Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

July 8, 2003

Beethoven’s 9th at the Haifa Symphony Orchestra

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:50 AM

On Sunday evening, Orna, my mother, my little sister and myself went to hear the Haifa Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. I was under the impression that it will be a short concert, composed solely of the 9th, which was a blessing as both Orna and I were after long days at work. As it turns out that there were two other compositions on the menu. The concert started with Yosef Tal’s 1st Symphony, which Orna enjoyed, but I found rather simplistic (“plink”, said the violins, over and over again), and Brahm’s Raphsody for Alt, which we both found rather soothing, to the point of falling asleep. By the time the (long!) break finished and the orchestra started playing the 9th, Orna and I were both ready to fall asleep in our seats. The 9th was great, as usual, and I managed to wake up a little towards the end, but all in all, next time I’m sleeping before a concert!


  1. Going to concerts is for people who have already retired!

    Comment by ladypine — July 11, 2003 @ 5:56 AM | Reply

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