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Friday, March 23, 2007

A Musical Day in Philadelphia

Daniel and cousin Gareth getting ready for the concert by playing a little of their own music! :)
Yummy Italian pastries

We walked the seven blocks to the Kimmel Center. Along the way we enjoyed the murals painted on buildings like the one above.
This is an unusual garden wall with everything you can imagine in it.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
We heard the music of Britten- Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Rachmaninoff- Rhapsody on Theme of Pagnini, Op.43, and Elgar- Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 ("Enigma"). Rossen Milanov was the conductor and Andrew von Oeyen was the pianist.
Looking straight down on the orchestra before the concert began.

Here's a side view.

Mr. Courtney is the Double Bass player in the orchestra and a friend of our aunt and uncle. He took us back stage and answered our questions. Here we are with our kind host.

Our time with Mr. Neil Courtney was cut short due to an fire alarm evacuation!


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