Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Final Performance. A composition by conductor Lutz Köhler to the video of soon-to-be former-Commissioner Chris McVoy, PhD.

From Wikipedia: Conductor Lutz Köhler “studied bassoon, piano, composition and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. In 1974, he was appointed professor. From 1999 he was professor for conducting and director of the Symphonieorchester at the University of the Arts Berlin. From 2009 he was also a professor of conducting at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña in Barcelona.”

The video of McVoy is below. Please be patient, a short explanation how we got here. Click on image to enlarge.
It’s important to remember who wrote soon-to-be former-Commissioner McVoy, PhD, was a “gadfly”: That was the editor at The Palm Beach Post in their endorsement for Mr. Omari Jamal-Hatchett Hardy.

Music was needed in the background because the audio was turned off in the City Commission chambers that day back in August of 2014. The reason why is during breaks at Lake Worth Commission meetings the sound is always turned off; however, what McVoy didn’t know apparently is the video keeps on recording.

Draw your own conclusions when you watch the video below. Was McVoy waiting for the mayor, commissioners, city manager, et al. to leave the room? Did he receive a signal from someone in attendance that day?

How McVoy reacts when Commissioner Andy Amoroso returns to the dais is especially interesting. And some were offended that McVoy ate his dinner in his seat at the City Commission, commenting that food should be eaten in the conference room, not out in the open in front of the public.

Now that you know why music was added to the video, about the composition, “The Love For Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (Arr. F. Tull) for Brass Ensemble)” is by Lutz Köhler. From Wikipedia:

The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33, also known by its French language title L´amour des trois oranges, is a satirical opera by Sergei Prokofiev. Its French libretto was based on the Italian play L´amore delle tre melarance by Carlo Gozzi. The opera premiered at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, on 30 December 1921.

Tonight will be McVoy’s final performance on the City of Lake Worth City Commission. Apparently he has a speech to deliver, or what’s come to be called a “pontification”. Hopefully that will not occur.

Tonight the new City Commission sets the tone and direction going forward. McVoy’s speech needs to be short, gracious and then say, “Good-bye”. But it could also be the opposite: divisive, angry, and mean.

The Swearing In will begin today at 5:00. The reception begins at 5:30. At 6:00 starts a whole new chapter in the history of Lake Worth. The focus will be off McVoy and on Mr. Omari Hardy and Herman Robinson, your new City Commissioners in District 2 and 4.

However, for one final time, enjoy the video to the composition by Lutz Köhler: The Love For Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March: