I am a life-long 007 fan (although still feel strongly that Sean Connery was second-to-nobody in the role), and attended this concert on Friday night. I am also the son of a Julliard-trained classical pianist, hence from birth I've learned a thing or two over the years with regard to music in general and musical performances.
Although I enjoyed the concert in general, I too felt that this performance of the music was "scaled back", and lacked the passion, volume, and intensity of the original music. I also noted that the vast majority of concert attendees sat completely still and static throughout the concert, while my head was bobbing and weaving with the beat. Overall, I was wondering, "where's the passion"?, both in terms of the orchestra and particularly the audience.
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