According to Jill Rosen, pet blogger at the Baltimore Sun, Nora the Piano cat is booked for tomorrow. Of course I loved the Catcerto, but that was because of the ingenuity of Lithuanian conductor, composer and artist Mindaugas Piečaitis.
Nora, the Philadelphia cat known for her musicality, who was named ASPCA’s Cat of the Year this year, will play Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Westchester Cat Show in White Plains, New York. The gray kitty’s first concert is a benefit, being called “Shelter Aid.” Millions have already seen her taped performances on YouTube.
Nora will perform live via webcam from her piano at home in Philadelphia. She’ll be joined by her accompanist and owner Betsy Alexander.
Everyone will be holding their breath because Nora is a cat — and being a cat, she just might not performa on command.
The concert is at 1 p.m. Go to http://www.ustream.tv live then to see the potential show. Replays will be available later.
As far as watching Nora and her owner “improvising” at the piano, I’d rather my own cats chase their new laser pointer.