Great music in cinema is often most powerful when it's subtle and in the background. John Williams has made a career out of it, working with some of the best directors in Hollywood.
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There he was, Sir Simon Rattle, fronting the fabled Berlin Philharmonic. Disney Hall rocked. And swayed. And, yes, rolled. There's no orchestra like this one.
In the post-O.J. media age, the bar has been raised and us classical music promoters are going to have to jump a bit higher to get people's attention. Boluez Blimps. DiDonato Dirigibles.
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