Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sibelius repels yoots

After reading numerous accounts of classical music being used to prevent youths – or “yoots,” as Joe Pesci’s character terms them in “My Cousin Vinny” – from hanging out in public places, violinist Gil Shaham has produced “Music to Drive Away Loiterers,” a compilation of pieces from the catalogue of his record label, Canary Classics.

The collection, including the Sicilienne of Fauré, Pablo de Sarasate’s “Navarra,” the march from Prokofiev’s “Love for Three Oranges,” the finale of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and 10 other sure-fire yoot repellents, will be released – when else? – on April 1.