I have to admit that I know next to nothing about Motownmusic, other than what’s just culturally in the air. I enjoy a Marvin Gaye number, but I’ve not made a real study of this rich discography. This Friday, the Northwest Indiana Symphony is opening our season with a Motown concert, and it looks like fun.
I don’t always love a Pops concert, compared to an orchestral evening, but I enjoy playing with a back beat – it makes me feel cooler than I am – and working in a style and a genre that isn’t really familiar. For me, a harmless and fun challenge. For the audience, hopefully, a magical evening.