I tried something new last week, having a little contest to find a +1 for Mahler's 7th at the CSO. And, if success is measured by finding someone, it worked. I only had a couple entries, but in the end, there was a symphony-virgin sitting next to me, eyes and ears aglow with anticipation.
I sent out tweets, facebook messages, and a message to the couchsurfing group in Chicago and mustered up 2 comments-as-entries. The second guy couldn't go but just wanted to write a haiku (which got my wheels aturning...), so I emailed the one and only official entrant...
Here's his response:
- "with the huge array of performers with their different instruments, I found myself drifting a bit trying to match the particular sound with the instrument."
- "The diversity of instruments really was quite amazing"
- "For my next show all probably go with a performance with a more simplistic elegance to it... maybe a Motzart or Beethoven
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