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.” 

 

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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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