Wednesday, July 16, 2008

High art - high prices


Frank Gehry's temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, seen above, is currently the hot thing in London high art. It opens on July 19 with a concert by another priest of high art, Thomas Adès. Despite the photo on the Gallery's website of Adès with baton in hand the event is, in fact, a chamber music recital. The music by Adès and Conlon Nancarrow should be stunning. But high art comes at a price - the cheapest seats are £45 ($90). For which concert goers are warned 'The Pavilion is an open structure, so please dress accordingly. Due to the unique architecture some tickets may have restricted sightline'.

High prices - best music by any twentieth century composer?
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