La Scala is going for a slightly different approach during this current season of Filarmonica della Scala, handing over the baton for one night to a figure that you couldn’t even guess if you were given like a million tries.
Hint time: Although his father was a semi-famous baritone, back in 1988, he swiftly blanketed the world with an annoying, catchy hit (comprised entirely of his voice sans instrumentalists), which transformed quickly into a tiring slogan that infected mainstream (no good 'Totally Awesome 80s' compilation would be complete without it), and still invades popular culture (and which will *not* be repeated here lest I strangle you with the cables of my various modded LaCie hard drives).
Final hint: Carlos Kleiber wrote to the pop star saying, “Dear [*****], your music really has made me very happy (tho’ i still worry a bit)”.
Yah, too easy: Bobby McFerrin will appear as guest conductor and performer with the La Scala Filarmonica on May 7. Yes, I too read the info like 3x before I “got” it. McFerrin. "il più straordinario outsider della scena musicale contemporanea", has previously appeared with la New York Philharmonic, la London Symphony and i Wiener Philharmoniker. Sandwiched between Lenny, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Fauré, McFerrin will impress the audience with a improvisational performance.
Hmmm...I'm not sure if that's something I want to put in my ears, but I'm kinda curious. McCurious, that is.