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Tuesday, 18 May 2004

Pix Of The Day: SW Symphony Among The Rocks
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Springdale, Utah. USA. WHAT: Tanner Amphitheater concert.
MAP: Springdale. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.

Tanner Amphitheater © Ian Scott ParkerLast Saturday was the start of the summer season of Twilight Concerts in the Dixie State College Tanner Amphitheater. For the opening night Maestro Gary Caldwell (just visible, extreme stage right, in linked picture) conducted the locally based amateur players of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in a program of cinema hits, Broadway numbers, and patriotic music. We mused upon the difficulties of playing en pleine air (fortunately without wind or bugs on this occasion), where the acoustic lacks concert hall reverberation, so the sound evaporates. There was a minimal electronic sound system, but what the venue might lack acoustically it makes up for in trumps situationally.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)