To my knowledge, the slew of vocalists which accompanied the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last evening never sang the word "Jesus." The concert did not feature a denouncement of Santa or the formation of a manger in laser lights on the Scottrade Center's roof. Yet the event felt an awful lot like the ... More >>
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky understood drama.
The world loves a dramatic finish. And yet it's only Tchaikovsky who conceived of a way to end a musical performance not just with a bang, but with a series of bangs.
Damn you Internet. For the second time in two days, you've brought me a video that makes me want to cry. Yesterday it was Susan Boyle, the Scottish woman who looked like a lamb to the slaughter on Britain's Got Talent, but whose gorgeous voice poleaxed Simon Cowell and restored my faith that sometim ... More >>
Interactive Town Hall Meeting at PowellThe Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) got all interactive on patrons at its first-ever "Town Hall Meeting" Tuesday evening at Powell Hall. With HEC-TV broadcasting live, music director David Robertson and president Fred Bronstein breezed through an hour-lon ... More >>