Jack Brymer in Rockford, Illinois - 1950

from The Beecham Years, page 93:

At Rockford, Illinois, we ran into a really nasty patch of weather, and fought our way to the concert hall through a blizzard. Our conductor took a little longer, but wasn't seriously late. Coming in at the side of the old-fashioned stage, he took off coat and scarf in the wings, walked straight to the podium at his usual funereal pace amid great enthusiasm from his expectant audience, picked up the baton which was awaiting him on the leader's stand, and conducted Berlioz's 'Roman Carnival' overture, as usual, by memory. It went with a tremendous impetus, as always, but from my position dead …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 93. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422998054086 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Rockford, Illinois


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'Roman Carnival' overture op. 9
written by Berlioz
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:14:14 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:40:00 +0000