Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Day Like Any Other But More So ~ 9/20/14

We started with a walk through Roselle Park (see our 9/14/14 visit) and found more beauty, repose, and a toad.
Then dinner with our friends at Bull's Head Tavern, chosen not only for its food but also for its convenient location a block away from DeVos Performance Hall where we were headed to hear the Grand Rapids Symphony. But first fun with mirrors.
And then the symphony. Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten (melodic and heavenly), The Lark Ascending (soloist James Crawford) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (exquisitely beautiful), the world premiere of Philip Sawyers' Hommage to Kandinsky (uneven), and then everyman's favorite, Beethoven's Symphony #5. Ta Ta Ta Da. Wonderfully performed and directed without a score by the great David Lockington. Great day and awesome concert.

No comments:

Post a Comment