|Il Novecento & Fine Fleur||Barock Medley||2007|
|Il Novecento & Fine Fleur||Sing along Medley||2007|
|Kid Creole||I’m a wonderful thing, baby||1982|
|Kid Creole||Stool Pigeon||1982|
|Il Novecento||Romeo & Julia||1936|
|Il Novecento||Walzer Medley||2007|
|Roby Lakatos||Filmmusik aus Schindlers Liste||1993|
|Roby Lakatos||Anatevka & Co. Medley||2007|
|Macy Gray||Sexual Revolution||2002|
|Macy Gray||When I see you||2003|
|Macy Gray||I try||2000|
|Il Novecento||Fluch der KAribik||2003|
|DI-RECT||Blind for you||2005|
|DI-RECT||A good thing||2007|
|Il Novecento||Préludes (Liszt)||1894|
|Macy Gray meets Mr. Brown||Ghetto love / Man´s World||2007|
|Kid Creole||Annie, I’m not your daddy||1982|
|Roby Lakatos||Zigeuner Medley (Änderung)||2007|
|Donna Summer||McArthur Park||1978|
|Donna Summer||Bad girls/ Hot stuff||1979|
|Donna Summer||You are so beautiful||2004|
|Donna Summer||Last Dance||1978|
|Il Novecento & Fine Fleur||Land of hope and glory||1907|
|Donna Summer & All Artists||State of Independence (Finale 2007)||1982|
In den Niederlanden war der Teufel los.
Nach Cyndi Lauper, Seal und UB40 konnten die Holländer den nächsten MEGA ACT begrüßen. Donna Summer wurde in Rotterdam und Arnheim zur DIVA der Proms gekürt. Zudem gab es kräftigen Rock von der jungen Band Di-Rect.
+++ In general I was very positively surprised about the pop singers. At first I just wanted to see and hear Donna Summer, as I was very impressed about her perfomance at the Belgium Proms in 2005, which I'd known from television and CD. But the other artists were very impressive as well! Kid Creole & The Coconuts were the lesser part of the show in my opinion, but when taking into account that they were booked at last resort, they were still reasonably good!
The organization took a chance to rejuvenate the Proms in Holland this year, with Macy Grace and especially with Dutch Rock (Boy)band Di-Rect. These are not part of my regular musical taste, but they at times took my breath away with their performances. Both made a perfect show and the guitar rock sounded brilliantly together with Il Novecento! Also very impressive was Macy Gray's duet with violonist Roby (Wow, that man can fiddle!!!) Lakatos - Sexual Revolution - and the perfectly produced duet with the late James Brown on the big screen.
--- Unfortunately, apart from Prokovief's Romeo&Juliet and the Preludes by Liszt, I 'm far less impressed by the 'classical' bits in this year's show. I must admit that the specially written Overture, Roby Lakatos and the Pirates of the Carribeans (especially as it was accompanied by the enormous projection of fragments from the real movies) were very good too, but in general these parts were either cut in pieces and hussled together in some sort of medley's (there were 5 or 6 of them!) or -sorry orchestra/Robert Groslot- played whithout spirit, e.g. Schindler's List. And what was Mozart doing in a Barok medley? Why walzes again? During the second half of the show the classical part was minimal. After 20 minutes came the Preludes and after that only one more performance from Roby Lakatos and at the end Elgar's Land of H&G... Half of the instrumental parts aren't even classical, but consist of evergreens or soundtracks. I personally love filmmusic, and I agree that boundaries between musical styles can be set wider. But also I think that there could be made more effort on a good representation of the classical music on the Proms. That's really were it all started with, isn't it. I read somewhere on the official forum that there should more be taken example of the original Proms, and I wholeheartedly agree! I hope Dirk will read this and take my point.
One more point I would like to make: the projections were at times beautiful, but the light show was far less festive than before, in my opinion. I would have liked some more 'disco' light, especially as such a large part of the music was dance music, but it didn't help a lot to make the people move much, I thought.
After this it might seem that I didn't enjoy the night, which is absolutely not true! I found it a very nice show, as far as the artists and the big screen concerned I was masterly amused. I 'm just worried about the 'roots' of the Proms that always made it so interesting for me: Classic(!) meets Pop!!!
"Nice show with a very good performance of Macy Gray and Donna Summer. Macy Gray was very much criticised during her first week in Holland as she looked each time under the influence of drugs or alcohol; during my show and the shows in Gelredome (it was confirmed to me by members of the choir) she was very good and very lively." Bernard
"Di-Rect is pretty good for the public, First it's a slow song that is well appriciated, the second song is hard rock, reminds me a bit of Metallica with the orchestra, but still, I think it's good. And the third song is again a slow, so also well appriciated by the public.
I'm a big fan of Macy Gray, she is highly motivated and turns on the crowd. Everybody thinks she is stoned, but I'm sure she isn't, it's all an act! I met her backstage and she is quite normalt hen !" Kurt
"Some classical pieces played by the orchestra, then kid creole & the coconuts (to get a little in the mood) further some macy gray, john miles, direct (young all male dutch pop-rock band). in between more classical peaces by the orchestra.
i'm inpatient, the wait seems soooo long !
finally the intro of MacArthur park !!!!! Donna rises up out of the stage, and starts singing, oh that powerful voice. she's wearing black trousers with a black glittering blouse. she's enjoying herself. the orchestra plays the music amazingly well. a great combination. the "there'll be another song for me" part is included. when the song ends she starts talking a bit. oh what a fun surprise....she says in (good) dutch : "good evening everybody, it is so good to be here with you" ooh the crowd goes wild !!!
than she performs Bad Girls, she plays with the audience, it's great ! the song flows into Hot Stuff, and Donna rocks ! she takes the microphone standard (note: please put in the right word) like it's a guitar, swings it round her neck. i'm getting ecstatic. after Hot Stuff finishes she talks some more about having a special bond with Holland, because she had her first hit record here called The Hostage. i'm shouting and applauding, but apparently i'm the only one who knows the song!!! what follows is more of the other until the big final. all the artists come on to the stage to sing a song together. guess what? state of independence :-)
Donnas sings most of the song, a few lines by the other artists... is it me or did she look slightly disapproving when 2 backing vocalists sang a few lines?? luckily for us, Donna sang the rest of the lyrics, accompanied also by a great choir. a perfect ending of a great show.
i went home a very happy guy!!" Rob (The Netherlands)
^^ nach oben ^^