Saturday, December 03, 2005

Night @ the Symphony

PresiNET systems invited some people from the YMCA to attend a VSO concert tonight. The concert was sponsored by PresiNET. Karen and I were felt priveleged to be able to attend, especially since we had originally given up our tickets so that we could have our baby (scheduled C-section). Well, since the C-section was cancelled, we were able to attend. It was a wonderful evening: I got a chance to go out on a date with my wife, and I got to see how excited our little one is about classical music! (particularly during the Mozart piece...)

Jonathan Chan, age 15, was the featured violin soloist and he played a very good rendition of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major. Those who knew me during my younger days will know that I have also attempted this concerto (albeit not to quite the same eloquence), so this concert really did remind me of me when I was 15. After the concert, I managed to get his autograph; of course he was rather surprised my name is the same as his.

To top off an already wonderful night, I bumped into an old maestro, Mr. Rohloff, from the VYSO (Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra). What a small world.

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