Sunday I will be taking a quiet day.

After all … how can you miss me if I won’t go away? ;-)

25. October 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Reviews

Sometimes reviewers write pretty odd stuff. Sometimes I just scratch my head. But still, they can be very entertaining.

Make absolutely no mistake about it, when the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is hot, you can fry an egg on a trombone. From the first note, their latest concert proved to redefine musical excellence and coincidentally cause the Heymann’s thermostats to tremble.

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Since the audience was so enthusiastic in their appreciation, Maestro Smolij was unable to point out the superior solo work of a pair of his musicians, oboist Perry Trosclair and horn maestro Rod Lauderdale. Their work certainly added to the performance’s luster. Oh, and by the way, thanks for the “A,” Perry.

I found these here.

Perhaps I’ll write a real blog entry later. We’ll see. I’m a bit on the busy side today and tomorrow!

Of course I love the opera, but I also love making fun of it. For example, in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the heroine Violetta is supposed to die of tuberculosis, but she is usually played by overweight singers like me so I always imagined that she was really suffering from diabetes. These kinds of thoughts just crack me up. I just can’t help it. I don’t know how the audience can watch us without laughing

-Kumiko Mori

I read it here.