Saturday evening I attended the Symphony concert. It’s still early in the season and there’s lots of sporting events to compete with the Symphony for attendance. I went a little early because I needed to stop at the ticket office. My season tickets hadn’t been sent to me (as they were supposed to be) so I needed to get them printed and collected Saturday night. I also needed to get my parking passes printed. That done, I went in the side door so I could hear at least the latter part of the conductor’s pre-concert lectures.
After the lecture, I went to my regular seat. I looked around and discovered the attendance was way down. All those absentees missed an interesting program. The first half was a long violin solo. The violinist did not use a score and I wondered how on earth she memorized such a long piece. The second half of the program was a symphony by Beethoven. Both were interesting although I found the Beethoven piece more interesting.