From an audience member

It was 1979: how far back is that? – Of course, it depends on who one asks. When I’m conversing with the young I’m bound to see – and feel the numerous time posts that created my world back to then. I cop it with both barrels through youthful cynicism. But youth is wasted on the young? – Or so they say!

Where did the time go? But then again, “A lot of water has flowed under the bridge” – so they say!

Boeing 747s were the way to travel back then; and as a 25 year old they were to marval at. They’re still flying, and so are many more wonderful aircraft that take to the air.

The amazing thing about those time posts that mark important occasions in our lives is that they can be triggered by music.

The Mosman Symphony Orchestra did exactly that for me as it performed Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony last Friday night in the Mosman Art Gallery.

We can’t mistake the earthy strengths of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, blending with the fun of the instrumental dynamics and haunting clouds of sadness.

Congratulations Andrew! It certainly did it for me.

My five months in Russia in the 1970s was but a memory. You and your beautiful orchestra brought some of that magical time back again for me.

Picnics, cray fishing and Neptune-plays while cruising the Volga River, the mysterious lights of St Petersburgh, Volgagrad and the immovable characteristics of Moscow.

Thank you again!
May 21st, 2016