I went on the bus downtown to go to the symphony this afternoon and I had a wonderful time. It is the first of a 3 part series called Beyond the Score. It went beyond the symphony orchestra as they played Mahler's Fourth Symphony because a large viewing screen showed art, the musical score of Mahler's symphony, and photos. The history of Mahler's life and times in Vienna, Austria was told by narrators, and there was an amazing soprano who sang. Her name was Donatienne Michel-Dansac. She was Golden. It was so much more today--more beyond the symphony and everything was better because of it. I had a great time.
I'm really impressed with the conductor, Ludovic Morlot who has such passion with every note and every beat. He's amazing and gifted. He feels every note by every instrument and he brings it all together with such perfection.
All those who are part of the symphony are so gifted. Mahler said that "heaven is filled with violins." I think heaven is listening to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra!