Random Happenings

Random notes and pics about events in the life of a not-your-typical Computer Science grad student. (Yes I am a nerd, but I don't live and breathe the SciFi channel, well maybe Stargate SG-1...)

Friday, May 04, 2007

An evening under the stars

Last Saturday, Nathan and I joined a few hundred picnic goers at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater for a night with the symphony under the stars. Earlier that day we went to the grocery store to gather supplies to fill our picnic basket: some fruit, a few different kinds of cheese, marinated olives, mushrooms, and artichokes, crackers, proscuitto and salami. Yum!

The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra played songs from famous musicals that the children and adults alike were sure to recognize: Oklahoma!, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Nathan laughed as I sang along to some of them. Then the local steel drum band played. Just when I was about to comment to Nathan that I didn't know there were entire bands made up of steel drums, especially locally, the MC announced that another steel drum band from Waco was going to play. In fact, the band from Waco came from a special high school just for steel drum music. It was a little crazy.

The night concluded with a performance of Peter and the Wolf by the orchestra and accompanied by dancers from the local ballet company. Of course all the children scrambled up to the front so they could be close to the action. The dancers were great with bright costumes for the kids to enjoy. All the children exclaimed when the wolf ate the duck and spit up some feathers, and then they cheered at the end when the wolf (having eating the duck whole) coughed her back up and she began dancing and waddling around.

It was quite a night.


Anonymous Sara said...

Sounds like fun! I had totally forgotten about Peter and the Wolf, but I love that song with the oboe.

3:06 PM  

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