Seattle Symphony breaks down genre barriers, raises money at “Club Ludo”

Posted on: June 12, 2012

In Monday’s (6/11) Puget Sound Business Journal (Washington), Patti Payne writes, “Some things just reduce me to rubble. … That’s what happened to me and others on Saturday night at the famed Chihuly Boathouse on Lake Union, the site of Club Ludo, a one-night-only rockin’ fundraiser for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the ‘club’ named after the symphony’s free-thinking music director Ludovic ‘Ludo’ Morlot. Maestro Morlot and the symphony’s chair, Leslie Chihuly, share a mission—to break down the barriers between pop culture and classical music, and this was a night to do that. … The point of entry that night would be Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, country and folk rock singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, local indie rockers and Sonic Evolution artists Hey Marseilles, Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs, hip-hop artist Scribes, and Seattle Symphony Maestro ‘Ludo’ Morlot. … When McCready called the maestro up to play his violin in accompaniment, after one false start to change the key for McCready, their rendition of the Rolling Stones’ ‘No Expectations’ was intense. … That was just the beginning. The music, as I said, went on into the wee hours of the morning. And they raised more than $100,000 that night to make live symphonic music accessible to everyone.”

Posted June 12, 2012