On Saturday evening I attended the season opening performance of the Phoenix Symphony and what a great concert it was. The symphony named the night "The Mighty Carmina Burana" and mighty is a perfect adjective for this monumental piece of music. If it doesn't sound familiar, click this link. I'm sure you've heard it before because it's been used in a number of movies and television shows. It's music that will get the blood pumping.
The photo above was taken from the 4th row so you can't see the huge concert choir behind the orchestra.
There was a welcome reception before the performance and a champagne toast after the concert both of which I got to enjoy thanks to my friend Dave who is on the board of the Phoenix Symphony.
And, here is Dave with the Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony, Tito Munoz.
It was a fantastic way to open the 23/24 season.