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Virtuoso Violinists in Concert - what is it like?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, May 30, 2013.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    For those of you who have never had the pleasure of attending a concert featuring a virtuoso violinist and a world class orchestra, THIS is what it is like. Been to a handful, including Sarah Chang, at Strathmore, and this really is the real deal.

    I know that I have just subjected myself to the negative, thread crapping camp here in CZ, of which there are WAY too many, but I thought that even if one of you saw the true beauty in this, it was worth it.

    Crap your butts away, haters. You ALWAYS do. Hostile was SOOOO right.

    This time, I DON'T care.

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  2. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Issues much!?

    My youngest niece is a up-and-coming virtuoso flutist. She spent her HS years at Interlochen Center for the Arts in N. MI. One of her classmates was Rumor Willis, Bruce and Demi's daughter.

    She then went to Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Then on to Pitt for her Masters.

    For years she's been a founding member of this ensemble, Arabesque Winds. They've traveled to a ton of countries performing, and is now in Chicago teaching.

    Their music is far from my cup-of-tea, but I'm smart enough to be able to appreciate the talent.

    Guess my point is...All music is subjective, just like a lot of things. Don't be so surprised or defensive when you post stuff like this, then don't get every response you're looking for.

    FWIW, I enjoyed the "fiddle" player gal!! ;)
  3. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I'm a classical music lover and make no apologies for it. If others don't like it, they don't have to listen to it. My favorite conductor of all time was Georg Tintner. He had a genius for interpreting Mozart in a way that can give you chills. Sadly, he's no longer with us, but he left a legacy of music behind to enjoy.

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Giora Bernstein, conductor of the Colorado Music Festival for an article I wrote about that. That's an all-star orchestra that they do every year in Boulder, CO. It's in an old barn-style building with great acoustics. It was an honor to meet Maestro Bernstein.

    And just because I like classical does not mean I don't like other forms of music.
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Born in the USA:starspin
  5. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    My favorite movie of all time is Amadeus.

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