Monday, September 24, 2007

Free stuff from the Minnesota Orchestra

Now that I'm going to have to spend the next hour listening to Holst's The Planets, thanks to Bjorn...I thought I'd look up the FREE Minnesota Orchestra concerts coming up...
- On October 6th there is a 2007-2008 Season Preview Concert
COPLAND-"Buckaroo Holiday" from Rodeo
GRIEG-Two Elegiac Melodies
SIBELIUS-The Dryad
BRAHMS-Symphony No. 2 - Mvt. IV
BACH/Ormandy-Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
MOZART-Symphony No. 41, Jupiter - Mvt. IV
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV-Scheherazade - Mvt. III
BRITTEN-The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Finale

- October 28th - Target Free Family Concert: Folk Music in the Concert Hall
- December 9th - Target Free Family Concert: Sleigh Ride
The Target Free Family Concerts require entering a drawing for tickets
Other non-free, but interesting sounding programs...
- Feb. 1st and 2nd Leonard Nimoy is narrating a Sci-Fi/Space themed program.
- On Darwin Day 2008 they are doing Stephen Paulus' "To Be Certain of the Dawn".

Saturday, September 8, 2007

KITTY!!!1

I'm never going to forgive her for this... I'm listening to Last Night of the Proms in the car and get home just as the Fantasia on British Sea Songs starts. I run in and put the headphones on my little radio so I can listen to it in glorious hi-fi stereo... It doesn't sound quite right, a little muffled and crackly and getting worse...it's a shortwave/am/fm/etc radio so it has a switch to optimize it for voice or music, but it was in the right position...then half way through Rule, Britannia I notice that someone has been chewing through the cord on my $50 headphones!!! This is coming out of her allowance.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007