Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Kid's Got Mad Class Yo

So capping off my delightful weekend was a concert given by the Long Island Philharmonic. The program was an "All American" variety, consisting of Bernstein, Barber, Copland, and of course Gershwin. It was probably one of the best, if not the best concert I've ever seen. It opened with Bernstein's 'Overture to Candide' and closed with Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'. I got goosebumps and tears in my eyes when they did "Adagio for Strings" and again during "Rhapsody in Blue". And it was just obvious that the music director, David Wiley was just enjoying the hell out of it. He was smiling and bopping along while conducting. That's probably what I enjoyed most - seeing him and the piano soloist for Rhapsody enjoy the heck out of playing that. It was almost like a series of private jokes between the two of them.

But apparently I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. Baby Jordan woke up up during 'Candide', and was incredibly active the rest of the concert. They seemed to like 'Fanfare for the Common Man' which opens with HUGE drum blasts and a gong. I kid you not though, the entire concert this kid was all over the place. Which means either they really liked it or were being highly bothered by it all. I'm hoping for the former!

5 comments:

Diane said...

I'm sure it's the former. How could it be anything else, with you for a mommy? :o)

I can't wait to meet him/her.

Maureen said...

Oh, I am sure baby Jordan will be a music lover... with a talented mom like you!!

I LOVE Rhapsody too...

Jay said...

And good for the brain waves, too!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Di - You and me both!!

Maureen - Awww shucks! Thanks!! Isn't it the best? The animation Disney did to it wasn't half bad either!

Jay - This kid's had music imposed on them since conception!!

buddha_girl said...

This post made me smile from ear to ear. Nothing more needs to be said!