Saturday, November 17, 2007

Orchestral Interlude

Wonder where I was? Well I was uploading this video from a week ago to YouTube. Nothing like the french composer, Hector Berlioz, to make your day. What's funny, is that Mr. Berlioz started to study medicine before beginning his musical career:
In 1821 at the age of eighteen, Berlioz was sent to Paris to study medicine, a field in which he had no interest, and later, outright disgust towards after viewing a human corpse being dissected, which he later detailed in a colourful account in his Mémoires.
So enjoy. It's another concert by New Trier High School's symphony orchestra, winner of the 2007 National Grammy Signature School award.

Yes, that's right. High School.

Pretty impressive performance.

(And yes, a proud father was in the audience).


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