Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bachiana Filharmonica with Joao Carlos Martins & Dave Brubeck Oct. 2nd, 09

Friday was such a nice night to get invited to the Lincoln Center. It is not good to be running late to one of these events, so jog up the block and get there on time. When late it is hard to notices details. This is the reason for only realizing that the fountain was working again during the intermission. They are celebrating 50 years over there on Amsterdam Ave. Why not celebrate together? It so happens to be the 50th anniversary of Dave Brubeck's Gold album "Time Out". Dave has been known for crossing genres and that is what this program was about. The first two pieces where by Brazilian composer Heeitor Villa-Lobos. This year happens mark 50 years since his death. This composer took inspiration from the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Blending Bach with Brazilian music with his Bachianas Brasileiras. The Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 followed by Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 was a nice start to the evening. After a quick break Chris Brubeck, proving that musical talent does not skip a generation, came out with his Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. Then his dad American jazz pianist and living legend Dave Brubeck step out on stage to a standing room ovation. They played two of his pisces and one of his brothers. (Brandenburg Gate: Revisited, Thank You (Dziekuje), Theme For June) All this and more because they stayed on stage to play three unannounced selections. Joao Carlos Martins was living a dream conducting and playing along side the Burbecks. Most the People in the room where bobin' their heads and tappin' their feet. This is what being a music fan is all about, shows that change your life.

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