Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Night Out

Last night Hubby and I went to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Hubby looked so sexy all dressed up in his suit. We had wonderful seats just 8 rows from the front on the main floor. Before hand we had dinner at the restaurant in Orchestra Hall. It was good, nothing to rave about and certainly not worth the price. The orchestra played two incredible selections. The first was a piano concerto for the left hand only by Maurice Ravel. By the end the pianist was holding on to the piano with his right hand because his left hand needed so much strength and indurance. The second selection was Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. That is such a fun piece especially when the guillotine cuts his head off and you can hear it bounce, followed by the Witches Sabbath movement. In that movement they use the "Dies Irae" theme from the old Catholic Requiem Mass. Most young people who have never been to an old Latin Catholic Requem Mass don't know what scary is. The priests vestments were black, the coffin was covered in black surrounded by big orange beeswax candles. The choir would sing this mournful Gregorian chant which meant Day of Wrath. Anyway it was a fun evening.

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