Friday, May 15, 2009

Orlando Philharmonic Performance

Terry and I attended the concert that the Philharmonic had been rehearsing for. The concert was entitled "Mozart and Mendelssohn". Joyce Yang was the featured performer and she played piano for the Mozart Piano Concerto number 24. For the first half of the concert we sat up in the balcony and when I got my sketchbook out I suddenly realized that I had forgotten to bring my eye glasses. The glasses allow me to see objects at a distance clearly. I let out a huge guttural scream and everyone in the audience turned to look. No that didn't happen, I just resigned myself to my blindness. Looking at the stage I could barely make out dark and light blurry shapes. When the house lights dimmed I also could not see the sketchbook. I put the book away and closed my eyes and enjoyed the music instead.
When intermission came, Terry and I moved down to the front row. We had the front row entirely to ourselves. For whatever reason people do not sit that close. From this vantage point I could see all the performers and the stage lighting allowed me to see what I was drawing.

4 comments:

Rob Carey said...

You had me going there with that guttural moan. Glad you were able to get the sketch after all. Great work, as always.

Thor said...

From the front row if I leaned all the way forward, I could see.

Anonymous said...

great to see the sketches! Thanks to Carolyn for getting me to the right page! Love your work, take care until we see you again next season! Kathy

Thor said...

Kathy,
Glad you got a chance to see the sketches. Pass the word around I hope everyone gets a chance to see.