๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian night – hello mr tilson ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

I’m so l lucky to be at this concert conducted by the famous Michael tilson at Barbican with the London symphony orchestra – we listened to three familiar Russian pieces – the mood of the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s pathetic symphony was hard soft hard soft hard … – I loved how the first time the soft sound came in and how that softness sounded like on this big unified orchestra – somehow that soft sound was very powerful – if the second movement was ballet like waltz – then the third movement sounded like the marching of an army – with foot steps in the music – after the bursts the last movement was touchy and was what’s left over – the conductor brought elegance to the orchestra – the contrast in the first movement was clear – at one moment there was a cloud of rumbling around him – at another moment the music reduced to the small tune on an oboe – at the beginning of the performance mr tilson introduced us scene de ballet as pictures of Broadway shows and palm trees near the beach in serene – if he said that – then that disturbing ending sound in stravinsky’s scene de ballet suddenly made sense to me – like the jazzy and edgy sound in entertainments – I loved the violin concerto from Prokofiev tonight as well – normally I would love to listen to a darker tone on the violin on this piece because the music is dark – tonight the sound of violin was bright but the higher strings sounded very colorful – in the second movement the violin and the orchestra had perfect timing – when the violin was gliding thru the higher pitches – I felt she’s whistling in the wind – so happy to see this handsome conductor in London again – brining the largeness and elegance from San Fran – when will I hear him conducting again ? 

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