Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Musical Quiz for You


Recently, I organized some tickets for an upcoming concert. A friend sent a check in the mail to pay for her ticket. Above is her accompanying note. Can you guess what we're going to see/hear?

Now I'll talk about something else for a minute so there's some space between the question and the answer. Um. Hi. I don't have a lot to say right now. Except that today I find myself wondering how the drive is between Ísafjörður and Akureyri (Iceland). Based on this Google maps image, it looks delightfully fjordy.


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Oh! I could also tell you about one other exciting upcoming concert for those in my neck of the woods. Recently I have blogged (more than once) about the Slovenian/Croatian duo of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser known as 2Cellos. These two very talented classically-trained cellists perform classical crossover covers of various pop, rock, and metal songs, and their music is completely infectious. And – they're doing a USA tour in October/November, starting in Northampton, Boston, and New York. Take a look at their other locations and dates, too. Very exciting! (I think you have to type "2CELLOSLIVE" into the promo code box in order to buy tickets right now.)

Okay, has that given you enough time and space to figure out the answer to my quiz above? Yes, we're going to a performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony (with the Boston Philharmonic), and the note above is the Ode to Joy :). Local Beethoven-lovers, if you're interested in dates, times, and locations, here's the link.