Manager / Director:
31 August 2012
For the first time the newly-founded amateur orchestra participated in the event. Many of the musicians are not amateurs, but have been quite accomplished for many years. They easily match the expertise of members of the Philharmonic Society.
The “Jupiter Symphony” as the opening was performed with confidence. With time, the the orchestra will express the subtleties of the music in a more skillful way. As for the debut of the amateur orchestra; it did honorably. Mme. Krehbiel and Mme. Haag sang the “Mondnacht duet” so well that the rather pale composition sounded much more interesting than it actually is. The male chorus sang the “Wach auf” song with skillful dynamics, tender piano part and strong forte. Jul. Schuberth received much applause with his violin solo. To end the concert with as difficult a piece as the “Requiem for Mignon” was daring for an amateur orchestra. The performance, however, with the exception of minor insecurities, was quite satisfactory. (…)
(…) The amateur orchestra, which has gained a few more musicians, gave evidence of the quick progress it has made, and its performance was satisfactory. We hope that rehearsals will continue to take place with enthusiasm and efficiency and the desire for progress. The vocal pieces were performed with accuracy and beautiful expression; especially noteworthy were the two Marschner songs. The violin performance of Mr. Schubert was impressive, and the “Mondnacht Duett” was enthusiastically received.