Monday, March 8, 2010

C.........oncerto!

Thanks to some dear friends who gave us tickets to perfect seating, we were treated to a wonderful performance of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra yesterday afternoon. It was an all-Beethoven concert, which we knew would be special, but we had no idea what was in store!

First we attended a most informative presentation by an area musicologist who gave us more insight into the Pastoral Symphony and the Concerto in D Major for violin and orchestra.

The concerto featured a young, Russian violinist, Vadin Repin who absolutely astounded us with his talent. He plays on a violin made in 1736 by Guarneri del Gesu. Even though I'm no expert, it was obvious that he played superbly, and it will be a performance we will long remember.

The concert concluded with the Pastoral Symphony which is certainly more familiar, and we went home humming the themes and most grateful for a spectacular afternoon. Thank you, Joan and Lou!!

(The photo of the violin seen here is by http://jwphotos.etsy.com/ )

5 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon!

Ruthie said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

storybeader said...

sounds fabulous. nice friends!

Anitra Cameron said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How wonderful!