Music and Hawaii

Yesterday, David and I left the house at 3:00 pm and reached the Blaisdell Concert Hall in about twenty minutes. We read the program in the lobby and also watched people walking into the theater.  At 4:00 pm, the concert started.  We had a great time listening to the Hawaii Symphony perform works by Mozart and Beethoven.  Augustin Hadelich played Lalo’s “Symphonie espangnole,” a violin concerto.

This is the Hawaii Symphony:

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I really like attending the symphony and opera at the Blaisdell. It is such a pleasure to walk outside during intermission and see the palm trees swaying in the balmy breeze.  This is Hawaii at its best:

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You won’t ever see this type of environment in New York City, where I attended many concerts, operas, and ballet at Lincoln Center. It’s a totally different scene.  Snow on the ground, asphalt and concrete everywhere.  Nowhere will you see palm trees swaying in New York City.

To listen to beautiful classical music in Hawaii and to have a nice companion like my husband, who loves classical music as much as I – well, I am most fortunate.

4 Responses to “Music and Hawaii”

  1. DJan Says:

    You are indeed a fortunate person, Gigi. I love to attend concerts and would much rather see swaying palm trees than concrete! 🙂

  2. Christine Says:

    you are in your golden years! We have snow on the ground and I have to go brush off the car!

  3. Carole Says:

    So happy for your Gigi! We’ve got about 15 inches of snow on the ground today, and it is still falling! I’d much rather be in Hawaii today:-)

  4. Olga Says:

    Doing what you love with someone you love…doesn’t get much better than that!

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