An Alpine Symphony

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An Alpine Symphony

Post by MSimmons » Apr 03 2017 2:30 pm

A heads up for anyone interested: this weekend the Tucson Symphony (including the present poster) is gonna be playing the most famous evocation of mountaineering in classical music, An Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss (who also wrote the famous theme music from 2001: A Space Odyssey.) It's a colossal and vivid depiction of an out-and-back hike in the Alps, and a tremendous undertaking for any orchestra. Thought it'd be worth mentioning here because it's a piece that over the years has really intensified my appreciation of the mountains and the natural world in general.

Hope you'll forgive this brazen little plug! PM me with questions, or check out http://www.tucsonsymphony.org/

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Re: An Alpine Symphony

Post by jrousoshammond » Apr 03 2017 4:52 pm

I'll be playing too. Regrettably, there's not a "through the shindaggers" or "Sabino Canyon tram on a weekend" section, but I hope it might speak to a few AZ hikers anyways...

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Re: An Alpine Symphony

Post by Cheerycow » Apr 04 2017 11:56 am

As a season ticket holder, I'll be there.
It should a heck of a show.

It has been a marvelous season this year. Thank you, Musicians!
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Re: An Alpine Symphony

Post by Cheerycow » Apr 10 2017 12:14 pm

It was a great show! Thank you for a great season.

What did you two think of the performance? Was Maestro happy?
"In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child...in this wood, we return to reason and faith." R.W. Emerson

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Re: An Alpine Symphony

Post by jrousoshammond » Apr 11 2017 2:13 pm

Glad you enjoyed it! I thought it went well; one of my favorite programs here. Had a conference call with JLG today and he seemed really happy with the performances.

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Re: An Alpine Symphony

Post by Cheerycow » Apr 13 2017 11:19 am

Great to hear. I like JLG's approach and personality.
Thanks for another greats eason!
"In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child...in this wood, we return to reason and faith." R.W. Emerson

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