Last night was another GREAT night at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony! When I was out showing houses this afternoon near the Centre in the Square, it occurred to me that I hadn't gotten my blog done in time for today's 2:30pm matinee. But, there's still time for the 8pm show if you are looking for something to do tonight.
John Williams is one of Hollywood's most famous and gifted composers. He is the winner of 5 Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes and 2 Emmys. When my husband and I are unwinding from the hectic pace of business (we are two peas in a pod, let me tell you), we are either listening to music or watching a movie. I felt like last night was a combination of everything we loved because we could close our eyes and picture the movie scenes for which the beautiful music was written. Selections from the following (and more) were played:
The guest conductor was the very funny and talented Michael Krajewski, and this isn't the first time I've seen him. Let me tell you, never a dull moment. He shared that when Steven Spielberg approached John Williams about writing the score for Schindler's List, Williams responded with "You need a better composer than me for this", and Spielberg said, "Maybe so, but they're all dead". At this, I heard laughter in the crowd, but we all knew it was true.
No matter what your age and musical preference, you will enjoy this program. I loved seeing such a great crowd out last night. Loads of teenagers and on up to seniors. I chatted with some young people in the lobby as I waited for my sweet hubby to park the car in the rain. They were talking about how long the event will last and whether or not there will be an intermission. I thought it was really cute to see people going out and trying something new.
If attending the Symphony isn't something you usually do, I encourage you to go out on this chilly evening and treat yourself to a wonderful evening of music. The first one to attend tonight's performance and respond back to me with the following answers will win a prize:
(1) What instrument was featured in the Harry Potter theme?
(2) What unexpected prop did you see during the Jaws score?
(3) What was the opening number?
Tickets start at just $19 and can be purchased online at SYMPHONY.