My initial impression of Thursday nights season opener was that of an uninvolved and mopey looking orchestra and of a slightly over-exited young conductor. While Schumann's peace is beautiful, it felt a little bit like they were phoning it in. Conductor So was trying very hard to will them to do better. I felt similarly about Jennifer Luiken, she only really connected with the conductor and the orchestra in the last of the five Schubert Lieder she presented. That piece somehow marked the turning point of the evening. Goethe's spooky "Erlkoenig" brought them all together. A different orchestra appeared after the break, musicians were now in eye-contact with the conductor and together they did a fantastic job presenting Dvorak's 7th Symphony. The CSO is a great orchestra making a beautiful sound when directed well. The audience gave everyone a well deserved standing ovation.
Members of the orchestra seemed to almost be surprised by the reception they received.
It seems that what the CSO needs is a new leader, hopefully sooner rather than later.
I can't wait to be inspired by all the synergy and outside-the-box thinking and synergy! These people get it.
Claire, you are right, thats not what it is meant to be. As an intense thriller it really does work. (even though the entire crew is calling BS, but I'm going on the assumption any changes are purely for dramatic purpose) What Tom is saying, and I agree with, is that it COULD have been much more. Yes it is a fine movie, thrilling, and well-worth the admission price. But in 5 years will you be referencing this movie? Will you even remember it? There was an opportunity missed here for a powerful look at what drives people to such extremes. THAT movie would could have been phenomenal. As-is, it is a safe thriller, based on an extraordinary story, that I in no way regret paying to see. It is okay to both like something and wish it had been something more at the same time
It's not supposed to be a deep, thinking movie about the innerworkings of the psyche of a Somali pirate... It's the crazy unreal and intense story of this real life boat captain's horrifying ordeal. The movie was AWESOME, and got incredible reviews from actual movie critics all over America.
I am using Leah's own standards for choosing reading material. I will refuse to read her new book because I disagree with her. After all, if Leah is going to be so close-minded not to read Orson Scott Card (or see a movie based on his novel) due his Mormon beliefs, I can decide not to read her Zombie fiction because of her close-minded attitude.
I tell you, every new zombie-themed piece of entertainment really makes me excited to live in such interesting times.
Liberace... Geez what is it with you? Everything is not about race.
Your the one with the preconceived hangups.
The houses are 400K and up. It has up and come.
We've been referred to as "up and coming" for at least the last 10 years. How much longer before we graduate to the next level?
I love this phrase. It's such a socially acceptable way of saying "well, there's still a few blacks that need to be priced out."
"Never quite gets below the surface.." "Lacks substance." Sort of like the City Paper...
I'm pretty sure my artist statement would completely disqualify me from consideration, regardless of what I did.
I have a cane that you made and I bought from you in Beaufort, SC. I feel very honered to have it.
FYI -- cppl.org sends me to some random site (it's ccpl.org)
I hope there's a "cutting open the Tauntaun to stay warm" game!
Physical media is dead. Long live the cloud.
(Let's see ya make *that* wearable).
My hats off to the the artists participating in this much needed exhibition. In visiting the church I was able to observe some very masterful pieces of art work from sculptures to textile work to paintings and drawings. In speaking with some of the artist, my question is..., when will there be more exhibitions like this along the more traveled streets of Charleston? Truly a good work has begun.
This is a great idea. Congratulations all! This is long over due. I pray the public supports this venture. I saw the show this weekend it was world class.
Anybody going to go and review "See How They Run" at the Footlight Players? Hilarious British comedy!
I am fairly new to Angry Grandpa but I love watching him. I enjoy his videos so much and he always makes me laugh. Proud to be in "Grandpa's Army". Love you AGP!
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