40 years solo percussionist Munich Philharmonic

Dear friends,

"bang, boom, clang, clunk, zish, ratatata!" What kind of a sound!

As I received the letter from the city of Munich saying that the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra wants to honor me for being 40 years Principal Percussionist if the orchestra, I surely didn’t know if I should laugh or cry - In any case I was first of all shocked. Where did time go???

On the day of October 22nd 2009 the Intendant Mr. Paul Müller, Managing Director Mr. Bengeser, Executive Board Stefan Haack and the new Orchestra Manager Ms. Eva Bunte congratulated me and presented the signed certificate of Lord Mayor Christian Ude, with books and flowers.

Best Regards from Munich

Arnold