Friday==>I hate to report this but ... it is a majorly nasty morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, raining, gray, ugly, windy and cold - 41º @ 11:00am. Oh well ... at least Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be somewhat better, sunny and in the low 60s.
Let’s move on with Billi Pod’s comments/report card on yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader, starting with the staged reading at The York Theatre (as you know, Billi Pod usually doesn’t give letter grades to readings unless they are barf-inducing bad) ...
THE BIG SUN, the musical about a son searching for his father after WW II, was totally EXCELLENT and extremely well performed by a talented cast headed by Matt Dengler as the teenaged son. He gave a remarkable performance.
Of course this is a work in progress but it already has a lot going for it, including the music and story line. Hopefully it will ultimately be produced at an Off Broadway venue here in The City.
I saw the reading with my theater-buddies Dian and Vera and they also enjoyed it.
When the reading was over I came back to PHC for the usual pre-theatre snack, a fruit and cheese plate, and then it was time to change clothes and head up to Carnegie Hall for the second half of my entertainment doubleheader ...
HONORING ISRAEL CONCERT @ Carnegie Hall, which was totally AWESOME, with great music and thought-provoking speakers, each stressing the importance of unity between the US and Israel.
The show was hosted by Dino (pianist) and Cheryal (vocalist) Kartsonakis and featured performances by: the Christian Cultural Center Ensemble; the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale; and, the Denver and the Mile High Orchestra
My comp. seat was also awesome, in the orchestra (called the Parquet), row W, on the aisle.
I am sooooooooo glad I decided to book this concert.
When the concert was over I walked back to PHC even though it had gotten a bit colder and a lot more windy.
So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I am happy to report that it was an excellent entertainment doubleheader and I hope you agree.
Tonight’s entertainment event will be my second consecutive classical music concert ...
8:00==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - “The program is:
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23
Murail (who??) - Le Desenchantement du monde (what??)
Messiaen (who??) - Les Offrandes oubliees (what??)”
(discounted TDF ticket)
If the weather clears up I plan to walk back to PHC after the concert is over.
Moving on for a bit, and, I promise, just a bit, of sports ...
Last night’s YANKEES/INDIANS game in Cleveland was rained out again - two games in a row. This is really going to cause some major scheduling problems later in the season since The Bombers are not scheduled to return to Cleveland for the rest of the season.
Tonight @ 7:05pm, out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, it will be the first game of a 3-game series against Baltimore, weather permitting, of course. There is a 50% chance of rain @ 7:00pm.
On the mound for the Bronx Bombers will be our ace CC Sabathia (1-1) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) for the Birds.
I am really looking forward to seeing 42, the movie about the legendary Jackie Robinson. It opens today and has already received basically glowing reviews. Right now I am thinking about getting an advance ticket for a show time on Sunday afternoon.
Man, it is noon and it is still nasty out. Your favorite blogger is restless ... so ... he will post this and then do a 90+ minute walk and wander session in the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station, out of the elements, of course.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.62 miles (or, 10,109 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,334.43 miles
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