The performance that the Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra treated us to last Thursday evening [July 26] was truly memorable. They made the long trip to Idyllwild and gave it everything they had.
But what was also memorable was the audience talking and visiting with friends as if the music was getting in the way of their conversations.
And the noise from the playground was at most times at a feverish pitch and louder than the orchestra. Most parents seemed to see nothing wrong with the screaming, running, carrying on as if no one else was there.
Yes, I am a senior citizen but common courtesy, manners, regard for others is universal and knows no age.
Please, parents and others who only come to visit with friends, put yourselves in the performers’ place. Would you have wanted to give it your best when no one seemed to care?
Thank you for your beautiful, heart-felt performance, C.V. Symphony Orchestra! I have a feeling you won’t want to come back.
I don’t blame you.