A night at the Symphony
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A friend in our ward plays in our community’s symphony and was able to give us complimentary tickets to her performance. We attended Friday evening. It was amazing!! We are not a large community and I did not expect the performance to be anything spectacular. But the musicianship was SUPERB!!! They played several selections from Handel’s Messiah, a few from the Nutcracker, and then had a 15 minute Christmas sing along. It was so much fun!
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I particularly enjoyed the brass section. As a former trumpet player and musician, the brass has a special place in my heart. I was unprepared for the waves of emotion that I felt during the performance, not so much due to the music, but because I really miss playing. Band was a HUGE part of my life for about eight years, concert band, jazz band, pep-band, marching band. As we left the performance, I figured out that I probably spent about three to four hours a day playing my trumpet in one form or another for the last five years of that time period. I cried because I loved to play. I love the camaraderie of the orchestra and the fun interactions we had during the rehearsals, hours and hours and hours of rehearsal.
As a mother, I do not have time for hours and hours of rehearsal, even for a small season. But I can appreciate the work and musical abilities of those who do and can. Thanks for the beautiful music. I hope I can attend the Symphony more often!! You were incredible!