Saturday, May 6, 2006

The Planets

Jennifer and I went to eat at Birraporetti's which is always very good and then went to the Houston Symphony. The concert began with Solaris by Estacio. A really nice piece about the Sun. Then the Double Bass Concerto by John Harbison. Nice piece and had some nice parts but the sound of a double bass does not have as interesting of a sound to last as a solo instrument for a 20 minute piece. Then after intermission was The Planets by Gustov Holst. I think I have only heard The Planets one other time. I never get tired of hearing this piece, especially live. The performance included a film showing images of the planets. It was a mix of real and computer generated images. I understand the computer images showing voyager pass by a planet but not other things. I wanted to see all or almost most all real images of the planets and their moons. So I watched the orchestra more.

It was the best concert that I have seen in along time and the best we have been to at the Houston Symphony.

Posted by Eric at May 6, 2006 11:24 PM