I want to congratulate Nancy Wurden on her excellent review in the Los Alamos Daily Post of the Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 concert Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
She described the event beautifully. It was a grand performance. The four vocalists were indeed a lovely blend. Perhaps because of the rewrite for winds only, I heard sounds and melodies that I have not picked out before in listening to this symphony.
I appreciated the addition of the Los Alamos High School Chorus to the Los Alamos Community Winds and Los Alamos Choral Society. It was indeed a “goose bump” performance. My heartfelt thanks to the many, many people in the community who made the concert memorable.
And I appreciate Ms. Wurden pointing out the noisy child. I was so disgusted with the parent who refused to remove it. That child’s constant noise was clearly audible and annoying thoughout the auditorium throughout the entire performance.
I plan to attend the second performance, (7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium), since I enjoyed it so much and hope that no unpleasant child is in attendance.