La Scala Opens Season With Daniel Harding on Podium
Lacking a music director after the resignation of Riccardo Muti last season, La Scala has scheduled a series of guest conductors for the season, including Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Jurowski, Roberto Abbado, and Christopher Hogwood
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Personnel: Christian Doble (vocals, guitar, saxophone); Alicia Gbur (vocals); Michael Spence (guitar, keyboards); Matt Rickle (drums). Audio Mixer: Collin Dupuis. Recording information: BGC; Russian Recording. Photographer: Victoria Lincoln. The sophomore studio long-player from the veteran Great Lakes indie rock quartet, Ultimate Oceans delivers another exemplary blast of melodious garage-tooled dream pop that's as muscular as it is graceful. Comprised of members from a bevy of Southeast Michigan's finest pop practitioners, including Kiddo, Child Bite, the Nice Device, the Von Bondies, Javelins, Thunderbirds Are Now, and Those Transatlantics, Fawnn's pedigree alone should elicit more than just casual curiosity. Ultimate Oceans, in keeping with the nautical theme, washes in gently via an aerial-led non-assault of six-string-distributed major sevenths. As Galaxies progresses, the pace grows more insistent, culminating in a surprise saxophone and guitar battle that invokes the warm patina of late-'70s AOR rock. That pristine Fleetwood Mac-meets-Beach House opening eventually gives way to the punchy Omnivore, a sugary sweet gale of bottom end-heavy power pop, with a soaring chorus that makes excellent use of Alicia Gbur's luminous voice. Elsewhere, the buoyant Nosebleed, with its elliptical melody and moody, echo chamber guitar work, effectively channels Wave of Mutilation-era Pixies, while the nervy Master Blaster and the ghostly, psych-tinged Phantom Phantasy offer up opposite ends of the dream/power pop spectrum, with equally dizzying results. That predilection for pairing smart, unpredictable arrangements with earworm-ready melodies is the fulcrum on which Ultimate Oceans' just under 45-minute run time rocks to and fro on, and like the best summer storm, it rolls in with admirable bluster but leaves the roof intact. ~ James Christopher Monger
Voice, Silence, and Self
Stigmatized throughout Japanese history as outcastes, the burakumin are contemporary Japan s largest minority. In this study of youths from two different communities, Christopher Bondy explores how individuals navigate their social world, demonstrating the ways in which people make conscious decisions about disclosing a stigmatized identity."
Lacking a music director after the resignation of Riccardo Muti last season, La Scala has scheduled a series of guest conductors for the season, including Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Jurowski, Roberto Abbado, and Christopher Hogwood. General director St_phane Lissner has told the press that he doesn't plan to hire a new director for at least two years. Tonight's performance is directed by Luc Bondy. Highlights of the season include a new production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas directed by choreographer Matthew Bourne.
Christopher's Teriyaki Stir Fry (broccoli, carrot, chicken, rice, vegetable oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, red onions, vegetable oil, peas, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds)
Green Chili Tomato Soup (cheddar cheese, milk)
Tangy Pork Tenderloin (chili powder, dijon mustard, honey, salt)
Cinnamon Brownies (cocoa powder, baking powder, butter, cinnamon, powdered sugar, eggs, flour, salt, coffee, sugar, vanilla extract, walnut)
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