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Listeners glimpsed history through the eyes of two renowned composers last night as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra presented Russian Masters 1812 Overture! at the Ohio Theatre.

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Steven Glaser

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Has the Dispatch sunk so low that they are now hiring amateurs to review classical music concerts who know nothing about music not to mention basic journalism? For starters, how about including the name of the person who conducted the orchestra. Basic Journalism 101. The Columbus Orchestra and the Dispatch readers deserve more than shoddy journalism.
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Jan 22, 2011
 
Steven Glaser wrote:
Has the Dispatch sunk so low that they are now hiring amateurs to review classical music concerts who know nothing about music not to mention basic journalism? For starters, how about including the name of the person who conducted the orchestra. Basic Journalism 101. The Columbus Orchestra and the Dispatch readers deserve more than shoddy journalism.
Hey, c'mon now. SHODDY is all we got to WORK with here!
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Jan 22, 2011
 
I, too, am stunned that there's no mention of Maestro Wilson.
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I was at the performance last night - and this review does not do the music justice. First of all, Maestro Wilson was passionate and intense and did a great job leading this group. The cello soloist - all of 19 yrs old - was sweet, beautiful and very moving, especially in his encore. The tenor saxophone player, Professor James Hill, was featured on Lt. Kieje and his tone blended beautifully with the rest of the orchestra. You can count on one hand the number of orchestra pieces that feature a saxophone and he was a central part of that piece. Lastly, the 1812 Overture was both delicate and bombastic. The lower string were especially expressive and the ending with the Brass Band of Columbus was powerful and majestic. Smart programming.
It was a bitterly cold night and I was so proud to see so many people out to enjoy an evening of music and to support the Arts in Columbus.
If you weren't there last night, make the effort to go tonight. It was delicious.
It seems that the reviewer missed the main points of a review - because the fact that he/she spent the majority of the review on the 'historical' aspects of the night tells me the reviewer is not familiar with music, enjoys music or even has a passion for music. Sad.
HC Here

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Jan 22, 2011
 
Steven Glaser wrote:
Has the Dispatch sunk so low that they are now hiring amateurs to review classical music concerts who know nothing about music not to mention basic journalism? For starters, how about including the name of the person who conducted the orchestra. Basic Journalism 101. The Columbus Orchestra and the Dispatch readers deserve more than shoddy journalism.
This is Columbus, Ohio, not New York or Boston. We are impressed if the concert goers wore shoes to hear them "longhair musical guys".
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You folks want Barbara Zuck back?
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cbus symphony is a joke, it's nowhere bnear a world class symphony like Cincinnati and Clevelands symphony.
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Lame Brain wrote:
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Hey, c'mon now. SHODDY is all we got to WORK with here!
Exactly, this is cowlumbus.....
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Jan 22, 2011
 
Would have loved to have been there for that, especially the Prokofiev, but they all are great pieces.

Lay off about the underwhelming recorded cannons. Do you need to damage peoples' hearing to be satisfied. The music itself is already impressive enough.
Gitcher Roxoff

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Jan 22, 2011
 
music lover wrote:
I was at the performance last night - and this review does not do the music justice. First of all, Maestro Wilson was passionate and intense and did a great job leading this group. The cello soloist - all of 19 yrs old - was sweet, beautiful and very moving, especially in his encore. The tenor saxophone player, Professor James Hill, was featured on Lt. Kieje and his tone blended beautifully with the rest of the orchestra. You can count on one hand the number of orchestra pieces that feature a saxophone and he was a central part of that piece. Lastly, the 1812 Overture was both delicate and bombastic. The lower string were especially expressive and the ending with the Brass Band of Columbus was powerful and majestic. Smart programming.
It was a bitterly cold night and I was so proud to see so many people out to enjoy an evening of music and to support the Arts in Columbus.
If you weren't there last night, make the effort to go tonight. It was delicious.
It seems that the reviewer missed the main points of a review - because the fact that he/she spent the majority of the review on the 'historical' aspects of the night tells me the reviewer is not familiar with music, enjoys music or even has a passion for music. Sad.
Thanks, "music lover", for a much better review of the concert than the lame write-up presented here. Seriously, there must be a shortage of talented writers around here, no doubt thanks to the inept school system and too much emphasis on style over substance.
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Jan 22, 2011
 
well i wasnt there but to do it justice it sounds like , the cheap,socialish news med. all needs to get the boot.
Southside Sally

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Jan 22, 2011
 
cant be serious wrote:
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Exactly, this is cowlumbus.....
They just rid of the Banjos and triangles last year because of budget cuts. Were they a self conducting orchestra, without a maestro?
Southside Sally

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Jan 22, 2011
 
Recorded Cannons...seriously? Did they tape them on the East side during the summer? Ive been to the Boston and NY Philharmonic and the Met. If they played that recorded crap, I would have honestly asked for a refund.
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Jan 22, 2011
 
Southside Sally wrote:
Recorded Cannons...seriously? Did they tape them on the East side during the summer? Ive been to the Boston and NY Philharmonic and the Met. If they played that recorded crap, I would have honestly asked for a refund.
Yeah, cause they regularly have open gunfire at Avery Fischer Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, and the Met.
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Columbus only recently started playing classical music on the radio. Worse, much of it is the "Classical 24" national netowrk feed from NPR. It isn't even local, yet the people are all excited about what a "step forward" this is for Columbus. But talk to anyone from Columbus, and they will tell you it is a big city. More of a joke if any of them ever left C-town and visited an East Coast city. That's what happens when your citizens have, generally, seen nothing else but Lancaster and Logan.
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Southside Sally wrote:
<quoted text>They just rid of the Banjos and triangles last year because of budget cuts. Were they a self conducting orchestra, without a maestro?
Zeke from Cabin Creek stepped in and waved that there stick to keep the people in step.
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Jan 24, 2011
 
Who the devil was the brilliant conductor of this wonderful concert?
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HC Here wrote:
Columbus only recently started playing classical music on the radio. Worse, much of it is the "Classical 24" national netowrk feed from NPR. It isn't even local, yet the people are all excited about what a "step forward" this is for Columbus. But talk to anyone from Columbus, and they will tell you it is a big city. More of a joke if any of them ever left C-town and visited an East Coast city. That's what happens when your citizens have, generally, seen nothing else but Lancaster and Logan.
Funny how I remember listening to classical music on WOSU-FM over 25 years ago. Anything else you want to embarrass yourself in public about?

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