Adieu to You, and You, and You

beaver photoAll things must come to an end, and the time has arrived for this large, surprisingly industrious, semi-aquatic rodent to hang up its blogging cap for good. Gentle readers, the past 3+ years have been an absolute hoot because of you, and I can’t say thanks enough for your constant support and encouragement. Extra-special beavertail salutes go out to all the victims musicians who agreed to tackle my inane questions this season, including pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Yossif Ivanov, high-flying cellist Alban Gerhardt, percussionist Sergio Carreno, pianist Martin Helmchen, conductor Hugh Wolff, bassoonist Adam Trussell, soprano Katherine Lefever, pianist/hero Stephen Hough [sigh], conductor Hannu Lintu, violinist Benjamin Schmid, the entire Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and rockstar fiddler James Ehnes. Trust me… the pleasure was all mine. And it may go without saying, but just in case: Thanks most of all to Maestro Carlos and the kick-ass musicians of the Oregon Symphony. Witnessing 76 (or so) brilliant technicians perform some of the greatest music ever composed with such passion and precision week after week will never get old. Seriously. Smooches to each and every one of you! Already looking forward to 2013/14, tell you what.

And speaking of next season, if you find yourself hankering for some bon mots from the classical beaver, feel free to drop in on *my Twitter account, which is quite possible even if you ain’t officially on Twitter. I’ll be sure to supply the best in orchestral coverage with 140 characters or less, guaranteed.

Let’s see… Express gratitude? Check. Plug my twats? Check. Well, I guess that’s it for this 474th and final post. Arrivederci from the Upper Balcony! xoxo, cb

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6 Responses to “Adieu to You, and You, and You”


  1. 1 kmagyoyo May 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I will miss your postings, especially as I won’t be here to enjoy the orchestra. But you are true wordsmith and you write with the same kind of zeal and passion that I feel for the OSO. Thank you for all your time and hard work with this blog. You are the best beaver on the planet!

  2. 2 agiyo May 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    😦

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

    the classical beaver wrote:

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  3. 3 Amy Charnes May 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Now how will I know you’re still alive?

  4. 4 bob priest May 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    oh, heck, beav, insert some dentures & mount baaaack up!

  5. 5 Justin Kagan May 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Wherever you tail takes you, Brian, good luck and thanks for your perspicaciousness all these years.

  6. 6 jack Gabel June 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    sorry to see you’ve left the house just as we sprung The Rite upon a sold out hall with entirely new choreography by Agnieszka and a beefed up PSU Symphony that played their hearts out – the dearth of reviews shows you’re already missed – you might not have felt up to reviewing the dance, but none of the so-called dance critics in P-town hold much over you


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