Coffee concert today, 1/26/17. Originally scheduled to be conducted by
Sir Marriner who died unexpectedly in October, 2017. The orchestra performed admirably, first
Fingal's Cave by Mendelssohn, then Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major. Finally, Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G minor. All three were well done although I found the Beethoven to be a bit up tempo for my taste.
At the end, a series of projected photographs of Marriner while the orchestra performed. A fitting tribute to a much loved conductor who led the Minnesota Orchestra from 1979 to 1986.