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Schubert: Symphony No. 9,

Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings

The Wild Ginger Philharmonic recorded in performance
at
Good Faith-Shepherd Church, January 9, 1999


"Frankly, [the] band fills a great void in classical music--namely, an ensemble that presents music in a compelling, interesting style. Most of the groups I've heard during the past few years...border on the narcoleptic. From the clips I  heard on the WGP website, at very least the approach is one of the few that embraces music, rather than embalms it. I also admit that it's the first time that I've been anxious to hear standard repertoire in a long, long time! In fact, only the SF Symphony with MTT has come close to garnering reviews that even hint at an exciting performance. It's also a sad measure of the state of things that most symphonic audiences are dwindling from boredom, too-conservative management, and poor promotion."

"Saw the article about your orchestra in today's Wall Street Journal, and am now listening to the Schubert 9th excerpts with wild enthusiasm! I haven't heard an interpretation this compelling since Leo Blech's disks of the late 1920s."

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Recordings courtesy of
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