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Letters, Aug. 13

Britt Orchestra is world-class

My friends and I just experienced a world-class performance at the final concert for this Britt Orchestra season, under the stars in Jacksonville.

It seemed a bit odd to be going to view a classic silent movie from 1925 with a live orchestra performing a new “soundtrack.” “Battleship Potemkin” knocked our socks off.

Most of us have heard of the famous baby carriage scene, plummeting down the Odessa Steps (Woody Allen and other directors love Eisenstein), but not many of us had ever seen the whole movie. It was magnificent, and the orchestral music made it even greater.

This is a letter of gratitude to Teddy Abrams, and the whole Britt Orchestra. These superb musicians come from all over the country to play here for us, and while this summer we have been blessed with exceptionally good weather, I hope we will keep supporting our performing artists, through thick and thin.

There will be good times and the not-so-good weather times, but let’s keep our support strong and send a great big thank you to all our talented and creative performers and musicians here in Oregon. The OSF and Britt are indeed world-class.

Bonnie Johnson

Ashland

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