A Night at the CSO

The lovely Robin and I joined our old friends (well, him, anyway) Thom and Cindy Speakman last Saturday for a lovely evening at Cincinnati's historic Music Hall. Together, we enjoyed a concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by guest conductor Han-Na Chang, Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Absolute Classic Festival in Korea.
Robin and I tried to remember the last time we'd been to Music Hall. Short answer: It's been too long. Longer answer: Maybe an event (the Nutcracker?) when our kids were in grade school. Yeah, that long ago. Much too long, as it is a wonderful venue.
Our seats were in the second balcony, which afforded a great view and beautiful sound. The program included Tchaikovsky's Suite from The Sleeping Beauty, Korngold's Violin Concerto (with guest soloist Simone Lamsma), and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. It was an enjoyable program, made more so by good company--and a surprise reunion during intermission with more friends, whom we hadn't seen for thirty years or so! 

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