Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Superstar

In our city newspaper today, we read about James Ehnes…the title is “From Brandon Prodigy to Global Superstar” (Brandon is a Manitoba city). James has become a world-renowned violinist and conductor.  Since the concert tonight was sold out “to the rafters”, the rehearsal was opened to those who wanted to attend, and we went. What a great concert, including “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi. It was fun to see the musicians in casual clothes… flip-flops and all. Usually we see them at the concert hall in much more formal attire. The rehearsal was held in an old church with wonderful acoustics and great stained glass windows. There were some re-runs and pauses, as after all, it WAS a rehearsal, but that just added to the fun.  I think in the future, I’d like to see more rehearsals!

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4 comments:

Mildred said...

What a wonderful opportunity and those stained glass windows are gorgeous.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How nice that you got to do this! And what a beautiful sanctuary. I agree, I think rehearsals can be as much fun as the real thing. I remember how excited we used to get at dance rehearsals, particularly dress rehearsal. And it would be fun to see an orchestra dressed casually.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cindy said...

That must have been a wonderful experience. It would have been worth going just to see that lovely church, I think.
I missed a couple of your posts, I think. Your Spring flowers are so beautiful.
I still want to have you over to see my not so new now, kitchen.
Hugs, Cindy S

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mille, I'm dropping back by to tell you how much Mr. M enjoyed his birthday greetings! It just made his day and mine! Thank YOU! :-)

Wanted to also wish you a Happy Memorial Day!

XO,

Sheila :-)