18. October 2006 · Comments Off on Naked Classics · Categories: imported, Ramble

No, there is no nudity. (Even the thought of a naked orchestra makes me cringe.)

This article contains information about a new series with the RSNO. On the first half of the program a work will be dissected by Mr. Rissmann. On the second half the orchestra will play that work. And only that work.

I’ve not heard of Paul Rissmann before, but it sounds as if he’s quite popular and in high demand with orchestras.

Newbies to the concert hall may truly enjoy the talking and visual aids that go with the first half’s presentation. Folks who like to hear a concert talk will will be happy as well, I suspect. I enjoy concert talks, but I’m not always up for one. So I’d probably have to gear up for it. I’d really like to see and hear what he does, though, because I think every time I’ve been in an orchestra that plays examples and is involved in a concert talk I’ve felt they were poorly presented, boring, and of very little interest or help to the listener. It sounds as if Mr. Rissmann is excellent with the 3 to 18 year old crowd. And since I think I fall into about the 13 year old range as far as the “inner me” maybe I’d really like it! 🙂

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