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Monday, December 05, 2005

HRO & Beethoven's Ninth

Yes, at the Sanders Theatre last Friday night to attend the performance by the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestre and Harvard Radcliffe Chorus. The program:
  • Beethoven - Fidelio Overture
  • Mendelssohn - Verleih uns Frieden
  • Haydn - Te Deum
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
The Sanders Theatre is a wonderful place for a concert. Old wood creates a great atmosphere. We were on the benches in the balcony. The view was superb. Minor annoyance of getting up to let someone through. There was no way to pass while someone is sitting. But you only do this during the break anyway, hence a minor annoyance.

The music was truly memorable. I have heard a number of recordings of Beethoven's 9th, including that scene from Stanley Kubrick's The Clockwork Orange (which I now want to go back and see again) but I had not heard it performed live before.

Oh what a joy!

Oh, and my niece was playing violin as the co-associate concertmaster. Quite an honor! Way to go Meghan!

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