Last night was symphony night and since I have season tickets I went despite my inclination to stay home between my dental work and just not plain feeling well. I'm so glad I went because the program was outstanding from start to finish!!!!!
It opened with a fabulous rendition of Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring" with our excellent Assistant Conductor taking the podium. I love to watch him conduct -- his enthusiasm is contagious and I love to see someone enjoying their work. Here's the "Simple Gifts" section of the work that I found on YouTube. It shows why Copeland is one of my favorite composers.
Next Maestro Zimmerman took the podium and our gifted young Concertmaster performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 63 and, as always, gave a marvelous with this interesting and challenging piece. I'm not sure exactly why but I always enjoy the Russian composers.
This wonderful evening ended with Maurice Ravel's lovely "Daphnis and Chloe Suites 1 & 2" from the ballet by the same name and it was another triumph for our orchestra. All of us were enthusiastic in our applause.
I was delighted when talking with others after the program that they found the program as thrilling as I did. It was a welcome respite from my real world.
Today I'm on the phone seeking information and off on errands this afternoon.
Tomorrow is doctor day with the endocrinologist so I'm filling out all of the paperwork -- yuck!!!!!
I hope y'all are having a great day!!!!!