Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bach's Mass in B Minor

Back to Princeton for another concert, this time at McCarter and performed by Gaechinger Cantorey of Stuttgart.  They played on period instruments, which had to be retuned frequently, but were really nice to hear.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bela Fleck Concert

We saw a great concert last evening in Princeton, featuring Bela Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn.  They played a variety of banjos - who knew there were so many - and she sang and even danced.  It was a fun evening.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Trip to Oregon

S and I just returned from a rather harrowing trip to visit Dad in Oregon.  Her cooler containing all her food was dumped, apparently deliberately by TSA, on the trip out so we had to scout for things she could eat.  Then there was one annoyance after another that added to the stress of the trip.  And the weather was bad, but it did manage to clear for a bit on Sunday morning.  So we escaped for a quick trip to the coast.  We started at Yaquina Head and were surprised to discover it does not open until 10 AM on weekends; but earlier during the week, which doesn't make any sense.  Since we had to get back to check out of our hotel, we climbed over the barrier and took a quick walk toward the lighthouse and down to the rocky beach.  Then we headed south to Seal Rock which has no gate.  It was really neat and we wished we had more time to explore.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Munich Philharmonic in Concert

Another great concert at NJPAC:

  • Don Juan by Richard Strauss
  • Piano Concerto for the Left Hand by Maurice Ravel with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard - this was my favorite piece
  • Symphony No. 3 by Beethoven