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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000047.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: [kl] If you don't get the reference Re: (no subject)
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:16:37 -0400

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Jennifer Jones
<> wrote:
> OOOH OOOH OOOH!, is that a coccyx cushion?
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Martin Baxter <> wro=
>> When the oboists writhing (on a held note) is sufficient to distract the=
concerto soloist and her neighbours in the orchestra I would not forgive h=
er behaviour no matter how many serpents she was able to charm. However I d=
on't think the orchestra have continued to give her the opportunity.
>> As for seating I have been known to take a cushion.
>> Martin (who has been going to concerts for over 50 years.)
>> On 3 Nov 2010, at 14:28, Jennifer Jones wrote:
>> Is this unadventurous programming or hiring that is turning people
>> away? =A0This makes me want to see a snake charmer that works! =A0:-)
>> (...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 <> wro=
>>> "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 conc=
erts as "ordure" does not deserve any intelligent response. It must be nice=
for 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, difficult=
y of travel, other engagements are three that come to mind; but unadventuro=
us programming should be low on the list: I have heard unknown conductors w=
ith little known orchestras cast new light even on "old warhorses" like Bee=
thoven's 6th symphony. I an more likely to avoid an orchestra whose first o=
boist thinks she (it usually is 'she') is charming snakes than I am to avoi=
d one whose programming is un-adventurous or over-adventurous and I suspect=
from the audiences I have seen at both types of concert that my view is sh=
ared by a lot of us "lesser mortals'. I think we are entitled to know the q=
ualifications of the 'expert' who made the comment so perhaps he would enli=
ghten us.
>>> Martin

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