what’s on tap?

finally!  the first official oregon symphony classical concert of the 2010/11 season is thankfully upon us (i consider the earlier september performances pre-season games that didn’t count towards stats).  and, just to sweeten the puddin’, the concert happens to fall on my birthday.  that’s right: on october 4, 1973 at 8:29 p.m. i decided to upgrade from the cramped insides of my mother to the roomier and much airier outside world.  and, as if it couldn’t possibly get any better, at the exact moment i achieve 37 rotations around the sun, i’ll be transfixed by the incredible first movement of tchaikovsky’s (fabulous!) violin concerto.  i can’t imagine how the crowd’s not going to applaud after that 18-minute chunk of bliss… bedamn tradition!  rockstar soloist hilary hahn is going to wow in this concert – dramatic, melodramatic, overdramatic, insanely emotional, bombastically technical, intimate, classical, romantic, modern, and authentic to it’s core – pyotr’s score calls for everything that’s available within an orchestra and solo violinist.  come celebrate!

just do yourself a big favor and get tickets by dragging over your cursor and left-clicking on this differently colored section of the sentence.

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4 Responses to “what’s on tap?”


  1. 1 Jordan October 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

    37!?!?!?!?!??! I thought you were 46!!!!!!

  2. 2 amy beth October 4, 2010 at 8:49 am

    so i have a friend who thinks she might like the symphony, but is pretty sure she’d like it 100% more if she could sit in the back row and read a book while the music surrounds her. 100% against the rules, only 95%, or suprisingly acceptable?

  3. 3 bob October 5, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Amy Beth – Better than nothing, I suppose, but as I’m sure you know, that is insulting to the performer(s), the composer, and the music itself. If you invited her to a party to introduce her to some other friends of yours, would she accept only if she could sit in a corner and read a book rather than actively listen and participate in conversations?

  4. 4 dan r October 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    if she’s not diminishing the performance for others in the audience what’s the big deal. insulting to the musicians… maybe. insulting to the music & composer… really?

    i’m all for it if it fills a seat in a hall and is an introduction to live classical music.


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