Masterful show for Symphony
I’ve only seen “mastery” a few times in my life. Once was watching Michael Jordan take over a basketball game against the Utah Jazz, rising several levels above all the other players and completely dominating the game.
Another time was last Saturday night at ISU’s Tilson Arena, watching Steven Kim and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. What a thrill. This young virtuoso captivated the audience with his depth and talent, leading to several rousing standing ovations with numerous curtain calls and encores.
I recently moved to Terre Haute, although I was raised here. I’ve lived in Hartford, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and have loved their symphonies, but although many times larger than Terre Haute, they have nothing over our Symphony. David Bowden and his talented musicians give Terre Haute something to nourish, promote and be proud of.
It was a great evening. The only disappointment was the hundreds of empty seats. Too many Hauteans missed a chance to hear something special and witness mastery.
— Bill Fenoglio
Peach thieves pick tree clean
In the paper on Sept. 25, you told about somebody taking vegetables from the garden at the fairgrounds. I recently had the same problem. Somebody came and picked all of the peaches from my tree in my yard. I was going to freeze them to use in the winter and to share with my family.
All they had to do was ask. I would have shared with them. I hope they enjoyed them.
— Sharon Rose Porter
West Terre Haute