Friday, May 14, 2010

Project 365: Day 22


TC managed to snag some free tickets to the National Symphony Orchestra, so we went tonight to see the performance.  Our seats ended up being pretty close up to the stage.  The performances tonight included some Copland (Suite for Billy the Kid), Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and Elgar’s Variation on an Original Theme, which was something that I recognized playing before once they got started (the opening song also was featured in the Matrix Soundtrack).  There was also a contemporary opera piece written by the conductor John Adams called “The Wound-Dresser" that incorporates a poem by Walt Whitman.  After hearing the concert, I had a slight urge to pick my viola up again, but it would probably take a while to get myself back up to speed…