A Trip To The Symphony

Good Music Speaks

The brown coat of a man brushes past audience members as he moves toward the stage.  What is going on?  This is an orchestra concert, and there is no mosh pit!  Why is this guy out of his seat?  “Ode to Joy” resounds in the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth, and this renegade is now on stage waving his arms in the middle of the action.  His smile stretches from ear to ear as he is pushing for the orchestra to go faster, play louder, his arms flapping, hair flying, a bewildered and abused conductor trying to go on.  The man’s euphoria is exactly in line with the spirit of the music, and by heaven, he is right.  It needs more sound, more speed, more intensity, and more JOY!  YESSSS!!!!!

Mr Jones MovieAlthough I’ve often felt like that in an orchestra concert, it’s actually a scene from the 1993 Richard Gere movie “Mr…

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