SAN DIEGO – Election Day just got “Luscious” as San Diego Symphony members are coming to the rescue this Nov. 6 to help lighten political tension by playing a few tunes and spreading a touch of whimsy.
On this eve – elect to be at Anthology – where the politics of “Luscious Noise” rules and San Diego Symphony members cut loose from the classical music status quo. Attendees can exercise their right to vote by applause for their favorite artist(s) of the evening while enjoying Anthology’s outstanding fine-tuned cuisine.
On the program
Honoring Claude Debussy’s 150th birthday this year, the first movement from the great composer’s “String Quartet” in G Minor will be performed.
Principal flutist Rose Lombardo will perform Jacques Ibert’s Debussy-esque “Pièce for Solo Flute.”
Baritone Mark Wischkaemper will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s chamber version of Gustav Mahler's "Songs of a Wayfarer."
Then, “An Apologia” from the Big Bad Wolf. Based on the composer, Jon Deak’s actual wolf encounter while on expedition in Alaska, bassist Jory Herman will perform Deak’s irreverent theatrical piece, “B.B. Wolf: An Apologia,” with monologue by Richard Hartshorne.
Maintaining the irreverent continuity – Michael Daugherty’s Stravinsky inspired, theatrical riff “Dead Elvis.” Scored with the same instrumentation as Stravinsky's “L’Histoire du Soldat,” Daugherty’s “Dead Elvis” tells the story of a rock star who sells out to Hollywood and Vegas for wealth and fame. In this special presentation, bassoonist Ryan Simmons will perform in character as Elvis, with classical ensemble accompaniment.
And interspersed throughout the evening – luscious multimedia to float the imagination; to include everything from classics to contemporary to the obscure.
“Luscious Noise” concert: The future of live classical music is here. Luscious Noise breaks the barrier of tradition by bringing live classical music performance down to earth in a cool relaxed setting where guests can sip drinks, mingle and dine while they watch the show.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 pm
All ages welcome. Space is limited.
Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets $10 and up