The Boston Symphony Orchestra presented an upbeat program during the past two weeks, primarily focused upon Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka,’ a Burlesque in four scenes produced in 1947.
A seven-year-old made a pivotal decision, after much deliberation, to play the drums instead of the double bass. For Dan Bauch, this decision would shape his passion and career choice. Now at Symphony Hall he is living his childhood dream, performing in his first season with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.’
‘I want you to break something,’ band manager Ethan Dawes ordered into a microphone, ‘Except for the girls in front.’ Girls ‘-’- that man may have saved your lives.
Synth rock. Dirty funk. Coffeehouse jazz.’ Instrumental soul.’ For a single group to not only dabble in but excel at all these varieties of music proves that genre-crossing bands, or even genre-creating ones, are as much a force in music as ever before.
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama included $80 billion in his federal stimulus package for greater energy efficiency and cleaner technologies. Currently, Congress is halfway toward passing a bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Much like what is taking place in the political sphere, green initiatives are now in vogue in the fashion industry.