Sunday==>We need to get today’s posting underway because your favorite blogger has plans to meet up with John Scott Reed aka Fabson at 12:30pm at a yet to be determined location in the Lincoln Center area, for lunch.
It has been awhile since we have been together and we need some major catching up time ... so ... let’s get started with ...
Billi Pod’s plans for the afternoon. When Fabson and I have finished I will remain in the Lincoln Center area for something special ...
3:00==>HOLIDAY BRASS @ Avery Fisher Hall - “The New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted and hosted by Philip Smith, will present a program of classical music and holiday favorites.” (concert - full price ticket)
This annual concert is a favorite of mine and it has become the true beginning of my Holiday Season over the past 10+ years. I am really looking forward to it.
As you classical music fans know, Philip Smith retired at the beginning of this season after a distinguished career as Principal Trumpet for the NY Phil. It will be great seeing him back on stage.
I have an excellent seat for this show, about halfway back from the stage, house left, on the aisle.
Unfortunately, this concert conflicts with one of my other holiday favorites, The Vienna Boys Choir, who will be performing at Carnegie Hall at the same time. Oh well ...
At the moment my plans for the evening are in flux ... so ... just stay tuned.
Moving on to ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s concert ...
THE HIT MEN @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center, in this multi-media filled holiday show they played the Four Seasons hits they helped make famous plus other songs from the glory days of rock and roll. And, they also played some great holiday favorites.
Throughout the evening they also shared fascinating stories about life on the road with Frankie Valli, The Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Jim Croce.
It was a totally enjoyable experience and it was my first visit to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. I found it to be an excellent concert venue, with comfortable seating, excellent sight lines and a high quality sound system.
The house was almost sold-out and the audience was very much into the show, including clapping and singing along from time-to-time.
Another positive ... the venue is only a very short walk from the subway station on Chambers Street ... and ... the wind had died down ... so ... the elements were not a problem either before or after the concert.
Yeah ... I left the concert with a smile on my face, happy that I had taken a chance on it.
Moving on ...
In closing==>your favorite blogger totally agrees with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy. He won it in landslide fashion over the other two nominees.
He became the first Oregon player and the first Hawaiian native to win the trophy.
There is already buzz here about him being drafted by The Jets. I pray The Football Gods On High won’t let this happen. He deserves much better. Just remember how they treated Timmy Tebow.
OK ... time to post this and then get ready for my afternoon’s entertainment schedule.
HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
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