Apart from wonderful classical music in a lovely venue, one of the really great things about Mosman Symphony Orchestra concerts is the champagne and nibblies afterwards, when the players get to relax and chat to the audience. When people talk about music that has stirred them they are often very eloquent – sometimes poetic.
We thought it was about time that we had a permanent record of some of the lovely things that people say to us after our performances, so we now have a Guest Book.
Here are some of the first comments after the Friday night performance of Mosman Symphony Orchestra goes to the movies:
‘A wonderful night of magic music. Thank you so much!’
‘I was absolutely enthralled by the guest conductor and loved the choice of music, a wonderful night!’
If you’re coming to our Sunday performance, we’d love you to share your thoughts in the guest book. There are still some seats available, but you’ll need to be quick!
And from Sunday…
‘Wonderful. Thank you to the conductor for “bringing in the audience”. Fabulous selection of music and professional and talented musicians.’
‘Yet another wonderful performance. Congratulations. Looking forward to the next event’
‘Can’t wait for the next concert! Fabulous!’
‘It was a fabulous concert, my first time at a concert of the Mosman Symphony, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. My spirits needed lifting, and Mosman Symphony Orchestra most certainly did that! The music choices were perfect, the order of play was so well organised and the acoustics were fabulous!
I would really appreciate being placed on the mailing list and am really looking forward to attending the next concert and into the future.
My thanks to you and, to the entire orchestra.’
This last piece is not in our Guest Book, but was emailed to me. Thank you to Edward for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review:
Spring has Sprung
Spring arrived when the flowers bloomed last week, and as the charming conductor, Carlos Alvarado took to the rostrum, raising his baton elegantly to lead our sublime Mosman Symphony Orchestra through a selection of music from cinematic history.
Composers Johann Strauss and Edward Elgar to “Harry Potter’s” themes of haunting mysticism were on the program, and the orchestra confidently performed for an appreciative audience that yearned for more.
A memorable arrangement from the movie, “Schindler’s List” elevated my mind to a space where only tolerance and peace prevail. Anny Bing Xia achieved a seamless, sweet hypnotic interpretation in that violin performance, and blew me away. Anny, you’re a “Musician’s Musician” – play on!
“Jaffas” were not rolled down the aisles, and precedents can’t be tolerated I’m sure – however, it wouldn’t have taken much for exemptions to be brought forth as the exhilaration of “Radetzky’s March” raised the house, and closed a fabulous evening of block-buster music.
See you at the next concert.