July 9, 2012

Portsmouth Institute, Day 2 Concert

Justin Katz

Among the many great pleasures of the Portsmouth Institute conferences is the musical performances, thus far conducted by former Portsmouth Abbey music director Troy Quinn. This year's performance was no exception.

The aesthetic bonus of a windy thunderstorm rolling by outside doesn't quite convey in the video, but in any event, if one is in need of evidence of reality outside the material world, such concerts provide just that.

Aaron Copland, "Appalachian Spring Suite"

Jean Sibelius, "Andante Festivo"

Arthur Honegger, "Pastorale d'été"

Samuel Barber, "Adagio for Strings"

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No Wagner?

Posted by: Warrington Faust at July 10, 2012 4:57 PM

I would love to hear these,but they will not load in on my computer. Still,the thought is beautiful.

Posted by: helen at July 11, 2012 3:21 AM

Warrington,was it Wagner who wrote "Oh Bwrunhilda,you are so Bwuetiful?" That's how much I know about it all. lol! Still,I love it when I hear it.

Posted by: helen at July 11, 2012 3:25 AM

Helen do you also remember when Rwanda ran away with Rwalter?

Incidentally, Wagner was performed in Israel last year for the first time. I confess to being a "ring roid".

Posted by: Warrington Faust at July 11, 2012 7:57 PM
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