On September 24, we ushered in autumn in at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles by gathering under the stars for Nordic Noir – a benefit for the wild animals. 100% of the Noir profits are for Friends of Griffith Park, and ultimately, back to the park and its wildlife.
Renowned composer Jacob Groth, who loves to wander through the park when he works in LA, performed music from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and more with the Danish Film Harmonics – the film visuals coupled with the orchestration had us spellbound.
The Finale was a Mashup = Danish Film Harmonics + L.A. Gospel Choir.
Plaid and caps were all the rage and the black goth cello was a hit. Adverting further Danish to English pronunciation discussions of his first name, the composer jokingly said he is now simply “Groth.”
P-22 is my homeboy. We learned of the mountain lion’s miraculous journey over two busy freeways, the 101 and 405, to arrive in Griffith Park in 2012. Dangerous rodenticide made him sick in 2014. Luckily, he recovered but neighbors need to be educated on ceasing the use of the poison. P-22’s presence was first discovered by Friends of Griffith Park board member biologist Miguel Ordenana. He is a symbol of all the wildlife in the park, which includes twelve bobcats and numerous other creatures. And I’m jealous of everyone who snapped a photo with him, well, his cardboard cutout.