This is my first visit to the Alpharetta theater. In truth I prefer the Fox. I hope the next concert will be at the Fox. I believe that venue provides the perfect acoustics. like I said I'm saving my money the next concert, but I wish I could be in Los Angeles at the Ophesus for Jackie's great performance video. I love to watch her on TV, on my computer, and now live and in person. The differences beyond imagination. So again, thank you Jackie for your great performance.
Just Jackie, Mighty Mo, and either Larry Douglas Embury or Bob Van Camp if he is still around. 4 keyboards, 42 ranks of pipes, 3622 pipes and Jackie! Wow!! The organ is capable of anything from a whisper to shaking the building. One of the most capable Theater organs in the world, and beautifully voiced. It also has a very beautiful sounding Concert Grand Piano you can play remotely from the console. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S4_MazmhQk
Thanks to Edward P. Traxler for posting the Alpharetta Patch article. I hope we get some pictures from the 'camera guy' . Reposting for anyone who missed it. To Emily - I'll try really hard not to respond the Sheriff or Deputy/CEO/MVP/M.O.U.S.E.......
Edward P. Traxler says: http://alpharetta.patch.com/articles/jackie-evancho-helps-aso-open-its-summer-season
"While she was singing, her age wasn't apparent. But between songs, she reminded you that she's not even in her teens yet, with little giggles, and shy smiles as she replied "I love you, too," to fans who called out to her. The cool, calm exterior she has while singing shifts easily into what seems to be her real persona, that of a young girl just happy to be on stage, doing something she loves. That joy of singing came through in her songs, too.
If you have the chance to see Jackie Evancho in concert in the future, don't pass it up."
One thing the reviewer was bugged by was the obliviousness of the amateur photographer to him. If there were ever an argument against photographing during a concert that would be it. The fact that it is disruptive to people who want to hear her sing. Hopefully most folks have more courtesy than to be obnoxious with their cameras, or can disable the shutter "noise" from their modern digital cameras.
Yasmin - I think the quoted paragraph sums up about as well as I have read to date what this whole "Jackie" thing is all about. Loved that article:
"While she was singing, her age wasn't apparent. But between songs, she reminded you that she's not even in her teens yet, with little giggles, and shy smiles as she replied "I love you, too," to fans who called out to her. The cool, calm exterior she has while singing shifts easily into what seems to be her real persona, that of a young girl just happy to be on stage, doing something she loves. That joy of singing came through in her songs, too."
Most/all Digital cameras don't actually make that "shutter noise" you can go to the menu and shut it off. Should ask the next time for shooter to shut it off. On many/most, in the menu you can set the exposure metering so the a spotlighted person dressed in white or light colors doesn't "glow" from over exposure. One of the two first posted videos was like that. Dont know if a smart phone or whatever can be set for the situation, some thing to check BEFORE the concert. There have been a tremendous number of mostly ruined videos of Jackie concerts (and probably other performers) because people don't do their camera home work.
For example stand up a white poster with writing in a darkened room and shine a light on the poster and figure out how to set your camera so you can read the writing or some other such practice method.
Jackie doesn't "glow" in concert videos because she is a celestial being,but from an incorrectly set camere.LOL
I loved your review! Thank you. The way you put everything in sequence and included little details was great. You must have been taking notes during her performance and sacrificing yourself on our behalf. And doing it all while also giving your sweet Layla the attention she may have required. I am so happy to hear that the concert was a big hit with everyone. Sorry I wasn't able to post this earlier. Thanks again.
Courtesy of Norman Lebrecht (yeah, that Norman Lebrecht), I found out that yesterday Eduard Khil died. He was someone who could even sing bad songs as if they were good songs, so he had that in common with Jackie. Too bad he probably never heard of her.
Here's his biggest hit, known as the Trololo song, originally known as "I'm to happy to be home," about a soldier returning home, only the Soviet censors kept objecting to various parts of the lyrics, and eventually left the song with no lyrics at all, thus making Eduard Khil's expressive video into an inexplicable narrative. But it shows how he could turn a sow's ear into, well...a very nicely presented sow's ear.
I look forward to Jackie's rendition of this Soviet classic on a future album.