New Cultural Experience

Pikes Peak CenterI had a new cultural experience a few weeks ago. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra had their season opening performance on the weekend that Mom was here so we bought tickets and all went to the “symphony”. I’ve never been to the symphony before. I have attended my fair share of live music performances but that was long ago and we called them rock concerts. Same idea but way different presentation.

The Orchestra was accompanied by four vocalists and the Colorado Springs Chorale. The feature was Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis which is actually a Mass that he created as a tribute to an Archbishop friend. It took him over three years to create this piece of music. I enjoyed the latter part of the presentation the most. It was not precisely my cup of tea but it was still a good experience. I marveled at the number of violinists. I believe there were close to 30 of them.

The performance was held in Pikes Peak Center and it is a very nice facility. Not too big and not too small. The acoustics were excellent and we had a very nice spot in the center about seven rows back from the Orchestra. All in all I enjoyed it and would like to go back sometime when they are playing music I am more familiar with.

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