Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Disturbances at the Proms
BBC 3 took a live relay from London’s Royal Albert Hall off the air mid-concert on September 1, when a performance by the Israel Philharmonic was interrupted by protests from the audience. A number of pro-Palestinian organizations had earlier called for boycotts of this concert and for picketing outside the vast Albert Hall. Zubin Mehta was conducting a program that included Burch’s First Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham.
It is reported by the BBC and the Times of London that pockets of protesters were interspersed throughout the 8,000 seat hall. Here’s some amateur video of the goings on:
The BBC may have ducked out, but it’s good to note that neither Shaham, Mehta nor the Israel Philharmonic did anything but play, giving 99.99% of the audience their considerable best.