This week, I will be talking about the symphony I listened to. A couple of weeks ago, mommy asked me if I would accompany her to a symphony. The reason for this is because she doesn’t want to go alone, and I was chosen because everyone else in our household dislikes classical music. I actually didn’t really want to go, but a the time I didn’t have anything planned, so I agreed.
I didn’t know anything about the symphony, besides the fact it was a symphony until I left to see it. During the car ride to our destination, I learned a couple of things from mommy. First, it was a Halloween themed symphony presented by the York Symphony Orchestra company. Second, I learned this one time deal. The York Symphony Orchestra company would be hosting one symphony every month. My reaction this wasn’t exactly joyous, and I think the last symphony I got dragged along too had something to do with that. After we entered the building, we took went to take our seats. Unfortunately, we were seated in the very front and couldn’t see the stage without tilting our heads back. I personally didn’t really care, because I was there to listen to music. Seeing the symphony perform didn’t matter to me. To be honest I would rather listen to a recording in the comforts of my room then go to a live. However, that would have been a waste, since we already had the tickets. On the other hand, mommy seemed to care quite a bit because I later saw her requesting to change seats for the rest of the symphonies.
The symphony wouldn’t start for a few minutes, so mommy and I decided to read the brochure. From the brochure, we learned there would be five pieces played with an intermission in-between. The five are named Danse Macabre, Violin Concerto in D Minor, Io.47, Night on Bald Mountain, Duneral March of a Marionette, March to the Scaffold/Dream of a Witches Sabbath. I didn’t know any of these songs, but I do have some opinions on them. The first song felt dull while the second was way too long. This resulted in me almost falling asleep multiple times in the first half. The second half, however, was much better. All the songs sounded great, and I didn’t fall asleep. I believe the intermission, really helped me wake up and enjoy the second half to its fullest.
Overall, although I’m not exactly thrilled about going to these symphonies, they’re far from boring. The music sounds great, and I enjoyed the second half at least. In the end, I had a pleasant time, and at the very least I’m getting blog material.