Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday With a Song

I treated myself a few Sundays ago to a symphony ticket. How glorious. As part of the Pops series, the Fort Worth Symphony presented Rodgers & Hammerstein show tunes accompanied by film clips. Basically, the symphony played and the singers on screen burst into song.

I knew them all thanks to my folks. My mother and father loved theater and show tunes and I grew up knowing Oklahoma , The King and  I, Carousel, Sound of Music, and South Pacific.  Wow - so many great songs.

If I Loved You, June is Bustin' Out All Over, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Some Enchanted Evening, Getting to Know You, Shall We Dance, Oh What A Beautiful Morning, and more....


I had a great seat in the orchestra section. The symphony did a grand job, and the clips brought back such awesome memories.  I was fortunate to actually see Yul Brynner many years ago in a touring production of the King and I  - holy cow - he commanded the stage.

Anyway, support your local musicians and go see some and hear some great tunes. I'll be going back, that's for sure.

21 comments:

  1. I loved those musicals the songs came from. I have the DVDS og most of them. Lucky you, pleased you enjoyed yourself.

    Yvonne.

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  2. What a delightful time it seemed! Admire you for going alone too.

    Betty

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    1. No biggie. And I chatted with a nice lady. For a matinee time, it is easy to get in and out of Fort Worth

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  3. Hi Joanne - how lovely ... it must have a been a real treat ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/d-is-for-ducks-dabbling-diving-domestic.html

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  4. You actually saw Brynner live? Now that is a treat. Glad the show brought back those memories.

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    1. better that others sing them, not me off key

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  6. Wow, this sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you were able to go. I would have loved it too, I'm sure.

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    1. local symphonies aren't all classical all the time

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  7. I'm so impressed by how much culture you pack into your life. I must try to do more in my local area. A friend and I recently made a pact to search for things to do, but at the moment, we're still on the searching part!

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    1. I'm lucky living between Dallas and Fort Worth - lots of choices within 30 minute or so drives

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  8. Wow what a cool symphony program!!!!! It's been ages since I've been...probably 25 years. Saw the San Francisco Symphony present Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

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    1. I bet there's some summer symphony shows out your way (It will be warm enough to sit outside by then!)

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  9. We all need to treat our self.
    Coffee is on

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  10. It's a long time since I've been to a musical but my DD and I used to go to see various amateur productions and some were very good indeed (some not so!) - you've made me think about going again :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Always glad to spark an idea. Enjoy

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  11. That sounds like one I would have enjoyed. Mama never went to the theater but she loved to see the musical film adaptations. Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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