Klarinet Archive - Posting 000241.txt from 1995/03
From: Neil Leupold <Neil_Leupold@-----.COM>
Subj: Hans Vonk...
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 16:45:39 -0500
Reply to: Hans Vonk...
"Hans Vonk is one terrific conductor! Not flashy, but an extremely solid
musician and leader on the podium. He has been here several times over the
last few years, and the orchestra always looks forward to having him
here--which is more than can be said for most of the imposters!
He is a Dutch gentleman and seems comfortable with a very wide range of
repertoire--and he does it *all* well!"
Yes, Larry, but where has he conducted before? A major orchestra like St.
Louis doubtlessly demands somebody of stature and appreciable experience,
especially in the interest of adequately filling the shoes of their departing
master. I wouldn't put St. Louis on the same level as Chicago or San
Francisco, but I've never even HEARD of Hans Vonk. Does anybody know more