Saturday, April 6, 2013

Boston Symphony Orchestra==>TOTALLY AWESOME!!

Saturday==>Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, summer has yet to arrive in the Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. It was only 36ยบ @ 8:30am this morning. It is, however, bright and sunny, making it very misleading because it is also very windy. Oh well ...

 I am happy to report that last night’s BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA concert @ Carnegie Hall, an All-Wagner program, was==>TOTALLY AWESOME!!

The program was:

Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music from Gotterdammerung;

Overture to Tannhauser;

Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin;

Kundry’s Narrative from Parsifal, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung; and,

Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, also with Michelle DeYoung.

Honestly, I preferred the orchestra performing alone, but that is just me because DeYoung received a roaring round of applause after each number.

My full-price seat was excellent, in the main orchestra level, house left, about halfway back from the stage.

Yes, I left Carnegie Hall with a big smile on my face.

That was good because I actually arrived at Carnegie Hall with a scowl on my face because of the results of the afternoon’s YANKEE/TIGERS game.

As you loyal and faithful readers and followers probably know, the Wankies lost 8-3 behind lackluster performances from our starter Ivan Nova and left-handed specialist Boone Logan.

Injuries continue to plague the team. Eduardo Nunez, who has been filling in at shortstop for the rehabbing Derek Jeter, was hit by a pitch in the 4th inning and had to leave the game. He has a bruised right bicep and it is uncertain when he will be able to return to the lineup.

Totally unbelievable!

Game #2 of the series starts at 4:05pm this afternoon and it will be Phil Hughes (16-13) on the mound for the Yankees vs. Max Scherzer (16-7) for the Tigers.

BTW. Did you know that Billi Pod hates Tigers? Well, he does.

My afternoon plans are uncertain. I had hoped to meet up with my theater-buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Numnutz for an early dinner at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Meske, on West 47th Street, in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood. As of the moment, those plans are in flux.

Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show playing at a theatre on my block ...

8:00==>ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN - “In an attempt to get back into the movie business, a screenwriter-turned-professor finds himself in an unorthodox collaboration with a student, while his wife struggles to define their evolving relationship, pitting the lure of fame and celebrity against domestic tranquility. (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Tonight is the first preview performance. It is produced by Theater Breaking Through Barriers and will have a mixed cast of able-bodied, visually-impaired and hard-of-hearing actors.

Will post this and then put the finishing touches on the March entertainment stats report ... so ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.17 miles (or, 9,123 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,309.88 miles 


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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