Sunday, March 29, 2015

It’s Still Cold - New York Philharmonic Concert - Today’s Doubleheader==>An A Cappella Celebration & The Book of Moron

Sunday==>Good morning everyone out there in the hinterlands, wastelands and boondocks.

It is a bright and cold morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. Yes .. at 9:00am it is 28º, wind chill down to 19º but the forecast is for it to get to the upper 40s by mid-afternoon. Yes ... almost time to break out the shorts and flip-flops.

Oh ... the temperature in the Orlando area is projected to be in the low 70s,

So ... now that you have had your Big Apple weather fix ... let’s move on to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ...

The classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...

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

Lyadov - “The Enchanted Lake;”
Stravinsky - “Petrushka;” and,
Adams - “Scheherazade 2 for violin and orchestra (performed by Leila Josefowicz) - World Premiere

It was an enjoyable evening, as usual.

“Petrushka” was excellent and the John Adams work was OK, highlighted by a stellar performance from violinist Leila Josefowicz.

My seat was in the rear orchestra, on the aisle. Seated to my left was a nice 40s lady from North Carolina (don't remember where). We had a nice conversation before the concert began and at intermission. She was part of group of 50 high school musicians who were visiting NYC and Lincoln Center for the first time. You could feel the excitement. The kids were 100% focused on what was happening on stage. They couldn’t have been better behaved.

Frankly, just having them around me made my evening even more enjoyable.

Moving on to today ...

Your favorite Big Apple blogger has an entertainment doubleheader scheduled for today ... starting with ...

A concert at Carnegie Hall ...

2:00==>DCINY PRESENTS TOTAL VOCAL - “An A Cappella Celebration”
(concert - complimentary ticket)

According to the press blurb the program will feature, among other things, performances from the stars of the movie “Pitch Perfect.”

Should be interesting.

When the concert is over I will come back to the apartment, have my usual fruit and cheese plate, and then it will be time to head out for the second half of my entertainment schedule ... 

The Off Broadway show ...

7:00pm==>THE BOOK OF MORON - “Robert Dubac’s one-man show is a fast-paced joy ride over the pot-holed highways of hypocrisy as he crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show is playing at Urban Stages on West 30th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through April 26th.

So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... there you have it ... just another boring and wasted day here in Gotham City ... oh well ... maybe I should consider moving someplace else ... jus sayin’ ... anyway ... 


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.18 miles (or, 6,968 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>351.62 miles (average 4.04 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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