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Shapley wrote:My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert here in Cape Girardeau last night. Ward Stare conducted.
The performance opened with Berlioz' Roman Carnival Overture, which was quite enjoyable. This was followed by Strauss' tone poem, Don Juan. It was well executed, but I'm still not a fan of Strauss.
Following a brief intermission, the concert resumed with Brahm's 2nd Symphony. It was a very enjoyable performance. However, since my wife complains that classical music puts her to sleep, a selection which begins with variations on a lullaby was probably not the best choice. She did, however, stay awake throughout the performance, and seemed to enjoy the performance. We were in the front row which, unfortunately, prevents seeing most of the orchestra, but it does afford an excellent view of the strings and the conductor.
All in all, a pleasant evening, and a refreshing respite from the headaches brought about by the continuing weather woes here. The respite, alas, only lasted until we reached the parking lot, where we slipped and slid our way back to the vehicle to head home.
Shapley wrote:I don't know if two hours way constitutes "my back yard". But, they are in the neighborhood.
How far is San Francisco from your doorstep?
Shapley wrote:The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be performing Verdi's Requiem at Powell Hall this Friday, and I have the opportunity to attend. I'm looking forward to it.
Shapley wrote:The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is opening the season with Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
What a great way to start the season. I'll have to check my schedule...
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