Last night was a night out. I went to the Symphony. The program was one I wasn’t sure I’d like but it turned out to be most enjoyable.
I had another issue with my stomach Friday night but hadn’t had any episodes for most of the afternoon so felt I could chance going to the Symphony. Traffic was terrible and I didn’t think I’d make it before the concert started. Thankfully, I got there with just a few minutes to spare and was able to get to my seat before the music started. The man who normally sits behind me was there; first time I’ve seen him all season. He was his usual friendly self but we didn’t have time to chat since I was so late.
About mid-way through the Mahler symphony which was the last half of the concert I realized I needed to leave to go to the restroom. The ushers were so helpful. They got me a chair so I could watch on the monitor in the lobby … after three trips to the restroom … and then my favorite usher went inside at the end of the concert and retrieved my purse and coat for me. I just prayed I’d be able to get home before needing the restroom again. I did.
The soloist for the concert was Susanna Phillips. I really looked forward to hearing her but, alas and alack, they didn’t have her microphone set up so she could be heard. I could hear her much better in the lobby watching the monitor. In the concert hall I began to wonder if I need a hearing aid. I get ads for one in the mail almost every week. My experience in the lobby convinced me that her mic was the problem, not my hearing.