Posts Categorized: Seen live

Seen Live: Zondagochtendconcert

On September 2nd, I went to see the first Zondagochtendconcert of the freshly started cultural season in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. The program consisted of works of Sibelius (who I wasn’t at all familiar with) and Edvard Grieg (which were the reasons for me to go). The main draw for me was Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A… Read more »

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Seen Live: Jon Oliva’s Pain

Jon Oliva’s Pain was touring Europe in honor of the 25th anniversary of Savatage’s classic Hall of the Mountain King album. Which makes sense when you know that Jon Oliva once upon a time was the frontman of Savatage. And Savatage, well, it is no more, will probably never be again. It was my fifth… Read more »

Seen Live: Carpe Noctem

Almost exactly a month ago, on a sunday, I went all the way halfway across the world to Rijen, Brabandt* to see an amateur production of my favorite musical, Tanz der Vampire. It was being performed by Theatergroep NoNonsense, called Carpe Noctem – Pluk de nacht and it was quite awesome. A few years ago,… Read more »

Seen Live: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

It’s June 10th, 2012. I am standing on the pitch of Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy, surrounded by some fifty-thousand Italians. The Boss is about halfway through his main set, and he has just pulled some kid up on the stage to help him out with the chorus when it hits me: if the… Read more »