Sunday, July 12, 2009

An American Classic

Last evening my wife and I had the good fortune of attending the New York Philharmonic's annual summer performance at Bethel Woods. For those who haven't been there, Bethel Woods is a magnificent performing arts center built on the Woodstock concert site. It is a treat just going to Bethel Woods to see the beauty of both the concert grounds and the natural surroundings.

As for the concert, the Philharmonic performed a number of well-known classical pieces from Carmen and Bolero. As the orchestra conluded with an encore of John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, the skies opened with a torrential thunderstorm. The thunder and lightning surrounding the ampitheater certainly made for a dramatic finish.

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