Correct terminology

One of the recent news items on the OES fire said that “the orchestra takes pride in describing itself as “the most remotely situated full symphony orchestra on the planet.””
Actually, that nickname is just the legacy of a long-forgotten newspaper writer.

The actual members of the orchestra and I refer to the orchestra, with pride, as the “best goddamn redneck orchestra in the world.”

No offense to other redneck orchestras.


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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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3 comments on “Correct terminology”

  1. Reid

    What’s a Redneck’s last words?

    “Hey, y’all, watch this!” or

    “Here, hold my beer.”

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