Written June 07, 2011
Tchaikovsky's Shakespeare largely worked for me, especially "Romeo and Juliet." The others were kind of slushy, but the actors and orchestra were great. I can't say much for the "added features," however, and the view of Disney Hall is not overwhelming. Much to my surprise, the sound system (in Aliso Viejo) was very good, more "surrounding" than at most locations in a concert hall, and the price was much lower.
If you don't like classical music, don't go, but don't complain that theatres are adding the LAPhil and the Met to their repertoire.
The pieces by Brahms in June were far from lullabies. The fabulous Cabuchon brothers did themselves proud in the double concerto and the rafters rang as well with praise for the Dud and Symphony #4. The audience in Aliso Viejo, whose age must have averaged at least 60 (my wife and I are past that), applauded for a tv image (!), not quite up to the standing ovations for both pieces at Disney Hall
Written May 20, 2011
Really?! Your interests are so narrow that they only include current pop culture? Dudamel is so popular in conducting that he is actually considered a rockstar. Really. I'm not making this up. But you wouldn't know that. Why did you even click on something that you weren't even interested in? Normal people don't flame things that are irrelevant to them. Go back to listening to Lady Gaga.
Written June 05, 2011
Only once in a generation does a conductor stand-out enough to lovingly be called, "MAESTRO!" Dudamel is the new MAESTRO of the 21st century! His music is a passion that transfers the audience into new realms of excitement. BRAVO!
Written June 26, 2011
Loved the show! We took our daughters, 15 & 9, who were the youngest audinece and they also loved it. Dudamel iis outstanding, and the Cabuchon brother are great!
Written June 09, 2011
It was fabulous! What a treat to be able to hear wonderful music like this in our neighborhood theater. Please give us more classical music and opera next season.