Saturday, November 19, 2005

The City of Brotherly Love

Friday, a fun day on a Newark Museum day trip with Thomy & Cliff. Also had a very interesting seat companion on the ride - Judy, who was a violinist with the NJ Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years. It was a long day...left at 7:00 a.m. and didn't get home until 7:00 p.m.

First a tour of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia; lunch and a lecture in one of their private rooms. Then from 7th Row Center Orchestra seats, a terrific concert. Beethoven's Second and Fourth Symphonies, and the World Premiere of Ben, a work by 29 year old composer Daniel Kellogg. The commissioned work is in honor of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.

The music was great, lunch quite good for a group function, and the concept and architecture of the Kimmel Center are fantastic!

Even the weather was did I take pictures? Need you ask?

Another experiment -- if you download a black & white photo onto a black blog background (say that fast!) it looks like it's a collage in 2 pieces. What water colorists call "a happy accident."

Left the color in--which is the sky and which is the reflection of sky?
The organ & stage at Verizon Hall (holds 2547 people)
The stage (and the piano being tuned) at the Perelman Theater, with 650 seats.

Just having fun - playing with the theater seats...but you knew that, didn't you?

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden on top of the Perelman Theater.
No, this is not a reflection. It is the view through the glass enclosure of the roof garden. The apartment building is across the street from the Kimmel Center. Posted by Picasa


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