Spectacular views and music!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first NSO pops concert. I could imagine a mega pop star – like Beyoncé or Barry Manilow, belting hits backed by swelling strings. But what to expect when one of your featured artist’s claim to fame is riding Amtrak around the US to bridge the political divide, and the other just finished recording his violin standing barefoot under a bridge?
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird’s most recent album, Echolocations: River, was recorded solo, barefoot in the Los Angeles River.