Mighty 5® Tour
On the night of Aug. 13, Thierry Fischer had a chance to relax a bit in the audience, listening to a brass quintet of the orchestra. It also gave him a chance to reflect on the performance he conducted the night before. Here are his thoughts.
Tonight I had the pleasure of sitting in the audience at a gorgeous location inside Dead Horse State Park (outside of Moab) and listening to a brass quintet of our musicians perform a number of short pieces. Like our first night in Teasdale Community Park, ominous rain clouds hung overhead and lightning crackled in the distance. Unlike that first night, however, I was able to sit back, relax, and just listen.
The orchestra played exceptionally well Tuesday, despite harsh and unpredictable conditions–it was windy, rainy, and cold. As the light sprinkling of rain turned to a downpour during intermission, we played on, spurred on and united by the energy rising from the enthusiastic crowd of about 1,100. I got wet–as did several musicians–but I didn’t care; I was sweating under the exertion of conducting and the heat from the overhead stage lights anyway.