Things that get funnier over the years….

This scene took place on the steps of a festival concert hall in the US one summer, where an orchestra had just been rehearsing Haydn’s Symphony no. 82…..

“You know, I’m actually enjoying this piece.”
“Yeah, me too. I kind of expected it to be boring ‘cause its Haydn, but it’s really fun to play and quite unpredictable.”

“You know, I think it’s called “The Bear” or “The Bull,” or something like that.”

”The Bear.. That makes sense. You know, I did think it was pretty good for a Haydn symphony.”

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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.

Learn about Kenneth at www.kennethwoods.net

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