American Symphony Evening

Last night we were graced at the last minute with a pair of tickets to see Leon Bottstein, the president of Bard college, conduct the American Symphony. We had two minutes to decide if we could go, five minutes to get ready, and 10 minutes to get to the other side of town where our friends were waiting in their Lincoln Town Car to drive us there.

Of course we went.

The evening was amazing. Brahms, Dvorak, Ibert and Saint-Saens. Stunning piano by Taiwanese pianist Shun-Yang Lee whose entire body echoed the Saint-Seans "Egyptian Concerto".

Afterwards great conversation and snacks in Rhinebeck at Terrapin's Bistro.

I sat absorbed in the music, the musicians and conductor. Beautiful evening, enchanting in all ways.

Only problem was I got home at 2 am, the cat threw up on the bed about 4 or 5 and I had a really hard time falling back to sleep after that one. Headache and allergies all day, and my hormones are a tropical storm gathering strength for the onslaught.

But I managed to get into the studio for a bit, went shopping and met up with friends for some light fare at a local restaurant, and it is all good.

Tomorrow the forecast is sunshine, which is fabulous even if I have to wear a sweater!

in bliss, Patti
Photo is of Gills Farm in Hurley, NY where I painted the other day.


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