September 18, 2011

At the Overture Café...

... you can tune up.


Carol_Herman said...

That costs serious money.

And, you don't have to live in Manhattan or Paris to get "culture."

Notice, too, the difference in acoustics between the concert hall and the rotunda.

Wood makes all the difference.

ricpic said...

At the start
At the start
It's like your a kid again
Eyes wide again
And all the candy is yet to come
As the musicians scrape and hum
Before the before the before
They begin to play is the very best part.

ricpic said...

Oy. you're not your.

Synova said...

Oh, wow! Look at those pipes!

I helped my dad tune a pipe organ once. It's a chore, and you've got to sit in the pipe-loft and get your ear blasted while you physically fiddle with the pipe. They are loud. Churches and such usually have baffles that can be closed or opened to control the volume.

Titus said...

What a boondagle.

The place is losing money big time Madison.

Sorry, you aren't a world class city. Next time think smaller, much smaller.

purplepenquin said...

Such a pretty theater; I never get tired of looking at it.

PS to Syn: That pipe organ is considered "the largest movable concert organ in the world." At one time people could make an appointment to play it, but not sure if they still do that anymore.

traditionalguy said...

Beethoven's 9th is coming to town this weekend. Pure pleasure.

DaveW said...

In his first 2 professional games JJ Watt has recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal. I don't know how many balls he's batted down at the line of scrimmage but quite a few. The guy is a beast and he's made every player around him play better.

Off to the hospital to get angio....grammed. I may be back this evening, or more likely I'll be their guest tonight and back tomorrow afternoon.

Issob Morocco said...

Perhaps it was the lack of coffee this mornring, but I could of swore your title read, "At the Overreach Cafe..." and a picture of Obama glowed at me.

edutcher said...

Agree with purple (first J, now this...).

Very nice venue.

And Titus is wrong - again.

You should have a beautiful place to see and hear beautiful things, regardless of the "class" of the city.

Calypso Facto said...

And here's some amazing footwork on the world's largest church pipe-organ, at West Point.

Curious George said...

"edutcher said...

And Titus is wrong - again.

You should have a beautiful place to see and hear beautiful things, regardless of the "class" of the city."

Actually he is right. Despite the claims when it was built, the place is no where near financially self sufficient and costs the taxpayers millions.

That's by definition a "boondoggle". Let the patrons support it.

MadisonMan said...

You can see the seat I had in one of the upper balconies when I took my daughter to see Mamma Mia. Vertigo City Seat.