Sydney Opera House
Today's Sydney Morning Herald contained a short review of last night's
Concerto with george and Jon Lord. Headed 'Straight from the heart
of symphonic rock', the review by Harriet Cunningham says in part:
is a work that has the best elements of this decadent ear (1969) -
opulent scoring, virtuoso solos and an ever-present tongue-in-cheek
as the musicians bolt together the 'best of' both genres. Lord is
well qualified to do this - his classical knowledge comes through
loud and clear.
never sounded so good as on a Hammond, and the string quartet was
pure Vaughan Williams. And it is hard to imagine a group more ideally
suited to take on this work than george, who have defied categorisation
with their rock-pop-jazz-funk-soul combo.
Lord's work they sparkled in two soaring ballads and a drum solo which
was a breathtaking display of random invention. And the orchestra
are a great backing band."
article in The Daily Telegraph (Rasmus' old rag) stated that the george
n Jon shows were the fastest-selling event in the Sydney Festival.
tuned for further updates!
The Concerto on Thursday nite was very impressive, considering
that I am not into symphonic music. george are a very original and
accomplished band, even though their music is not my type of music.
The brother and sister are hugely talented (check out Katie's prowess
on the congas, not to mention the piano and vocals). And her brother
can really sing (+guitar+piano+percussion) - Mary said he sounds like