Standing Ovation

Thanks for reprinting the 2003 WSJ Opinion piece. I
remembered it, but couldn’t recall the source. I may print copies and
hand them out the next time I go to any performance in the Twin Cities. A
couple of weeks ago, Jorja Fleezanis performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto
with the Minnesota Orchestra, which was conducted by the regal Sir Neville
Marrriner. I gladly stood to applaud as Jorja Fleezanis received a magnificent
bouquet of tulips following her equally magnificent performance. It truly was
a lifetime event for her and merited a standing ovation. But….not every
performance of the Minnesota Orchestra, not every traveling production that
shows up at the Ordway, pleeeaase.

Bill Levin, Minneapolis






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