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#1036803 - 11/23/08 02:07 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
AnthonyB Offline
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I was lucky enough to see and meet Ludovico twice during my trip to San Francisco thanks to him having an in-store concert at the Virgin Mega store on 2 Stockton Street in San Francisco on the 19th. At first there weren't too many people showing up and sitting down so it was just a few of us in the front row of chairs for a while. The seats did manage to fill up pretty well before he started playing and we had some folks standing by the end. It was a somewhat strange experience to walk into a music store and hear tracks from Ludovico Einaudi playing over the speakers though.

He started off (both concerts, actually) with Uno and Dietro L'Incanto. He played quite a few tracks from Divenire during both concerts, with only just handful of others. The in store concert mainly featured pieces from Divenire and I Giorni because those are the two albums the store had for sale, no doubt. The Divenire tracks came first followed by a trip to some I Giorni pieces. Ludovico played for just about an hour or so at the in-store event. He brought some bottles of the family wine with and proceeded to be nice and sign autographs after the show.

Monica and I spent the time before the concert on Thursday sightseeing. We visited an aquarium, walked around quite a bit, visited some sea lions and took a tour of Alcatraz Island. Once we got back from our hotels we headed back to our hotels to prepare for the concert.

My hotel was further away so it took me a bit longer to get ready and back to the club, but Monica had already gotten us a nice spot in line. When we arrived inside a tech was just finishing making final adjustments to the piano and we were seated and begun some eating and drinking while waiting for the concert as doors are one and a half hours before the actual show begins. It took quite some work keeping the ushers from handing off the prime seats at the table we had as they were already taken by our late arriving guests.

Again, the pieces were mainly from Divenire and I Giorni. I'll have to say I didn't write anything down and don't have a good enough memory to recall the tracks played. I will say the audience was great and gave him plenty of well deserved rounds of applause. The tracks he seemed to really get in to while playing seemed to be “Oltremare” and “Andare”. He was making audible noises the most during those songs. He actually shocked me the first night at the in store concert when he was making occasional humming and other such noises likely to help him play and keep time during some of the faster sections. It might be a side effect of playing Divenire pieces with accompaniment. He was much more audible during his actual concert. This could have been due to the piano being mic'd for audio. We were fairly close to the loudspeaker. I think he played Ascolta with his electronic backing track from his iPod. I really enjoyed all the modifications he makes to his music and the bridges between different songs that he comes up with. That makes the performance much more interesting. The encore he performed for us was “Le Onde” which was excellent to hear. I think everyone there wanted him to keep playing, but it wasn't to be. \:\)

When he was signing things after the show I once again failed to ask if he ever had plans to do future shows in the USA after these. Darn it. From what I could tell the other shows on the east coast had not been selling all too well which was rather depressing. The fact that only a handful of people went to the Saturday Boston show and they flat out canceled the Sunday show isn't good. I should have also asked, if I got the chance, what he was planning on doing before his show in Mexico. There is a week between his concert in New York and the show in Mexico so I wonder if Ludovico will visit some cities and look for some more musical inspiration. Either that or maybe he'll take the time to get some work done on the new album.

There wasn't much that I did the day following the concert as I pretty much packed up my stuff in the morning and did just a bit of walking around before taking the subway back to the airport.

Overall the trip was well worth the money spent. I had a great time meeting some of the people who I only get to talk to on-line. I really hope that Ludovico will some day take another trip to the USA so that I can see him play again. It would be great if he could manage to stop by Chicago next time as this way one of our other posters here (aw2pp) could have an easier chance to see him play. I'm sure Monica and I could find a way to head there for a concert as well.

I don't have a lot of pictures of Ludovico as they stated no cameras during the concert and the pictures I took the night before were also mainly without flash and thus a bit grainy on the digital camera. I'll get around to posting some of those soon.
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#1036804 - 11/23/08 02:30 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
Key Notes Offline
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Loc: CA
As promised... a group pic \:\)
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#1036805 - 11/23/08 03:57 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Thanks, Key Notes! That one turned out pretty nice, I think. \:\) You can see the piano in the background. I will confess that I reached up and depressed one key so that I can say that I "played" the same piano that Einaudi did. \:\)

And thanks for the detailed review, Anthony. You did a better job of remembering the pieces played than I did!
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#1036806 - 11/23/08 04:16 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Great photo! We're so jealous!
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#1036807 - 11/24/08 12:05 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Loc: Arizona.
Anthony that was a great review. It's great you guys pulled this whole thing off without a hitch.

I'm super jealous as well.

Next time, I say we all get together for a Nobue Umatsu concert. ..[Final Fantasy series composer].

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#1036808 - 11/24/08 10:48 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Well, even though I forgot my camera, I can contribute a photo after the fact. Here's my two Einaudi CDs with autographs. Um, let's just say that I was near the end of the autograph line and Einaudi was clearly getting tired of writing by then. \:D

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#1036809 - 11/24/08 10:56 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Loc: Not in Texas
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Um, let's just say that I was near the end of the autograph line and Einaudi was clearly getting tired of writing by then. \:D
[/b]
I'll say! If you showed me that and gave me a million guesses of whose "signature" it was I'd probably still not get "Ludovico Einaudi" from that.

Oh well, at least you[/b] know who it is!
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#1036810 - 11/24/08 11:15 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
JDelmore Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 634
So glad you all enjoyed, and shared with us! Einaudi isn't really my "cup of tea", but neither is solo cello, and just that by Rostropovich was absolutely the finest show I've ever been to (likely the finest I'll ever be to...), and I've been to a blue billion. My point is that to be in the presence of a master--whatever the particular 'flavor'--is both an humbling and an elating experience, to be savored and cherished. Methinks I would have enjoyed it in spite of my 'New-Age aversion'...
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#1036811 - 11/24/08 11:42 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Um, let's just say that I was near the end of the autograph line and Einaudi was clearly getting tired of writing by then. \:D
[/b]
Yeah, I must say that I got a little more ink when he signed my book:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/32/3215/11.html

It seems like he wrote something extra above his name for me then. Probably 'regards' or 'best wishes' or 'good luck trying to play the intro to Divenire, hahaha'.

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#1036812 - 11/24/08 11:45 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
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I'm betting the extra was his first name, Euan... that looks like an "L". Sort of. \:D

Maybe Anthony can upload a photo of his autographed iPod, as that was a signature with distinguishable letters.

I'm not complaining... I'm delighted to have the autographs, and I have to say it's very gracious for a musician to take the time after a concert to mingle with the fans. Must get very tiring and boring for him, but for us... what a thrill.
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#1036813 - 11/24/08 02:13 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
AnthonyB Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 659
Loc: Center City, MN
Images \:\)









Is the thread a bit less worthless now?
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#1036814 - 11/24/08 05:22 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Loc: CA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Thanks, Key Notes! That one turned out pretty nice, I think. \:\) You can see the piano in the background. I will confess that I reached up and depressed one key so that I can say that I "played" the same piano that Einaudi did. \:\) [/b]
You're welcome Monica. \:\) I'm sure glad that one of them turned out decent.

Yes, I did noticed your wandering fingers and hand and I was tempted to do the same except I didn't want to end up on Alcratrez. \:D

Have a happy Thanksgiving week and I hope that you'll come back and visit us again soon!

Key Notes \:\)
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#1036815 - 11/24/08 05:28 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
Key Notes Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
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Loc: CA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Kawai, HI:
Great photo! We're so jealous! [/b]
Kawai, HI, You are always so nice. If you and polostrings ever visit the mainland and in the area, please let me know. I would love to meet you guys.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and best regards.

Key Notes \:\)
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#1036816 - 11/25/08 11:26 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
Lisztener Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
Anthony,

In my mind there never was a question concerning the worth of this thread.

I believe it to be a vivid and upbeat thread of three ABF members meeting for the expressed purpose of sharing in each other's company a wonderful experience, that being the enjoyment of a respected and admired composer and pianist in concert.

Each of the three of you has contributed your verbal thoughts on this wonderful experience. Now, each of the three of you has contributed photos of this momentous occasion.

You, Key Notes and Monica have thrilled each of us interested in your experience.

Many thanks to each of you for sharing your excitement with us in a very thorough and engaging way.

I have bookmarked this thread so I can come back in the future and revisit the enthusiasm of your shared experience. I am thankful that each of you kept the rest of us in mind while enjoying yourself and being so immersed in the moment of enjoying Ludvico Einaudi.

Thank you all for your consideration, \:D

Lisztener
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#1036817 - 11/25/08 11:48 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
Woody-Woodruff Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 615
Loc: Coastal Mississippi
Lisztener,

I personally don't think we should let them off that easy!!! Sure the pictures and the comments are great - but we here at the forum need more. How about some recordings of Einaudi played by the members while still frresh from basking in the remaining glow of the master himself? See, give us here at ABF enough time and we can always find something more to whine about....

I'm glad everyone had a great time and the stories and pictures really are appreciated. Those of us limited to just reading about your exploits enjoy your sharing.

Thanks,

Woody
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#1036818 - 11/25/08 01:50 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2557
Loc: Not in Texas
 Quote:
Originally posted by AnthonyB:

Is the thread a bit less worthless now? [/b]


Thanks for posting the pictures. I really like the one in front of the window, I'm guessing that was at the Virgin store?
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#1036819 - 11/25/08 02:13 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Registered: 09/28/07
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Loc: Center City, MN
Yes, that was at the in-store concert. I didn't dare try to use my camera during the show at Bimbo's as I wasn't about to fly half way across the country only to get kicked out of the show. \:\)

I think the cutest part of the in-store concert was when an ambulance went down Market Street right outside the window. Ludovico calmly paused his playing turned to the audience with a smile then continued on playing. Oh, and the most annoying part of the in-store concert? The creaky piano bench. I can just imagine what Ludovico must have been thinking the first time he shifted his weight on it. After that I think he tried to shift around as little as possible. Still quite funny. That's what you get when you play at unknown pianos, I suppose. \:\)
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#1036820 - 11/25/08 02:59 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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 Quote:
Originally posted by AnthonyB:
That's what you get when you play at unknown pianos, I suppose. \:\) [/b]
I've always admired people that can play any piano and make it sound good. I've played a few pianos in churches and nightclubs (not professionally, just fooling around) that were awful[/b] and yet they get played all the time. At least in a concert venue the piano is usually properly prepped.
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#1036821 - 11/25/08 03:36 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Posts: 200
Loc: Hawaii
 Quote:
Originally posted by Key Notes:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Kawai, HI:
Great photo! We're so jealous! [/b]
Kawai, HI, You are always so nice. If you and polostrings ever visit the mainland and in the area, please let me know. I would love to meet you guys.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and best regards.

Key Notes \:\) [/b]
Thanks! And if you are ever in Hawaii the same goes. Happy Thanksgiving too.
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#1036822 - 11/25/08 03:37 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5455
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
 Quote:
Originally posted by BB Player:
I've played a few pianos in churches and nightclubs (not professionally, just fooling around) that were awful[/b] and yet they get played all the time. [/b]
And the keys are filthy \:\( I think I've cleaned the keys on every publically available piano in town (that's an exaggeration, but. . .) \:\)

Cathy
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#1036823 - 11/25/08 04:44 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Southern California
Looks like you all had a great time. Nice to see the "Piano Forumites" meeting up like we do on the car side. I've got friends I've now known for over 4yrs and we've stayed at each others houses, gone on weekend breaks and partied, gone to events etc and this was all from the love of a specific car.

But let me get this straight, you went to a place in NorCal called "Bimbos"? \:D

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#1036824 - 11/25/08 04:52 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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You bet... hey Anthony, do you still have that napkin? I think mine got thrown away in the confusion of unpacking. Let's just say that the design on the official Bimbo's cocktail napkins were as hard to explain away to my hubby as the name of the establishment itself. \:D
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#1036825 - 11/25/08 06:45 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Hey Monica, is this the design you mean?

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/dolfina.gif

(Just in case, I used a link instead of IMG as to not offend anyone - can't imagine it would, but a guy never knows....)
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#1036826 - 11/26/08 10:52 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Loc: CA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Kawai, HI:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Key Notes:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Kawai, HI:
Great photo! We're so jealous! [/b]
Kawai, HI, You are always so nice. If you and polostrings ever visit the mainland and in the area, please let me know. I would love to meet you guys.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and best regards.

Key Notes \:\) [/b]
Thanks! And if you are ever in Hawaii the same goes. Happy Thanksgiving too. [/b]
Thanks! \:\)
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#1036827 - 11/26/08 11:01 PM Re: Einaudi Concert
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17747
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by gmm1:
Hey Monica, is this the design you mean?

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/dolfina.gif

(Just in case, I used a link instead of IMG as to not offend anyone - can't imagine it would, but a guy never knows....) [/b]
Yeah... I'm pretty sure that was it. Rather wild, huh? \:D
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#1036828 - 11/28/08 12:22 AM Re: Einaudi Concert
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If you want another napkin, I could probably pick one up sometime.

I have only seen the girl in the fishbowl once. At one time, there was one who was a city councilmember across the bay in Richmond. She is only there for special events nowadays.

Mr. Bimbo was still alive when I first went there. His wife was, too; she died first. I went to his funeral. His grandsons run the club now. Old-timers tell me that during the war, soldiers in uniform would get free meals there. That would have been in the original location at 365 Market Street. You can read the history of the club here.

My next shows there are Aimee Mann's 3rd Annual Christmas Show, next weekend, and then New Year's Eve.
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