The Orchestra sent us this little note:
A decision has been made after the Orchestra’s first rehearsal yesterday to bring the audience closer onto the stage from the Conductor’s Circle to both offer a more intimate listening experience as well as an intimate performance experience for our musicians.
But the best part was being so close to the conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who conducts as if he’s inside the music.
And the next best part was seeing the little smiles he and Jan Lisiecki, a 19 year-old prodigy, exchanged all during the performance. We were, all of us, inside that music.
[sorry there’s just the hyperlink; apparently this type of video isn’t supported by WordPress, but it’s the very one – Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 – that we heard, and so I didn’t want to choose another one. Listen. It’s so beautiful.]