sacrelige!! you must listen to the album 'nick of time', tim!!Originally Posted by bench72
so tonight it just got better. i get a call from Tom, from the smithsonian, saying hes got a strange offer. (IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!!) Someone bailed on a concert at wolftrap, and he figured he'd see if i was interested in seeing, classical heads, get ready for it... Itzhak Perlman playing and conducting!!! Of COURSE my answer was an enthusiastic "YES!!!" What do you know? 2 nights in a row i have spectacular last minute luck, and see two of the greatest musicians alive. He performed and conducted a 'Happy Birthday, Mozart!' collection, most notable including Symphonies 40 and 41, and the overture to Marriage of Figaro. That man is absolutely astounding. When 41/Jupiter Symphony's molto allegro concluded with that amazing crescendo, you should have heard the place - everyone went wild! spectacular show. im on a huge natural music high STILL!!
and to make matters better, the concert was prefaced and followed with some really cool information on pleurothallids, with which i am rapidly becoming horribly obsessed. There must be a hurricane about to come through dc or something, cause im having WAY too much great luck lately. i can hardly contain my excitement!