Saturday, November 05, 2011
A query and a question for music lovers
Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra.
We heard this piece performed last night at the DSO with solo guitarist, Xuefei Yang (also Tchaikovsky's 5th and a piece by Osvaldo Golijov).
Especially lovely is the adagio in the Rodrigo piece. I was able to find out the piece was used in BRASSED OFF (with a trumpet rather than guitar) but all of us felt sure it was used in a war movie or western. Anyone know which? One person thought PLATOON. Can anyone tell me?
Secondly, this piece of music, which I have heard before, moves me like almost no other piece of music. What piece of music can bring you to tears--and it doesn't have to be classical.
Detroit Passport to the Arts, in their third season now, put on a rollicking good time with an afterglow of Spanish food, flamenco dancers and the Scottish music from the north of Spain. Anyone in the Detroit area is crazy not to take advantage of this. Six fabulous evenings at the orchestra, opera, theater for $139. The food and drink alone last night was worth the price.
To get your passport, go here.