I can hardly believe that we are starting the season up again! I haven’t played an indoor concert in months and hope I remember how. We rehearse tonight for the first time and I am eager to see all of my South Bend Symphony friends again.
Annnnddddd… we’re playing Symphonie Fantastique. By Berlioz. And I never get tired of that piece.
It’s one of the first pieces that I “discovered” myself, as a high school student. One of the first CDs I purchased for myself. One of those that I would stay awake listening to in my room because it was just so thrilling. And even if it’s a little overly melodramatic for me now, my teenage heart still beats a little harder every time the English horn calls mournfully for her love and gets only the rumble of distant thunder in response…
I am a sucker for music that tells a story, particularly one of drug-addled hysteria and lost love and scaffolds and guillotines.
This will be a great concert. Saturday night with the South Bend Symphony at the Morris. Details HERE.