2015 Blog Entries

Season Finale

“My friend and I, who has taken me to several of the symphonies, went to the most recent one. We really enjoy classical music. It was nice and calming. I loved it, and it was so peaceful I want to go again. Thank you so much. We are so grateful, thanks!”

“Hello. I am his friend, the one who usually types the other blogs. Today I am feeling gracious. I mean, who wouldn’t? The symphony let us go to their symphonies, and they gave us amazing seats. It was a better experience to have some of my other peers around, and to have the chance to get to know them better. I am so happy that I got to go to all the symphonies but one. Well, not happy that I missed one, but… I am still grateful.

It meant a lot to me that I went to the Season Finale. I had wanted to listen to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Thank you so much for taking us, ASO! I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE CHANCE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC AND HAVE AN EXPERIENCE I WOULDN’T GET IF I WAS LISTENING TO THE RADIO!!!!!”

What our peers in attendance had to say…

“Beethoven’s 9th!! What can I say? I have the first trumpet part for this piece and I brought it and followed along. I was really excited. I kept looking at Randy to find a beat. I was and still am very proud of my mom for learning to sing this piece. She along with the concert chorus and the symphony did a fabulous job. This is a very moving piece. Beethoven created this to perfection. And the Anchorage Symphony performed it perfectly.”

“I thought the symphony was very generous to invite us to a fantastic event. The symphony made me feel very cheerful afterward.”

“I really enjoyed listening to the symphony because the music was harmonious. I loved how they mixed the concert chorus with the symphony. I was really amazed on how deep one of the guys voices went, and how high the females went. It was awesome to see/ hear the chorus sing in sync.”

“The symphony was a truly moving and amazing experience. I, myself have never had the privilege of going to an orchestra before that night. I must say it was certainly wonderful. It will be a night that I will never forget. The music was beautiful, beyond words, and I could clearly recall the music days after the symphony. The concert chorus was lovely and performed in a way that I believe Beethoven himself would be proud.”