The first quote of the week is paraphrased to protect the identity and location of the speaker….
“She’s been playing in two orchestras. The first one’s claim to fame is that they were founded one year before the oldest professional orchestra in the country and, having once played there, I believe many of the original members are still playing. The second, so-called Beethoven Orchestra, is remarkable in that its members all seem to share one trait with Beethoven- but unfortunately, that would be deafness… We must help her.”
The second quote comes from an Audience Survey passed out at last week’s OES concert. Under the general category of “Any suggestions?” one audience member wrote-
“Pencils to fill in survey.”