Monday, March 28, 2011
Review: Ingrid Fliter and the KC Symphony
"Such soothing music!" a misguided patron exclaimed as he strolled out of the Lyric Theater on Saturday. The performance by the Kansas City Symphony could be characterized as inspiring or stimulating, but calling it soothing was an unintended insult to the musicians and composers. Elgar's Enigma Variations didn't do anything for me but Ravel's G Major Piano Concerto provided a wild ride. Ingrid Fliter, the featured pianist, was charming. Although I'm still in search of the mythical $10 Symphony ticket, at $16, Saturday's rush tickets still represented a steal.
I love whatever's happening on track #10 of The Lost and Found, Gretchen Parlato's new album.
In spite of its patronizing tone, a recently uncovered 1956 documentary about the music of a Southern sharecropper is worth the attention of roots music fans and students of American history. (Via Marc Meyer's Jazz Wax.)
Syd Kitchen has died.
My friend Corky alerted me to this exciting development.
Red Line Chemistry made a video for "You Don't Get It".
Local readers might be interested in a ticket contest at Plastic Sax.
Kansas City Click: Tom Russell returns to Knuckleheads on Tuesday.
The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey graduates to Crosstown Station on Wednesday.
Electric Six perform at the Riot Room on Thursday. Request "Gay Bar".
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)