Thursday, June 26, 2008

I love Central Park !!!

Tuesday was another wonderful day in the Central Park. (I'm a bit of a Manhattan snob; I came here to live in Manhattan and not be a bridge-and-tunnel person.)

So, I've got friends in from France: Julie and her brother Mathieu, who was the photog for the evening. Lots and lots of people...the "ambiance" is fantastic!


The music was great too...
The warm up band was a group of 20 kids from the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music which was the subject of the Oscar-nominated film Music of the Heart and the Oscar-nominated documentary Small Wonders.



The main event...
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Sousa: Selected Marches

I love Tchaikovsky's music. Then for the encore, the audience could text in their vote between Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee or Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze. No surprise we heard a new version of Jimi's classic played classically.

Of course fireworks after the show...

6 comments:

jin said...

Why, I do believe I spy a thigh in that photo!
*gasp*
Eebie you're such a slut!

Andrea said...

lol.......looked like a gorgeous central park day
one of my fave places to go when I visit the lovely island of manhattan......

JeSais said...

ahh. summer in the city. any city. fun stuff. :-)

Jewels said...

I sooooooooooooooooo would love to visit New York from a New Yorker's point of view.
I'm calling you the moment I make it there, and, erm, sorry, I don't have any pastries to bring you, but I make cool jewels... ;)

Linda said...

Fireworks! I'd have just gone to see the fireworks....

We only get those once a year (newyear's) since it's illegal on any other day ;)

Greetings from holland!

Jewgirl said...

I am such a die-hard manhattanite, too. When I move back, I want to live in the city.

What a perfect 4th of Jewleye you had, child.