Saturday, January 09, 2016

RPO with Zukerman.

1-9-16 SHORT HILLS: We’re back in the forties with drizzle this morning. Yesterday I repaired the Invisible Fence that the tree guys broke taking down the big tree, but they will be back on Monday to grind down the stump, so they will get a chance to break it again.

Last night we were at NJPAC for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman conducting and playing the violin for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219. Our seats were near the front in the center, so we could see every smile or grimace on the faces of the players. We saw the violins, violas and cellos, but none of the other players beyond the first few rows. We could, however, hear everyone very, very well.

They opened the program with Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and concluded with Brahms’ Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op. 68, after intermission. Judy and I enjoyed all of it a lot, as did the rest of the audience, because there was enough applause to get an encore, which we thought was the overture for The Marriage of Figaro.

I forgot the iPhone so I couldn’t take any lousy iPhone pix of the auditorium, but here are a few flowers in bloom from the Paris trip, two weeks ago….

Some flowers from December in Paris, viburnum with bees....




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