friday night, as a family, kyle and i joined his dad, brother, and grandmother at the baltimore symphony orchestra. it was raining the entire night but that didn’t matter to us! kyle, the gentleman that he is, held an umbrella over myself and his grandmother the short walk from the parking garage to the joseph meyerhoff symphony hall where it was held. we were conveniently just in time so we headed to our seats and waited for the show to start. any excuse to dress up and we are there! (i feel so grown up!) :)
the whole thing was beautiful. seriously, incredible. not a mistake was made (at least not one that i heard) and the music was captivating. the first half was about an hour and then we had a quick intermission and the second half was about an hour and a half. kyle and i were starving so we had a quick bite to eat at intermission and didn’t realize once the show started we wouldn’t be able to go back in. it was dumb of us not to realize that but the people there were nice enough to let us sneak in the back. thank goodness because if they didn’t i would have missed hallelujah, which was my favorite part of the show.
i don’t know if i have mentioned this on the blog yet, but i used to play the violin. i played from about 7th grade to sometime around 11th grade, private lessons and all. i was actually really good and could have probably done something pretty special with it. but, being the immature teenager i was, i gave it up because it wasn’t “cool” and i had higher priorities at the time. one of my biggest regrets to this day. i sold everything and never looked back. until i became infatuated with the first chair violinist in the front row, i didn’t realize how much i missed it. i couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. the way her bow moved up and down the stings, how her fingers slid around and shook to make the vibrato sounds, and how her body swayed with every crescendo and decrescendo they did.
i promised myself that one day i will invest in another violin. i will learn to read music again and play. play for me, play for kyle, play for my future children.
since i’m in a musical type of mood, another goal i have is to learn how to play the piano. i want to be able to play holiday songs and sing along as a family. that might sound cheesy to a lot of you, but it’s something i’ve always pictured. my cute little family surrounding a bright yellow piano while i play and they sing jingle bells and silent night. hehe ;)
i really hope i can pick up reading music again kind of quickly. is it like riding a bike? probably not. but i can be hopeful.
if you haven’t seen an orchestra like the baltimore symphony orchestra, i highly recommend it. especially during the holidays.
i hope everyone had a great weekend!