UBC Symphony with CLUE

Posted by seanho on Fri 13 April 2007

Tonight was nice; Elaine (on behalf of CLUE) invited me to join their group outing to the Chan Centre to hear the UBC Symphony Orchestra. It was quite good; I liked the Ravel, particularly the prelude. The Glazunov concerto was an impressively technical showcase for the saxophone soloist, but I didn't find the piece terribly musically compelling; maybe I just didn't "get" the message. There was also a Mendelssohn concerto that was stirring and exciting; a timeless classic. We also saw Abraham from KS in the violin section! And the son of a colleague of mine at TWU was playing first cello.

Jason snapped this self-portrait of the two of us by hand: Connie tried several times to take a photo, but my overly-complicated Treo phone didn't like her for some reason! Afterward most all of us went out to Kerrisdale for food; that was relaxing and enjoyable -- especially with those bells!

tags: concert, friends, vcac,