Full House: Baroque[n] Hearts
Photos by Adrienne Metzinger and Maria Moreno
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It’s not often enough I get to hear live symphonic music, so the Baroquen Hearts concert was a treat. Believe me, to see my man JL at the top of musicians circle was a terrific feeling. I’ve watched him move quickly from talented student to busy session player and now to top flight bassist in your orchestra.
From where I was sitting, E was just beneath him. It’s hard to find working musicians as in sync as they. Whenever I’ve seen E perform she exudes a regal presence, and under your Baton she looks the part of a top model Maestra! She adds depth in her command of the cello to the group of players and eye candy!
The program was such a delight, and all J and E have said about your unorthodox approach to presentation is exactly what’s needed in the classical camp. The intro explanation of Baroque was not only informative, but a relaxed way to start the evening. The uninterrupted flow of music challenged the audience and eased them into the deeper experience one can have with interludes. OK — a little tinkle break... but most adults can sit, and if they squiggle a little, well the benefit of the high one gets from diving deep into the concentrated magic pool you let us swim in is worth any discomfort some may have if the urge surges. Keep it up — with all the damn interruptions of modern life, this is what the doctor should order for us all, a night with One World Symphony to refind and unwind the blue pearl within!
Please, my comment to you about your conducting is a sincere compliment. Your ease at the podium adds so much air for the orchestra to breathe in. Yes — “weightless, tethered to rock under the burning bush” is how wonderful it feels to be lifted off the ground in such capable hands. Or, “You’re a butterfly floating among a field of sunflower musicians.” It’s a pleasure to watch a conductor lead instead of push, cajole, pull, but gently coax the best out of the players.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Holy Apostles Church
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Holy Apostles Church