Sunday, January 24, 2010

Conversation Follow-Up

The orchestra-in-question in the previous post is the Grand Rapids Symphony. A very good group with a fine reputation. I was troubled by the conversation I had had with the young saxophonist who wanted to play Bolero, so I wrote to the orchestra. I received a prompt reply with an explanation about the cuts in the music. To be fair, it was more than just the saxophone parts...which I learned in the reply from the orchestra's GM..."In our Cirque de la Symphonie program entire sections of Bolero were cut to accommodate the time requirements of the Strongmen's routine."
I'm glad (in a way) to find that out.

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