The Sage houses two performance spaces—one seating 600, the other one seating 1,700—with impeccable acoustics. This magnificent concert hall serves a city with a smaller population than Eugene, Oregon (you know, the racist berg where Oxford-trained conductor Matthew Halls was just fired for cracking jokes with his black counter-tenor friend). I am seasick with envy.
I believe 11-year olds Mia Bagley and Cooper Johnson the way I don’t buy Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Legato or quick, jazzy and electric? Is there an overall “Gershwin” sound for Gershwin?
Listen to Ross Gorman’s opening glissando and his “laughing” clarinet in the original Paul Whiteman Orchestra performance. That wasn’t in the score, but George liked this improvisation so much he said keep it in. Haven’t heard that laughing clarinet since.