Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuning


The musicians were tuning up before last night's concert at the
Naples-Concert-Hall-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named-Because-Photography-is-Prohibited.
(I agree with the prohibition during a performance, but an unobtrusive iPhone photo
during tuning seems pretty innocent to me.)

The first piece was Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.  After intermission, Emanuel Ax was 
the soloist for Brahms' Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B-Flat Major. 

12 comments:

Kate said...

Looks like a wonderful concert hall. We have the same rules but i have a few before and after shots, too. We have Friday morning concerts for the "gray hairs" which I really like. Very convenient. Music is good for the soul, don't you think?

Tanya Breese said...

it makes a nice black and white!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can almost hear them tuning up Jack :)

Sylvia K said...

A great capture for the day and I, too, can almost hear them tuning up! Wish I could have heard to whole concert!! Thanks for sharing, as always, Jack! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

A great 'spy' shot, Jack! i don't know what the problem would be to have a pic before the performance.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm with you on that one! Good job!

José Mendonça said...

I agree with Tanya, the B&W works wonderfully. Lovely capture, Jack.

William Kendall said...

Photographing during tuning's one thing, but definitely not in performance. I like the musical choices, and I've seen Emmanuel Ax perform here once.

Bob Crowe said...

I agree completely. The SLSO forbids photography, video and audio recording. What a bunch of old poops. Those rules are a challenge, not a commandment.

Ax playing the Brahms concerto? Sweet.

jennyfreckles said...

Wish, oh wish, my hearing was good enough to enjoy a classical music concert. And yes, can't see the harm in a quick shot before the performance.

Kay said...

It catches the action nicely without your being a total bad boy.

EG CameraGirl said...

Music to my ears, Jack, that you sometimes bend the rules. ;)