Last night, we went to listen to Bobby McFerrin conduct the Seattle Symphony. Most folks who hear his name would immediately think of that famous song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. What is lesser known, if you are not a fan, is that he is a music genius, and has been conducting every major orchestra in the world for a while now.
The most enjoyable part of last night’s performance was the his voice improvisation. His four-octave vocal range is amazing and he has a such a wonderful sense of humour. At one point, he had the audience sing Gounod’s “Ave Maria” while he sang Bach’s First Prelude. I loved how he single-handedly summarized “The Wizard of Oz” in about 7 minutes and oh, we sang the “Mickey Mouse Show” goodbye song with him at the end of the night.