Readers weren't shy in reacting to the Lang Lang/Herbie Hancock concert that closed the Philadelphia Orchestra's Mann season last week. And they weren't unexpressive about my review. Some North Jersey readers who caught the act at NJPAC also weighed in.
If anyone out there feels moderately about the schtick, she's keeping it to herself. Quotes from five readers:
"Peter, my husband and I just read your scathing review of this concert, and it is a shame that you can't get out of your stuffy world to recognize a completely magical evening when you hear one. "
"I was amazed at the standing ovations and the enthusiasm that the audience offered to these two performers. I felt like I had attended a different concert than the one that the rest of the audience enjoyed."