Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Haydn’s “The Creation” - The Girl Who Came to Supper - Baseball

Tuesday==>Your favorite blogger is happy to report that it is much warmer this morning in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

At 11:30am it is a rather balmy 63º and sunny. Not nearly as windy as it has been for the past several days.

Hopefully Billi Pod will be able to get in some much needed/wanted walking and wandering after he finishes this posting and makes his weekly trip to the Food Emporium to take advantage of the additional 5% senior discount.

So ... let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ...

A classical music concert at Carnegie Hall ...

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK @ Carnegie Hall. The program was:

Hadyn - “The Creation”

The oratorio depicts the creation of the World, based on the Bible's Book of Genesis and Book of Psalms, and Milton's Paradise Lost.

This was a totally enjoyable concert with excellent work from the Chorus and Orchestra.

The highlight was the stellar performances from the three soloists, Susanna Phillips, Aaron Blake and Sidney Outlaw in the roles of the archangels Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel.

As mentioned yesterday, the piece was performed in German and it was done in three parts, with one intermission.

The Playbill had extensive program notes including the complete libretto. I was able to follow what was being sung on stage, although I still don’t understand why Carnegie Hall doesn’t have supertitles like The Met. Oh well ...

It was about 10:15pm when the concert was over. I considered walking back to the apartment but ultimately opted to subway.

I had actually gotten to the concert early for some walking and wandering in the area. This and the walking required for my errands and chores made for a pretty good mileage day==>4.58 miles.

Moving on ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...

7:30==>THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER - “This Noel Coward musical is set in 1911 London. An American chorus girl becomes involved with a Balkan archduke (after he sees her perform in a West End musical), his teenage son and the Queen Mother, as well.” (Off Broadway - $9.00 TDF ticket)

Tonight is the opening night for this Musicals Tonight show. As you will recall, Musicals Tonight revives long forgotten and under-appreciated musicals, in a basically staged reading format. Usually very interesting and well-performed.

It is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:30, with intermission, and runs through November 16th.

Moving on some more ...

On the sports scene ... the baseball world is all abuzz as the free-agent market is now open. Lots of big-name players out there and tons of speculation on who will end up where when it is all over.

The Yankees have made closer David Robertson a $15.3M qualifying offer ... so ... stay tuned because it’s gonna get very interesting. I predict he will ultimately remain a Yankee.

OK, folks ... time to post this and then do what I need to do so I can have some walking and wandering time ... seeya later.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.58 miles (or, 10,011 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,258.92 miles (average 4.10 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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