Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dvorak & Vivaldi


On Saturday evening, I went to the Musical Instrument Museum's concert hall to see the Chamber group of the Phoenix Symphony perform.  It was my first time to see a performance in this space and I was impressed.  It is a small theater with an excellent line of vision down to the stage.


The chamber group performed Dvorak's Serenade in E Major for the first half and a favorite of mine, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the second half.  The soloist is Steven Moeckel who is the concert master for the Phoenix Symphony and who has performed as a soloist around the world.  I met Steven several weeks ago after a symphony performance through my good friend David and Saturday evening I got to meet his parents who were visiting Phoenix to see him perform.  Steven is a superb performer and an all-around nice guy.  I feel privileged to know him.  Oh, and the performance of The Four Seasons was nothing short of spectacular.

10 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Excellent! Looks like a beautiful space, and who wouldn't love Vivaldi?! Or Dvorak, for that matter.

LOLfromPasa said...

There seems to be no end of great things to do in Phoenix. Lucky you :).

Judy said...

Very nice!

Mersad said...

Great shots Sharon.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Christine said...

Very enjoyable I'm sure! I love Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Dvorak always reminds me of my first grade piano exam!

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy that!

Lowell said...

I'm really impressed, once again, with your photography. Your shots have such great colors and the best part, they are tack sharp! How does it feel to be hobnobbing with a great talent? Lucky you!

bill burke said...

Sounds like a very nice time. I would love to hear them play, the music is so soothing. Very nice images!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Vivaldi is an all time favourite with many Sharon, what a treat to hear it played so beautifully live.

Jack said...

Must have been special, especially since you know the soloist. And photography permitted during a performance? That is surprisingly permissive.