Posted by: Kath Usitalo | March 14, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

Detroit Symphony in concert, Orchestra Hall

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business.

Elvis Presley

Last evening at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert I looked at the crowd and wondered why, in this day of instant access to all manner of recorded music and sophisticated electronic delivery systems, audiences still find the time and money to flock to live performances. Especially a symphonic orchestra concert, where there is no pyrotechnics show or gyrating Elvis. What you do get is a sense of spontaneity in the performance, the communal experience of enjoying great music in a beautiful setting. And sometimes a nap.

A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert. An album is an album is an album is an album. Musically, both have nothing in common.

Klaus Schulze, composer and musician

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  1. Cool photo!

  2. Thanks. Fun with Photoshop!


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