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Dear Maestro Zander,

We just returned from the third concert in the Intermezzo series. What a wonderful idea to hold concerts on a Friday morning. We live in Herzlia and had to give up a previous subscription because we could no longer drive at night. The selections, and the quality of the guest conductors and soloists have been superb.

Today's concert however and your lecture was an unforgettable experience. I love Beethoven's Fifth and have heard it performed many times all over the world. In June 1967 Maestro Mehta shared the joy of the reunification of Jerusalem with us by conducting Beethoven's fifth in the amphitheatre of the " old " Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus. It was a thrilling and uplifting event. Today's rendition of the original score was an unforgettable experience. All the more so after following the cues in your lecture. We particularly appreciate your making the effort to come so far for just one concert. With all the sadness surrounding us, this morning concert brought a ray of light and hope into our lives. We look forward to many years of enjoying our wonderful philharmonic orchestra and hope you will return many times in future to enrich our lives with music.

Most sincerely,

Gabe Bloom

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