Sunday, March 16, 2008


The Pasadena Symphony, conductor Jorge Mester and pianist Howard Shelley staged an "open, working rehearsal of music by Mozart" Friday night for Art Night.

I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium but it was okay to shoot in the lobby, where this video presentation showed the rehearsal going on inside. I was disappointed, but I contented myself to photograph a particular lamp above the stairwell twenty or thirty times when I discovered I could hear the orchestra especially well while standing beneath it.

If that was a rehearsal, surely a performance will transport me higher than the stairs.


Jim said...

I love the picture, it just looks like great framing.

Casdok said...

An interesting picture, and i can hear the muisic in my mind!

AraratDailyPhoto said...

I'm getting very sick and tired of all the people with all their rules about taking photos!
I used to be polite and ask.
Now, not so polite.
I turn off the flash and snap away - usually people are none the wiser.
And I figure, they have tongues in their heads, they can ask me to stop if they don't like it.
(That's my vicious streak coming out!)

So, you are going to the concert?
I used to have a part-time job as an usher at the Melbourne Concert Hall - every night I went to work and watched a concert - it was wonderful!

Petrea said...

Thanks Jim, I have a soft spot for this one, too.

Hi Casdok--sometimes I wish people could hear my photos. This is definitely one of those. (Then there are the ones I wish people could smell, but we needn't go into that now.)

Ararat, I know how you feel. I get frustrated, too. I try to respect peoples' wishes and still get good candid shots. It's not always easy.