Jul 19, 2007

Blogger Night at the SF Symphony


Until last night I had never been to the symphony before. Sad, but true. I was among the lucky few who was invited by the San Francisco Symphony to a performance conducted by James Gaffigan.

The entire evening was lovely. The staff who greeted us were lovely, the performance was lovely and every person there looked lovely. I was particularly enchanted by Gaffigan, the young and ebullient new conductor. Even though our seats were fantastic, I was almost wishing we had what people probably believe to be the bad seats, those directly behind the musicians, so I could watch his face as he conducted. I also very much enjoyed the fact that this organization was really making an effort to reach out to bloggers and to young people. I can't wait for my next trip to the San Francisco Symphony.


3 comments:

George said...

"Ebullient" was exactly the word for Gaffigan. Brimming with brio! He was jammin' up there on the podium.

Mace said...

Oh tiny, wonderful, wee James Gaffigan. I can't believe I was too sick to miss my chance to see him again and possibly meet him so he could fall in love with me. Instead I stayed home and made a squid out of yarn.

The seats Tyler and I usually sit in are at the very edge of the choral section behind the artists, and yes, it's mighty fun to watch the conductor's face. Especially Gaffigan's.

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