Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Date night to the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

My hubby and I waiting for the performance to begin.

(I had to balance my program on my knee and against my purse, so that there was not a reflection).

 The performers were awesome...    I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history. And they both had a fun sense of humor.

...the music terrific...

 ...the conductors were both very entertaining to watch, listen to, and both had fun sense of humor.

I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history.

In this short video clip is a slice of "Concerto for Two Clarinets" by Krommer, written during the early 1800's.  It has been written that Franz Krommer had composed over 300 compositions.

 This portion of music, is very recognizable... Composed by Sir Edward Elgar.

This piece of British origins, is played at a many, many high school and college graduations throughout. 

 The best known of the set, it had its premiere, along with the more reserved second March, in Liverpool on 19 October 1901, with Elgar conducting the Liverpool Orchestral Society.[4] Both marches were played two days later at a London Promenade Concert in the Queen's Hall London, conducted by Henry Wood, with March No. 1 played second, and the audience "...rose and yelled... the one and only time in the history of the Promenade concerts that an orchestral item was accorded a double encore."[5]      (This info taken from Wikipedia).

And this was the end of Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" 

 Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday "O"!
And here is recent artwork of an Alto Saxophone drawn entirely with the name GRANT.

Hans Christian Andersen's quote was written in the lettering style: Papyrus

and have you heard of a Euphonium?

This Euphonium was drawn with the name JONATHAN.  Psalm 95:1 was written in the lettering style: monotype corsiva

 Signature for blog


JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like a wonderful concert!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Very creative post with photos, videos and music ~ lovely art work ~ thank you ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

fredamans said...

Looks like it was a night to remember!

LV said...

A very nice way to share an evening out. That is the first photo I have seen of your handsome hubby with a beard. At first, wondered who is Marie with.

Eden House News and views said...

sadly my speakers are bust so could not share the experience

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a lovely date night! You two are so cute...

Betty said...

Do you have any idea why they play that particular piece of music at graduations? Somehow it got associated with graduating and I'm wondering why. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I always enjoy seeing your art work. It fascinates me.

Janet Rose said...

It has been awhile since I have visited your blog. I enjoy a night at the orchestra. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Love going to a concert myself! Great pics for Alphabe's O!

Jenny said...

What a spectacular date night!

You and your husband both look so young!

I think Bunny could be your very own baby!

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