Here’s my mini-review: Go.Â The performance isÂ brilliant, fun, and emotional.Â The Wind Symphony’s Jerry Junkin manages to conduct not only a rousing orchestra but four different choruses with bravado and charm. If I were a music critic I might mention that soprano Angela Turner-Wilson was ethereal and that baritone David SmallÂ handled a very difficult role with finesse, while tenor Jeffrey Jones-Ragona mightÂ want to stay home and nurse his throat next time, but I’m not a music critic. Â
The performance begins at 8. Now I’m going to tell you my dirty little secret. Symphonies put the draw after the intermission.Â If they put it before the intermission,Â half the audienceÂ would leave. Instead, that’s when I arrive, at intermission, which in this case is about 8:45.Â Do not, underÂ any conditions, Â follow my poor example.