Saturday, October 19, 2002
Symphonic Triumph
Just back from the Symphony tonight, where David debuted as stage manager. The place was sold out, which was cool. About 100 of them were UNBC students, according to a rumor picked up in the intermission. The guest conductor was a novelty and the soloist on piano, Alex Tselyakov, got a good 'ole Prince George standing ovation for his rich, sleep but passionate rendition of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninov. I enjoyed the opener, "Fall Fair", by Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout, too. But I think my favorite moment - apart from seeing David on stage setting up between pieces - was the encore in which Tselyakov did a bright and clever rendering of "Flight of the Bumblebee". Jenny was ecstatic and very proud of her father. Me too. He seemed entirely in his element. He knew exactly where that piano was supposed to go. :-) Ran in into a board member, in intermission, who said how glad they were to have him.

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