Another fun family symphony outing last Saturday. My friend, Candice, joined me and we had a grand time. The Fort Worth Symphony does such a nice hour program. The theme was Journey to Space and it opened with the 2001 Space Odyssey music, otherwise known as Introduction to Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30 by Strauss. That music always gives me chills.
Onward and upward with The Mission Theme, The Flinstones Meet The Jetsons, Music from Apollo 13, and a musical interlude with narration by a real live astronaut. Gregory H. Johnson graduated from the US Air Force in 1984. He was selected by NASA in 1998 and his first pilot mission was Endeavor in 2007. This was cool and after the show he greeted kids for pictures or questions.
More space music - ET, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael, and the finale was the March from Superman. All in all, we soared with the orchestra, landed on our feet, and enjoyed a BBQ lunch afterwards in Fort Worth's Sundance Square.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.