Thursday, October 4, 2012

I Love Music

Music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.

Lesley Garrett
Hello George
I love music.

On an evening I went to a concert in Lincoln Center by the New York Philharmonic. The conductor was Kurt Masur. It is customary after a performance for the conductor to ask the orchestra to stand and acknowledge the applause, but Maestro Masur asked the orchestra to stand before the concert began and they received an ovation from the audience. I turned to the person was with me, who perhaps was surprised at that and said "We love our orchestra."

I remember going to two different clubs in NY to hear the wonderful Mable Mercer sing. She brought tears to my eyes when she sang "Both Sides Now."

I sat with two friends in Greenwich Village to hear two sets from Junior Manse and his trio.

I saw Doc Watson play in the band shell at Lincoln Center. In the same place I saw a concert by Percy Sledge.

I spent another evening with a friend at some out of the way place in a corner of Manhattan to hear an Irish band playing.

I went to a big theatre on the upper West Side to hear Patti LaBell and her singers perform.

I liked going to hear my friend Charlie, the jazz pianist, play in New Hampshire.

I stopped to hear two tuba players at a sidewalk cafe in NY playing some Bach duets.

I stopped on the side walk in upper Manhattan to listen to a salsa band.

I used to play drums for a jazz pianist in Boston.

I played cello and tenor recorder for a Renaissance music group in New Hampshire.

I played bass drum for the Mount Washington Valley Town Band.

I played small roles in 2 operas.

I sang and danced in 3 musicals.

When i got back from the supermarket today I had to get the Bach Brandenburg Concertos going on the CD player before I unpacked the groceries.

I love music.

Dana Bate - The Vagabond Journweys
No. 1,897
Never Give Up


Rose~* said...

I love music, also. I often listen to a CD when I drive, as it relaxes me. Haven't been to a live performance lately, but have tickets to Paul McCartney in November. Does that count?

Jon said...

Needless to say, I love music!
I can fully understand why you miss New York so much. I've been to Lincoln Center several times(long ago) and was extremely impressed.
Most of my musical experiences have been in Los Angeles, but New York has an excitement that is unequaled.

Arlene (AJ) said...

Music always brings comfort to my heart, wouldn't want it any other it.