Friday, March 6, 2009
March 6 - Curious, Blue
Finish the orchestration of Saul! Saul! before heading off in the darkening light over the Vaca mountains to College of Marin, taking in, at the very last moment before the downbeat,
Michael Daugherty's Jackie O (1997), in what is evidently only its third production (Texas, Italy, and now California). Quite impressive in its inevitable collisions of cultivated and vernacular, elevated and tacky, with Act I dramatis personae including Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, Elizabeth Taylor,
Act II's totally-nonphilosophic/earthy Ari[stotle Sokratis] Onasis (who has the signature tango, I Am Curious Yellow towards conclusion of previous), Maria Callas, John Kennedy, et al. Review in a couple of days at 21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com, in print next Friday in Commuter Times, and eventually at 21st-centurymusic.com.