Thursday, January 26, 2017

Minnesota Orchestra salutes Sir Neville Marriner

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.

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