“As the solemn and harmonic music of Mozart’s Masonic Funeral Music came to an end, there was utter silence in Boston’s Symphony Hall,” writes Noah Bombard in Wednesday’s (5/8) MassLive.com. “You could hear a pin drop. And then, from somewhere in the audience, a young child’s voice pierced the silence: ‘Wow!’ The audience laughed, then erupted in applause. The performance of the Handel and Haydn Society orchestra conducted by Harry Christophers at a recent recording at Symphony Hall was recorded by WCRB to air later this year. The orchestra would like to find that awe-struck kid. ‘We don’t know who the “wow” child was,’ David Snead, president and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society, wrote in an email. No, he’s not in trouble. ‘It was one of the most wonderful moments I’ve experienced in the concert hall,’ Snead wrote. ‘If you happen to be the parent of this child and are willing to let me know, please email me.’ … Snead said the organization would like to give their newest fan and his family a copy of the recording and invite them to meet conductor Harry Christophers when he returns to Boston in the fall.”

Posted May 9, 2019