Sunday Night’s Big Top Ten

SomewhereThis rodent is slightly embarrassed by the woeful lack of top ten lists it has posted this season. Gentle readers, please accept my heartfelt apology. In an effort to boost my quota for 2012/13, here are my Top 10 Favorite Things (in chronological order) About Sunday’s Oregon Symphony Concert:

#10 ~ Maestro Märkl skipping any chit-chat and delving directly into a kick-ass tone poem

#9 ~ That whiplash conclusion of the piano concerto’s first movement

#8 ~ Joe Berger on horn. Period.

#7 ~ Mr. Gerstein’s slow, gentle fingerings

#6 ~ Kirill’s use of a mic to introduce his encore

#5 ~ The (sorta) surprise appearance of Storm Large, singing a perfectly beguiling Somewhere Over The Rainbow

#4 ~ Slamming a glass of white wine during intermission

#3 ~ Yoshinori and Mark as the clarinet wonder twins [Bravo!]

#2 ~ Hearing another Dvořák symphony for the first time

#1 ~ Crossing the Willamette River, following the love of my life back home

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3 Responses to “Sunday Night’s Big Top Ten”


  1. 1 Abby Dawson March 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Dang – can’t believe we missed that one!

  2. 2 Christa Wessel March 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    You went to the Wine Slam Room! ☺

    But uh-oh… Jun Markl didn’t deliver any comments Sunday night? I assured the folks at the pre-concert chat that he would. Oh well.

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  3. 3 Maria Hein March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I just want to concur. Joe Berger rocked the house Sunday night. But so did the two trumpets in the Dvorak! Totally. Yay, brass!


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