The 5 South closure due to the fire in Sylmar made it impossible for Kate’s vocal cohorts to make it down to LACMA in time on Saturday, November 15. So, with 2/3 of her trio MIA, she resorted to her old stand-by accompanist, yours truly.
LACMA is beautiful and it was really exciting to hear Kate sing a Bulgarian vocal solo into the giant and reverberant space. The clarion beckoning of a horn ensemble also sounded gorgeous. We played about an hour long set of Balkan tunes both in an elevator and in the elevator lobby to an incidental audience of museum goers. I quite enjoyed the unabashed reactions of small children as they entered the elevator, ranging from a visibly piqued curiosity and joy, a knee jerk covering of the ears, to the flat out bawling of an infant!
I fear there will be video forthcoming (ha!) and there are these pics on Flickr already (front and back views!) -
(Photo cred: ruth666)
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