Friday, October 24, 2014

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - The World Series

Friday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, the weekend is almost on us but ... remember those of you in the Worker Bee class ... your weekend can’t begin until at least 5:05pm ... so ... don’t even think about sneaking out early because your bosses are monitoring your every move on those recently installed state-of-the-art surveillance devices.

With this warning we will now get today’s posting underway with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event, a classical music concert ...

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall - The program was:

Rossini - Overture to Cambiale Di Matrimonio;
Zwilich - Prologue and Variations;
Poulenc - Sinfonietta; and,
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 (performed by Jonathan Biss)

This was a totally enjoyable entertainment experience highlighted by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Jonathan Biss. He received a roaring ovation when the number was completed.

I was pleasantly surprised by Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, which I expected to be another atonal work that seems to be the norm for 20th-century composers. Well, thankfully, it wasn’t. It was melodically pleasing to the ear.

What was also pleasing was the location of my comp. seat. I was in the orchestra, row T, house right, one seat from the aisle. Perfecto.

Yeah, your favorite blogger left Carnegie Hall with a big smile on his face.

While we are on the subject of classical music ... Billi Pod has a very interesting series of concerts already scheduled for the upcoming week ...

Monday - 8:00==>Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall (complimentary ticket)

Tuesday - 7:30==>New York Philharmonic @ Avery Fisher Hall (season subscription series)

Thursday - 7:30==>New York Philharmonic @ Avery Fisher Hall (season subscription series)

Saturday - 8:00==>Riverside Symphony Orchestra @ Alice Tully Hall (complimentary ticket)

Yeah, looks pretty interesting, doesn’t it?

Moving on ...

Tonight Billi Pod will stay in the cozy confines of his apartment to watch Game Three of The World Series, from San Francisco. The Series is tied 1-1.

On the mound for The Royals will be Jeremy Guthrie (13-11) vs. Tim Hudson (9-13) for The Giants

Since the game is in a NL ballpark the DH is gone and the pitchers will have to bat (boring). 

A side-note==>AL teams are only 7-15 in NL parks since 2006.

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


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.42 miles (or, 7,497 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,211.96 miles (average 4.09 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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