allowed to say that and they were brilliant. Amy however does not like spiders…
You’re probably not allowed to say that if you live in the UK. However, I’m in Montenegro, where it’s 1973 (wasteland, wild dogs, stray horses etc.), so can appreciate the sentiment! Surprisingly not seen many spiders here in two years. Not too many tours in this neck of the woods, but did see Beth Hart in Belgrade last year, who was brilliant.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mirga Gražintė-Tyla, at Warwick Arts Centre (yesterday evening):
Rautavaara: Canticus Arcticus - Concerto for Birds and Orchestra
Sibelius: Rakastava (The Lover)
Sibelius: En Saga
Grieg: Incidental music to Peer Gynt
A super concert. The Rautavaara stood out and captured my attention, it was simply beautiful.
Well, that was special… A house concert with Emily Barker where she was trying out new material some of which she has never played in public before. There were some lovely songs too.
She is hiding away to write for a while now so a new album is on the way.
She has played for us a few times now and it’s always a joy to see her. The next gig for her will be the full band and I can’t wait.
The Merch Table, the most important space in the room… still
The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Adám Fischer in Mahler’s 9th symphony at the London Barbican this coming Wednesday evening. Ticket booked months ago and now overwhelming anticipation for my all time favourite work performed by one of the world’s great orchestras.
Friday night at BlueWhale in LA.
First time I had heard The Bad Plus with new pianist Orrin Evans.
Intense and percussive concert.
On Friday. Schiff playing conducting from the piano BWV 1054 and BWV 1055 was wonderful – light, spacious, subtle. BWV 1068 is more muscular, but his conducting kept it from overflowing and made it beautifully balanced between lively and stately. After the intermission, however, the Mendelssohn was too long, too repetitive, too over the top. I’m sure the conducting and playing were good, but the piece just bored and annoyed me, the worst kind of thickness and overstatement that makes me dislike much mid 19th-century orchestral and choral music.