Philip Glass Concert
Wednesday night I got to go to a concert by Philip Glass at the Mondavi Center in Davis. It was a nice selection of Mr. Glass's work from the span of his career. Some pieces were solo piano, some pieces were solo cello and some pieces were piano, cello and percussion.
I had great seats right in the middle about 10 rows back and it surely is fine to hear someone play a concert grand in a great hall like the Mondavi Center, not to mention the Cello which is one of my favorite instruments.
The cellist was Wendy Sutter a stunning women in her 40's who just so happens to be romantically involved with the 70+ years Mr. Glass. That aside, she was playing this beautiful Stradivarius Cello made back in the early 1600's and which has spent most of its life in the Vatican. You can read about it on her site, but what a history this intrument has had. Thankfully, Wendy Sutter's Cello, unlike Lance Armstrongs bike, did not get stolen in Sacramento.
I think it is time to revisit those Philip Glass movie scores - Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, The Thin Blue Line, Kundun. He has been quite prolific.