VSO opening night (Virginia Symphony Orchestra)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, September 13, 2008
Virginia Symphony Orchestra, September 13, 2008
Opening night for the new season with the Virginia
Symphony Orchestra is always an anticipated pleasure.
Last night provided confirmation of that emotion.  This is my eleventh (11) year as a regular symphony audience participant.   [The season tickets started out as a  vehicle for  Lesley’s (my daughter)  music  education.   After  Lesley  left for  UVA, I wanted to continue MY music experience.  Cousin Connie  stepped in for the other ticket. – but, I digress]
Ms. Falletta always leads the audience and orchestra to a rousing performance of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ on the opening night of the Orchestra’s new season.
What a wonderful performance opening night!!  Copeland – El Salon Mexico and Dohnanyi – Suite in F-Sharp minor were the two selections before the intermission.   Tchaikovsky ‘ s Concerto No. 1 in b-flat minor  was the ‘after intermission’ selection.  That instantly recognised opening, the  skill and interpretation displayed  by the pianist Ian Parker, combined with the VSO, capped the evening.  Mr. Parker did perform an encore.  “A nice time was had by all.”
Ian Parker performs with the VSO, Sept. 13, 2008

Ian Parker performs with the VSO, Sept. 13, 2008

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