We like to overload the senses here at the ML. Clears the sinuses, it does. Last Friday being a case in point. The extremely attractive and gifted Persian guitarist Lily Afshar beguiled a full house at the first of this year’s Noon Music concerts with a lecture-cum-powerpoint art-show-cum-concert built around the satirical etchings of Francisco Goya, who gave the likes of Cruikshank and Gillray a run for the money (left them at the starting gate when it came to portraiture, of course) and the directly related music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The departing audience had trouble locating the elevator button, so madly a-reel were their senses. Just another day at the city’s oddest cultural institution. You should have been there.
While I have your attention, let me point out that the repeat function on your PDA can easily be set to nudge you on the first Friday of the three remaining months in 2007 that there will be a Noon Music concert at noon. I can’t tell you how many calls we’ve fielded from people asking what time the concert is.
Soprano Audrey Luna’s up for October.