Three competent violinsts are invited to L.A. to be wined and dined with typical American generousity, attend masterclasses and coaching, meet intereting musicians and use fine instruments All cost-free.
Whereupon one attractive young lady (sic!) mounts the podium to play one movement, one movement,(seriouly,one movement?)of Bach´s eternal Double Concerto with,in Laurie Miles word, SuperStar Ray Chen. The other two are allowed to sit in with the orchestra and play the same movement. Ray Chen then goes on to play four Vivaldi concertos. The guests travel home with happy memories. I cannot for my life undetand how a great L.A. Philharmonic of musical integrity, in a time , ss said, where fine orchestras are struggling to exist can lend itself to what is basically , I feel, a PR event well- orchestrated on behalf of the redoutabele Mr. Chen. Can we afford such spectacles? So, talk to me and tell me what I´m missing here! Danbel.
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