Last night I did something that I haven’t done in many years – played in an orchestra concert! You may remember me mentioning last fall that I auditioned, and was accepted into, an orchestra affiliated with the health system for which I work. I started playing violin when I was 9, in fourth grade, and played all through school, until I graduated from high school. In college I didn’t play my violin a lot, but missed it very much, so this orchestra has been a great opportunity for to get back into my hobby and indulge in my love of music.
We were very fortunate to have the beautiful Hill Auditorium as our venue.
We played a selection of seven dance-themed pieces, and the concert was a celebration of the recent opening of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
My favorite piece to play was the final movement of Michael Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango (holla U-M faculty!). There are so many neat sound effects in this song – so much fun to play! The only negative was, about halfway through the song I realized I was getting a pounding headache, likely from the cymbals crashing behind me.
It was worth it though. I’m standing next to the dude in orange in the below picture, for the record.
Pictures courtesy of the huz! We also saw my great-aunt and uncle at the concert! Here I am with my parents.
After the concert we had dinner at Sava’s. This is the second time I’ve ordered Sava’s fish tacos – they are really good!
After dinner, a little treatsie for me, per the huz’s suggestion: Iorio’s Gelato! Fella knows the way to my heart. All hail the return of maple bacon gelato.
A very lovely evening indeed!