Well, yesterday turned into an interesting night and started a theme for the week for me. I was out with a friend and noticed all the folks all dressed up walking about. Thought that perhaps the Symphony was playing. Check and it was and it was Opening Season performance. Hmm, let's go see the Oregon Symphony.
Now not being dressed for the part we still thought we would go and go we did. Looked at ticket prices and bought the cheapest at $25 for the upper Balcony. Then looked at the tickets to see what was playing. It was Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. Hey a piano concerto. I like the piano and don't get to hear performances with that instrument very often. So this was exciting. They opened with CARL NIELSEN's Symphony No. 5, Opus 50. This was performed well with lots of strings and snare drum. I liked it.
The Piano Concerto would be nicely performed but not my favorite piece I've heard. I didn't like some of the piano playing but I did enjoy the show. The Arlene Schnitzer is a great venue. The sound is quite pleasant and the ornate works great to admire. Reminded me of the last big show I went to and that was in Prague at the Opera house. Yes, the Prague Opera house is a lot bigger and they have cheaper tickets but the feelings similar.
The theme for the week is going to be Classical /Jazz. Not so sure I could find Classical music all week. I'll try and see what I find.