Trumpet Discussion Discuss Carmina Burana in the General forums; Since ML's forum is locked for a few weeks, I'll post this here...
Just got to the show last night ...
Since ML's forum is locked for a few weeks, I'll post this here...
Just got to the show last night and what a total thrill!!! The Ravel concerto I was unfamiliar with, but what a fabulous piece. And the "Other" Richard Zeller -- what a world class performer! He really made Carmina Burana fun to WATCH as well as listen to. Here is a performer who truly understands the meaning behind the music.
My wife had a blast. She loved it. And I later got to meet up with Mr. Zeller as well as Mr. Laureano -- let me say that two finer personalities I do not know. And in fact, most of the orchestra staff were quite accomodating and very friendly. My wife talked about the experience during the entire two-hour drive back to Roch (normally she fally asleep by the time I reach Rosemount).
The show was fantastic, and the interpretation of the music was simply splendid (and a great boy's choir as well). Once again the MO proves that while I may not like the weather or local politics in this state, people here have a good appreciation for the arts and there are some real class-acts around these parts. And a better musicial experience would be hard to find than a concert at the MO.
Kudos and many, many thanks to Manny and the MO. You can bet I'll be back!
And the French Horn solo in the Ravel Concerto...my G*D....what is that dude's name? He played so well I could have gone swimming in his sound. Simply beautiful.
The Minnesota Orchestra, best bargain in musical entertainment. Period.
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The horn player must have been Kendall Betts. Kendall was the former head of the Marlboro Festival Space program.
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Actually the horn soloist was Mike Gast who has been principal since Kendall left last season! I'm sorry I never thought to tell you but I think I joined TM after all that went down. Herb Winslow, from SPCO, will be associate all next year as well.
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