The Berlin Philharmonic is widely considered to be one of the top four or five orchestras in the world. So to say that I was excited when it was announced they would be coming to Ann Arbor is an understatement.
The act of composing music is oftentimes both an act of discovery and of imitation. As a part of his or her process, a composer may sit down and explore new sound-worlds, or perhaps they may mimic the sonic events around them. Frequently, they may do both in the same piece.