Abdiel Gonzalez, Beefeater Gin, Bombay Sapphire East, Dutch Genever Gin, Elissa Jonhston, Elliott Carter, Gabriel Boudin Saffron Gin, Hanoi, Jacques Pepin, Jon Lee Keenan, LA International New Music Festival, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Southwest Chamber Music, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble, Vietnam
I hope you’re hungry and thirsty when you read this post!
It’s funny how celebrations come together. When I planned an all Elliott Carter concert for our recently completed Los Angeles International New Music Festival at REDCAT, I didn’t give the idea the green light until I got positive responses from Jon Lee Keenan, Abdiel Gonzalez and Elissa Johnston. And all three were concert ready from the very first note, impressive to say the least
At the first rehearsal at my house, well ahead of getting together with the ensemble, Abdiel and I got to talking, as he had just returned from a tour to Ireland. Whiskey tastings had started around 10 AM. How about a true cocktail party to celebrate the Carter concert?
And so The Gin Party was born! Continue reading