Friday, May 09, 2014

Colorado Symphony's Cannabis Concerts

Ahaha: The Colorado Symphony is attempting to hold some bring-your-own-dope fund-raising concerts, which they are calling "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," which has evidently made them the butt of many jokes.

Okay, remember, with a series name like that, they want to be laughed at. And I did.

I also more or less rolled on the floor when I read an article called "Pass the Bong, and Tune Up the Berlioz" in the Times. H/T Will Robin for the link, on Twitter, where I couldn't see the article title; suffice it to say that Symphonie Fantastique was my first thought as well as that of NYPO Music Director Alan Gilbert.

But keep reading: it's local favorite John Coolidge Adams who put me on the floor. (Everybody has to start calling him that now, really, with John Luther Adams achieving well-earned fame.) @Helltweet rawks, is all I can say.


OTOH said...

One obscure piece that would be ideal is Lyapunov's tone poem "Hashish", op. 53. It is a pretty good piece of late Romantic orchestral writing.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks! I'll look that up.