Tuesday, June 29, 2010


a while back, we got tickets to see the NSO and yo yo ma in concert... you see, the yoster is ella's so-called idol. (see number 5 in one of my older posts called "the many things you have yet to learn about ella.")

the big day came up much faster than i had expected, because we just came back from the performance at the kennedy center! we got all gussied up for the occasion, too:

me, mom, and ella

dad (tie and everything!)

this was jeffrey kahane's last time conducting for the NSO before retirement. here are the musical selections, straight from the program (since i could never possibly remember them without it):

  • RAVEL - Alborada del gracioso

  • RAVEL - Ma Mère l'Oye – Suite
  • RAVEL - Rapsodie espagnole
  • GOLIJOV - Azul

the music selection was slightly strange for my taste. but who really cares, because...

the national symphony orchestra + yo yo ma = complete perfection!

i suppose that complete perfection is only to be expected with the incredible NSO and, not to mention, yo yo ma... but the performance was truly amazing. yo yo ma's playing is so effortlessly beautiful, passionate, and flawless! i now see him in a whole different light.

yo yo ma from afar

if you think you like yo yo ma, wait til you hear him in person!

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