This picture is of Sir John Tavener, a British composer I love. The Rubin Museum is premiering a new work of his on April 23rd and I’m trying to decide if I can afford it. Information and tickets are available here. It’s stupid. It’s a wonderful opportunity. I should just go. Here’s what a critic said of his music.
“If you had to pick the soundtrack for heaven, the music of Sir John Tavener would probably feature prominently.” — Aidan Goldstraw, Express and Star.
He’s also known for a piece that was sung at Princess Diana’s funeral called Song for Athene. And he did music for the movie Children of Men.
It’s $95 for priority seating and a discussion beforehand with the composer, or $40 for the concert only. Damnit. What to do, what to do??