so, the boston pops orchestra, which is, oh, just one of the most celebrated orchestras in the country, has asked me to select their opening selections for new years. they'll be playing (without me) for about a half an hour before my set.
we can ask them to play MOZART, or THE SIMPSONS THEME.
for real, they'll do it.
anything classical, anything soundtrack/film, anything standard, jazz, you name it.
if an orchestra can play it (and there are existing charts out there), they can do it.
i was thinking about asking them to play "overture" from dancer in the dark/selmasongs....
and maybe do some orchestral radiohead (i think there are some scores out there).
i also might put a bid in for some mahler.
blue danube? swing music? william tell overture???
hit me! hit me!
i'll check back in periodically and scan.
p.s. tickets HERE http://www.bso.org/bso/index.jsp?id=bcat5220105