Los Angeles Philharmonic launches live-to-movie-theater concerts
It's not as ambitious a venture (yet), with only three concert in the series this season, but if the idea catches on, I imagine we'll see a lot more of this sort of thing in the future, and not just from the LA Phil.
That orchestra's selling point, of course, is its music director, Gustavo Dudamel, he of the hair and the vitality. He'll conduct a program of Adams, Bernstein and Beethoven in Sunday's concert, which will be at 5 p.m. EST.
Several cineplexes in our area will offer the event, including Bel Air Cinema in Abingdon, AMC Columbia Mall, REG Snowden Square, and AMC Owings Mills. (It would be nice to see a movie theater or two inside Baltimore get into the act.)
I know I'm obstinately old-fashioned, but I just can't get overly excited about attending a virtual concert (or opera, for that matter). That said, I'm all for anything that will bring people together for music, and I hope this venture is a success.