Saturday, January 10, 2009
Tonight the CSO played the entire score to THE WIZARD OF OZ live with the film. The last time I saw the film in a theater was in 1999 when they did the 60th anniversary release. They have done a marvelous restoration, but hearing the orchestra live was really amazing. The film itself stands up amazingly well considering that it's just shy of 70 years old, and the audience (although small) still loved it. And hearing the live orchestra brought out parts I had never heard before in the music.