Friday, December 21, 2007

Most pathetic performance by an audience, 2007

Awarded to the audience at the December 1 concert (see below), which politely clapped for the unbelievably good Vanessa Perez/VSO performance of Bartok, and then gave a standing ovation to a completely lackluster performance of Tchaikowsky's 4th symphony.

The four of us who stood up for Ms Perez were appalled, and the orchestra looked embarassed at the reaction to the Tchaikowsky. Philistines.

(Second thought, more charitable). Misplaced enthusiasm is better than no enthusiasm at all.

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