Carnegie Rocks » Lincoln Center http://www.carnegierocks.com Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 NY Philharmonic “Concert to End Polio” with violinist Itzhak Perlman http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/02/new-york-philhamonic-concert-to-end-polio-with-violinist-itzhak-perlman-at-avery-fisher-hall/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/02/new-york-philhamonic-concert-to-end-polio-with-violinist-itzhak-perlman-at-avery-fisher-hall/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 04:11:47 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1084 Avery Fisher Hall 1
The New York Philharmonic performance at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center had a performance tonight to help stamp out polio worldwide. Polio, the A.I.D.S. of the Baby Boomer generation, still occurs in a few countries, and the Rotary and other sponsors are trying to end this disease for all time. The concert was played without intermission, but Mr. Perlman was especially exquisite during the Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor Adagio … I cried. Otherwise, the concert was a non-stop potpourri, and I must say Avery Fisher’s Hall is not nearly as attractive as mine.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

This is AFH from the inside and the orchestra is New York's finest

The thingys above the stage must have a purpose, but I have no idea what.

Itzhak Perlman, one of the world's great violinists, once had polio

This is Itzhak Perlman. He is one of the world's great violinists, and he once had polio himself.

This is my friend, Elizabeth, with Avery Fisher

This is my friend Elizabeth with Avery Fisher

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“Mostly Mozart” Concert at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), August 5, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/05/mostly-mozart-at-avery-fisher-hall-lincoln-center-august-5-09/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/05/mostly-mozart-at-avery-fisher-hall-lincoln-center-august-5-09/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2009 16:34:12 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=181 Lincoln Center is the biggest artsy place in New York City

The “Mostly Mozart” Concert series at the Lincoln Center is among the best classical music in New York during the summer (when my place, Carnegie Hall, is closed). The concert that I went to was actually an all-Beethoven concert.

We had great seats

Avery Fisher Hall is rather modern.

... in the orchestra

I had a terrific seat in the orchestra

I don't actually play the violin

I don't actually play the violin

... but my friend Michael plays really well.

... but my friend Michael plays very well!

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