Quite the musical week here at tunequest. A little more than usual.
First the Ratatat show, now a symphony performance. The Atlanta Symphony put in a wonderful performance of Holst’s Planets. From the raw power of Mars to the ethereal ambiance of Nepture, the orchestra dispatched all seven symphonic poems with passion and exuberance. "Wow", I say "Wow."
Parts of Mercury felt a little bit off, but it could have just been the acoustic of the hall (which honestly aren’t that good; let’s hope the new hall gets built soon). It didn’t matter though; by the end of Mars, I was willing to forgive just about any mis-step. The full force of the orchestra performing only a few feet away literally gave me chills. Man, it was good.
I’m stoked for this ASO season.
2 thoughts on “A Grand Celestial Music”
i’m confused. you were willing to forgive the missteps in mercury (the 3rd movement, i think) by the end of mars (the 1st movement)? huh? explain, por favor.
What I meant to say was that the performance of Mars was so fucking good that it didn’t matter what happened after that. I was so jazzed at that point.