This past week we went to the Symphony 2 nights out of the 5 (in the work week) – we love us some Jones Hall!
Tuesday night we saw Yo-Yo Ma – seeing him live has been 10+years in the making! Literally! When Boom and I first started dating, he was living in Hot-lanta. One weekend that I was down visiting, he was looking through the newspaper to see what was going on. He saw the ad for Yo-Yo Ma, and was all,”Ha! We can go see this rapper, Yo-Yo Ma!” Boy was Boom surprised when I was all, “OH MY GAWD! I WOULD LOVE TO GO SEE HIM! CAN WE GET TICKETS?!?!?!?” Of course, he was sold out then, so when I heard he was going to be in H-town, I got tickets as soon as they became available! He was amazing, and his (18th century) cello sounded so amazing! I am really, really glad we got tickets, and we were sitting in the mezzanine, which were pretty good seats.
Friday night we were back, and this time for a violin concerto by Beethoven. It was one of our Young Professionals Backstage series tickets – and we signed up again for next year! It is a great deal – $75 for 6 concerts (and 3 of those concerts have special events afterwards)! I guess they are only offering that price for renewals or for folks that sign up at one of the last 2 concerts. Almost too cheap, in my opinion! Boom and I got to catch up with Wilber, Aggie and Carey! We also met LL, a semi-crazy, but funny, lady, who is at everything! Anyway, a good week, with great culture involved. I love that about H-town, so many great cultural resources! I love being able to take advantage (and feel bad for folks that don’t)!