By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily
I know it’s time for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s indoor
(aka Walt Disney Concert Hall) season to begin when the first edition of
“FastNotes” appears in my inbox. The Phil sends these out a few days before
each concert. “FastNotes” are a quick overview of the upcoming concert along
with links to program notes, ticket purchasing and other important and/or
Even if you aren’t planning on attending a particular
program, “FastNotes” are worth perusing. I suppose there’s a significant amount
of Web site programming involved, but I wish other groups would do the same
To subscribe to “FastNotes,” click HERE to begin the
process. If you already have an account with the Phil, log in and click the
“view/edit settings” button. If you don’t have an account, follow the prompts
to create one. In either case, next click on the “Email Subscription
Preferences” link. “FastNotes” are split into seven different categories (e.g.,
L.A. Phil Concerts, Celebrity Recitals, organ recitals, etc.) so you just sign
up for whatever interests you.
BTW: It’s not easy to find this link on the Phil’s Web site.
You have to click the “Philpedia” button (a marginally cute but not
particularly intuitive header) on the home page and then find the link on the
bottom right of the next page. Just click HERE and save yourself the time.
Also, I wish there was a way to save “FastNotes” (or have then linked to the
individual program pages) so that they’d be easy to find for multiple readings.
I know … picky, picky, picky.
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