I never liked orchestra music. I used to call it, rather disparagingly, "elevator music." I certainly never thought I would go to orchestra performances or enjoy them! Well, you know what they say. Never say "never." Not only did I thoroughly enjoy those I've attended in the past two weeks, I also discovered that I love the Ohio Theatre. It is truly a magnificent building and now one of my favorite places.
Before today, I didn't know what Pops meant. I guess I had some vague idea that old folks played the instruments. Or that mostly old people attended the concerts. But there were many children in the audience today. Julie told me that Pops simply means popular pieces. Oh. Well, that was easy!
Julie and I agreed afterward that Twelve Days of Christmas was our favorite one. A genius of a composer who lives in Dublin, Ohio, wrote the music which put each of the twelve days in a different musical era. The first day of Christmas was monks chanting, the second day was Renaissance music, then came (not in order) Wagner, Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and others, and the 12th day was John Phillips Sousa! It was so great! The conductor told us that this composition of the song has become very popular and is being played by world-renowned orchestras all over the country.
It was all great. Jennifer, thank you!