My wife and I went to the Kansas City Symphony last night. Perfect evening for it: cold outside, heavy snow falling, a hush upon the city. Inside the Lyric it was warm and packed and full of symphonic magic. Thereâ€™s something about a crowd in a concert hall in winter, especially when the woman beside you takes off her coat, reveals a beautiful backless dress, and settles into her seat.
Beethovenâ€™s 5th, Sibeliusâ€™ Violin Concerto (amazing damn performance by BarnabÃ¡s Kelemen), and something by Ives. Naturally Iâ€™m big on the former two. Have never been able to get my head around Ives, which makes me a disappointment to my Connecticut friends, but we all have to disappoint someone.