Concert review: Tchaikovsky Spectacular booms at Verizon. The Orange County Register, August 8, 2010. Click here to read my review.

I’d like to suggest an alternative program for some future Tchaikovsky Spectacular.

  • “Islamey” (Balakirev)
  • Piano Concerto (Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Selections from “Sleeping Beauty” (Tchaikovsky)
  • “Circus Polka” (Stravinsky)
  • Finale  of Sixth Symphony (Tchaikovsky), with cannon and fireworks.

OK, just kidding about that last one. Any suggestions for something other than the “1812,” given that fireworks are an imperative?