Thursday, March 20, 2014

Symphony Date 5

We made it! Dug up and fixed the broken pipe, cooked dinner, walked the babies and
off we went to see The Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Joshua Bell was directing
and played Brahms Violin and Ludwig 3. Awesome concert! We had a wonderful time.
One more symphony in the series.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Symphony Dates 3 & 4

On our 3rd Symphony Date, we heard the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Nikolai Alexeev conducting Excerpts from Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.
Tchaikovsky Piano 1 was played by 28 yrs old, incredible Denis Kozhukhin.
He makes you cry he is so good!

  Our 4th Syphony Date, the Haifa Orchestra from Israel was conducted by Boguslaw Dawidow.
Young pianist, Roman Rabinowich, set back in an armchair and played the Rach 3 just like Rachmaninoff himself would have played it. We could not believe how great Roman played and this was the first time we have seen a concert pianist sitting in a dining chair. He is way too awesome!

The Haifa Orchestra also played Tchaikovsky Symphony 4. The 3rd movement needed a banjo or two, but they didn't bring them. Everyone was picking the instruments in this movement. When it's picking time it's banjo time. Tchaikovsky should have known that.
Great concerts!!!