3.18: Phil In Berkeley w/ YPSO

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Administrator (Admin) on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

Sunday March 18, 7:30pm
A Fundraiser For The Young People's Symphony Orchestra And The Jazzschool
($75 adults, $25 under 21)
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
California's oldest independent youth orchestra combines forces with Berkeley's renowned Jazzschool to celebrate youth in music. Special guest star, Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead who credits YPSO with starting his career, shares his crossover talents. Dessert reception follows.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By garyfish (Garyfish) on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 03:38 pm: Edit Post

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit Post

Seems there is a trend of late to post show comments~reviews in "Other Stuff" folders..

Hope attendees don;t mind me clippin their writings


By VooDoo Child (Wuzzup777) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 02:08 pm: Edit Post

I went...dont have time right now to write anything indepth...(working)

Phil conducted the orchestra for a while...he didnt play an instrument

my fav part was the jazz/classical meld...last song. it was very fluid like... floating leaves in the wind...

phil looks fantasic...very happy.

more later if i have a chance


By Roarshock (Roarshock) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 05:02 pm: Edit Post

Last night was totally cool. A lot of what Phil has been doing these last years, in my opinion, is passing on little pots of the "sacred fire" to younger musicians, moving Grateful Dead music forward beyond the original band and into 21st century repertoire. That's never been clearer than last night when he was working with very young people, in this case musicians working in classical and jazz forms. Phil obviously was very moved to be there supporting the group (Young People's Orchestra) where he got his own start 50 years ago. It was a real pleasure to be in the audience watching the show with Phil and his family, and the mayor of Berkeley, and a lot of other folks – not too many heads showed up, but I did see a few of you, and thanks to Brian for sharing a joint in the parking lot during intermission! The jazz group played in the second half, and the kid playing bass got a lot of the spotlight; what a boost for him to play a breakout gig like that with one of the greatest bass players ever in the audience. There was a nice reception afterwards. Phil was there, and being very generous and gracious with folks who came up to say hello. I’m really glad I supported and attended this event.


By VooDoo Child (Wuzzup777) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 10:26 pm: Edit Post

I really enjoyed last nite too...

referencing a question in another thread about the sound…..the church was designed for music...there was a HUGE organ and pipes…the room had wonderful acoustics….(and stained glass) my bf (who is a sound eng) says that they probably had a sound board...behind the wooden booth...but with an orchestra u don’t need one...

I enjoyed the melding of 2 genre (jazz & classical) I liked the shakedown…. orchestra style...i never really realized how intricate that song can be.

i really like classical music....esp. in an orchestra because you really can focus in on different sounds and there is so many to choose from or listen to them all together...

i was really impressed with the bass player too...all of the musicians are very talented and young which was a breath of fresh air

it was a nice sunday evening and i hope that Phil conducts more music....the song he did was very dramatic...classical music can really bring out the emotions in a person….i hear certain sounds and they bring out specific feelings and help me process life…..being that I am really a novice with classical music...although i do love Chopin and listen to his compositions often...i dont really know it...

It was really low key which was nice. I was worried that it wouldn’t be okay that i didn’t dress up...like ur supposed to at a symphony...but there where people there in every style...which was kewl

Phil wore a suit with a pink shirt and looked like a kid in a candy store...he was glowing

I wish I coulda went for the desert reception (how was the brie and strawberries roar?) but I had to work in the morning and my boyfriend had to catch a plane

Thanks for a nice evening


By VooDoo Child (Wuzzup777) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 10:54 pm: Edit Post

ok...i have the programe in front of me

excuse my spellin

overtune to the corsair, op21

Fetes from trois noctumes
duke ellington (a medley for orch) i love this one

A tibute to Henry Mancini

Pics at an exhib

the 2nd set didnt follow the prog

gosh bear with me in no certian order

the rain at night
brillant findings
happy nappy

trane of thought


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

By G.Dad (Binlajolla) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 05:06 pm: Edit Post

Word is..Phil did not use a baton..

He led with his hands..

Sorta like the twirler-dancers at GD shows..



By Roarshock (Roarshock) ( on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 05:08 pm: Edit Post

Correct, Phil did not use a baton.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By crackrock Mcstevens (Stimatedprophet1) on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 04:30 pm: Edit Post

i went phil is a great guy cant elaborate right now but i met him hes cool i posted a review in other stuff.
asked him about the zone
he laughed, played dumb and said " whats that?"