…unreal. I understand the grievances, but not the chaotic destruction. And I get the distinct feeling that more than a few of those kids are just looking for an excuse to pillage.
JUST ANNOUNCED: May 23, 2011, New York Philharmonic performance in Leipzig, Germany, will be streamed live from the Gewandhaus at nyphil.org/leipzig — Part of EUROPE / SPRING 2011 Tour.
Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts an all-Mahler program, featuring Kindertotenlieder with baritone Thomas Hampson, and the Symphony No. 5, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Just some of the recent destruction in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A large F4 or F5-class tornado tore through densely populated areas of the city near the U of Alabama campus on April 27, 2011. Over 600,000 accounts lost electricity across the Tennessee Valley, and the dead in Alabama alone numbered around 300 as of April 29. Thousands of homes were destroyed by the storms which relentlessly pounded the South for more than 12 solid hours. Numerous communities were devastated along a wide path spanning hundreds of miles.
Anthony Hopkins is to have music performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony in an upcoming concert, The Guardian reports:
The man who played Hannibal Lecter is set to show off his musical side. Anthony Hopkins will present his original classical music, including a new piece composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, at two UK concerts…
…"We all know his work in movies of course but Tony is also a fine composer and I know his music means a lot to him personally," explained concert producer Tommy Pearson, who will interview Hopkins on stage. "We’re all looking forward to discovering a new dimension to a world-famous legend."