Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New York Philharmonic Concert - Love Letters (again)

Wednesday==>We need to get today’s posting started because your favorite blogger has a matinee scheduled for this afternoon ... so ... let’s begin with ... tada ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s classical music concert at Lincoln Center ... 

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

Dvorak - Cello Concerto (performed by Alisa Weilerstein); and,

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

This was yet another AWESOME concert by the NY Phil, highlighted by Alisa Weilerstein's sublimely beautiful performance of the Cello Concerto. She received a roaring standing ovation and rewarded us with a stellar encore performance.

I was seated next to my friends Lenny Gordon and his wife Marie Taylor and that was nice because we were able to do some much needed/wanted catching up.

Yes, it was a nice ending to what was otherwise a really unpleasant day weather-wise here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. It had rained for most of the day and into the evening hours. Blah!!

Now ... moving on to today’s entertainment event ...

The Broadway show ...

2:00==>LOVE LETTERS - “This revival of A. R. Gurney’s two-character dramedy about two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?” (Broadway - complimentary ticket)

The two roles will be played by Alan Alda and Candice Bergen.

I saw it back on September 9th and gave it an A. The cast then was Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow.

The show was supposed to run until the middle of February, with Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg and then Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen, however, yesterday it was announced that the show will close on Sunday. Bummer!!

The show had received mostly favorable reviews but it was never able to find a large enough audience to survive. Oh well ... that’s show business.

I will be seeing it with my friend Marty Kosark aka Whatever. It is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street and has a running time of 1:40, without intermission.

Moving on ...

At the moment I haven’t anything planned for the evening. Unless something really special shows up on one of my ticket services I will probably give myself the night off ... so ... stay tuned.

OK ... time to post this and then begin getting ready for my show.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.14 miles (or, 6,865 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,381.36 miles (average 4.03 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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