A week ago I was less than 40 feet away from a Stradivarius.

Intermission Double Basses!

I went to the NSO’s Masterworks show, where as a James Ehnes was guesting, playing a 3 hundred year old violin.

Suffice it to say that I now understand the fuss about virtuoso violinists. And violins. At the end of Meditation From The Opera Thais, (Jules Massenet), everyone was silent. I could actually hear people inhale together before they applauded.

And speaking of applause, it went on so long and enthusiastically that we got two encores. Both just amazing. Now I remember why I wanted to play violin in the first place. 😛

There was so MUCH applause, in fact, that my hands were numb. And I didn’t notice that I’d banged my hand against the seat until I looked down and saw this.

Ow?

So we went to Tim Hortons and I ordered a double double and a band aid. Really. 😀

See? Double Double. 😀

Then my computer broke, which is why this post is so late, but that’s a story for another post.

BE EXCELLENT.

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3 thoughts on “A week ago I was less than 40 feet away from a Stradivarius.

  1. @Bahnree: I really enjoy being able to take snapshots on my phone. 😀 😀 It's LOVELY. *pets Wallace*

    But are Cellos sexier than double bass?

    @PCB: I already know how to play it.

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