How to REALLY Experience Beethoven February 13, 2011Posted by flutebrarian in Music Performances.
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Last night the Tuscarawas Philharmonic performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to a near capacity crowd.
And I had the best seat in the house. You see, I am the principal flute and sit dead center in the orchestra.
You have never experienced this monument of music unless you have participated in it. And with my location on stage, I had all the strings in front of me, the winds surrounding me, and the 140-voice chorus and soloists behind me. The result – incredible.
The quartet solo in the finale transferred me to another dimension, especially when Patty Boehm floated up to the high B so effortlessly. This was by far the best quartet that we have ever had perform with us.
So, chalk up another stupendous performance as part of our 75th anniversary season. Next year, Carmina Burana. Beethoven will have to wait another 5 years for our 80th year.