Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back in the Saddle

My long, long summer off from orchestra work ended today with the first rehearsal of the season.  It was my 24th  First Day of School -- well, not really of course, since it's not school, but after such a long break it can't help but feel like the first day of school.

 We're starting the season off with one of the biggest symphonic blockbusters EVER-- Orff's Carmina Burana.  The first half of the program is really charming, with an early Mozart overture and a Haydn symphony, but really, how many people are showing up to hear those?  I think the weekend will end up being all about "O Fortuna"

In case you need an O Fortuna refresher, here's a clip from 1981's Excalibur

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