Monday, July 23, 2007

Saturday Night

The concert was great. The whole evening was just fantastic. We started out with dinner on Hollywood Blvd. then walked up to the Bowl for the show.

The LA Philharmonic was calling this show Cool Brittania. The British theme was established with guest conductor, Bramwell Tovey. A funny chap and a dynamic conductor. He got the evening going with a tight James Bond Medley. Next was the music of Noel Coward accompanied by the Pacific Choral. One more song for the orchestra and choir, I’ll be seeing you”, from the 1938 Broadway show, “Right the way”.

They finished up with a couple more English spy tunes: Shagadelic Suite from the movie Austin Powers and finally the main title from the old tv show, “The Avengers”.

At the LA Philharmonic events at Hollywood Bowl you can bring in food, booze and the expectation of a really good time.

At the set break we uncorked a bottle of red wine. I was so excited to see the evenings headliner, Jamie Cullum. The orchestra backed him up for most of his set. He got things started with a kick’en version of “I get a kick out of you”. He traded off, Jazz Standards with great music of his own.

Polly turned me on to his music a while back when he was on Austin City Limits.

What can I say, I had a great time.

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