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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000030.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: Re: [kl] (no subject)
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 10:28:13 -0400

Is this unadventurous programming or hiring that is turning people
away? This makes me want to see a snake charmer that works! :-)

(...and a concert hall seat that doesn't hurt my bum).

-a minor, miner and minding mortal

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Martin Baxter <> wrote:
> "I mostly don't attend the concert hall because they play the same crap
> over and over again. =A0Boring!"
> On 3 Nov 2010, at 07:33, Peter Gentry wrote:'Anyone that refers to concer=
ts as "ordure" does not deserve any intelligent response. It must be nice f=
or you to be such a superior being the rest of us are in awe.'
> Hear hear!
> There are many good reasons for not attending concerts; Cost, difficulty =
of travel, other engagements are three that come to mind; but unadventurous=
programming should be low on the list: I have heard unknown conductors wit=
h little known orchestras cast new light even on "old warhorses" like Beeth=
oven's 6th symphony. I an more likely to avoid an orchestra whose first obo=
ist thinks she (it usually is 'she') is charming snakes than I am to avoid =
one whose programming is un-adventurous or over-adventurous and I suspect f=
rom the audiences I have seen at both types of concert that my view is shar=
ed by a lot of us "lesser mortals'. I think we are entitled to know the qua=
lifications of the 'expert' who made the comment so perhaps he would enligh=
ten us.
> Martin
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