Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hmm ...

... Losing the hearts of its listeners.

Well, I'm not convinced that a charismatic conductor is the answer, and Jurowski didn't impress me much when I saw him. The two premieres I heard this season - the Walker violin concerto and Danielpour's A Woman's Life - didn't impress me, either (though David Stearns liked the Danielpour, so I could be wrong). The programs this season have been largely dull affairs. The orchestra management doesn't seem to know what people want to hear, and paying a lot of money to hear some new work that doesn't impress is a lot to ask of people in hard economic times.

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