We are writing regarding the Nov. 14 review of the Pacific Symphony performance, written by Chris Pasles ("Symphony's Performance a Letdown"). It was not necessary to insult Mr. Clark, Mr. Chen and two halls full of Orange County concert-goers who clearly enjoyed the concert.
Who is Mr. Pasles? What makes him so wonderful, so knowledgeable? And where does he get his curious criteria? A lot of what he says is simply stupid, the sort of thing college sophomores write to impress their Music Appreciation 1-A teachers.
Mr. Clark and his orchestra make beautiful, beautiful music. We in Orange County are finally able to hear such music in a beautiful concert hall. We want to support our orchestra, we want it to grow, and we very much enjoy having it.
If The Times or Mr. Pasles have such lofty standards that they cannot enjoy what several thousand people clearly enjoyed, perhaps the fault lies with Mr. Pasles.