fight for your rite – part IV

as a sacrificial offering to you, gentle reader, the beavs has chosen to glorify a single, mystical moment within monday night’s performance as ritual stand-in for the entire oregon symphony’s insanely brilliant playing.  the moment involves the band’s principal timpanist, jon “animal” greeney:

mr. greeney had six (!) huge drums splayed before him, giving them the what-for all throughout igor stravinsky’s infamously brutal dance music – the rite of spring.  but this one time, when he had two (!) mallets in each hand, greeney unleashed a shattering blast of percussive energy so intense, captain niel deponte of the bang-bang boys had to throw himself on a couple of the kettledrums, helping smother their vibrating, primal rage.

yep.  it was that kind of night.  a night where live classical music transformed itself into an orchestral sacrament.  amen, i say to you.  amen!

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