Thursday, I went on a tour of the DMZ (an interesting story for another day). On that tour were several members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, here to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of that great orchestra. Seoul is one of 6 international cities where they will perform in celebration of that milestone.
My seat mate was the most adorable violist named Letitia. She was traveling with two of her five teenaged children, though she could easily have passed for a teenager herself. We hit it off right away and she invited Mack and me to the LA Philharmonic’s performance to be held on Sunday at the Olympic village.
The concert was a tribute to John Williams, including selections from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, etc. To make it even more fun, there were clips from some of the movies, shown on the giant screen behind the musicians.
Most interesting to me, though, were the close ups of the musicians shown on that giant screen. It was fascinating to watch. Of course, I was mesmerized by the principal cellist, Robert deMaine. Wow!
Conductor Gustav Dudamel is a rock star. Watching him was as good as watching Mick Jaggar strut across the stage. He has equally cool moves.
It was a great night. We took the subway (a 62 minute, 20-stop fandango of its own) then finished up the night with a dinner of Korean BBQ. A departure from our usual Sonic cheeseburger and tater tot date on Sunday night:)