If beautiful sound can be personified, it might be said to have found a home in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. If beautiful music is sound's greatest achievement, then Orchestra Hall's most honored guest was the emotionally resonant sound of the St. Olaf Orchestra in its fall tour home concert Sunday.
Last weekend, I laughed when I saw a women being senselessly beaten by a wooden boat oar. Its not that Im sadistic; this absurd scene is just a taste of the beat-you-over-the-head style comedy that made Scapin entertaining.
As Halloween season approaches each year, thoughts turn toward pumpkins, ghosts, witches and of course, piano concerts. St. Olaf music faculty chose to celebrate the haunted holiday season with the first ever Monster Concert, Thursday, Oct. 27, in Urness Recital Hall, featuring four pianos and eight pianists.
Once again, Minneapolis pop-rockers The Hopefuls (formerly The Olympic Hopefuls), played one of the best concerts Friday St. Olaf students could get for free. And, in a repeat of last years show, not nearly enough students attended.