finally, an orchestra does something totally, apologetically AWESOME!! The London Phil is officially the Best Orchestra in the World (at least in terms of programming)!!!!!!!!
It is so, so rare to come across any kind of worthwhile festival programming in the world of orchestral music these days, much less to come across an event that actually has an interesting and totally integrated media/publicity element to it. Everything about this Schnittke festival Rules!!! Go to their site and click on “Explore the Brochure” — how sweet is that? Most websites for popular music or things that actually have some kind of economy associated with them don’t have sweet features like that. Not to mention that the actual brochure is brilliant — IT’S GOT THE BACK OF HIS HEAD ON IT!!! I have this whole new wave of respect for Vladimir Jurowski – his commentary is brilliant.
Finally, there is hope for the world.
If you live in London, YOU MUST GO TO this festival. I mean all of it. Even screening’s of Schnittke’s films!! It’s for the good of humanity.