Chris Botti Concert
Trumpet in His Hands. By Daniel K Ngeno
Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10pm
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
Albert- George Schram, Conductor.
Choosing The Event.
I have also heard good things about the charlotte symphony and never had a chance to attend a concert and this presented itself perfect that i could experience this event at the same time give my wife a very deserving date.
The tickets were expensive at first. Never paid $ 72 Dollars for no music event but after the experience, it was worth every penny. The Charlotte Symphony has been struggling with raising money for upkeep and if this is the kind of fees then i can understand why but at the same time the quality of the music and shows is the reason. The audience too were not your ordinary cowboys or hip hop but mature upper middle class.
2. Storyteller, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives on audience interactions, He surrounds himself with some of the best musicians in the music industry and he spotlights every member of his dynamic band.
3. Sy Smith rendition of Burt Bacharach's The Look of Love. This was phenomenal the human voice replicates a trumpet, Smith showed off her elegant vocals with versatility, sultry jazz and pop vocals with such ease.
4. Lee Pearson's infectious grin and drumming stole the show numerous times, the drumsticks flying. his athletics and flamboyant drum solo brought the crowd to their feet.
5. Sandy Cameron violinist played Shakespeare's' lines "though she but little, she is fierce". elegant, agile, athletic and very commanding, her performance brought the audience into still silence as Botti slowly teamed up for a heartwrenching and soulful Emmanuel. Her electrifying performance that showed a full range of her skill brought the crowd to its feet on her virtuoso solo.
Saturday's concert at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra of Charlotte gave me everlasting memories of Chris Botti and his great band, the most talented and entertaining musicians. What a night to remember.
He is a Canadian record artist who composed the original version which evokes rock and roll and gospel music. Hallelujah is written in the key of C major. He wrote 80 drafts and his original version was recorded on his various positions album. That version contains several biblical references notably Samson and Delilah as well as king David and Bathsheba.
Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in 1985 Numerous singers mix lyrics from different versions. Cohen's lyrical poetry and his view that "many different hallelujahs exist". is reflected in wide-ranging covers with different intents or tones, The song is melancholic, fragile, uplifting and joyous depending on the performer. Chris Botti described as a romantic piece and for sure together with Sandy Cameron, the violinist made it sound so beautiful. This song has been performed all over the world, in December 2013, South African singer Karen Zoid released a version as a tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Facts # 1: Before Fame, he attended Indiana University, left school to tour with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich.
The largest employer of the individual artist in our community. 100 professional and 62 on a full-time contract.
He is also a companion of the Order of Canada, The nation's highest civilian honor, in 2011 he received one of the Princesses of Asturias Awards for Literature
City Of Charlotte.
Is the largest city in the State in North Carolina, the second-largest city in the southeastern United States.
The Song "Hallelujah". by leonard Cohen.
Has 60 version notable recordings.
Sandy Cameron Violin.
Was crafted by Pietro Guarnerius of Venice, c. 1735.