Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York Philharmonic Concert - The Money Shot - Baseball

Wednesday==>We will get today’s posting started with your favorite blogger's report card on yesterday’s excellent entertainment event, a classical music concert at Lincoln Center (from yesterday's posting you already know about the highly favorable results from the appointment with my heart doctor) ...

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program was:

Christopher Rouse - Thunderstuck (World Premiere)
Haydn - Symphony No. 103
Brahms - Violin Concerto (performed by Lisa Batiashvili)

A totally enjoyable evening was concluded with a marvelous performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto by Lisa Batiashvili, who is the 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic.

When the 40-minute piece was concluded she received a roaring standing ovation with shouts for an encore. Alas, there was none.

Billi Pod was in the mood for a classical music fix and this program fit-the-bill. I had some inner misgivings about the piece by Christopher Rouse, the NY Phil's Composer-in-Residence, since all of his previous works I had heard had been atonal pieces of dreck. Thankfully, this one wasn’t.

I had planned to walk back to the apartment when the concert was over, but when it came time I had already recorded 5+ miles on my Pedometer, so I opted to subway back instead.

When I finally crashed at the usual 2:00am I again reflected on what an AWESOME day it had been and how very very fortunate I am to be living here in New York City, The Greatest City In The World.

Moving on to today’s entertainment event ... an Off Broadway show ...

7:00==>THE MONEY SHOT - “Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that (or not).” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This World Premiere of the comedy by Neil LaBute, the MCC Theater’s Playwright-in-Residence, has received mixed reviews, is playing at the Lucille Lortel Theater in The West Village, has a running time of 1:40, without intermission, and runs through October 19th.

Despite the mixed reviews I am looking forward to seeing this show before it closes on Sunday.

Moving on some more to the sports scene ...

In the ALCS the Royals took a 3-0 lead over the Orioles by winning a nail-biter 2-1, on a stellar performance from the bullpen.

This afternoon at 4:07pm, in Kansas City, they go for the sweep to advance to The World Series. On the mound for the Royals will be Jason Vargas (11-10) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (10-9) for the Orioles.

In the NLCS the Giants took a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals by winning 5-4 in 10-innings on a throwing error by pitcher Randy Choate.

Tonight at 8:07pm, in San Francisco, it will be Ryan Vogelsong (8-13) for the Giants vs. Shelby Miller (10-9) for the Cards

I hope the Royals win and the Giants win ... that would be a really interesting World Series match up.

OK ... time to post this and then do some walking and wandering ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.51 miles (or, 12,047 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,171.26 miles (average 4.08 miles per day)


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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