In today’s Orange County Register online, I review last night’s concert given by the New York Philharmonic and conductor Alan Gilbert as they launched a California tour.

Click here to read my review, or pick up a copy of tomorrow’s newspaper.

Incidentally, in his comments just before the downbeat, the president of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Dean Corey, mentioned me by name … which is a weird experience. He brought up my recent post here on clapping between movements. In context, it seemed as if he was implying that I was against it, but he didn’t actually say so. At any rate, he suggested to the audience that it not applaud between movements, and it didn’t. So, in this case at least, an announcement appeared to work.