Sunday, March 13, 2005

The Galveston Orchestra

This evening I went to hear the Galveston Symphony Orchestra. After not playing the Beethoven's 6th very well I decided to give them a second chance. They played Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland pretty well. They played the Adagio for Strings by Barber surprisingly well. They played Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov pretty well. Then after intermission they played the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff. The piano soloist played well but the orchestra did not. There was almost a train wreck during the 3rd movement with a miss cue from the conductor and many times the orchestra was not in sync with the pianist. Also, why did they end the concert with this piece I do not know. The Capriccio Espagnol would have been a better ending for the concert. People just do not know how to program concerts anymore. I went to the concert by myself but during intermission I ran into so many people that I know. It was so cool.

Posted by Eric at March 13, 2005 10:14 PM